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Intro to South Coast hotels and accommodations

When can I find the best deals on Hotels in South Coast?

Summer never ends in South Coast. This stretch of KwaZulu-Natal coastline enjoys mild weather all year round, attracting beach bums and sun worshippers from all over the world. The accommodation landscape here is typically made up of beachfront hotels, holiday villas and guesthouses. These hotels in South Coast get really packed and expensive in December, when school's out for the summer and Christmas crowds troop to the beach. If you want to avoid the crowd and save on South Coast hotel deals, try booking your stay in September. It's early spring and the end of the whale-watching season, but the weather is still pleasant.

What are the top Hotels in South Coast?

The Estuary Hotel and Spa is a waterfront hotel in Port Edward. It's designed to look like a genteel country manor with landscaped gardens and an outdoor pool. It has a full-service spa and child-friendly amenities, including childcare. Also located in Port Edward is Splendid Inn Port Edward. This 3-star hotel has a wide range of amenities, including an outdoor pool, spa services, childcare and meeting spaces with free Wi-Fi. In Southbroom is San Lameer Hotel and Spa. It's a luxury hotel near the beach with a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and facilities for business travellers.

Where are the best areas for Hotels in South Coast?

Amanzimtoti is a beach town south of Durban. The town has many family-friendly attractions and golf courses. It's also surrounded by nature reserves, including Umbogavango Nature Reserve. Staying in this area allows you access to Durban's attractions. Margate is considered to be 1 of the more exciting towns in South Coast. It has a collection of family-friendly Blue Flag beaches. Additionally, Margate is a popular fishing and surfing destination, though it doesn't get Durban's crowds. Port Edward is a seemingly quiet town, but it's just as exciting. It's famous for the St. John shipwreck dive spot and the annual sardine run.

What are Hotels like in South Coast?

The array of accommodation in South Coast is typically made up of guesthouses and holiday homes. Some towns have small boutique hotels too. Many of these hotels are on the beachfront or located near the beach, thus giving guests access to beachfront attractions. Hotels farther inland often emphasise their proximity to non-beach attractions in South Coast, such as golf courses and nature reserves. The amenities offered at these hotels tend to vary. Basic amenities include free breakfast, outdoor swimming pools, gardens and barbecue areas. The more upscale hotels in South Coast usually add on spas, fitness centres, conference spaces, childcare and concierge services.

How much do Hotels typically cost in South Coast?

Lodging options in South Coast are mostly mid-range and luxury hotels. However, it's not hard to find backpacker hostels as well if you're on a tight budget. South Coast hotel rates don't really vary much from town to town. Hotels in more popular towns like Margate and Port Edward, however, are more expensive than those in less frequented towns. Staying in a mid-range guesthouse can cost you anywhere between ZAR500 and ZAR900 for a night's stay. Boutique hotels and higher-end holiday villas, on the other hand, can charge between ZAR1,200 and ZAR4,000 per night. Budget hotels and B&Bs usually cost ZAR150 to ZAR500 nightly.

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