Not many lodges have their own private beach, but that’s just one of the draws at this colonial (with modern touches) property. The rooms also overlook a natural lake, so you’re surrounded by beach, hillsides and water. There’s a championship golf course and with only ten suites, it feels very exclusive.
A small stretch of coastline in the north of KwaZulu-Natal is home to large numbers of bottlenose dolphins. You can watch them swim around in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and there : CCme charming resort towns to explore.