EXPLORE Shelly Beach

Named after the mass of shells that can be found on the beach after high-tide, Shelly Beach is a seaside gem found in the spectacular South African province, KwaZulu-Natal. With friendly locals and breath-taking scenery, it’s easy to understand why this coastal town is so sought-after. 

The popular holiday destination has some of the warmest waters the country has to offer, and attracts locals and holidaymakers alike. The beaches are patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months, and shark nets are set up as a precautionary measure.

The subtropical waters are a popular destination for diving and snorkelling, with the incredible Pretoria reef submerged 1500 metres off the coast. Shelly Beach is the perfect sea, sand and sun destination and the surfer’s paradise, St Michaels-on-Sea, is a mere 3kms away. 

Whether its land or deep sea fishing that tickles your fancy, Shelly Beach is a prime destination for both. So get your rod and tackle ready, because you’re in for a treat!

Shelly Beach also boasts the biggest shopping centre on the South Coast, Shelly Centre, which is complete with 6 cinemas and a multitude of shops to choose from. Indulge in a little retail therapy before heading back to the beach.  

If you feel like something a little different, take a trip to the Pure Venom Reptile Park, which is said to be one of the largest reptile parks in Africa. With a thrilling collection of indigenous and exotic reptiles, it’s an outing that will keep the whole family entertained.

Shelly Beach self catering units are the perfect way to spend a comfortable seaside holiday at your own pace. With so many options to choose from, Shelly Beach accommodation is ideal for weekend getaways or school holidays. Make this little beachside town your home this summer. 


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