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South Coast Camping KZN

"One of the South Coast's loveliest campsites" – Getaway Magazine

About Us

South Coast Camping and Caravan Park

Situated in the picturesque seaside village of Pennington in KwaZulu-Natal, Characters Garden Park offers caravanners and campers a completely unique experience for their next holiday, where indigenous coastal forest and unspoiled sandy beaches meet.

The tranquil setting has you feeling miles away from civilisation, but shops and restaurants are all within a short walk. While Pennington Beach is only a few steps away, offering up a sandy beach, tidal pool, crystal clear rock pools and some of the best fishing spots in the area.

We are frequently commended on our spotless ablutions and our terraced sites give campers a sense of privacy. Braai while watching the sun set over the ocean while the indigenous trees shelter you from any wind.

Umdoni Park, which features 18 holes of golf at one of South Africa's most underrated courses with spectacular sea views is only two kilometres away. There is a number of outdoor activities on offer at Umdoni Park, including horse riding, mountain biking, trail running, hiking and birding. Over 100 bird species have been spotted at Characters – see if you can add to our list!

Visit us to see why we're everyone's new favourite South Coast camping and caravan park KZN.


pool caravan park

Swimming pool

Dog friendly

Pet friendly

wifi Characters Garden Park


child play area Characters Garden Park

Child's play area

Laundry Characters Garden Park


electricity Characters Garden Park

220V electricity

security Characters Garden Park

Security fenced and patrolled

braai Characters Garden Park

Braai facilities


"We had the most wonderful getaway at this gem of a place. The camp site is shaded and spacious, clean bathrooms and easy access to the most beautiful beach. I loved the foresty tropical feel to Characters, the lovely pool and kids area added to the wonderful experience. Thanks to Jean for the warm welcome, we will be back soon." – Niru

"This place is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the country. The beach across the road is so private and absolutely breathtaking. Most of all the owners are lovely and friendly, ablutions are sparkling clean. They are dog lovers and dog-friendly which is a huge plus if you have your furry child travelling with you. Thank you for a beautiful and memorable stay, we'll most certainly be back soon." – Muriel

"Without a doubt, KZN's new best caravan park! Steps away from a beautiful beach, spotlessly clean, a warm welcome from passionate owners, beautifully grassed stands with lovely shade, lots for the kids, fur baby friendly – what's not to love? Just awesome" – Carolyn

Get back to nature

The ancient indigenous trees that abound in the park will not only keep you cool in the summer heat and sheltered from the prevailing north-easterly breeze, but also provide a home to the real characters of the park – over 120 bird species that frequent throughout the year.

South Coast Camping and Caravan Park

Park rates

Reservation queries

Driving on the R102 coming from Park Rynie, take the second entrance into Pennington, where you see the OK Foods sign. Pennington Drive merges at the bottom of the hill into Impathle Drive as you veer left. Follow the road until you see the Characters sign – we are number 35.

South Coast camping and caravan park kzn

  • +27 73 297 5876


  • 35 Impathle Dr, Pennington, SA