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November 03 2012


How you can spend your time in Amanzimtoti

If South Africa is your next holiday destination, do make it a point to visit the beautiful town of Amanzimtoti, the most important city in Kwazulu Natalprovince. This town is situated on the southern side of center of Durban. Zulu king Shaka gave the city its name Amanzimtoti. King Shaka once visited this place and he quenched his thirst by having the water from Amanzimtoti river. He then exclaimed, "The water is sweet". Thus the city got its name Amanzimtoti that literally means 'Sweetwater'

Amanzimtoti town is one of the most important vacation spots in the greater Durban Metropolitan area. Because this city is located on the coastal region with fantastic beaches provided by the warm Indian ocean, it is quite popular as one among the best beach destinations of South Africa. As the ocean water is warm, you can find a variety of peculiar ocean life forms thriving in this area. There are many splendid coral reefs too. Beach sport activities are also offered here and you could select anything from surfing to scuba diving based upon your preferences. If you are not interested in sport activities, you could just laze around the beach side and enjoy the warm sunshine while your kids have an enjoyable time making sand castles. The warm waters of the Indian ocean is perfectly suitable for a relaxed swimming experience. Plan your holiday somewhere in the last week of December; between 19 December- 5 January, as that is the time when the famous "Umgababa Festival" is held. Individuals who visit this place during the festival time are offered exclusive deals on Amanzimtoti accommodations.

Finding accommodation in Amanzimtoti will not be a problem as there are a lot of options here to suit your budget. You have luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts, apartment rentals, holiday villas and other affordable lodging options as well.

Places to visit

Read about Amanzimtoti: Bird Sanctuary is one among the main attractions of Amanzimtoti. You could see a huge panorama of serene waterside with beautiful rolling lawn on one side. If you love watching birds, then this is the place where you ought to be. Lush forest area could be seen on one side while there are lovely gardens over the other. About 150 birds species are available here, amongst them White Faced Duck, Spurwing Geese, Greenback Heron & Hamerkop are main .

Kite flying experience in Amanzimtoti: Flying a Kite in Amanzimtoti shall be a fun filled experience to be remembered. Parachute and paragliderfabric made kites usually available there along with light and durable carbon frames. Tourists prefer to use power kites, stunt kites, play kites, sky toys and windsocks. People love to do sky racing here and you can also take pleasure in this sport from the shadow of your picnic blanket.

Ice Skating at Galleria: Galleria skating rink is one among the most popular sights of Amanzimtoti. This spot is flocked by many vacationers. It is situated at the new Galleria Shopping mall. This skating rink boasts the most latest version of technological devices. Trained skating instructors are also readily available to offer help for people who are new to the skating experience.

Get close to Nature: iLandaWilds is another favorite place of the tourists and it is a natural reserved place surrounded by 14 hectares situated along with River Amanzimtoti. It is also notable for its historical and cultural background. It has about 120 types of tree including some rare species such as Natal Elm tree and Flute Milkwood. It has also a vegetable patch of riverine and coastal scarp.

Splash Water World: According to the local citizens one among the Toti's best kept secrets is the Splash Water World. This water theme park is located in the Amanzimtoti Mainbeach area. If you have small children along with you, then you can spend a whole day at the water park. There are plenty of water rides available here and these are less adventurous so you dont have to worry about the safety of your kids.

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