Hibberdene is situated on the south coast and lies 97km south of Durban, halfway between Scottburgh and Port Shepstone. Fishing, swimming and lazing in the sun are the main persuits on the balmy stretch of coast around this cozy little seaside village.

The coastal forest fringes its five popular beaches, four of which are netted for safe swimming. There are picnic sites among the trees and anglers fish from the rocks at Reef End.

Open water diving courses are offered for one of the fastest growing water sports by the local dive shop which offers dive charters to a number of reefs off Hibberdene. The reefs off Hibberdene are unspoiled and one often sees rare species like the long nose Hawkfish, soft coral sponge and fern coral. The scarce black coral fan is endemic to this reef.

Inside Hibberdene


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