Pennington is a small coastal town on the south coast that hosts scores of holiday makers who flock to the seaside during the December holidays. Enjoy a holiday like no other in one of the beautiful holiday villa’s.
The town is set on a hillside looking down onto the Indian Ocean. There are endless sandy beaches for swimming and relaxing, while the Aliwal Shoal, one of the worlds top ten diving destinations, is described by internationally renowned Marine Expert, Mark Addison of Blue Wilderness as “a paradise for scuba diving and snorkelling”.
The town is named after an English family named Pennington, who began farming here in the late 19th century. Sir Frank Reynolds, the sugar magnate, bought part of the farm and developed a country home which he called Umdoni Park after the mdoni trees in the area.
Sir Frank built a seaside residence for South African prime ministers as a sign of his admiration for the first premier of the Union, General Louis Botha. King George VI of Britain was offered use of this home when his health was failing in 1952, and was planning to visit it just before he died.
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