The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast stretches from Scottburgh in the north to Port Edward in the south and Harding in the west.
Its main towns are Scottburgh, Port Shepstone, Margate and Port Edward however Port Shepstone is the municipal seat and the primary town as it is the powerhouse of the South Coast.
It is divided into three subregions which are Umdoni Coast & Country, Hibiscus Coast and Harding and surrounds.
The Umdoni Coast and Country better known as the Upper South Coast stretches from Scottburgh to Mtwalume. It is located south of the Greater Durban Metro. Its main town is Scottburgh.
The Hibiscus Coast stretches from Hibberdene in the north to Port Edward to the south and Izinqolweni to the west. It includes the economic hub and seat of the South Coast, Port Shepstone. It is known as the ‘beach holiday mecca’ of KwaZulu-Natal.
Harding is a small town located halfway between Port Shepstone and Kokstad in Griqualand East. It is famous for its sawmills in the Weza area and the Ingeli Forest.
The coast is rich in terms of attractions and tourism contributes largely to the region’s economy.