Houses and property for sale in Amanzimtoti are among the most popular on South Africa’s East Coast, a mere 25 kilometres south from the Durban CBD. Holidaymakers and residents alike enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean all year. Investors know there is value in the property here, as rentals in Amanzimtoti are frequented by tourists and homes show consistent growth of value because the area is significant. Houses for sale in Amanzimtoti promise a coastal lifestyle with an endless supply of recreational activities. 

Culturally, the area is significant and the name Amanzimtoti translates into “Sweet waters,” which is how Zulu King Shaka described the taste of the water. Within Amanzimtoti, many seaside suburbs exist here including Illovo Beach, Doonside, Warner Beach and Karridene. The area’s infrastructure benefits residents, even though development has been driven by the booming holiday scene. Homes for sale and property rentals in Amanzimtoti alike provide incredible value for money and a year-long holiday lifestyle that is hard to match on the East Coast.

Explore Amanzimtoti



The most obvious feature of the area is the coastline bordering the warm Indian Ocean, but there is beauty to be seen inland at Empisini Nature Reserve, Illovo Lagoon Nature Reserve and llanda Wilds Nature Reserve. Flora and fauna in the region is exotic and unique in South Africa.



The beach opens up opportunities for surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and other water sports. Be sure to scuba dive at the Aliwal Shoal, recognised as one of the top 10 places in the world to dive. The East Coast is also well-known for its expansive golfing greens. 

Family venues

Family venues

There are plenty of opportunities for family outings. Crocworld is a fun and informative (not to mention safe) way to meet crocodiles and alligators and the Galleria Ice Rink, Super Bowls and Glow Mini Golf are just a few of the places you’ll find becoming family favourites.



An annual event unique to Amanzimtoti is the Sardine Run which takes place in June and July and sees enormous schools of sardines migrate past its shores; this event compares in significance to Hermanus’ humpback whale watching season. The Umgababa Festival happen

Living in Amanzimtoti

Areas near to Amanzimtoti

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


There are numerous Primary and High Schools available in the immediate area. The closest tertiary education facility is the Mangosuthu University of Technology, a 20 minute drive north from the area but being close to the Durban CBD affords the area access to the University of Kwazulu-Natal and more.


The Galleria Shopping Centre, with its big branded supermarkets and clothing labels, offers a one-stop shopping experience. There are also smaller centres spread out generously in the area.


The Netcare Kingsway Hospital is the biggest in the area which gives access to both general and specialised treatments. There are smaller clinics available, spread out amongst the various suburbs and communities in the area.


The Durban CBD is a 30 minute drive away which gives resident access to the harbour and King Shaka International Airport.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius