Our immediate environment offers blue lagoons, clean golden beaches with interesting rocky coves and rock pools. As well as sub-tropical forests with an abundance of plant life and birds. The annual Sardine Run in winter is an attraction for both local and international visitors.
WaterWorld@ The Pont offers speedboat and tube rides on the Umtamvuna River. A favourite is the river cruises to the mouth and back leaving from The Boathouse at the Pont Resort. Private functions can also be arranged with them.
Beaver Creek Coffee Farm is on the Izingolweni road above Port Edward. They are open for breakfasts and lunches and offer farm tours as well as sales of their special coffees. There is a playground for children.
Mac Banana some 4km from Glenmore Sands has a speciality food store and restaurants serving pancakes as well as other light meals. There are a number of other attractions such as a small animal farm. There are also quad bikes, a butterfly dome and mini golf.
Nature lovers can visit the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve which is controlled by Ezemvelo Wildlife. There are walks through the forest and along the river. Bird viewing is fantastic, and although they are such shy animals, small antelope can also be spotted. Visit Clear Waters for hiking and mountain bike rides
Mpenjati Reserve is about 5-minute drive north where the fishing is good and shady picnic spots are open to the public and is also under the control of Ezemvelo Wildlife. It is important to always carry your fishing licence/permit.
Further away from us, inland from Port Shepstone, lies the Oribi Gorge with its famous Leopard Rock hanging out over the gorge with spectacular views if you are brave enough to venture out on it, abseiling is also offered. Also, visit Lake Eland Game Reserve.
The Wild Coast Sun resort is a 10 to 15-minute drive south from Glenmore Sands. There is a golf course and waterpark as well as the casino and numerous restaurants and an arcade games area.
Sensasia Day Spa is to be found in Southbroom offering a large variety of massage options and beauty treatments to pamper and spoil yourself.
Pure Venom snake and reptile park are situated inland from Shelly Beach in the Izotsha area.
Between Margate and Port Shepstone there are two large shopping centres. Shelly Centre and the South Coast Mall, both with a large variety of shops and stores.