History of Hibberdene

Tucked away on the south coast of Natal about one hundred kilometers to the south of Durban and 25 kms north of Port Shepstone is the small village of Hibberdene. The village has five swimming beaches and there is some good scuba diving on the reef, which starts near to the railway bridge and continues for 4 kms to the old airport.

Other attractions in the village include bowling greens and tennis and squash courts. Hibberdene is famous for the sardine run, which starts in late June or July. Its beaches are reputed to be good for shad fishing. An annual beerfest takes place here in October at the Leisure Resort and a summer festival in December on the main beach. There is a caravan park in the village and ample accommodation.

Hibberdene sprung up in 1901 when the newly opened south coast railway reached the village. Hibberdene was only named ten years later after one C. Maxwell-Hibberd, a one time postmaster-general of Natal, who was a settler in this area.

Last Updated (Friday, 11 April 2008 13:17)

 
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