TRAVEL GUIDE, HIBISCUS COAST, KWAZULU-NATAL SOUTH COAST, SOUTH AFRICA
|Margate is a seaside
resort town in the south of the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, just about 20
kilometres southeast of Port Shepstone. The river which flows into the
sea at Margate is called "Nkhongweni" (place of entreaty) because the original
inhabitants were reputed to be so mean that travellers had to beg for hospitality.
In 1908, Henry Richardson, an English surveyor laid out the town and named
it Margate after another seaside resort on the northern coast of the county
of Kent, in the United Kingdom. It features attractive beaches for
swimming, snorkelling, and surfing. Many apartment buildings offer accommodation
for residents and visitors. Complemented by a nice shopping street and
lots of restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs, Margate is a spot where lots
of South Africans and foreign visitors spend their vacation.
Map of Durban South Coast
|Margate is busiest
during school and public holidays when inland residents travel to the coast.
Christmas and Easter are especially busy times, with Margate's main street
often clogged with heavy traffic during those times. Margate hit
the world headlines in 1922 (although this date is often disputed and stated
as 1924) when an enormous, white, furry creature (dubbed "Trunko" due to
it having an elephantine trunk) was washed up on the beach. Unfortunately
the "Margate monster" was too decomposed to be identified accurately.
B&B/GUEST HOUSE ACCOMMODATION, KWAZULU-NATAL SOUTH COAST, SOUTH AFRICA
accommodation in Margate
Bay, Guest House, RAMSGATE / MARGATE
Bay is superbly positioned on a hilltop with 180o
uninterrupted sea views and private access to golden beaches. This
elegant home is decorated in an African theme combining style and comfort.
Enjoy warm hospitality, personal service and sumptuous breakfasts. Guests
may enjoy a refreshing sauna, a spa bath or sunbathe on the pool deck or
patios, (where the seasonal whale, dolphin, and sardine runs may be viewed)
or partake in a host of activities, and scenic drives. Beachcomber
Bay is within easy reach of eight PGA rated golf courses, including Selborne
Country Club, South Broom Golf Club, San Lameer Country Club and the Wild
Coast Country Club which are rated in the top 50 courses in South Africa.
A host of activities and a variety of restaurants are easily accessible.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Guest Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, MARGATE
Offering an outdoor pool,
Fairway Guest Lodge is located in St Michael's on Sea. It offers a garden
and BBQ facilities. Free WiFi access is available. The beach is about 1
km away. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and
kitchen facilities. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with
a bath. The property is a 5-minute drive from the Skyline Nature Reserve.
At Fairway Lodge we not only give you an en-suite bathroom but we give
you your own private kitchen as well, some of our kitchens even have dish
washers. Our cleaning ladies work everyday even over the week ends and
public holidays. All to make you more comfortable and to leave feeling
relaxed with good memories.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Homestead Margate, Guest House, MARGATE
Located in Margate, 9.7
km from Shelly Beach, The Homestead Margate features an outdoor pool and
views of the sea. Free private parking is available on site. You will find
a kettle in the room. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.You
will find a shared lounge at the property.
SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION, KWAZULU-NATAL SOUTH COAST, SOUTH AFRICA
browsing accommodation in Margate
Park, Self-Catering Apartment, MARGATE
Featuring a garden, Palm
Park is located in Margate. Shelly Beach is 7.2 km away. Free private parking
is available on site. The accommodation has a sitting and dining area.
There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven and microwave. A toaster,
a refrigerator and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Each
unit features a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower free toiletries,
and a hairdryer. Towels are provided. Palm Park also includes a barbecue.
Port Edward is 27.4 km from Palm Park.
Beach Club, Holiday Rental Apartments, MARGATE
Situated only a few steps
from the beach, Ramsgate Beach Club offers self-catering apartments and
an outdoor pool area. Free parking is available on-site. The apartments
come with a balcony or patio and each is equipped with a kitchen, dining
area and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. At Ramsgate Beach Club
you will find a garden and barbecue facilities. Other facilities like an
ironing service and laundry facilities are offered. The San Lameer Golf
Estate is a 15-minute drive away.
Siesta Flat No 5, Self-Catering Apartment, MARGATE
Villa Siesta Flat No 5 is
a villa located in Margate just 8 km from Shelly Beach. The property features
views of the sea and is 27.4 km from Port Edward. Free private parking
is available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchenette equipped
with dishwasher. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available.
Other facilities at Villa Siesta Flat No 5 include an outdoor pool.