2022-06 Banana Beach Club

Overview, trip report, images, and reviews from our visit to Banana Beach Club.


Set on quiet grounds on the lower KZN South Coast, this resort is ideally positioned to explore the many wonders of the South Coast. Wander back from the unspoiled beach to stay in comfort in a studio, 1, 2, or 3 bedroom self-catering unit, sheltered under cool trees, with the scent of fresh sea air. Some of the units consist of round walls and thatched roofs, giving you a quaint holiday feel.

Banana Beach Club Report
KZN South Coast

A trip down memory lane. Our most recent timeshare exchange took us to the KZN South Coast to revisit the resorts we visited as young adults and as kids with our parents.

Accompanied by our son and his family, we set out early on a crisp winter’s morning – destination Banana Beach Club resort in Melville, KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Traffic was relatively light, and we made good time, even with the suggested stops every two hours, to have a leg stretch and a bite to eat.

Upon arrival, check-in went very smoothly, and we were pleasantly surprised with our unit, which would act as a home base for our exploration. Very light and spacious, with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.

We spent the following day stocking up with supplies and additional preparation for the rest of our stay.

Our first excursion took us to Amanzimtoti, where I believe we spent most of our holidays as a kid. Unfortunately, I could not recall much, but a good experience nonetheless. We had to cancel our planned visit to Winkelspruit due to delays introduced by roadworks to repair damage caused by the recent flooding experienced in the province.

Next on our itinerary were Mtwalume and Hibberdene, where we spent our teenage holidays. While I don’t recall any definite memories, I feel a strong connection with Mtwalume and would like to return one day.

We then had a “rest” day and spent the day at our base, allowing me the time to visit the beach at our resort and capture some photographs.

Our last trip took us to Uvongo and Margate, where we took our young kids for holidays as young adults. It was good to see that nothing much has changed since our last visit.

I was happy to revisit all the places that made a big impression on me as a kid, and we are looking forward to spending holidays there with our kids, but as grandparents now.