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Port Edward

Afrikaans name: Port Edward

Port Edward coastline

Port Edward

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Port Edward is the most southerly town on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. It is separated from the Eastern Cape by the Mtamvuna River.

The village was originally founded in 1925 and was named after the Prince of Wales at the time who went on to become King Edward VIII.

There is a wide variety of accommodation in and around Port Edward. This ranges from hotels, to B&B's, self-catering and more.

Visitors are attracted to the area for a number of reasons. Firstly the beach and surf fishing are major attractions as well as the Wild Coast Sun Casino and Hotel which is just across the river. One can participate in various water sports on the Mtamvuna River or go for walks in the Mtamvuna Nature Reserve.

There are numerous other places, especially beaches, to explore between Port Edward and Margate.

Port Edward shops

Above - Port Edward does not have much in the way of shops

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Above - Some of the accommodation looks directly onto the beach

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