A little off the beaten track, Tweni Beach lies just 2km from the popular holiday hub of Port Shepstone. A safe beach with lifeguards on duty every day, Tweni beach features a unique little pool dubbed a “granny pool” by locals. It is apparently safe for little kids and “grannies” to swim in, hence the name.
Umtentweni is a small coastal resort town between the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers) and the Mtentweni River (named after a species of grass the grows on its banks).
It is situated in the Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality in Ugu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a relatively clean and quiet residential resort; it has become an attractive destination for people aiming to get away from city life.
Most of the town is filled with complexes, flats, bed and breakfasts and suburban-style houses. Ten years ago the whole of Umtentweni consisted of a lot of greenery and wildlife.
All this has changed due to the growing popularity of this small resort and the constant clearing for new housing. The major town of Port Shepstone is on the opposite bank of the Mzimkulu River.
The beach itself is clean, ample parking, a tidal pool for the kids and miles of unspoilt coastline to walk. The entrance has a well stocked tea room and braai area as well as clean public toilets and a jungle gym.
Its well worth the visit.