Scottburgh Travel Guide

  • At the Aliwal Shoal
    At the Aliwal Shoal
    by MikeAtSea
  • Lori & Hut
    Lori & Hut
    by Waalewiener
  • Ohhhh Boy.
    Ohhhh Boy.
    by Waalewiener

Scottburgh Things to Do

  • Aliwal Shoal - Diving

    The best thing to do here is dive! LaLa Manzi Dive Charters are my preferred operator and I have taken many dives with them to the shoal. They are next door to the LaLa Manzi Inn in Umkomaas and run a very professional operation. Launching from the beach or the Umkomaas river you will be taken some 7 km off the coast to dive this spectacular reef....

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  • Sardine Run - The greatest shoal on...

    Ever year during the winter month of July millions of sardines swim along the East Coast of South Africa following the cold currents from the South. Besides the millions of sardines, hundreds and thousands of sharks, dolphines, whales, seals and birds enjoy a feeding franzy of the largest and greatest movement of animals on earth.The sardines get...

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Ragged Tooth Shark

    During the winter months this is a regular visitor to the reef and one spectacular one to dive with - the Raggie!! On my last occasion I got till about 20 cm away from the sharks and it was AWESOME!!

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Moray

    Many species of Morays can be found on the Aliwal Shoal. This one is the Magnetic Moray a small specimen that is quiet curious and always investigates if someone comes close.

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Sea Star

    Another beautiful sight was a sea star that hooked on the side of the reef. Interesting fact is that there are more then 6000 species around in the sea.

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Turtle

    From the surface suddenly this massive turtle emerged and dove with along side of us. She sank to the ground to eat sand as our dive master explained after the dive to better digest.

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Ray

    On the exploration of one of those caves we discovered this massive ray resting hidden away. The ray was undisturbed and did not move at all even with 8 divers watching.

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  • Aliwal Shoal - Caves

    The Shoal consists of many caves, overhands and cracks in which many fishes and plenty of corals can be seen. It is a treat to simply sink to the ground at around 18 to 20 meters to explore and see what is hidden away.

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  • Crocworld a great place to take the...

    This is a park not to be missed.If you like crocodiles this is the place for you.Don't worry you can see them up close but they won't be able to get to you. The BIG Crocs , you can see by just scrolling around the nice wide walk ways and you are able to see the crocs being fed.The feeding times are 11.am and 3 pm. To see the baby crocs about7000 of...

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Scottburgh Transportation

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    by MikeAtSea Written May 3, 2005

    Scottburgh can be reached by travelling on the National Road 2 (N2) from Durban in a southern direction.

    South African Highway
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    • Road Trip

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Scottburgh Off The Beaten Path

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    by Waalewiener Updated Dec 14, 2002

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    Going to this Crocodile park was fun enough ,but then when you least expect it you can see hundreds of baby crocs just being lazy , there is a need for Binoculars, they will not let you get close to these babies
    Like all other babies they need some piece and quite.I had to use all the zoom I had in the camera.

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    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 29, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Aliwal Shoal is about 5 km off the coast between Scottburgh and Umkomaas and stretches in a North to South Direction.
    Find the map on the side for more information, however do not use it for independent dive planning but check with a local dive club in regards to currents, viz and other conditions!

    Map of Aliwal Shoal
    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Adventure Travel

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