Kelso is a small village situated on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast just a few kilometers to the south of Scottburgh. The village was once an important part in the distribution of the sugar crop from inland to ships at sea. The village is a quiet resort with fine beaches split up with attractive rocks. Visitors can enjoy horse rides along the beach and there is some fine fishing from the rocks. The resort has ample holiday accommodation.
Just a few kilometers to the north of Kelso and just off the road to Ixopo lies the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve. This 2200 hectare nature reserve comprises upland grassland and three densely wooded valleys. The reserve carries several species of buck and antelope as well as porcupine and zebra. Here you will find four species of mongoose and the black backed jackal. The reserve is a blaze of colour in Spring, the wildflowers rivaling those of Namaqualand.