One of the KZN South Coast’s top holiday destinations, Shelly Beach is also the launch pad for several different deepwater adventures, such as scuba diving on the famous Protea Banks, deep sea fishing, whale and dolphin watching, paddle-ski fishing, sea kayaking, etc.
For the nature lover there is the nearby Skyline Nature Reserve where you will be introduced to 76 indigenous coastal tree species, 300 odd other indigenous trees and some 400 exotic tree species.
With its large upmarket centres and malls, Shelly Beach is the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast’s regional shopping Mecca. There, in air-conditioned comfort, you can find and buy just about anything you may need. The area also features several fine restaurants, coffee shops and eateries. Other villages in this region include:
Developed as one of the many seaside resorts along KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast, St. Michaels-on-Sea was eventually incorporated into the Uvongo Municipality in 1954.
Uvongo takes its name from the iVungu River, so named by the Zulus for the sound of the winds rushing through its steep-sided gorges. It was initially the farm of T.C. Lilliecrona who, being a surveyor, laid out the new town himself.