The Tugela River is KwaZulu-Natal’s largest river. With its source in the Drakensberg Mountains, it travels approximately 500 kilometers through the Natal Midlands until it reaches the Indian Ocean north of Nkwazi.
Tugela Mouth is a popular fishing destination both onshore and offshore.
The pristine beach invites visitors to take a casual stroll along the beach and frolic in the sand and surf. Swimming in rock pools, sunbathing, bird watching, turtle spotting, whales during October and November, and lovely areas along the river bank for mountain biking and hiking make the area an excellent area in which to relax.
Once a year the Tugela Mouth is home to the Tugela Raft Race – a big attraction in the area. Other attractions include a fig tree known as the Ultimatum Tree, protected in the Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, the Amatikulu Nature Reserve, Fort Dunford, and Fort Tenedos.
These two historic forts were built by the British during the Anglo-Zulu War. At least 10 golf courses can be found within a 100 km radius of Tugela Mouth.