The safe and beautiful beach at Scottburgh, Scott Bay, makes this town an ideal tourist destination. The town was surveyed in 1860 as the first township south of Durban and is named for the then Governor of Natal, John Scott.

Adventure And Sport

Beaches: Scottburgh Beach attained the much sought-after ‘Blue Flag’ status for the 2002/2003 seasons. This signifies that it meets world standards in aspects such as facilities, environmental education, cleanliness, international safety standards (including lifeguard services) and water quality.

Scottburgh Golf Course: On a windy day, this course will challenge just about any golfer.

Water-sport: The safe waters of the beach and lagoon offer opportunities for sunbathing, canoeing, paddling and swimming.

Fauna And Flora

Crocworld: The crocodile farm, Crocworld, 4 km from the town, also presents displays of traditional Zulu dancing. The farm actually sells crocodiles to other establishments and is therefore quite large with many crocodiles ranging in age. Try to be there at 11:00 when the crocs are fed and a well-informed guide will take you on a highly entertaining tour of the facilities. There are several other animals at the farm, including, monkeys and several rare South American animals.

TC Robertson Nature Reserve: Approximately 80 species of indigenous trees have been identified in this park.

History And Architecture

Green Point Lighthouse: This national monument stands on a hilltop opposite Blarney’s Bay and warns passing ships of the hazards of the Aliwal Shoal. The lighthouse has been signalling since it was built in 1905.

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