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Exploring Durban Through The Indian Ocean and Waterways Of The South Coast

Discover the beauty of Durban’s South Coast, where pristine beaches and diverse water activities create unforgettable experiences.

In South Africa’s Province of Kwa-Zulu Natal located in the South Coast of Durban, the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal holds many hidden gems as the Indian Ocean spans across this province.

The Kwa-Zulu Natal Province contains a great number of pristine beaches and various bodies of water, creating the avenue for various exhilarating water activities.

The beaches are nothing short of spectacular, offering an idyllic setting for any pick- whether for relaxation in sunbathing or swimming, or for water sports enthusiasts in activities like shark cage diving, jet skiing, and the likes.

One of such places where this can be achieved is Selsdon Park, Trafalgar, a place specially for horse enthusiasts and adventure seekers as it offers horse rides along Moist Beach.

The beach horse rides at Selsdon Park offer a unique opportunity to explore the pristine shores of Trafalgar in a way that few others have experienced. Led by experienced guides and accompanied by majestic horses, riders embark on a journey along the sandy coastline splashing through the shallows of the Indian Ocean, as they are treated to the spectacular view of the sunrise or sunset on the horizon at varying moments.

Along the way, riders are also treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline, with stretches of golden sand stretching as far as the eye can see.

However, while the stunning scenery that makes beach horse rides at Selsdon Park special, the bond between rider and horse is truly something to behold, as you forge a connection with these magnificent creatures and embark on a journey of mutual trust and respect.

Another place for fun water activities is The Pont—a waterfront oasis that beckons adventurers with its array of thrilling water activities. From adrenaline-pumping jet skiing to tranquil kayaking excursions, The Pont offers something for every aquatic enthusiast.

For those with a high adrenaline level seeking release, The Pont offers thrilling jet ski rides and water tubing activities, where one can swiftly ride the waves from a speed boat or a water tube in a daring manner, speeding past the lush vegetation with the roar of the sea surrounding you.

However, more leisurely activities are provided at The Pont, as one can serenely kayak, paddling at your own rhythm over calm waters, and taking the time to pause and observe the bustling forest and scenery. You can also visit one of the fishing points set up around the coastline and relax as you wait to get a bite.

Then, for those seeking an exhilarating encounter with the wonders of the ocean, an Ocean Safari at Rocky Bay promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the deep blue.

Setting out from the quaint seaside village of Rocky Bay, adventurers board sturdy vessels equipped with state-of-the-art safety gear and expert guides ready to lead the way. As the boat cuts through the waves, anticipation mounts for the marine spectacle that awaits beneath the surface.

One of the highlights of the Ocean Safari is the chance to encounter some of the ocean’s most majestic inhabitants up close. From playful dolphins dancing in the bow waves to graceful sea turtles gliding through the depths, each encounter is a mesmerising glimpse into the secret world beneath the waves.

As the boat navigates along the rugged coastline, adventurers are treated to breathtaking views of towering cliffs, hidden coves, and pristine beaches that dot the shoreline. Keep an eye out for seabirds soaring overhead and the occasional glimpse of a passing whale, adding an extra touch of magic to your oceanic odyssey.

The Ocean Safari also offers the opportunity to dive into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel alongside an array of colourful reef fish and vibrant corals, as visibility often reaches depths of up to 30 meters.

With its pristine beaches, meandering waterways, and rich cultural tapestry, the enchanting Durban region is truly a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a taste of authentic South African hospitality, the South Coast of Durban promises an unforgettable journey that will leave a lasting impression.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi

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