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Hibberdene, the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of Kwazulu Natal

Hibberdene, the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of Kwazulu Natal is a cozy little seaside town situated 97 km south of Durban and within an hour's drive to the Wild Coast Casino. It lies halfway between Scottburgh and Port Shepstone. Hibberdene has five popular beaches, of which four are netted for safe bathing. All beaches are manned by lifeguards during season. One of the fastest growing sports is also catered for in Hibberdene by the local dive shop which offers dive charters to a number of reefs off Hibber- dene. One can also hire equipment as well as having cylinders filled for a nominal fee. Open water diving courses are also available. The reefs off Hibberdene are unspoiled and one often sees the rare species like the long nose Hawkfish, soft coral sponge and fern coral to name a few. Endemics to the reef are the scare black coral fans.

The town of Hibberdene was named after C Maxwell Hibberd who was at one time the Post Master General of Natal and was an early settler in the area. Hibberdene boasts no less than five swimming beaches. Other attractions include bowling greens, tennis and squash courts. The Hibberdene area is famous for the sardine runs in July and it’s various fishing beaches ideal for catching shad.


How to get there - Port Shepstone 18 km


Annual Events

Annual Beerfest - Takes place during October at the Hibberdene Leisure Resort

Hibberdene Summer Festival - Takes place during December on the main Beachfront

Conducted Tours

Sugar Loaf Mountain, including visits to sugar plantations and Zulu kraals with traditional dancing.

Accommodation in and around Hibberdene

Mzimayi River Lodge    accommodation in Hibberdene
Holiday in the sub-tropical climate this renowned destination offers, with virtually no off season. Mzimayi River Lodge has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with the option of A la Carte dining , pub lunches or B&B facilities. Elevated along th... More

Hibberdene Caravan Park & Chalets    accommodation in Hibberdene
Location: This family run resort is located in Hibberdene on the KwaZulu-Natal Lower South Coast. This tranquil resort is a sure holiday destination. With an easy few minutes walk to a shark protected beach and only one hours drive from either Durban... More

Khaya La Manzi Guest Lodge    accommodation in Hibberdene
Welcome to our luxury lodge, located in Hibberdene on the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal, 40 minutes from Durban International airport. Located on a high point in Hibberdene, we are blessed with 180 degree ocean views and wafting breezes off the warm w... More

Dolphin Cove    accommodation in Hibberdene
Dolphin Cove is situated in Pumula on the South Coast between Port Shepstone and Hibberdene. It offers you 3-star comfort and quality accommodation with stunning sea, beach and breaker views from your main bedroom, lounge and covered patio - 500m fro... More

Quay 4 - The Sea Shore Break    accommodation in Hibberdene
Luxury, self-catering duplex units with large, open-plan living area. 2-bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Both bedrooms share an open patio with amazing sea views. Situated in secure complex with lock-up garage. Shopping complex, hotel and beaches within... More

Beach Cove    accommodation in Hibberdene
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Monkey Bush Lodge    accommodation in Hibberdene
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