Margate, South Coast
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Margate is a surprisingly exciting town situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. It is the ideal base to explore the surplus of holiday opportunities offered by this sunny stretch of coastline.
Margate is the heart of the Hibiscus Coast and is a popular seaside resort offering some of the best diving on the South African coast. Margate’s beauty is obvious from the moment you enter into its sub-tropical paradise of golden beaches, coastal forests and endless, sunny days. The resort town of Margate acts as the economic centre for a strip of coastline almost completely made up of accommodation, holiday homes and tourist-related establishments.
Margate boasts some of the most beautiful and immaculate beaches including a blue flag beach. The warm Indian Ocean flows across this wonderful coastline providing it with an abundance of beautiful tropical fish and coral reefs. Vast shoals of game fish and large groups of sharks congregating around diving sites such as Protea Banks, makes scuba diving, snorkelling and diving a must in Margate.
Other fantastic diving sites include Adda Reef, Deep Salmon, Bo Boyi Reefa and Potato Reef. Besides the spectacular species of game fish and corals, one can also discover and explore the deep caves in these waters which become another water world all on its own. Other exciting water sport activities include canoeing, boardsailing, boating and skiing.
For those who would prefer a little shopping, Margate boasts fine art galleries and craft shops. If you are a bird lover, a visit to the Margate Bird Park is an absolute must. A walk-through aviary will not only captivate but also educate you on the diverse species of exquisite birds. Children can take advantage of the play park while parents can enjoy tasty snacks and refreshing drinks at the tea garden.
Be a sport and spend the day at the Margate Country Club. This club features superb greens, particularly the 9th and 18th both finishing par fives that share a vast contoured green in the St. Andrews tradition. Although only 3kms from the sea it is located on relatively high ground and abounds with tall trees and stunning scenery.
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"I hadnt been to Margate for many years and was pleasantly surprised. The Blue Flag beach is pristine (well done Margate) and we enjoyed the diving on offer. If ..." - Helen, Kearsney
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Margate golf course game may appear to be easy at first, don’t be lulled into contentment; this is an extensively challenging course. The Margate country Club was upgraded in 1995 and has been transformed into one of the finest golf courses on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. Margate Golf and Country Club is ... more information
One of the most popular haunts when staying in and around Southbroom, KwaZulu Natal, Riverbend Crocodile farm is home to over 200 adult Nile crocodiles, numerous juveniles of varying sizes, and a number of bird species that share this space on a beautiful estate. This part of the south coast saw its last crocodile ... more information
Found between the coastal towns of Uvongo and Margate the Skyline Nature Reserve has a beautiful arboretum that includes almost 380 indigenous tree species, 76 of which are specific to the coast, and 400 exotic tree species. Together with the neighbouring Uvongo River Reserve, Skyline ... more information
Blue Flag certification started as an environmental and tourism campaign in Europe to assure visitors that certified beaches are clean, safe and environmentally sound. Blue Flag status is only awarded to those beaches that achieve excellence in water quality, environmental education and ... more information
From the bridge that crosses the iVungu River at Uvongo a nature reserve stretches upstream, created to protect the throng of riverine birds that make the area their home. Although a small reserve, the 28 hectare Uvongo River Nature Reserve boasts such rarities as the buff-spotted ... more information
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