Beaver Creek Coffee 19 May 2021

by | May 7, 2021 | Activities, Featured | 0 comments

When you’re staying on the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal or, even if you’re just passing by, STOP at Beaver Creek Coffee Estate! Heck, take the drive down and make a day of it if you’re a #Durbanite and definitely if you profess to be a true coffee enthusiast.

Coffee

Where

When it comes to activities in Durban that the entire family can enjoy, this is it. The world’s southernmost coffee growing plantation is about a 1hr and 50minute drive from Durban. We were staying in the area at The Estuary Hotel and Spa thus it was a quick drive in the landy for us but, if you’re making a day trip of it, it is a fairly easy drive taking the N2 South heading towards Port Edward.  At the Port Edward Traffic lights you turn right onto Izingolweni road and a short 4.5km down the road, you’ve arrived at Beaver Creek Coffee Estate on the left. Coffee, coffee, coffee….LIFE!

Landrover

What’s on the menu

Coffee! And….a lot more than just that. In our minds we had envisioned a small little shop selling coffee but what we found was a bustling coffee estate offering a coffee shop with a delicious menu, a store where you are able to purchase locally made products and, of course, Beaver Creek Coffee. There are even running, hiking and biking trails that cater for all fitness levels (we will definitely be taking our mountain bikes the next time we visit). A play area for children means you are able to sit, sip and enjoy your coffee without having to worry about entertaining the little ones. The Espresso bar is where you can get involved in a tasting experience and, there is even a coffee tour you can experience.

Running Trails

It is recommended that you book for the coffee tour as it does seem a popular experience in KZN. When there, we even had the pleasure of meeting an American couple who were exploring South Africa and made their way down the coast to learn more about the coffee making process and…this particular estate.

Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

It was decided by the entire ATB crew that this would be an ideal stop for lunch and soon our orders were placed with one of the efficient waitrons. We had ordered toasted sandwiches but had serious meal envy when we saw the burgers! The man ordered the Dom Pedro, I the Kahlua Milkshake and the little man settled on an Iced Tea.

Beaver Creek

While we waited for our orders, we perused the store and even purchased a small coffee tree plant. It is in all likelihood going to die as we can do travel…we don’t DO keeping plants alive!

Coffee Tree

While we waited for our orders, we perused the store and even purchased a small coffee tree plant. It is in all likelihood going to die as we can do travel…we don’t DO keeping plants alive!

Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

#AfricanTravelBird

RATING: 10 out of 10

We highly recommend a visit to the Beaver Creek Coffee Estate and make sure you’re hungry and… THIRSTY!

African Travel Bird

Let the road take me away

African Travel Bird

Estuary Hotel and Spa – KZN Family Accommodation

Estuary Hotel and Spa On the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal there are so many options for family friendly activities and accommodation venues that planning a trip can seem a daunting task and, at times, overwhelming. We’ve been venturing into this part of the world,...

Bellwood Cottages and Wedding Venue | Natal Midlands

Bellwood Cottages and Wedding Venue Bellwood Cottages and Wedding Venue cater for the entire family! As a Family Travel Blogger, this is a golden find for us. And, even though there are just the three of us, Man, Man Cub and myself, we all have very different...

Kings Grant Country Retreat – Accommodation and Wedding Venue in Ixopo

Formerly known as Stuartstown, the small town of Ixopo which derived its name from the Zulu word ‘exobo’ meaning ‘sounds made as cattle squelch through mud’ is a town rich in history, stories and wonder. This is the setting for our visit to Kings Grant Country Retreat...

The Umgeni Steam Train – Activity in the Valley of 1000 Hills

If you’re a regular reader of our posts, you’ll know that the Man and I both have day jobs (the Man is a commercial diver who can work odd hours – when ships come in…) and, with the bean in school during the week it means that we can’t always get away. Plans often...

The Smallest Desert in the World

South Africa never ceases to amaze, hosting beautiful scenery and wildlife; many different cultures and traditions and, wait for it… The Smallest Desert in the World. Yes, you read that correctly. The SMALLEST DESERT IN THE WORLD! There was no way we were going to...

Landrover Defender and to those who love them

Let’s drive right in African Travel Bird, we’re huge fans of the Landrover Defender. So much so that it has become a huge part of what we post online, who we follow on the social pages and generally what we’re talking about morning, noon and night. Our landy has yet...

Tillietudlem – Ogram’s Country House

Not too long ago we had the pleasure of staying at Hleka Manzi Lodge and vowed that we would visit Ogram’s Country House as well in search of suitable accommodation for our little niece (read blog on Hleka Manzi to get the scoop). Ogram’s Country House is situated on...

Bonamanzi Game Reserve – Birding, Bush Escape, Game Viewing in KwaZulu-Natal

Bonamanzi Game Reserve, which can best be described as a birders paradise, is set in the heart of the Zululand District just outside the small town of Hluhluwe. It is a private game reserve spanning just over 4000 hectares and sits within a 30 minute drive to Hluhluwe...

Lawmans Cantina – Mexican Fast Food creating a HOT taste sensation in Westville

Lawmans Cantina While the writing of this piece is going down, so is a pulled pork burrito and heck, I’m not going to profess to be some kind of foodie but dang, I do love food and with this hot new spot that’s popped up in Westville (home base)… there are real fears...

Mtentu Campsite – Wildcoast Accommodation

For those who have visited the Wildcoast, I may be preaching to the converted but, for those yet to explore this beautiful and mostly untouched stretch of coastline… you’re in for a life changing experience. Oh, it has its pros and cons (think potholes, cows...

Bellwood Cottages and Wedding Venue | Natal Midlands

Bellwood Cottages and Wedding Venue Bellwood Cottages and Wedding Venue cater for the entire family! As a Family Travel Blogger, this is a golden find for us. And, even though there are just the three of us, Man, Man Cub and myself, we all have very different...

Kings Grant Country Retreat – Accommodation and Wedding Venue in Ixopo

Formerly known as Stuartstown, the small town of Ixopo which derived its name from the Zulu word ‘exobo’ meaning ‘sounds made as cattle squelch through mud’ is a town rich in history, stories and wonder. This is the setting for our visit to Kings Grant Country Retreat...

The Umgeni Steam Train – Activity in the Valley of 1000 Hills

If you’re a regular reader of our posts, you’ll know that the Man and I both have day jobs (the Man is a commercial diver who can work odd hours – when ships come in…) and, with the bean in school during the week it means that we can’t always get away. Plans often...

The Smallest Desert in the World

South Africa never ceases to amaze, hosting beautiful scenery and wildlife; many different cultures and traditions and, wait for it… The Smallest Desert in the World. Yes, you read that correctly. The SMALLEST DESERT IN THE WORLD! There was no way we were going to...

Landrover Defender and to those who love them

Let’s drive right in African Travel Bird, we’re huge fans of the Landrover Defender. So much so that it has become a huge part of what we post online, who we follow on the social pages and generally what we’re talking about morning, noon and night. Our landy has yet...

Tillietudlem – Ogram’s Country House

Not too long ago we had the pleasure of staying at Hleka Manzi Lodge and vowed that we would visit Ogram’s Country House as well in search of suitable accommodation for our little niece (read blog on Hleka Manzi to get the scoop). Ogram’s Country House is situated on...

Bonamanzi Game Reserve – Birding, Bush Escape, Game Viewing in KwaZulu-Natal

Bonamanzi Game Reserve, which can best be described as a birders paradise, is set in the heart of the Zululand District just outside the small town of Hluhluwe. It is a private game reserve spanning just over 4000 hectares and sits within a 30 minute drive to Hluhluwe...

Lawmans Cantina – Mexican Fast Food creating a HOT taste sensation in Westville

Lawmans Cantina While the writing of this piece is going down, so is a pulled pork burrito and heck, I’m not going to profess to be some kind of foodie but dang, I do love food and with this hot new spot that’s popped up in Westville (home base)… there are real fears...

Mtentu Campsite – Wildcoast Accommodation

For those who have visited the Wildcoast, I may be preaching to the converted but, for those yet to explore this beautiful and mostly untouched stretch of coastline… you’re in for a life changing experience. Oh, it has its pros and cons (think potholes, cows...

Rain Farm Lodge | Within an arrow shot of Durban

Rain Farm Lodge True story… the man and I both have day jobs and the little man has things like school, birthday parties…a better social life than I do. This means that more often than not, we have to find activities and accommodation in and around Durban (home base)...

Categories