There is world class diving on this stretch of coastline with numerous reefs and incredible visibility while dolphins are seen frequently and whales are a near certainty in season. There is good deep sea fishing. As each of the three bays has developed its own character you have a wide array of accommodation and activity options.
As you cross the border from South Africa in the southern most corner of KwaZulu- Natal, your world of tarred roads ends and you arrive to sand tracks that snake over dunes. All the roads lead to each of the three bays namely Ponta Mamoli, Ponta Malongane and Ponta do Oura. The border is about 630kms from Johannesburg and 460kms from Durban and once through the border you will need a 4x4. Some resorts arrange transfers from the border where you can leave your car in a secure parking lot where you pay a daily rate. You then enter the land of peri-peri chicken and prawns, a casual atmosphere, and a great vibe.
North of Ponta Malongane, Ponta Mamoli is the quieter and more peaceful of the three bays. You will find the most luxurious and exquisite White Pearl Resorts here. Enjoy long strolls along quiet beaches.
Slightly south of Ponta Mamoli, there is the laid back Ponta Malongane that attracts families who prefer to rent out houses, or stay in a luxury tented resort. Most accommodation is set back from the sea and located amongst the dunes or nestled in coastal forest.
Ponta do Oura
Ponta do Oura is the most southerly bay closest to South Africa and by far the busiest. South Africans flock here in droves during holiday seasons bringing boats, bikes, and jet skis. Numerous restaurants, bars, lots of accommodation, a camp site, and activities mean that it is usually crowded.