Situated on the border of KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast and the Eastern Cape, the quaint resort town of Port Edward provides holiday seekers and residents with beautiful surrounds of rolling hills and breath-taking ocean views. Property for sale in Port Edward offers a wide variety of holiday homes, stretching from Trafalgar to the Umtamvuna River. The Trafalgar area is highly sought after among upcountry visitors from Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, as well as Eastern Cape buyers.

Houses for sale in Port Edward are competitively priced compared to other coastal areas, as security in the area has improved significantly due to satellite police stations and reliable neighbourhood watches. Residents can enjoy the pristine swimming beaches with rivers, lagoons and great shore-break fishing opportunities. The untouched, lush forest areas are ideal for hiking and outdoor exploration, but the most popular attraction in Port Edward is still the annual ‘Sardine Run’ where hundreds and thousands of sardines reach KwaZulu-Natal coastal waters causing a fish-catching frenzy. Thinking about living or holidaying in this lovely coastal town? View the houses for sale in Port Edward below and start your search for the perfect property.

Explore Port Edward

Nature

Nature

The Umtamvuna Nature Reserve has various walks where you can experience all types of fauna and flora, while the famous Red Desert, reputed to be the smallest desert in the world stands at just 200 m in width in stark contrast to its surrounding lush, tropical vegetation.

Dining out

Dining out

Port Edward has a variety of restaurants and coffee shops to suit all tastes, whether it’s relaxed Sunday lunch you’re after or even a spot of fine dining.

Sport

Sport

With a wide range of activities for sun, sport and fun lovers, the area offers hiking, water-sports, horse riding and 4x4 trails. Golf enthusiasts will be please to know that the Wild Coast Golf Course is nearby, offering golfers a challenging course that’s among the top 10 courses in South Africa.

Attractions

Attractions

The Wild Waves Waterpark provides exciting rides suitable for kids and adults alike and is a great option for a family outing. 

Living in Port Edward

Areas near to Port Edward

Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Berea, Durban, Durban North, Hibberdene, Kokstad, La Lucia, Margate, Montclair, Mount Edgecombe, Newcastle, Pinetown, Port Shepstone, Richards Bay, Scottburgh and Pennington, The Midlands, Umdloti, uMhlanga, Umtentweni, Underberg, Upper Highway,

Education

Port Edward has a primary school and there’s also Creston College, located between Port Edward and Port Shepstone. Schools in the nearby area of Margate include Christopher Robin Nursery School, Margate Primary, Margate Middle School and The South Coast Academy.

Healthcare

The nearest medical facilities are the Netcare Hospital in Margate and the Port Shepstone Hospital, both are about a 30 minute drive from Port Edward.

Shopping

The Hibiscus Mall in Margate is about a 20 to 30 minute drive from Port Edward, and then there’s Shelly Centre the South Coast Mall in Shelly Beach. 

Travel

One of the main attractions of Port Edward is its remoteness – King Shaka International Airport is about a 2 hour drive from the town.

History of Port Edward

In 1831 there was a crisis between the settlers in Port Natal (Durban) and Dingaan the Zulu King. Some settlers boarded a ship that was in the harbour and the others, including Henry Francis Fynn and his family, fled down the coast. The Zulu warriors caught up with them where Port Edward is today and massacred the fleeing settlers, which included tribes people of Langeni, on a hill called Isandlundlu (in English, shaped like a hut). The place has been known ever since as Tragedy Hill and its slopes are still littered with the bones of the victims. 

In 1552, the Portuguese carrick "Sao Joao" ran aground at Port Edward and this is the first time in recorded history that people from Europe met people from South Africa.

In 1878, the ship “The Ivy” ran aground on Port Edward’s beach. 

In 1925, the area was owned by TK Pringle, and named Banner Rest. A village was laid out and was named Port Edward in honour of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII.

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