Trafalgar, South Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa


13 750 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address:
Type: Beach Lodge
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Showers: 4
Parking: 4
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 5 Star

Trafalgar Beach

Trafalgar is a seaside resort village in Ugu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Trafalgar is on the north bank of the Mpenjati river which enters the Indian Ocean at the Mpenjati Nature Reserve. The beach at Mpenjati Nature Reserve has been used by naturists for many years.

KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

KwaZulu-Natal South Coast (better known as the KZN South Coast or just the South Coast) is a region along the southern stretch of coastline of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa, south of the coastal city of Durban.

The primary hubs of the South Coast are Port Shepstone and Amanzimtoti with several other coastal hubs at KingsburghMargatePort EdwardShelly BeachScottburgh and Umkomaas whilst Harding and Umzinto have developed as primary commercial centres for the hinterland.


As of 2016, the Ugu District Municipality which governs within official boundaries of the South Coast has a population of 753,336 people compared to 2011 where it had a population of 689,051 which indicates that between 2011 and 2016 the population grew at about 8.5%. The annual population growth was 2.03% and the number of men per 100 females decreased from 91.8% in 2011 to 88.4% in 2016.


Traditionally the South Coast has been regarded as the stretch of coastline between Amanzimtoti and Port Edward however, the official boundaries of the region coincide with the boundaries of the Ugu District Municipality, stretching between Scottburgh and Port Edward. The region is neighboured by East Griqualand to the west, Durban to the north, the Midlands to the north-west and the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape to the south.

Mtamvuna River Gorge which forms the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern CapeMajor rivers of the South Coast include the uMtamvuna River, uMpenjati River, uMbizane River, uMzimkhulu River, uMzumbe River, uMthwalume River, uMpambanyoni River, uMkhomazi River, iLovu River and the uMbokodweni River to an extent. The uMtanvuma River marks the southernmost border of the South Coast and the KwaZulu-Natal province bordering with the Eastern Cape province.

Law and government

The South Coast is officially governed by the Ugu District Municipality (consists of Ray Nkonyeni, uMuziwabantu, uMzumbe and uMdoni municipalities) with its seat in Port Shepstone, with the stretch of coastline between Clansthal and Amanzimtoti governed by the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality with its seat in Durban.

The South Coast is mainly split into five local government areas:


It is divided into four subregions which are the Sapphire Coast, uMdoni Coast & Country, Hibiscus Coast and Harding and surrounds.

Sapphire Coast

The Upper South Coast better known as the Sapphire Coast stretches from Amanzimtoti to Clansthal near Umkomaas and has historically been a popular holiday destination. It is situated south of Durban with Amanzimtoti serving as its primary urban centre whilst Kingsburgh and Umkomaas serve as secondary urban centres.

The following main towns form part of the Sapphire Coast:

uMdoni Coast & Country

uMdoni Coast and Country better known as the Mid South Coast stretches from Scottburgh to Mtwalume. It is located south of the Greater Durban Metro. Its main town is Scottburgh.

The following main towns form part of the uMdoni Coast and Country:

Hibiscus Coast

The Lower South Coast, popularly known as the Hibiscus Coast, stretches along the southernmost coastline of KwaZulu-Natal from Hibberdene in the north to Port Edward in the south and Izingolweni in the west.

The Hibiscus Coast is the ultimate economy booster of the South Coast due its location and is host to the region’s economic capital, Port Shepstone. It is known as the 'beach holiday mecca' of KwaZulu-Natal and is known for its 'unending' Hibiscus trees found along the coast.

The following main towns form part of the Hibiscus Coast:

Harding and Surrounds

Harding is a small town located halfway between Port Shepstone and Kokstad in Griqualand East. It is famous for its sawmills in the Weza area and the Ingeli Forest. The area mainly consists of the main areas of Harding and Weza.


The KZN South Coast currently has ten hospitals serving the coastal region with various options in terms of public and private healthcare.

Public Hospitals

Private Hospitals


San Lameer Golf Course

The South Coast has earned its nickname as the “Golf Coast” of South Africa as it has more golf courses than any other section of South Africa; many of them are 18-hole courses and are in the country's top 100 courses. They include:

  • Amanzimtoti Country Club
  • Harding Golf Club
  • Hibberdene Golf Club
  • Margate Country Club
  • Port Edward Country Club
  • Port Shepstone Country Club
  • San Lameer Golf Course, Southbroom
  • Scottburgh Golf Club
  • Selborne Golf Club, Pennington
  • Southbroom Golf Club
  • Umdoni Golf Club, Pennington
  • Umkomaas Golf Club


Oribi GorgeKwaZulu-Natal

The South Coast is a major tourist destination with a sunny, subtropical climate and has become widely known for its world-class surfing beaches, with Margate as the “holiday capital” of the region. Most of the coastal region is highly seasonal, with a large proportion of second homes used exclusively during peak holiday periods which is usually from about mid-December to mid-January.

The South Coast is home to a myriad of significant attractions such as:

  • Avuxeni Adventures
  • Aqua Planet Dive Centre
  • Butterfly Valley
  • Crocworld Conservation Centre
  • Ingeli Forest
  • Mac Banana
  • Macbutterflies
  • Margate Art Museum
  • Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Port Shepstone Lighthouse
  • Port Edward Lighthouse
  • Pure Venom
  • Red Desert Nature Conservation Area
  • Riverbend Crocodile Farm
  • Stephward Estate Exotic Nursery
  • Aliwal Shoal
  • Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
  • Wild Coast Sun
  • Agriculture and forestry

The South Coast has a substantial agricultural and forestry sector, with the main farming categories including sugarcane, bananas, macadamia nuts, tea tree oil, timber and coffee.


The Lower South Coast is one of the best suited and renowned areas in KwaZulu-Natal for banana production, due to its subtropical climatic conditions, hence it accounts for the bulk of banana production in the province, even though the province only accounts for 18% of bananas produced in South Africa (as of 2002). In recent years, there has been a declining demand of bananas from KwaZulu-Natal due to competing countries such as neighbouring Mozambique and eSwatini, which has resulted in many banana farmers along the Lower South Coast shifting towards macadamia nut farming instead.


Coffee is a small-scale yet lucrative product grown along the Lower South Coast, with two speciality coffee farms including Mpenjati, near Munster and Beaver Creek Coffee Estate, near Port Edward.


Due to the undulating nature of the South Coast, there is a substantial amount of timber plantations across the Lower South Coast, with extensive timber plantations surrounding the small towns of Harding and Weza in the far inland areas.


The macadamia industry has seen a boom in the agricultural industry of the South Coast, during the past few years, with many farmers switching from farming sugarcane and bananas to macadamia nuts, offering highly attractive investment opportunities. Most of the macadamia nuts are farmed on the Lower South Coast, specifically around Port Edward and Oribi Flats.


Although the majority of sugar production in South Africa takes place on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the South Coast has historically been a sugar-producing area starting in 1846 with the establishment of a sugar mill in Umzinto. Today, the South Coast currently has two sugar mills, Umzimkhulu in Port Shepstone and Sezela near Pennington, both owned by Illovo Sugar. However, over the past few years, similarly to bananas there has also been a significant shift from sugar cane to macadamia nut farming.


Vehicle registration plates

The South Coast has five vehicle registrations plate (including NSC) configurations starting with N which stands for Natal.  


King Shaka International Airport is the nearest international airport

The South Coast is served by Margate Airport which currently has scheduled weekly flights to Johannesburg operated by CemAir though many tourists also arrive from the King Shaka International Airport, north of Durban which has a wider variety of scheduled flights to other domestic destinations in South Africa as well as international destinations such as DohaDubaiIstanbulLusakaManzini and Harare.


The South Coast is intersected by one national route, the N2 and five regional routes including the R61, R102, R603, R620 and R612.

The South Coast Toll Road which comprises the N2 freeway between Hibberdene and Port Shepstone and the R61 freeway between Port Shepstone and Southbroom includes three toll plazas including Izotsha Ramp Plaza (Shelly Beach), Oribi Toll Plaza (Port Shepstone) and the Umtentweni Ramp Plaza (Port Shepstone).

R102 serves as an alternative route between Durban and Port Shepstone and is commonly used by motorists wishing to avoid tolling at the Umtentweni and Oribi toll plazas in Port Shepstone whilst the R620 serves as an alternative route between Southbroom and Port Shepstone and is commonly used by motorists wishing to avoid tolling in Shelly Beach (Izotsha Ramp Toll Plaza).

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About us

Here, close to the city of Durban in South Africa's "forgotten paradise", lies a true gem - a luxury boutique hotel with just 4 suites, is a hideaway in the true sense of the word, a refuge for lovers of nature and fine wine.

The European background of artist and photographer Dr. Guido Schoeldgen and his wife Annette, a fashion designer, is evident throughout. Clear-cut lines, refreshing pictures and sculptures with accompanying texts characterise the beachfront hotel.

Each suite is a world on its own, a masterpiece of design in exquisite shades of aqua blue. The spacious pool set over the ocean is illuminated at night. Above it are the bistro and lounge with projected images and music ranging from Pavarotti to Cafe Del Mar.

The five-star boutique hotel is surrounded by three world-class golf courses - Wildcoast, San Lameer and Southbroom's; several leading game reserves, home to the "big five", are within driving distance.


Each suite is unique in design and all share these features to make your stay a pure pleasure...

  • Kingsize bed
  • Airconditioning
  • Minibar
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Wireless LAN
  • Complimentary Nespresso with a selection of different flavours and a Sea View to dream of...


Lifestyle has a smile.

Your dream of an endless unspoilt paradise beach, feet in the sand, dolphins in warm waters and the eternal sound of the Indian Ocean is to become true, massages on one of the decks with a sea view in complete tranquility. Forget about the real life and let it flow.

Make a choice of our health drinks of the "Liquid Selection" on your sun lounger at the pool or listen to the music in Guido's Bar and the Frangipani Lounge. The wine cellar is a must for not only the experts. Fusion of wine and art, events with winemakers and artists is all your choice.

If you need to meet with business partners our small conference room will make even this very special. With a view into the chilly wine cellar on the one side and a breaker view on the other surrounded by world class art, you might make the decisions of your life.

Amazing blue flag beaches. Secure, clean and protected.

Life here is a beach...


Our Spa is situated in our tropical garden where our monkeys play and the birds are singing.


At out boutique hotel, you will have the luxury of pure relaxation at the pool, on our viewing decks with the white gazebos and on the beach. But on the other hand you have so many possible activities nearby that you may consider of staying even longer and come again?

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Skype: cliff.jacobs


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