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A Must See!

WARD 66 councillor JP Prinsloo and his office together with Sodurba Tourism and WildOceans are currently working on a project to promote the KZN whale coast by developing and beautifying three main whale viewing points on the Bluff.

Pictured is the talented artist who painted the beautiful mural on Airlie Road, Dianne Campbell, resident Johnny Swanepoel and Cllr JP Prinsloo

The viewpoints have been identified on Airlie and Netford Roads as well as Finnemore Place.

The Cutting

The Cutting (popularly known as Cuttings) is a backline reef which lies north and south of the Umlazi Canal and popular fishing / view point in Merebank. This is a popular spot for garrick, snoek, salmon, brusher. There is a pipe outlet off here in 18m which attracts a large shoal of bait fish and is a good spot for gamefish.

Directions from  Marine Drive which changes into Travancore Drive. Follow this round to Tanjore Drive which runs alongside the canal. Follow this road to the car park at the end.

Source: spearfishingsa

View Points of Sodurba

What you can see from the View Points in SODURBA

  • Dolphins all year – usually swim south from 6.00-8.30am
  • Humpback & Southern Wright Whales from  June – November and calves appearing from October – November
  • The greatest shoal on earth! The sardine run starts from May – July
  • Vervet monkeys, mongoose, fruit bats and a wide variety of birdlife can be spotted across SODURBA

Official View Points

Bluff Beaches

Brighton Beach and Ansteys Beach on The Bluff is situated between Durban Central and the South of Durban.  The Bluff is renowned for its world famous surf spot “Cave Rock”, unspoilt beaches and tidal pool. There are many rock pools to explore as well as excellent surfing, diving and fishing spots.

Garvies Beach is a nice, long stretch of sand in front of a thick residential area within The Bluff, just south of Durban Central. Garvies is a much admired surfing spot with a strong local support, but due to it’s powerful surf, it’s best left to the more experienced surfers. When Anstey’s Beach is a little too crowded, you can always drive over to Garvies for a more relaxed time in the sun.Dolphins frolic year-round close to shore and whales are often spotted in the winter months. The thick coastal vegetation is home to many monkeys and mongoose.

With protected open spaces and no high rise buildings to spoil the coast line, these beaches maintain an environmental awareness that has prevented this area from becoming another concrete holiday town.

(Source: SAVenues)




Treasure Beach Centre

Treasure Beach Centre on Durban’s Bluff is rich in history and ecological importance. It is the site of the original radar tracking station for coastal defense during World War 2 and has one of the last remaining patches of coastal grassland. The Centre has been operating since 1985 and offers a wide diversity of educational experiences to all ages.

logo20-20clown20v520copy_f8e64cf12dbaed90354083c98cab5aaaTreasure Beach Centre is one of the four Environmental Education centers run by WESSA KZN. We focus on working with local and international school groups, ranging from grade R to 12, as well as university students and trainee teachers and community members.

entranceTheir courses are conducted as a ‘hands on’ outdoor classroom experience, with interactive activities and workshops. These encourage a practical understanding of ecology, and the individual’s role in caring for the environment and preserving our National Heritage.

(Source: WESSA)

Address: 835 Marine Drive, Bluff, 4052

Tel: 031 467 8507

Cell: 084 444 8474

Times: Monday – Friday (5am – 4pm)

Guided Walks Adults Duration
Public Walks R40
Night Activities R25
Special Day Walk R30 2 Hours