St Michaels On Sea on the South Coast boasts a large amount of self catering holiday accommodation. St Michaels On Sea is a lovely a small village centred around a fantastic little beach, a lagoon and a small navigable river. Very popular beach among families with kids. It has lifeguards as well as shark nets. There is a fresh water pool and a tidal pool. Junior lifesavers (nippers) get put through their training on this beach. The surfing is superb.
Next to the beach is a grassy park with a restaurant overlooking the park and the beach. Sunbathers can either lie on the grass or the beach. The local craft market, next to the beach, besides curios also offers cheap avos, pineapples, etc in season.
The lagoon offers paddle boats and canoe hire and also has a water slide in season. Orange Rocks, which is the stretch of rocks between St Michaels and Uvongo beach is very popular among the fishermen. The rocks get their name from their orange colour which is due to a growth that grows on them.
A weekly attraction at St Michaels is the Uvongo Park Run. This 5 km fun run starts at St Michaels beach every Saturday at 8 am. It then follows the paths and trails along the rocks to Uvongo Beach and back. The weather on the South Coast is superb, even in winter. The sea temperature, which is influenced by the warm Mozambique current, seldom drops below 19 degrees.
St Michaels on Sea has a great selection of self catering Holiday accommodation apartments but the overlapping village of Uvongo has a huge selection. Shelly Beach is nearby where the local ski boat launch site in the area is. This is where shark cage diving, scuba diving, fishing charters and fun boat rides are offered. Protea Banks, a world renowned dive site is only a few nautical miles from Shelly Beach.
Within 50 km of St Michaels is Oribi Gorge which offers the longest zip-line in Africa, mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, and a nature reserve. Furthermore the Wild Coast Sun is also less than 50 km away and offers golf, jet skiing, boat cruises, a water park for the kids as well as a casino for the adults – all available to day visitors. View our Things To Do page for a list of activities for your whole family to do on holiday. Explore & Visit the South Coast, there is plenty more to do on the South Coast.