Mtwalume is a small seaside Village situated in the Umdoni Coast of KwaZulu Natal. This quaint Village was named after the Mtwalume tree, the bark of which was traditionally used by the Zulus for medicinal purposes!
This little village lies on KwaZulu-Natal's South Coast between Ifafa beach and Hibberdene, roughly 87 kilometres from Durban. It has been used as a holiday town for years, and thankfully remains so, with only a couple of shops and a post office!
The small Mtwalume Beach is mainly a holiday Beach although you will find a local fisherman or two here as well. Holidays spent here are about the Beach and reminiscent of a time before glitzy, huge beach-side Mansions became the norm of any strip of beach available along the coastline. It is surrounded by an abundance of indigenous fauna and flora, and the Mtwalume River which forms a beautiful Lagoon stretching into the sea. The water is warm and there are quaint tidal pools ideal for swimming. You can also enjoy angling, scuba diving and surfing.
The South Coast train line along the Hibiscus coast runs between the Town and the Beach is no longer in operation, except for the occasional Freight Train!
The main feature is the Lagoon formed where the Mtwalume River meets the Sea, (which was named by the Zulus for the tall, long trees growing on the banks!) As the river can be unpredictable, but this doesn't stop people at the Coast from enjoying skiing, fishing, swimming, surf angling and deep-sea fishing!

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