Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hibberdene (L15)

Name: Hibberdene

Hibberdene - The gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of KwaZulu Natal is a cozy little seaside town situated 97 kms south of Durban.

Hibberdene is the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of Kwazulu-Natal. The charming little seaside town is situated 97km south of Durban and within an hour's drive to the Wild Coast Casino and lies roughly halfway between Scottburgh and Port Shepstone. Hibberdene really comes alive over the holiday period, and there are numerous activities to keep both the adults and children occupied!
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Historic fact:

The recorded history of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast falls into two basic periods: pre- and post-rail. Prior to the start of the South Coast railway, in 1895, the region was the domain of a few Zulu clans that chose to distance themselves from their more northerly Zululand brethren and a few dozen intrepid hunters, adventurers and farmers who were prepared to tackle the criss-crossing of the one hundred rivers and streams that cut through this region to the sea.

The enormity of the transportation logistics for ox-drawn wagons to ford so many rivers and ravines made any serious development south of Durban a highly unattractive proposition. Hence, prior to 1895, the focus was on circumventing the overland transport nightmare via establishing shallow-draft harbours in some of the South Coast’s river mouths.

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Where to stay:

Bed & Breakfast Self Catering Caravan Park accommodation Hibberdene, South Coast KZN South Africa.

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