Amanzimtoti Info, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,, Accommodation, Activities

A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses

in Amanzimtoti, South Africa

Amanzimtoti, or fondly called Toti by the locals, is situated along the coast of eThekwini-Durban in KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa.  Well-known for its tropical climate and number of beaches, Amanzimtoti is popular as a tourist destination.

The name ‘Amanzimtoti’ refers to ‘sweet waters’ which is said to come from the famous Zulu King, Shaka upon tasting the water from the local river during one of his campaigns – he declared “Kanti Amanz’amtoti” which translates to “the water is sweet”.  The town has a rich cultural history which is showcased in the number of arts and craft stores offering a range of local handmade products.

Popular as a family holiday destination Amanzimtoti is a hive of activity during holiday times.  With the warm Indian Ocean; swimming, snorkelling and surfing are activities that can be done throughout the year.  This part of the coast is great for scuba divers to explore the excellent marine life as well as the Aliwal Shoal, a coral reef just off the Umkomaas River mouth.

General Information

All Amanzimtoti’s beaches are safe to swim in, protected by shark nets and life guards on duty.  The annual sardine run takes place from June to August when the area buzzes with excitement as these small fish take over the ocean.  Fascinating to watch locals scooping up them up and the bird life flocking overhead to dive after the fish.

There is no shortage of accommodation in Amanzimtoti with bed and breakfast establishments to Hotels and self-catering units.  There is something to suit every taste and budget.  Please see the accommodation directory which will provide a full list of advertisers in the town.

There certainly is plenty to see and do in Amanzimtoti.  The Bird Sanctuary is great for families with rolling lawns and forest trails.  There are many nature reserves in and around Amanzimtoti wonderful for hikes and walks.

Other activities and attractions include:

  • Splash Water World
  • Galleria Ice Rink
  • Toti Brewing Company
  • Trampoline Park
  • Amanzimtoti Country Club
  • Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary
  • Arbour Crossing Shopping Centre
  • Aliwal Dive Centre

The activities directory will provide an extensive variety of things to do and see.  Although a beach resort Amanzimtoti’s facilities and infrastructure are excellent with all necessities being catered for.  The business directory has a list of business advertisers.  There are many great restaurants in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-NatalRestaurants are many and varied, from local delights to foreign delicacies.

Top 10 Unforgettable Experiences for Solo Travelers in Amanzimtoti

Nestled on South Africa's coastline, Amanzimtoti invites solo travelers to discover its blend of natural beauty and culture. It's a destination for those seeking solitary adventures and self-discovery amidst stunning landscapes. Here are the top 10 experiences awaiting solo adventurers in Amanzimtoti:


  • Splash Water World: Experience thrilling water slides and lazy rivers at Splash Water World. Visit on weekdays to avoid crowds and enjoy uninterrupted excitement.


  • Umgababa Beach: Escape to the pristine shores and azure waters of Umgababa Beach for solitude and serenity. Witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets away from tourist crowds.


  • Shark Cage Diving: Brave shark cage diving off the coast for an exhilarating encounter with these majestic predators, guided by professionals for safety.


  • Surfing Adventures: Conquer Amanzimtoti's renowned waves with surfing lessons for both beginners and experts. Follow safety precautions for a secure surfing experience.


  • Adams Mission: Explore the historical gem of Adams Mission to delve into the region's heritage and legacy.


  • The Phansi Museum: Visit The Phansi Museum for a mesmerizing display of African art and artifacts, igniting imagination and appreciation for diverse cultures.


  • Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve: Discover serenity in Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve amidst lush vegetation, meandering trails, and diverse birdlife.


  • Umbogavango Nature Reserve: Uncover ecological wonders in Umbogavango Nature Reserve, from dense forests to crystal-clear streams and rare flora.


  • Oribi Gorge: Breathtaking Hiking Trails: Embark on hiking trails in Oribi Gorge for panoramic views of cliffs and waterfalls, offering a sense of accomplishment and connection with nature.


  • Sapphire Coast: Vibrant Snorkeling Spots: Explore vibrant snorkeling spots along the Sapphire Coast, diving into a magical world of colorful marine life at your own pace.


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