Port Edward was originally named Kennington after TK (Ken) Pringle, the original owner of the area. It experienced many name changes as the property changed hands. Eventually it was named in honour of King Edward VII of Britain. This holiday town includes the village of Palm Beach.
Adventure And Sport
Beaches: The area has been blessed with a number of beautiful beaches, which present many opportunities for swimming and water-sport.
Port Edward Country Club: Port Edward Country Club has a nine-hole golf course as well as squash and tennis courts.
Fauna And Flora
Mpenjati Nature Reserve: The Mpenjati Nature Reserve includes the Mpenjati River Lagoon and Trafalgar Marine Reserve. Opportunities for board-sailing, swimming, canoeing and picnicking abound. The Marine Reserve protects the 90 million-year-old fossil beds found in the area.
Umtamvuna Nature Reserve: This treasure trove of unusual and endemic flora is attributed to the wide diversity of habitats. Visitors can observe the nesting sites of the Cape vulture colony and gaze into the deep recesses of the Umtamvuna River Gorge.
History And Architecture
Tragedy Hill: The Zulus, who mistakenly believed that the Fynns had stolen their cattle, murdered Henry Fynn’s family in 1831 at Tragedy Hill. Henry Fynn was one of Natal’s first white settlers.