Great Drives Out #2

Do you Love Adventure?

The kind that few traditional tourists experience. That has an irresistible pull into the less explored and untainted. Where you meet real people with generous smiles, eager to share their homes, lives and culture with you…

Umzumbe >> Kwadweshula >> Batstones

Total Distance: 82km

This Great Drive sstarts at Umzumbe taking you along the Umzumbe Valley to the turning point at a “cool” local business before returning past incredible Mission buildings via the iconic Batstones Drift to the finish in Port Shepstone. 


Start your trip at 0km. At each km reading you will notice a point of interest…

0 Km – 1

Just past the Outlook Farm, at the robots continue on the Bushy Valley Road, driving torwards KwaXolo caves

2.7 km > Pass Banana plantations

0km – 1

Umzumbe Station off R102 (Starting point)

0.27km > Keep right on the hill

4km > Next T Junction turn right

6.5km > Keep left D1150

13.6km – 2

Musa Mseleku – Accommodation keep right at the Y junction

15.9 – 3

Umzumbe Bridge – KwaMagubane

19.6 km > Umzumbe Lower Primary School & Morrison Mission

19.8 km – 4

Morrison Store – 300 metres after Morrison store keep left

22.2km > Keep Left

29.9 km > Baphumile Clinic

32 km > Umzumbe bridge – Baphumile Ward 13

40.6 km > Turn right – tar road KwaDweshula

43.6 km – 5

KwaDweshula Chillers – Pool Table

49.8 km > View Spot

53 km – 6


54.7 > Mehlomnyama Police Station on your left

55.7 – 7

Mehlomnyama Store Supermaket on your left for some refreshments

59.4 km 8

Turn Left to Assisi Mission – Left then continue right back to the tar road

68.4 km – 9

Left turn to Maristella Mission and then return to tar road

77.3 km > Turn Right before toll road down to Bastone’s Drift (LOW LEVEL BRIDGE)

78.9 km – 10

Cross the Umzimkulu River and then turn left

80.8 km > Pass Spillers Wharf on your left

82 km > Turn Left into Aiken Street in Port Shepstone

Finish > End drive at the robots opposite Oribi Plaza