Zinkwazi, which takes its name from the Zulu word for white-headed fish eagle, is a small village with an unexploited 7 kilometre lagoon that lies amongst lush sub-tropical vegetation that is typical of the north coast of KwaZulu Natal.

Zinkwazi Beach is a wonderful stretch of beach located in the unspoiled holiday haven of Zinkwazi, along the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The golden sands are lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, providing the perfect conditions for swimming, fishing, boating, scuba diving, and many other water-based activities. The nearby lagoon offers calm conditions for water sports.

The lagoon of Zinkwazi opens on to a safe, protected beach that is just one of several beaches along this coast that form part of a nature conservancy, including lush indigenous forests, tropical palms and endless beaches both north and south of this pretty little village.

Zinkwazi provides ferry rides along the lagoon, used for upriver bird spotting, wine tasting or simply to experience the relaxation of being on water.