Just before you reach Port Edward on the south coast
of KZN lies the quaint little village of Munster, midway
between Southbroom and the Wild Coast.
There are long stretches of unspoilt beach, lush vegetation,
wild sea crashing on to boulders and giant rocky outcrops.
It is unsurprising that there are some wonderful rock-climbing
opportunities and that Munster / Glenmore Beach is one of
the most incredible secrets in the country.
Munster / Glenmore beach is shark protected and an excellent
surfing spot, providing for hours of swimming and shell
The mouth of the Itongasi River has made it is a perfect
place for launching boats, and Glenmore beach is often the
site of beauty and fishing competitions. The annual Sardine
Run, which beached in Glenmore Bay in 2000 and 2001, attracts
such large schools of dolphin that need to be seen to be
Besides the beach, the Umtamvuma Nature Reserve, just inland
from Port Edward, is a breeding ground for a colony of Cape
vultures, which build their nests in the cliffs that border
the river. The reserve is also home to baboons, several
buck, monkeys, the black backed jackal and a rich canopied
forest, thick with ferns, lichen and indigenous plants that
provides hours of birding opportunities.