The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Hibberdene


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About 100 km south of Durban lies the seaside town of Hibberdene.

It has a nice stretch of beach and is popular with holiday makers in South Africa. One of the main reasons for its popularity is the abundance of accommodation options that are available.

The small shopping centre, serving the local residents, is a busy place over the weekend. What can't be bought in Hibberdene can normally be obtained in Port Shepstone which is a short distance to the south.

The town was named Hibberdene in honour of a former Postmaster-general of Natal C. Maxwell-Hibberd.

Popular activities in and around Hibberdene include swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling. There are a variety of sports facilities nearby. If you feel like escaping the beach for a few hours why not visit the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve?

Been to Hibberdene? What's it like?

References and further reading

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 114

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 191

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 214

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 328

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 222

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 126

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 123


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