The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Scottburgh

Scottburgh beach

Above - Scottburgh's main beach

Photo © Steven Herbert


Scottburgh is situated 50 km from Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

It has a beautiful stretch of beach and is a great place for a family holiday. There are also some nice beaches at Park Rynie which is only a few kilometres away.

Besides the beaches there are a couple of nature reserves not too far from town. These give great opportunities for birding, as well as having numerous plants and trees. T.C. Robertson Nature Reserve is on the edge of the town while Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve is a bit inland, past Umzinto, but is worth the trip.

The South Coast is also a great place for golfers with many golf courses to choose from.

There is a variety of accommodation options available in Scottburgh which range from caravan parks to a hotel. There are good shops in the town where all supplies can be bought and there are a number of restaurants.

Beautiful beach at Scottburgh

Above - Beautiful stretch of beach at Scottburgh

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Golf course, Scottburgh

Above - Scottburgh golf course

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Would you recommend Scottburgh as a holiday destination?

References and further reading

go! - Issue 085 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 58

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 127

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 223

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 332

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 216

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 115

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 144

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 190


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