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Aurora is situated in Melville/Banana Beach on the lower south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a year-round holiday destination, suitable for those seeking a quiet place to relax and unwind. This little known area is free from traffic congestion and bustling crowds, about an hour's drive from Durban, 12km before Port Shepstone and 20km from Shelly Beach.

The beach is a 2-minute walk from Aurora and perfect for long lazy days in the sun, swimming, snorkelling, surfing, or walking for miles, while the rhythm of the Indian Ocean soothes your troubles away. Take time out to watch the dolphins and whales at play, collect shells or explore the diverse treasures of the rock pools.

Aurora is a private property, set in lush subtropical vegetation framed by the majestic Makushla and many other indigenous trees, which are also home to a myriad of bird species, e.g. crowned hornbill, kingfishers, woodpeckers and the occasional fish eagle. We are serenaded by the birdlife all day and as darkness falls, this gives way to the nocturnes of the bull frogs and tree frogs - this is Africa after all!


Aurora offers gentle massage and energy healing techniques in a picturesque studio setting, with only the sounds of the birds and the ocean to lull you into relaxation.

Aurora is perfectly situated for the annual winter Sardine Run, boasting many excellent fishing spots. We are also well positioned for various dive sites, e.g. Aliwal Shoal, to which transport can be arranged if necessary.

The south coast has several excellent golf courses and the closest to Aurora is Port Shepstone.

The region also boasts numerous nature reserves, hikes and trails.

Aurora offers a choice of two full self catering units. Both options are clean, comfortable and fully equipped.

There is ample secure parking.

The property is almost on the beach, with only a rail line and the narrow Admiralty Reserve to cross to access the pristine sands of Melville Beach. As passenger rail services have long been discontinued, trains rarely interrupt the silence, with only a couple of goods trains passing daily.

Guests may be lucky enough to spot the endangered blue duiker, which make this reserve their home.

Visit Oribi Gorge for its stunning scenery, vulture feeding site, picnic spots, suspension bridge, bungee jumping and other activities.

Take a day trip to uShaka Marine World in Durban, go shopping at the new Galleria mall in Amanzimtoti. or at your choice of one of the two malls in Shelly Beach.

Many other tourist activities and places of interest are all within easy driving distance.

The closest cinemas are in Shelly Beach and Amanzimtoti.

Numerous activities are also advertised in the local newspapers, which are available weekly.

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