The KwaZulu-Na­tal South Coast is an all-year-round des­ti­na­tion where you can ba­si­cally play in the ocean for 365 days straight. Here are a few camp­sites where you can go re­lax.

Go! Camp & Drive - - Contents - Text and pho­tos Schalk Jonker

No one needs a lot of con­vinc­ing to travel to the South Coast. It has a won­der­ful cli­mate, the warm Mozam­bique cur­rent, and the mul­ti­tude of things to do make this a su­perb hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion – for any­one from fam­i­lies look­ing for fun in the sun to pen­sion­ers in search of some peace and quiet. The area around Win­kle­spruit is ex­cel­lently sit­u­ated. Not only is it cen­tral – Dur­ban is only 40 km away – but the South Coast is also not too far for hol­i­day mak­ers trav­el­ling from the in­te­rior of South Africa. And of course there are also a few proper car­a­van parks that will def­i­nitely sat­isfy even the most hardto-please campers. If you leave Gaut­eng early, your camp can be ready by sun­down, and you can re­lax next to the camp­fire lis­ten­ing to the sooth­ing sounds of the In­dian Ocean’s waves crash­ing next to you.

ATKV NATALIA The big kahuna

You get fam­ily re­sorts and then you get su­per fam­ily re­sorts. Natalia falls firmly in the lat­ter cat­e­gory. Some­times you drive into a camp­site and right off the bat ev­ery­thing just feels right. This is cer­tainly the case here. The place is neat, there’s loads of space, you’ll be hard pressed to find a safer spot, and there are more than enough ac­tiv­i­ties to keep you and yours happy dur­ing your well-de­served hol­i­day. There’s even wi-fi at the stands and you get 30 min­utes free in­ter­net ac­cess per day. If your teenage son used up his share, he’ll have to choose be­tween buy­ing an ice cream or more data with his pocket money. Natalia lies next to Illovo Beach, and in these warm waters you can play to your heart’s con­tent and then soak up some rays on the beau­ti­ful, clean stretch of sand. Most days of the year there are life­guards on duty. And if the weather doesn’t want to play ball, you can take a dip in the large heated pool or lounge on the pool chairs next to it. Natalia’s recre­ation area is as com­plete as they come, and be­sides the pool (there’s one for small kids too), there’s putt-putt, vol­ley­ball, tram­po­lines, a big jun­gle >

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