The South Coast starts about 30km south of Durban and runs from Scottburgh for 170km all along the coastline to Port Edward, incorporating 58 beaches and also stretching inland to Harding.
It is a favourite holiday destination for South Africans and international visitors alike who enjoy the area’s warm waters, perpetually sunny weather and lush hinterland.
But, with beaches off limits at least until January 15, here are some family-oriented activities to try for under R200 and which don’t involve getting your feet wet.
Crop to Cup coffee tour at Beaver Creek
You’re never too young to learn about the marvels of coffee. At Beaver Creek you’ll learn about everything from growing and harvesting to roasting and brewing coffee, and the processes involved in making coffee.
After the informative tour, enjoy their brewed coffee and flavours from different parts of the world in their bistro. The farm, which is based just outside Margate, also offers mountainbike routes, including a 400m route for children.
Cost: R60 per person for an hour-long tour.Bookings can be made online here.
Visit a butterfly farm in Ramsgate
Found between two towns, Port Shepstone and Port Edward, is the beach village of Ramsgate. This butterfly farm does not import their pupape, instead they breed most of their own butterflies.
The outing is both fun and educational, and children can go on an informative tour at the breeding centre on the farm. They will see butterflies in their natural habitat, and there is a craft shop, river walk and quaint tea garden too.
Cost: R30 children and R75 adults
Oribi Gorge Day Visit