Descriptive Essay: The Dolphin Coast

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North Coast at a glance
Area Info - North Coast
The Dolphin Coast is an expanse of small towns, superb beaches and a panorama of waving sugar cane, stretching across the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal from the affluence of Zimbali to the natural beauty of the Tugela mouth.
It is home to many friendly faces, village atmosphere, modern malls and accommodation of all types – whether you feel like a family trip or a five-star getaway.
The Dolphin Coast is aptly named due to the year-round presence of bottlenose dolphins, which frolic in the waters close to shore. Whales can also be spotted during their annual migration to Mozambique in the summer, with the best time of the year to see Humpback Whales and the Southern Right Whale, being between
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Attractions
Beaches
Warm Indian Ocean waters and golden beaches that seem to stretch for miles makes the Dolphin Coast one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal. It offers visitors a unique blend of modern amenities, sun-drenched seaside resorts and ancient traditions in a lush, subtropical environment. The shoreline answers to the needs of every tourist seeking a coastal haven offering calm rock pools for safe bathing scattered along the coast to other seaside activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, rock and ski-boat fishing, or just relaxing on the beach. Strong swells create prime surfing spots – which is why the Ballito Pro Surfing Competition and Festival is held in here during June/July of each year (it is the biggest beach festival on the continent).
The following is a list of beaches on the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast:
• Willards Beach - Ballito
• Clarke Bay - Ballito
• Thompson's Bay - Chaka's Rock
• Salt Rock Main Beach
• Sheffield
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Zimbali Country Club is nestled within Zimbali Estate. This cultivated course contrasts with the wild and abundant indigenous forest of the estate and starts off with spectacular sea views returning to an extravagant Club House. Umhlali Country Club has a refurbished Club House to match the sublime fairways and greens. This club also offers Squash, tennis and bowls with a swimming pool to cool down in afterwards. Within Simbithi Eco Estate is Simbithi Golf Course, and this new and demanding course is taxing to even the most insatiable and talented of golfers with its sand traps and water hazards. The club also offers tennis courts. Prince's Grant Golf Estate with its marvelous fairways and greens that sprawl down to the ocean offers a links course. The elegant clubhouse is situated on top of a hill offering beautiful panoramic views of the course and the

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