Port Edward is a small resort town situated in the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa, near the Eastern Cape Province border. The area includes Palm Beach, Glenmore and Leisure Bay. This is a pristine coastal area, which has natural attraction of the like of the Mpenjati Nature Reserve.
The first holiday cottage in Port Edward was a shack built among the sand dunes in the early days by transport rider Edward Stafford. Unaware of their motility, however, he was surprised and dismayed to see his fine creation swallowed up. The area was subjected to several name changes as property was bought and sold, but the practice came to an end in 1952 when the town of Port Edward was ceremoniously dedicated to the then Prince of Wales.
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Port Edward Activities
Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Port Edward. The gullies, rocks, surf, river and lagoon all offer a wealth of fun with line and rod. Ski boats launch from the main beach and offer thrills for spectators as they launch and land fighting the elements of the rough surf. Port Edward is also known for its flawless and peaceful beaches that are protected for swimmers as well as having South Africa’s longest water tube.
For those seeking adventure; be it hiking, water-skiing, jet-skiing, mountain and Quad-biking trails, horse trails, river cruises, fishing, whale-watching, it is all here. For scuba diving enthusiasts, there is the St John (San Joao) Shipwreck, which went down in 1552, and is 300m from the beach and is the earliest known shipwreck on the KwaZulu Natal Coast.
A great selection of Restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!