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