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Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » South Coast

Immediately north of Port Shepstone the road crosses the Mzimkulu River, the unofficial boundary betwen the lower south coast, the Hibiscus Coast, and the south coast proper, which has been given the name Strelitzia Coast because of the prolific growth of wild banana tres, members of the strelitzia family.

Umtentweni, 2km beyond the river and 115km south-west of Durban, takes its name from the Mtentweni River, whose Zulu name has been interpreted in a number of ways, the river were pointed grass grows, the river that flows smoothly, or the river of foamy waters.

* About 10km inland from Umtentweni is the grave of Ndongeni, the black servant of Dick King who received a land grant on the banks of the Mzimkulu River as reward for his assistance to his master druing his ride to Grahamstown.

Accommodation in and around Lions River

Lions River Country Cottages    accommodation in Lions River
A fragrance of green woody notes,The soft drumbeats of birds on the wing,A chorus of roving, rolling hills,An orchestra of silence, serenity and solitude…The three essential compositions for restoring the soul. If your heart yearns for a tranq... More

Abingdon Cottage    accommodation in Lions River
The cottage, situated on a beautiful wine estate in the Midlands, consists of a bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom, mezzanine room with 2 single beds, cosy sitting room with DSTV and fully equipped kitchen and eating area overlooking the ... More

Amberleigh    accommodation in Lions River
Come and relax in the heart of the Lions River Valley. Charming thatched rondavels, shaded by mature trees and overlooking a pool. A tranquil paradise where the property goes down to the river where guests are welcome to fish, walk and generally chil... More

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