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Zinkwazi - you only gotta make the 80k
Ski Boat Club
In addition to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Zinkwazi also boasts a unique lagoon. Separated from the sea by an impressive sandbank are 7 kilometers of flat water, ideal for boating. Being calm and shallow it also offers a safe alternative for children. It is a natural ecosystem, unpolluted and without any health hazards. For its healthy functioning it depends on regular interaction with the sea, which happens a few times of the year, when heavy rains cause the sandbank to burst and the water level drops drastically, making it too shallow for power boats.
There are quite a few gentle activities that visitors can take part in. Fishing does however require a license for both lagoon and sea, which is available at local Post Offices. Mussel, Oyster, Crayfish and bait licenses are available from Durban.The Fish Eagle Ferry has regular trips to the beach and back. The ferry is also used for upriver bird spotting, 'wine tasting' and just pleasant cruising.(subject to water level) If you feel energetic, there are 7kms of lagoon to explore by pedal boat or canoe.Launching permits and moorings are available for your own boat so that you can experience that perfect early morning ski or your own sundowner cruise.
The Pizza Shack
Not keen on a sand filled sandwich for a beach picnic? Well then make sure you spend the day at Zinkwazi Beach on the KwaZulu Natal Dolphin Coast and sample one of Proud’s delicious pizzas. Proud creates pizzas in his converted shipping container which can be found in the parking area of the main beach. His tasty, wood fired pizzas are available from 10am, weather permitting. You can enjoy his pizzas on the beach or call Proud and collect them when they are ready and tuck into them at home.
Zinkwazi is situated close to the estuary of the mighty Tugela River, which over eons has dramatically shaped this ancient landscape of majestic mountains, gorges, fossilised dunes and shifting coastlines. This subtropical, natural paradise is free of Malaria, enabling everyone to fully enjoy all the beautiful natural attractions of walking, fishing, spectacular bird life, indigenous forests, water sports and endless beaches. Zinkwazi's 8 km lagoon, as well as the multitude of opportunities of fun and activities, also make it a family paradise.
Zinkwazi, which takes its name from the Zulu word for white-headed fish eagle is nestled between beach and lagoon, and is a nature lover's wonderland of walks, fishing, spectacular bird life, indigenous forest, water sports and endless beaches.