Four kilometers off the N2, on the northern bank of the mighty river, nestles the village of Thukela Mouth. Thukela Mouth hosts major fishing tournaments and the annual Thukela Raft Race. It is a wonderland of walks, fishing, spectacular birdlife, indigenous forest, water sports and endless beaches. Thukela Mouth has affordable accommodation options. Thukela Mouth's warm coastal waters support a variety of fish and shellfish, whales and dolphins are present all year round. Events associated with the river have left a legacy of major historical and cultural sites in its vicinity.