Scottburgh is a holidaymakers favourite and for a good reason. Known for its Marine Protected Area, Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh offers holidaymakers with unforgettable diving, snorkelling and shark cage diving opportunities – this is an adventure seekers paradise.
Top 7 things to do in Scottburgh:
1. Crocodile World Conservation Centre
Get up close and personal with the Nile crocodile and other crocodile and gator species. This makes for a fun yet educational experience where you will be immersed in indigenous landscaped gardens with spectacular sea views of Scottburgh as you windle your way through the park.
2. Scottburgh Beach
Soak up the sun on this well-maintained beach. Lifeguards are on duty and there is ample parking near the beach. Restaurants and cafés are within your reach and you can even hire an umbrella or two. Pools, supatubes, and rockpools are sure to spice up the fun for the kids while you soak up the sunset with a sundowner.
3. TC Robertson Nature Reserve
Located a mere 10min’s from the beach, this nature reserve is a picnic lover’s paradise. The reserve is home to more than 180 bird species including the African Fish Eagle. You might also spot buck, mongoose, butterflies and monkeys as you embark on the self-guided trails which take you through forests, coastal grasslands, wetlands, and river and estuary systems. The best part: there is no entrance fee!
4. Dolphin and whale watching
Book a boat trip to experience the majesty of the ocean with Oceans Alive. This ocean safari is sure to bring you beautiful views of sharks, whales, dolphins, flying fish and everything in between – an adventure that you don’t want to miss out on.
5. Scottburgh Golf Club
With beautiful ocean views and generous green belts, this is a putter’s paradise. The course has two Par 5’s and five spectacular Par 3’s, with the Par 4 third hole being the most talked about hole on the course. Better get your caddy ready for a spectacular shot!
6. Scuba diving and snorkelling
If you’re a lover of the big deep blue sea, then you’ll want to check out Scuba Xcursion, conveniently based at the Premier Resort Cutty Sark Hotel. They have diving packages to suit your every need, promising new and exciting adventures on every dive! Trips to Aliwal Shoal are the most popular among divers of the area and the shoal is listed as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world!
7. Cageless swimming with sharks
Are you a thrill seeker? Experience blue wilderness at its best! Blue Wilderness is renowned for their educational, adrenalin-inducing shark and marine predator adventure encounters. You do not need a SCUBA qualification, and they will assist you every step of the way. You’ll get to swim with blacktip, tiger, ragged tooth and dusky sharks in no time!
Planning a trip to Scottburgh? The Premier Resort Cutty Sark is perfectly situated on the main beach of Scottburgh amidst 14 acres of beautifully manicured grounds and surrounded by lush unspoilt indigenous vegetation. Grass-covered embankments lead down to gold sandy beaches, making this hotel the perfect accommodation in Scottburgh for your next beach holiday. Enjoy cut above the rest accommodation as you embrace all that the Aliwal Shoal has to offer.