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Travel information on Amanzimtoti South Africa

22. November 2012

Amanzimtoti is one amongst most important towns of South Africa and it is located to the south of the center of Durban in Kwazulu Natalprovince. The word ‘Amanzimtoti’ relates to the famous Zulus king, Shaka and the meaning of the word is ‘SweetWater’. The king Shaka once reached Amanzimtoti and he felt the thirst of water. He took a sip of the Amanzimtoti river water and said “The Water is Sweet”, for this reason Amanzimtoti means ‘Sweetwater’

Amanzimtoti town is one among the most important vacation spots in the greater Durban Metropolitan area. Because this town is located on the coastal region with fantastic beaches provided by the warm Indian ocean, it is quite popular as one among the best seaside destinations of South Africa. Strange fish varieties, splendid coral reefs and numerous other forms of ocean life thrive in this coastal area. Water sport activities are also offered here and you can select anything from surfing to scuba diving depending upon your preferences. Besides water sports you can even choose to enjoy various other beach activities like playing beach volleyball or if you simply prefer to stay away from the crowd to relax and sunbathe, you can find many secluded beach spots where you could do so. The ocean water is warm and is is perfectly suitable for a relaxed swimming experience. Plan your holiday somewhere in the last week of December; between 19 December- 5 January, because that is the time when the famous “Umgababa Festival” is held. People who visit this place during the festival time are offered exclusive deals on Amanzimtoti accommodations.

One can find many different kinds of Go to Amanzimtoti accommodation. A few of the choices are guest houses, bed and breakfasts, self catering motels, backpackers and lodges. All types of standard amenities starting from laundry services to satellite TV connections are included with Amanzimtoti accommodations.

How you can spend your time

Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary: This a calm waterside bird sanctuary which is one of the most popular attraction of this town. The glittering waters and rolling lawns make it a perfect spot for nature lovers. Beautiful gardens can be seen on one side while on the other there is a lush forest area. This bird sanctuary houses over 150 species of birds and some of the popular ones are Hamerkop, Greenback Heron, White faced Duck and Spurwing Geese.

Fly a Kite in Amanzimtoti hotels: Flying a Kite in Amanzimtoti is one of the most recommended activities for the tourists. Parachute and paragliderfabric made kites that are made of light weight sturdy carbon frames can be obtained here. Windsocks, sky toys, stunt kites, power kites, play kites are mainly preferred by the tourists. Individuals love to do sky racing here and you can also take pleasure in this sport from the shadow of your picnic blanket.

Ice Skating at Galleria: In the new Galleria Shopping mall you have the large Galleria Skating rink where you can try some ice skating experience. Here all the latest technologies are employed at the Galleria Skating Rink to provide the impression of its tourists the most enjoyable time of their tour. This place is open to visitors all days of the week.

iLandaWilds Nature Reserve: This is yet another famous attraction of Amanzimtoti which is located on the banks of Amanzimtoti river. This wildlife nature reserve forest spreads over 14 hectares. This area has a rich cultural history. A vegetable patch of riverine and coastal scarp is found here. You could find more than 120 varieties of trees which includes the rare species such as Flute Milkwood and Natal elm tree

Splash Water World: Splash Water World is known as ‘Toti’s best kept secret….’ by the local people. You can spend the whole day in this water theme park and have a good enjoyable time with your family. The location of the park is at the Amanzimtoti MainBeach. Various types of water rides could be enjoyed here. However, after a full day of delight, children are bound to be tired.

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