My husband wants to make a stop in Pietermaritzburg, so I figured a couple of days beforehand somewhere along the KwaZulu-Natal coast would satisfy my beach needs.
Here's my confusion: All the tourist material advertises KwaZulu-Natal as being on the year-round warm Indian Ocean; but then there are very few hotels or resorts on the ocean, and I've read in the reviews of a resort at Richards Bay that you can't actually swim there?
Is there somewhere on the beach that doesn't cost several thousand R per night? Is that the price I need to pay to be on the beach in a region in which I won't get mugged? (I've heard several nasty reviews about the areas on the South Coast.) If I pay these prices, am I going to be restricted to looking at the ocean from a few meters away?