Welcome to Umdoni Coast and Country or the Greater Scottburgh Region of KwaZulu-Natal. Scottburgh, Umzinto, Kelso, Park Rynie, Pennington, Bazley, Elysium, Ifafa, Mtwalume, sardines and beaches are some of the terms associated with this renowned area of the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Umdoni is the magical stretch of coast and country stretching from Scottburgh to Mtwalume on KwaZulu-Natal's south coast, or Ugu as our Zulu forefathers called it "The Edge of the Great Water". Mystical it was then and mystical it remains today. For below the Great Water, lie some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world as unchanged now as they were centuries ago. Deep caves and gullies, hard and soft corals, tropical fish, rays, abundant marine plant life and lurking ragged tooth sharks. These wonders of the deep can be enjoyed by divers ranging from beginners to the more experienced. Or if you prefer to stay on the surface of the Great Water, you can watch the dolphins play, the whales blow and the seabirds wheel. And you can cast your rod from the decks of a ski-boat or from the rocks - angling along this coast is great sport. But if sheer relaxation is your choice, choose the sandy safe sunkissed beaches, which lie alongside the Great Water bask, swim, surf or sailboard in the warm Indian Ocean. As safety is our prime concern, the majority of our beaches have shark nets and are manned by trained lifesavers. Away from the Great Water, are great golf courses with some of South Africa's and indeed, the world's best within easy access. This area is part of South Africa's Golf Coast, which boasts some 11 courses three of them amongst South Africa's top ten. Inland from the Great Water lie the nature reserves places where bird watching and game spotting can be done on foot, from a vehicle or even soaring above in a microlight or hang-gliding among the fish eagles and raptors which inhabit these skies. For the more adventurous we also offer a range of adventure sports. Visit one of the cultural sites or gaze in wonder at the prehistoric rock art of the truly ancient San people. By night or day for that matter you can sample the sumptuous fare at a variety of excellent restaurants and later enjoy the local music and dancing, and party the hours away. The Great Water beckons come and enjoy its wonderful warm welcome and have the holiday of a lifetime. Read on - and discover how. For information on registered tourism service providers in the Umdoni coast and country area of KwaZulu-Natal, please see the list below.