Zinkwazi is probably one of my most favourite places in South Africa. A small seaside village on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal, it hasn’t changed much since we started visiting it thirty odd years ago. In fact the only growth is Prouds Pizza on the beach and the Magohany Reef beach bar – and this is just the way I like it! I’m lucky enough to have family that now resides permanently at Zinkwazi so the visits continue.
Zinkwazi has beautiful beaches with the main beach equipped with shark nets and lifeguards making safe swimming possible. One of the focal points of the village is the 7 kilometre long lagoon that meanders its way through sugar cane fields and offers spectacular birding. Some 600 species have been recorded putting Zinkwazi firmly on the Zululand Birding Route.
Although hot and humid during the summer months, Zinkwazi in the winter is a pleasure. The days are normally warm and sunny and although slightly chillier than normal, a swim in the sea can be achieved!