River Valley Resort

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River Valley Resort and Caravan Park is a beautiful and sunny holiday destination, set in the very beautiful valley of the Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) South Coast in South Africa, only 68km from Durban, 12km from Scottburgh and 3 km from Pennington central.

River Valley Resort offers you five comfortable two bedroom fully furnished self catering chalets and 22 grassed shady caravan camp sites. Caravan parks situated on the south coast are a popular destination for many holiday makers in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) South Africa. Our camp sites provide 16 amp electrical points and 14 water points within close proximity to all the remaining holiday sites.

An electric fence and an automatic gate secures our resort, making River Valley Resort a safer place for couples and families to enjoy holiday accommodation on the south coast of Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa.

A five minute walk along a rustic but maintained south coast beach pathway leads you to an excellent fishing location where low tide rock pools, a lagoon river mouth and a glorious golden holiday beach awaits you. Panoramic walks set the scene for swimming, surfing, beach and rock fishing, snorkeling and much more.

Very much a family orientated Resort, there is a swimming pool, a games room and a childrens' playground. whilst the children are having fun swimming or playing in the playground, mom and dad can relax allowing mom and dad to relax in their favorite recliner, put up their feet with a glass of their preferred liquid refreshment, doze, read, bird-watch and take it easy. There are three lovely golf courses available, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, shark cage diving and many more attractions to choose from.

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Campsite Rates From

Rates From
R155 out of season
Campsite Rates per


Type of Accommodation
Campsite & Self Catering
Pets With Arrangements
Persons Per Stand
Number of Camp Sites
Ground cover
Tar road
Cellphone Reception

Facilities and Activities

More Activities
  • Table tennis
  • Pool tables
Communal ablution facilities, Washing facilities, Power point
More Facilities
  • 16 amp electrical caravan camping site points
  • Separate scullery and laundry room

Your Questions & Answer

What is your pet policy?

No dogs allowed in peak season (Easter & Christmas).
Small dogs allowed out of season. Charge per dog per day.

What does the Campsite offer?

There are 22 grassed shady Camping sites at our river valley holiday resort in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) . The South Coast location near the beach makes our camping site a lushes and tranquille holiday location. All camping sites have 16 amp electrical points and there are 10 water points within close proximity to all of the camping sites.

A maximum of six people and two tents are allowed per camping site. Gazebos are considered to be tents. Strictly only (1) one car and trailer per camping site is allowed. A fee per extra car per day will be charged.

Do you allow day visitors?

If you have any day visitors it is your responsibility to bring your guests' details to the office and pay the daily visitor fee per person and per car.

What are your rules regarding groundsheets?

No plastic ground sheets allowed.
Strictly only porous/open weave ground sheets may be used on the grassed sites

Which beaches are located nearby?

Kelso Beach is a few minutes' walk from our coastal holiday resort.
Pennington Main Beach is five minutes' drive away from River Valley Holiday Resort.
Nkomba Beach, with Pennington Skiboat Club, is two minutes' drive away River Valley Holiday Resort.
Scottburgh Beach is about ten minutes' drive away from our coastal holiday resort.

Experience the extraordinary and exhilarating Sardine Run. Enjoy the thrill of Shark Cage diving. Visit Crocworld, to experience reptiles upclose. Drive through the beautiful Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve. Scuba diving charters to the majestic Aliwal Shoal, and deep sea fishing charters can be arranged.Ask at reception for details.

Which other attractions are nearby ro River Valley Resort?

Durban attractions and amenities (45 minutes by car) are as follows:
The Umgeni River Bird Park
uShaka Seaworld
The Durban Botanic Gardens
The Golden Mile beach front
There are numerous flea markets and craft markets in the area. Contact our reception for more information.

What is your policy regarding music?

All noise must cease by latest 22H00. Music played from cars is strictly forbidden. In all other cases, radios and T.V’s must be kept at reasonable levels at all times.

May I bring my kid's bycicle when camping?

Bicycles or scooters are ONLY allowed on the roads, NOT within the sites, pathways, chalets or ablution area. All cycling must cease by no later than 18h00.

Directions to River Valley Resort?

Approaching Durban from Johannesburg, along the N3, shortly after passing the Pavilion shopping centre on the right, enter the left lane and follow the South Coast sign. This will take you onto the N2 Highway that runs parallel to the South Coast beach going south.

Go past the old Airport on your left hand side, pass Amanzimtoti and carry on south. You will go past a Shell Ultra City. 20 km after the Shell Ultra City, you will come to the Umzinto North/Park Rynie/Pennington offramp.(This is the fourth offramp after the Ultra City).

Turn left at this offramp, and continue until you reach the traffic lights. Turn right onto the R102, and continue for 7 km until you cross the Umzinto River bridge and reach Dolphin Drive on your left hand side.

Turn left at Dolphin Drive, and immediately left again. Continue straight along Dolphin Drive. (Do not turn off this road). You will go over a small hill and down into a valley. You will see the River Valley Resort sign board in front of you. Keep left of the sign, go down the driveway and press the “Reception” bell on the right hand side for assistance.

Drive carefully, and we will see you when you arrive! Just remember, “Your South Coast holiday starts when you leave home.

Do you offer pensioner's discount?

Yes, we do! Please enquire about are pensioner's discount when making your booking please.

Do you offer long term camping ar River Valley Resort?

LONG TERM CAMP SITE RATE are for 2 people only, maximum 6 months,
excluding December and excluding electricity.

Do you offer self catering units?

Five fully furnished self catering Chalets. including hospitality DSTV and private braais.

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Each holiday chalet has a kitchenette, which includes cutlery, crockery, stove, microwave oven and fridge.
The chalet lounge is comfortably furnished, with a colour TV with OpenView.
Chalet's have a private patio and braai area.
A refundable key / remote / breakage deposit of R 500.00 is required when booking to stay in a chalet.
Strictly no pets are allowed in the chalets.
Please note: No towels or dishcloths are provided.
The Booking Deposit is 50% of the total bill. This deposit is non-refundable unless the chalet accommodation is re-let. A handling charge will be deducted. Holiday chalets will be re-allocated if residents do not arrive within 24 hours, and their deposit will be forfeited.
If you have day visitors while on holiday, it is the responsibility of the holiday resident to bring his guests' details to the reception office and pay the day visitor fee which can be found on the rate card. Only (1) vehicle per chalet unless previously arranged with management at the holiday resort. A fee per extra vehicle (car) per day will be charged.

Town, Road or River close to Campsite

Town nearby
Pennington 3km, Scottburgh 12km, Durban 68km
Road nearby


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  • Studdy Bear

    2 Bearz 🐻🐻 and a Storm 🌀, our 97 Sprite Storm, had the opportunity to camp at River Valley Resort. We camped on the weekend of 12 to 14 January 2024.
    Although we were the only campers on the Friday we were joined by other campers on the Saturday. They will be staying there for the next 3 months before going further on their long term camping adventure.
    We were very thankful for the pool over the weekend what with the 30°C temperatures, 90% humidity and no breeze. One needs to go and eat at Uncle Bob’s Pub and Dinner in the resort situated at reception. They serve a mean hamburger. It is close to the pool but not visible from the pool. Go in your costume and take a dip in the pool between ordering you food and getting it, while enjoying a beer in the heat.
    We believe there is a five minute walk along a rustic but maintained south coast beach pathway which leads down to the beach and river.
    The camp sites are nestled in between trees and well protected from coastal winds. There are 22 sites available. The vast majority of sites have a cement surround filled with small crusher run (Small stones) and there are also grassed sites if you are camping with a tent. One might want a second ground sheet if camping on the stones as this can get to your feet after a while. At first we were not so happy about the stones but we could see after a night rain that it was a life saver. KZN is having heavier rains than normal in January this year and our site remained nice a dry while the grass section around got really really soggy. I’d camp on the stones again over the grass.
    The resort also has residents that live in the houses that surround the campsite. The campsite is in the middle and the houses encircle the camp ground.
    Each site has a standard blue pug connector for electricity. Not sure if reception has an adaptor if you do not have such a plug. Please enquire beforehand. Electricity is charged extra above the camp fees. Over the whole weekend it only cost us R10 which was deducted from our Gate Remote deposit upon leaving. Opening and closing readings are taken and deducted accordingly. Our rate was R3.40/kWh.
    Every site shares a water tap with another.
    Ablutions are kept neat and clean and even have music playing in them. You can sing along to EC Radio while taking a shower. Plenty of hot water. Toilet paper is supplied but just in case you get extra rolls when you book in at reception.
    There is an electric fence around the resort and you are given a remote to open and close the gate.
    There is also a swimming pool, a games room and a children’s’ playground.

  • Debbie

    Quiet and cozy. Very nice stay. It is about a 5/8 minute drive from the main beach. Neat clean pool and play areas for children.

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