Kokstad, one of the fastest growing towns in KwaZulu-Natal, is located in the Sisonke District on the edge of the Drakensberg. With the picturesque backdrop of Mount Currie in the distance, Kokstad offers peaceful refuge from bright city lights and rolling views of the surrounding mountains and agricultural land. This thriving farming community, known for its cheese and other dairy produce, offers a wide choice of properties for sale and rent. 

Properties for sale in Kokstad range from commercial units to town houses to small holdings and expansive farmlands. Houses for rent in Kokstad are varied and offer a wide choice for any family, businessman or retiree looking to enjoy a quiet lifestyle in this wild and beautiful part of South Africa. The rental market is strong here, with the property market remaining constant and stable. If you’d like to learn more about houses for sale in Kokstad, take a look at our available listings below.

Explore Kokstad

Mountain Lake Nature Reserve

Mountain Lake Nature Reserve

Among other nature reserves in the area, bird lovers, nature enthusiasts and families can enjoy hiking trails, picnic spots and lovely views. 



Here you’ll find a number of fast food restaurants as well as more refined restaurants in the town’s surrounding hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. 

Cultural Events

Cultural Events

Every year, Kokstad plays host to some great events including the ever-popular Route 56 Music Festival and for the nature lovers, the Encounters Open Garden show. You can also explore the Kokstad’s history by moseying through the museum in the town centre. 

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

The surrounding mountains, streams and dams make for a fisherman’s paradise. Most notable in terms of boating and fishing is the Crystal Spring Dam. If it’s land-based adventure you’re after, head to a surrounding farm and explore the mountain bike and horse-riding trails. The world-famous Drakensberg is also a short drive away, offering a haven of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Living in Kokstad

Areas near to Kokstad

Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Berea, Durban, Durban North, Hibberdene, 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 a number of schools in Kokstad. Some of the more notable institutions include Kokstad Junior, Kokstad Primary, Kokstad College and St. Patrick’s College and Prep. 


Here you’ll find Kokstad Medical Centre and Private Hospital as well as the General Hospital on the outskirts of town. 


Kokstad offers an eclectic selection of markets and trades. The local Spar, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and other big brand stores offer all conveniences while also catering to the surrounding towns in the area. 


Kokstad enjoys mild summers with chilly, dry winters. The climate lends very well to the stock farming for which the area is most popular.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius