Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Amanzimtoti is a coastal town just south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to local legend, when the Zulu king Shaka led his army down the south coast on a raid against the Pondos in 1828, he rested on the banks of a river. When drinking the water, he exclaimed "Kanti amanzi mtoti" (isiZulu: "So, the water is sweet"). The river came to be known as Amanzimtoti ("Sweet Waters"). The Zulu word for "sweet" is actually mnandi, but, as Shaka's mother had the name Nandi, he invented the word toti to replace mnandi out of respect not to wear out her name.

Amanzimtoti is renowned for its warm weather and its beaches. It is a popular tourist destination and is also very popular with surfers. Many South Africans flock here during the summer to get away from it all. It has a mall, arcades and a water park.

There are well established sports facilities in Amanzimtoti, situated at Hutchison park. Included is a tennis, squash, cricket, rugby, soccer, cycling and bowls club.


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Amanzimtoti Beaches & Water Sports

Amanzimtoti has some amazing beaches stretching from Althone Park in the North to Winkle Spruit in the South, Amanzimtoti has over 12 different beaches to choose from. Beach activities include Rock, Surf and Deep Sea Fishing, Surfing, Kite Boarding and Body Boarding. The main beach has a water park for the kids to enjoy.


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Entertainment & Nightlife

The town of Amanzimtoi has some of the best restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal where seafoo is served fresh from the sea and steak houses are abound, for those looking for something more terrestrial. The nightlife includes a kids entertainment arcade with ten pin bowling and many pubs and nightclubs.


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On the Door Step of Durban

Amanzimtoti is situated only 15 kms from Durban International Airport and 20 kms from Durban itself where you can shop till you drop, enjoy the entertainment on offer at uShaka Marine World or visit Suncoast Casino in the city. Durban has something for everyone including restaurants, nightlife and superb theatres.


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Nature & Game Reserves

While on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal one can't help but admire the lush sub-tropical vegitation and birdlife. There are many nature reserves in the area and a private game reserve only an hours drive away at Tala.


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Golf Courses on The Golf Coast

KwaZulu-Natal is home to some of the top golf courses in South Africa and Amanzimtoti is conviently located in the heart of the action. Top courses include Athlone Park, Umkomaas Golf Club and Selborne, which is only 25 mins away.



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