Named after the town of Kelso on the Tweed River in Scotland by Byrne settler, Henry Cooke, the town was once an important link in the transportation of sugar by boat down the Umzinto River to larger vessels out at sea. This quiet holiday resort now gives itself over to providing total relaxation. Visitors can spend hours exploring its kilometres of golden beach interspersed with rocky outcrops, marvelling at the prolific sea and shell life.
Other activities for holiday-makers include fishing off the rocks and an uncrowded point and beach break to delight any surfers’ heart. Surfers can also visit the remote and legendary Mfazazana Point a little further south of Kelso. Access is from the old South Coast road which winds through the hills and valleys a few kilometres inland of the N2.