- Scottburgh-Umzinto North
Scottburgh, Scottburgh-Umzinto North, KwaZulu-Natal
Scottburgh is a quaint village just under 60 km south of Durban and remains one of the south coasts popular and attractive resort towns.
Scottburgh’s main appeal lies with its sheltered bathing beach. With a subtropical climate and warm waters, it’s an ideal snorkelling, swimming, diving, and surfing destination all year round. The beach has a vast expanse of terraced lawn and the sandy beach is geared for fun for the whole family with tidal pools, super tubes and plenty of spots to grab a bite at.
There are also a number of interesting attractions in and around the town – the Green Point Lighthouse, a national monument that was erected in 1905 and is situated on a hilltop opposite Blamey’s Bay and the area is home to thousands of bird species including the brilliantly coloured Knysna and Purple-crested Lourie and a wide variety of waterfowl.
Scottburgh offers a few holiday cottages and is home to the very popular Blue Marlin Hotel.
Things to do and see
- Scottburgh Beach
- TC Robertson Nature Reserve
- Cageless Swimming with Sharks
- Clansthal Conservancy
- Green Point Lighthouse, Clansthal
- South Coast Birding Route
- The Shell Shop
- Scottburgh Golf Course
Scottburgh receives approximately 577 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall during winter.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 26˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 18˚C.
There are daily flights into the King Shaka International Airport, approximately 92 km’s away via the N2. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
The town of Scottburgh was founded in 1860 and named after John Scott the then Governor of Natal.
Scottburugh’s past is steeped in both colonial and traditional Zulu culture. Shaka King of the Zulu’s and his entourage were amongst some of the early visitors to this area.
One of the first recorded tragedies was the British steamship Nebo, sinking on its maiden voyage to Durban in 1884. The most recent being the Amy Lykes, which ran aground one morning in 1970, and the Produce, in 1974.