For Immediate Attention
11 May 2023


Uncover the KZN South Coast at Indaba!


The KZN South Coast’s incredible tourism offerings are gaining worthwhile attention at this year’s Africa Travel Indaba #ATI2023, one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar. Visitors are encouraged to check out the South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE) stand G07 on the final day of this three-day trade show being hosted at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC). Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of SCTIE said the response from buyers and media to the KZN South Coast’s natural beauty and unique tourism offerings had been incredibly welcome. “The Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom has an abundance of nature-based, family-friendly experiences that are very in demand with domestic and international travellers. We have the highest number of Blue Flag Beaches in the province, two of the world’s best dive sites at Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, 11 top courses along our ‘Golf Coast’, as well as a range of extreme adventures, eco-tourism experiences, and cultural tours. Add in the annual Sardine Run – one of the planet’s biggest natural phenomena for which we have front-row seats – and it’s evident the region is primed to become one of the most in-demand tourism destinations.” Don’t miss out on this last chance to visit Africa Travel Indaba and uncover all the unmissable adventures on the KZN South Coast. To find out more simply download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app, visit the South Coast Tourism on Facebook; South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise on YouTube; @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram; or




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Shaun Makhanya (KwaXolo Caves Adventure), Thabi Msomi (SCTIE Visitor Services Officer),
Phelisa Mangcu (CEO of SCTIE) and Maxwell Mhlongo (SCTIE Coordinator: Tourism Development).

Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE).

Vanessa Gounden (SCTIE Coordinator: Tourism Marketing) and Thabi Msomi (SCTIE Visitor Services Officer).


About KZN South Coast

Known as the ‘Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom, the KZN South Coast stretches 120 kilometres from Scottburgh to Port Edward and inland to Harding. Here, the spirit of adventure can be discovered among the many cultural experiences, as well as the 35 nature trails and 58 beaches, ideal for activities like river rafting, abseiling, suspension bridges, paintball, surfing, SUP, canoeing, beach horse rides, shark cage diving and free diving. Nicknamed ‘The Golf Coast’, there are 11 golf courses on the KZN South Coast ranging in difficulty, with endless hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 trails for more rugged excursions. Promoting sustainability, the KZN South Coast has a growing Agri-tourism sector that offers world-class produce and hosts tours and excursions. The region boasts several permanently managed Blue Flag beaches and is home to some of the world’s top diving sites, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. The originality continues with the annual Sardine Run, coined the #GreatestShoalonEarth, which is the largest biomass migration on earth and a marvel to witness. The region’s many nature reserves are inhabited by indigenous bird and wildlife, and it holds the title of ‘smallest desert on earth’, The Red Desert in Port Edward. The KZN South Coast is a fast-emerging MICE destination which also plays host to several high-profile events including The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.


Issued on behalf of:
South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE)

Disseminated by:
Olivia Jones Communications

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