Attractions IN Margate

Golf Courses

Margate Country Club

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 ...

Nature Reserves

Skyline Nature Reserve

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Margate

Nature Reserves

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

Mpenjati Nature Reserve occupies 60 hectares (or 149 acres) of the KZN countryside. Thanks to its ideal locale, on the Mpenjati River and stretching to the coast, the reserve is able to boast a number of different ecological habitats and biomes. It includes ...

Memorials

OR Tambo Garden of Remembrance

Since the death of Oliver Tambo, in 1993, his family's homestead in Bizana on the Wild Coast attracts thousands of foreign and local visitors. Oliver Tambo was president of the ANC for over 25 years. He opened the first black law ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Riverbend Crocodile Farm

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 ...

Miscellaneous / Natural Wonders

Sardine Run

The Sardine Run is an annual migration of sardines along South Africa's east coast, between May and July. These tiny fish migrate from the cold waters of the Cape to seek the warmer, sub-tropical waters of KwaZulu-Natal. Sardines are cold-water fish. They ...

Beaches

South Coast Beaches

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, ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

South Coast Birding Route

For the best forest birding in the country look no further than the South Coast Route, for both Afromontane and rich tropical forest extends into the south coast of Durban, overlapping to attract an unbelievable combination of birds ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Nature Reserves

Uvongo River Nature Reserve

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 ...

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Beaches / Natural Wonders

Aliwal Shoal

Rated as one of the top 10 dive spots in the world, but regular divers say it is second only to the rocky ride over breakers to get there, the marine life of Aliwal Sshoal is said to be spectacular. Raggies or ragged tooth sharks are regularly spotted between ...

Marine Protected Areas

Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area

Most people know that Aliwal Shoal is one of the country's major dive sites, and one of the best sites at which to spot raggies, or ragged-tooth sharks, particularly as they are in evidence in these waters for five months of the ...

Golf Courses

Amanzimtoti Golf Club

Set just south of Durban and on the white sandy shores of KwaZulu Natal lays the Amanzimtoti Golf Course and Country Club. Originally opened, in 1915, under the name Isipingo, the Golf Club has a wonderful history and charm to it. The decision to upgrade the ...

Beaches

Clansthal Conservancy

Clansthal Conservancy is flanked by the Mhlongwa and Mhlongwana rivers, and extends from the Indian Ocean to the farmlands of e’Thekwini, covering a total area of around 2 200 hectares. Within these borders are countless plant and animal species. The ...

Entertainment

Crocworld Conservation Centre

Crocworld is an apt name considering that a few hundred breeding Nile crocodiles live there, in amongst a series of snakes, tortoises, waterbirds, flamingos, caracals, jackals, meerkats, a host of different types of birds in a walk-through aviary, and ...

Nature Reserves

Empisini Nature Reserve

Empisini, meaning 'the place of the hyena', is 120 hectares of nature reserve just inland of Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. At least 50 of these hectares remain untouched and in a pristine state, which makes them home to a prolific bird life and an ...

Nature Reserves

Ilanda Wilds Reserve

Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve is a petite yet effervescent ground of nature that runs along the banks of the Amanzimtoti River. A recorded 300 species of bird life makes the reserve a popular bird watching destination, and continues to add to the vibrant life ...

Nature Reserves

Mkambati Nature Reserve

Flanked on either side by the forested ravines of the Msikaba and Mtentu Rivers, Mkambati Nature Reserve is 8000 hectares of coastal reserve that consists mainly of grassland, close to the KwaZulu Natal border in north-east Pondoland. Despite being ...

Nature Reserves

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

The Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is a wonderfully scenic area offering excellent hiking opportunities. The area boasts cliffs and forests and spectacular hiking trails and picnic sites. Wildlife in the Oribi Gorge consists of many antelope, although the oribi ...

Nature Reserves

Pipeline Coastal Park

The Pipeline Coastal Park is one of several popular areas to visit around Amanzimtoti. Others include the Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve along the Amanzimtoti River, the Umdoni Bird Sanctuary, Umbogavango and Vumbuka. Bordering the Pipeline Coastal park is the ...

Margate as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Amanzimtoti, Anerley, Bazley, Clansthal, Doonside, Elysium, Glenmore Beach, Harding, Hibberdene, Illovo Beach, Ixopo, Kelso, Kingsburgh, Leisure Bay, Manaba Beach, Marina Beach, Melville Beach, Mtwalume, Munster, Oribi Flats, Oribi Gorge, Palm Beach, Pennington, Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Pumula, Ramsgate, San Lameer, Scottburgh, Sea Park, Selborne, Shelly Beach, Southbroom, Southport, St Michaels On Sea, Trafalgar, Umkomaas, Umtentweni, Umzumbe, Uvongo, Warner Beach, Widenham, Winklespruit

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