The areas of Scottburgh and Pennington present property for sale along South Africa’s idyllic East Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Whether looking at properties to rent or an opportunity for real estate investment, these resort towns are highly sought after destinations. Many choose to live in Scottburgh or Pennington and commute to Durban via the N2 for work, while others choose these relaxed towns as holiday spots for their coastal charm and tight communities.

Scottburgh sits on the mouth of the Mpambanyoni River and, in 1860, became the first established town south of Durban. Over 150 years later Scottburgh is thriving on South Africa’s ‘Golf Coast ,’ where a life of leisure is what prospective individuals look for from property for sale or rent. The coast features sandy beaches, beautiful lagoons and many rivers where surf, sun and sailing are common activities. Three golf courses, ranging from premium to affordable membership, sport the region presenting enough to turn a leisure golfer into a professional one.

Pennington properties are known for their coastal forest aesthetic and the area’s woodland setting make it prime real estate for sale or rent to nature lovers. Birdwatching, trail hikes and camping are all on the doorstep of Pennington properties. Those same trees may hinder a few golfers, who have two immediate courses to choose from, but the greens are of such high-quality that Mother Nature can be forgiven. Surrounded by unspoilt nature reserves, Pennington marks the bridge between sprawling inland forestry and long sandy beaches.

Scottburgh and Pennington may only be 20 minutes apart, but these two holiday towns each have a unique real estate identity. One great thing they share in common is highly sought after property for sale or rent catering to a luxurious and leisurely coastal lifestyle.

Explore Scottburgh and Pennington

Golfer’s dream

Golfer’s dream

There is more than enough green to practice your swing. The Umdoni, Selborne and Scottburgh Golf Courses are just a few.

Coastal lifestyle

Coastal lifestyle

Whether snorkelling off the coast at Kelso, Elysium and Umdoni Point or surfing some of the finest waves on South Africa’s East Coast, water sport enthusiasts will be happy in their element.

Adventures in nature

Adventures in nature

The T.C Robertson, Vernon Crookes, Umdoni Park and Empisini Nature Reserves all cradle these resort towns with foot and 4x4 trail hikes available and birdwatching very much encouraged.

Annual events

Annual events

Between the annual Scottburgh Classic Car Show, Sani to C Cycle Race, Blue Marlin Bowls Tournament, Rising Sun Umzinto Charity Fair and a golf tournament in June, there is more than enough to fill your calendar with fun.

Living in Scottburgh and Pennington

Areas near to Scottburgh and Pennington

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


Scottburgh Primary School, Pennington Primary School  and Scottburgh High School are options for tuition while a few smaller private options are available. The greater metropolitan area of Durban is a 50 minute drive away which opens up many options for further education.


As these are resort towns, choice may be limited but functionally everything from a Pick n Pay supermarket to small curio vendors are available. You will find more than enough to fill the pantry and provide adequate retail therapy.


The G.J Crookes Hospital is a large facility that offers general treatment, including surgical practitioners and paediatrics. The Scottburgh Municipal Clinic is also available for routine matters such as diagnosis or prescriptions. There are many GP surgeries, Dental Practices & other health care establishments in the area to take care of your needs.


Scottburgh does have a private airfield while a 50 minute drive away is the King Shaka International Airport and the Durban CBD. A Metrorail train route runs between Pennington, Scottburgh and Durban.

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