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Hibiscus Coast, Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

How much does it cost to travel to Hibiscus Coast?

You should plan to spend around $56 (R1,064) per day on your vacation in Hibiscus Coast. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (R348) on meals
  • $14 (R270) on local transportation
  • $59 (R1,117) on hotels

A one week trip to Hibiscus Coast for two people costs, on average, $785 (R14,898). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hibiscus Coast cost?

A one week trip to Hibiscus Coast usually costs around $392 (R7,449) for one person and $785 (R14,898) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hibiscus Coast on average costs around $785 (R14,898) for one person and $1,570 (R29,796) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hibiscus Coast will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hibiscus Coast on average costs around $1,682 (R31,924) for one person and $3,364 (R63,848) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hibiscus Coast has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hibiscus Coast expensive to visit?

Hibiscus Coast is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in South Africa, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Africa, Hibiscus Coast is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Fez or Chefchaouen.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hibiscus Coast Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hibiscus Coast?

The average Hibiscus Coast trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hibiscus Coast travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) R1,117 ($59)
Local Transportation 1 R270 ($14)
Food 2 R348 ($18)
Entertainment 1 R91 ($5)
Alcohol 2 R50 - 150 ($3 - 8)
Accommodation Budget in Hibiscus Coast
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hibiscus Coast is $29 (R559). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hibiscus Coast is $59 (R1,117). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hibiscus Coast

Looking for a hotel in Hibiscus Coast? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hibiscus Coast based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $75. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hibiscus Coast
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hibiscus Coast is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (R270) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hibiscus Coast.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Hibiscus Coast
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Rental Cars in Hibiscus Coast
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Food Budget in Hibiscus Coast
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  • While meal prices in Hibiscus Coast can vary, the average cost of food in Hibiscus Coast is $18 (R348) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hibiscus Coast should cost around $7.33 (R139) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hibiscus Coast is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Hibiscus Coast
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  • Entertainment and activities in Hibiscus Coast typically cost an average of $4.78 (R91) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Hibiscus Coast
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  • The average person spends about $5.27 (R100) on alcoholic beverages in Hibiscus Coast per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Hibiscus Coast On a Budget
The Hibiscus Coast, or KwaZulu-Natal, is located on the southeast coast of South Africa, just south of Durban. The area is rich in beautiful beaches and lush nature reserves which offer fantastic opportunities for hiking, swimming, and other outdoor adventures. The Hibiscus Coast experiences their summer from December-February, with temperatures in the 70's Fahrenheit, making these the best months to visit.
Some of the best sights on The Hibiscus Coast are found at the Oribi Nature Reserve, a thick woodland area with the Mzimkhulwana River flowing through it. Here, you'll get incredible views from the sandstone cliffs that overlook the forests and river below and the chance to see wildlife such as the Samango monkey. Oribi Nature Reserve is also a leopard sanctuary, and is home to a few very impressive waterfalls, including the Samango Falls, Hoopoe Falls, and Lehr's Falls.

Be sure to check out the Red Desert, located right outside of Port Edward, it is considered to be the smallest desert in the world. The area is famous for it's bright red sand and lush vegetation. After a walk through the desert, head over to the cliffs on the Umtamvuna Gorge to get an aerial view of the red desert. If you're looking to see wildlife, head to Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve, where you have a great chance to see zebra, wildebeest, impala, and over 300 different bird species.
Cities and Regions
The Hibiscus Coast has many different cities throughout the area, some are more industrial while others are dedicated tourist resorts. These are the key cities in the area:

Port Edward: A small tourist resort area that is home to the large Silver Beach and tropical forests. This is a great place for swimming, surfing, and visiting the Umtamvuna Nature Reserve.

Margate: A popular tourist resort destination due to its incredible beach.

Uvongo: One of the more visually stunning resorts as it is built on cliffs that overlook the sea, it is another great beach destination.

Shelly Beach: A large beach town with the majority of shops and restaurants in the area. The beach is very popular here and is often used as the base beach for diving excursions.

The Hibiscus Coast offers countless things to do, whether on land or in the sea. The Oribi Nature Reserve offers a number of well marked hiking trails that lead to some of the best viewpoints in the area such as Horseshoe Rock and Overhanging Rock. The Oribi Gorge within the nature reserve is a great place for adventure spots like swinging from the world's largest bungee swing or rappelling down the world's highest natural rappel. For something more off the beaten path, check out Umtamvuna Nature Reserve, which offers some of the best hiking opportunities. The nature reserve is covered in thick rainforests with huge rocks and beautiful flowers covering the rainforest floor. For something a little more relaxed, head to the one of the dozens of beaches on the coast. Shelly Beach and Silver Beach are some of the most popular, offering plenty of swimming areas and beach activities. If you've ever wanted to learn how to surf, the Hibiscus coast is the place to be! You can find surf schools on many of the large beaches who offer lessons for all ages.
Food and Dining
The number one food in the area is seafood, which is incorporated into nearly every dish. One of the best places to try the local seafood is at The Lagoon Grill in San Lameer where you can dine outside while enjoying a delicious meal. Another popular dish in the area is waffles, served both savory and sweet. Ramsgate's Waffle House is one of the most popular places to try this local favorite. You'll find that being such a huge tourist destination, most restaurants serve international fare, with Italian being the most common option.

If flying, you'll want to fly into the King Shaka International Airport, located north of Durban. From the airport, you can take the Margate Coach to many of the cities on the Hibiscus Coast. You can also rent a car from the airport or Durban to take to the Coast, which will also help you when touring the area. When getting around, utilize the hotel's car and bus services if they are offered. Public transport here is very unsafe and not recommended. If you are driving yourself around, do not leave valuables in the car and be sure to keep it locked at all times.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.