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Margate / Ramsgate
KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

Attractions and Travel Information

Beach resorts south of Port Shepstone

Shelly Beach: About 12 km north of Margate. Beautiful wide beach, with unusually big shells. Biggest shopping centre on the South Coast.

Uvongo: Very beautiful beach with Blue Flag status. Tidal pool. Lagoon. Uvongo River Nature Reserve at the river of the same name with subtropical coastal forest. Beautiful circular hiking route.

Margate: Beautiful wide and long beach with a lot of bustle. Lots of entertainment for young people/big children. Good shopping.

Fish & ChipsRamsgate: To the south, Margate goes over into Ramsgate. A radical change in atmosphere, though. Tranquil, well cared-for beach resort. One of the best beaches for swimming, with Blue Flag status. Lagoon with "Tanglewood" forest and Waffle House.
Restaurant Tips: La Petite Normandie on Marine Drive, authentic French cuisine, not cheap. Sea Pearl, a truely excellent Fish & Chips outlet on Marine Drive with deliciously prepared fresh fish at good prices. Take-aways and sit-down.

Southbroom: Beautiful, protected and wide beaches. Tidal pool. Beach between lagoon and sea. Upmarket residential area.

Munster and Glenmore Beach: Beautiful, quiet beaches for walking and swimming. Glenmore Beach is the best spot to experience the spectacular Sardine Run some time between May and July every year.
Accommodation: Margate, Ramsgate + Surrounds

Beachcomber Bay Guesth.
Spacious en-suite rooms with magnificent seaviews, TV, fans, safe; pool, sauna, jacuzzi. Tel ++27-(0)39 3174473. eMail

Wailana Beach Lodge
Stunning ocean views; 5 en-suite designer rooms; DSTV; pool, bar, subtropical gardens. Tel ++27 (0)39 314 4606. eMail

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