Blythedale Beach is situated 72 kilometres north of Durban on the Dolphin Coast. It is a small community with excellent beaches on an unspoilt coastline. Fishing, musselling, and crayfishing (with the appropriate licences) are excellent, whale-watching from July to November is exceptional and there is a huge population of bottle-nosed dolphins that are resident year round.
There are some outstanding golf courses in the area, Prince's Grant is 7km's away, Zimbali a little further. Excellent shopping is available in Ballito (20km's to the South) whilst the bustling ethnic town of Stanger (site of Shaka's Memorial) is only 7km's inland. Blythedale provides easy access to the Lake St Lucia World Heritage Site (one hours drive North) with the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve a little further away. There is a crocodile farm at Sheffield Beach (15km's to the South).
Things to Do: Take long walks along the beach. Go surfing, body boarding, musseling or crayfishing (with the required permits of course!), bring down your mountain bikes and go exploring through the vast sugar cane fields behind Blythedale, go bird watching at the Umvoti River Conservancy (home of the rare red-winged pratincole), sit on the deck and do some dolphin or whale spotting, or just let your senses soak up the sound of the sea as you let go of the stress of the city! Essentially, just relax, relax, relax!