Hibberdene, the gateway to the Hibiscus Coast of Kwazulu Natal
is a cozy little seaside town situated 97 km south of Durban and
within an hour's drive to the Wild Coast Casino. It lies halfway
between Scottburgh and Port Shepstone.
Hibberdene has five popular beaches, of which four are netted for
safe bathing. All beaches are manned by lifeguards during season.
One of the fastest growing sports is also catered for in Hibberdene
by the local dive shop which offers dive charters to a number of
reefs off Hibber- dene. One can also hire equipment as well as having
cylinders filled for a nominal fee. Open water diving courses are
also available. The reefs off Hibberdene are unspoiled and one often
sees the rare species like the long nose Hawkfish, soft coral sponge
and fern coral to name a few. Endemics to the reef are the scare
black coral fans.
The main features are a seven metre high wall covered with fans
and sponges. Other facilities include a Ski boat launch, Bowls at
the Hibberdene Bowling Club, Golf at two excellent golf courses,
Selborne Country Club and Port Shepstone Country Club and Tennis
& Squash at the Hibberdene Tennis Club.