Pennington is one of those coastal villages that is quiet and peaceful out of season but when the holidays come around, it comes alive with holiday makers seeking sun and surf. This beautiful area offers pristine beaches and safe tidal pools which creates an ideal destination for families.
A bit of exploration will reveal numerous attractions which include kilometres of attractive beaches with excellent fishing spots and popular surfing sites, to nature reserves, hiking and horse riding. Close to the town are some excellent scuba diving opportunities and a little further in Scottburgh swimming with sharks has become a popular adventure for thrill seekers.
Golfing at the Umdoni Golf Course and Selborne Park Course is a wonderful experience where game and bird watching are part of your game, as well as incredible views of the ocean and indigenous forests!
Majority of the accommodation available is self-catering but a few B&B’s and Guesthouses are also available, including the historic Botha House, built by General Louis Botha for his wife, Annie, on land found for him by Sir Frank Reynolds.
Things to do and see
- Pennington Beach
- Basset Breweries
- Shark Cage Diving
- South Coast Birding Route
- Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve
- Selborne Park Golf Course
- Umdoni Park Golf Course
- Scottburgh Beach
- Crocworld, Scottburgh
- Green Point Lighthouse, Clansthal 18 km
Pennington receives approximately 860 mm of rain annually with the majority of its’ rainfall occurring during the summer months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 18˚C and 28˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 9˚C and 23˚C.
The area known as Pennington was originally a farm owned by the Pennington family, settlers from Britain.
Sir Frank Reynolds, the sugar magnate, bought part of the farm and, at the beginning of the century, developed a country home which he called Umdoni Park, because of the Mdoni (water myrtle) trees.
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