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Characters Garden Park – KwaZulu-Natal, South Coast


The wonderful Characters Garden Park is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Pennington in KwaZulu-Natal (70km from Durban), where indigenous coastal forest and unspoiled sandy beaches meet to offer you the holiday of a lifetime.

The tranquil setting allows the soul to rejuvenate and relax completely. Pennington Beach is only a few steps away, offering up a beautiful sandy beach, a tidal pool, crystal clear rock pools, and some of the best fishing spots in the area.

If you are not in the mood for the beach, the resort has a swimming pool where you can cool off on those hot days.

The terraced camping sites are situated under ancient indigenous trees to offer a sense of privacy. The trees keep campers cool in the summer heat and provide shelter from the prevailing north-easterly breeze. They are also home to over 120 bird species that frequent the area throughout the year.

The tranquil setting will have you feeling miles away from civilization, but shops and restaurants are all within a short walk.

Characters Garden Park has a total of 72 camping/caravanning sites, all with their own electrical boxes (220V).

For comfort and convenience, there are three modern ablution blocks, each with a scullery for washing dishes. The middle ablution block also has washing machines and tumble dryers – fabulous if you are staying for an extended holiday.

The resort has excellent security: it’s fully fenced and patrolled.

Good news for campers who love to travel with their furry friends: Characters Garden Park is pet-friendly!

Characters Garden Park has an entertainment area – next to the children’s play area – with pool tables and dartboards, where new friends are made and respect earned! This is where most of the resort’s functions take place, such as bring-and-braai evenings, Christmas parties, and where people come and meet their fellow campers.

If you are in the mood to get out and about, Umdoni Park is only two kilometres away. Here you’ll find an 18-hole golf course with spectacular sea views, as well as outdoor activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and birding.

Runners are in for a treat, with the popular park run taking place in the forest around the Umdoni Park Golf Course every Saturday morning.

For cyclists there are some mountain bike trails in the area, offering wonderful coastal scenery and new challenges.

For more information on rates and availability at this tranquil resort, simply fill in the enquiry form below and someone from Characters Garden Park will get in touch with you.


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