Lagoon, Lodge and beach.

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Activities : Boating & Fishing

In addition to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Zinkwazi also boasts a unique lagoon. Separated from the sea by an impressive sandbank are 7 kilometers of flat water, ideal for boating. Being calm and shallow it also offers a safe alternative for children. It is a natural ecosystem, unpolluted and without any health hazards. For its healthy functioning it depends on regular interaction with the sea, which happens a few times of the year, when heavy rains cause the sandbank to burst and the water level drops drastically, making it too shallow for power boats.

There are quite a few gentle activities that visitors can take part in. Fishing does however require a license for both lagoon and sea, which is available at local Post Offices. Mussel, Oyster, Crayfish and bait licenses are available from Durban.The Fish Eagle Ferry has regular trips to the beach and back. The ferry is also used for upriver bird spotting, 'wine tasting' and just pleasant cruising.(subject to water level) If you feel energetic, there are 7kms of lagoon to explore by pedal boat or canoe.Launching permits and moorings are available for your own boat so that you can experience that perfect early morning ski or your own sundowner cruise.(jetskis not welcome)

For the more serious fishermen (and women) Ski boat trips through the surf out to sea can be arranged. Or you can launch your own by arrangement with the Deep-Sea Angling Club. Diving or dolphin watching excursions can also be arranged.



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