Zinkwazi from the air.

Zinkwazi lagoon.

Zinkwazi map.

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On the lagoon, by the sea, and in amongst the trees...

Only 80 kilometers from the cosmopolitan metropolis of DURBAN, on the NORTH COAST of KWAZULU-NATAL,.lies the beautiful lagoon and beach conservancy of ZINKWAZI. Part of the scenic DOLPHIN COAST with its famous beaches and centre of the INDIAN culture, it is also located on the historical KING SHAKA ROUTE and the start of the ZULULAND BIRDING ROUTE, a gateway to the splendid game reserves, world heritage sites, cultural attractions and spectacular historical sites of the ZULU KINGDOM.

ZINKWAZI is situated close to the estuary of the mighty TUGELA river, which over eons has dramatically shaped this ancient landscape of majestic mountains, gorges, fossilised dunes and shifting coastlines. This subtropical, natural paradise is free of Malaria, enabling everyone to fully enjoy all the beautiful natural attractions of walking, fishing, spectacular bird life, indigenous forests, water sports and endless beaches. ZINKWAZI's 8 km lagoon, as well as the multitude of opportunities of fun and activities, also make it a family paradise.

How to get there
From the N3 take a scenic shortcut from Colenso or MooiRiver or Pietermaritzburg through Greytown and Stanger to meet the N2 going north from Durban. Head north on the N2.

From the North you could also travel a very scenic route via Vryheid, Melmoth, Eshowe. Meet the N2 at Gingindlovu and head south. Alternatively follow the N2 south from Pongola and Jozini.

If you're only interested in the fastest way to get there, keep going through Pietermaritzburg on the N3. Don't worry about the large number of fellow travellers heading for Zinkwazi, some will actually turn off to Durban. Take the toll road bypassing Hillcrest and Pinetown and peel off onto the N2 just past the Pavilion Shopping centre. Head north.

The N2 dual lane highway (between Durban and Mtunzini) enables easy access to Zinkwazi. Once on the N2 pass Stanger (or cross the Tugela from the north) and then you'll be looking for the ZINKWAZI exit. At this point you're almost there. This is the 245 Crossing. Take the glide off, cross the flyover bridge (if you're coming from Durban) and a couple of k's along you're in Zinkwazi village. KEEP LEFT and follow the large brown road signs with Resort facility symbols.

Petrol:Darnall8 km
Airport:King Shaka60 km
Bus terminal:Stanger18 km
Railway station:Stanger18 km
Shopping centre:Stanger18 km
Freeway:N24 km
Main Road:R 1027 km
Major town:Durban80 km
Restaurant on site  

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