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Margate – Popular Holiday Destination

The South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is a prime holiday destination, for South Africans and international visitors. With the warm Indian Ocean tumbling onto clean sandy beaches the South Coast is synonymous with fun in the sun – and right in the heart of this sun-soaked paradise is the laid-back town of Margate.

With narrow, steep roads leading from the main road of Margate down to the beach, there is no doubt that this is the biggest attraction of the town, with plenty of action on offer, especially during school holidays. Beauty competitions, live music, beach games, water sport and more attract the young and energetic to join in the fun, while families with little ones will enjoy the play area complete with shallow pools. Vendors line the pavements selling everything from fresh fruit to plastic flip-flops. If the hustle and bustle of the main beach doesn’t suit you, take a stroll along some of Margate’s other beaches, enjoying the serenity of lush sub-tropical vegetation to the one side and the ocean to the other.

Margate is a mid-winter magnet for up-country South Africans, as they escape the sub-zero temperatures of the Free State and Gauteng for the mild climate of the South Coast. An added bonus of visiting Margate in June and July is the annual Sardine Run, with seemingly endless shoals of these silvery little fish attracting dolphins, sharks and even whales – generating much excitement among residents and visitors alike. Margate offers a wide selection of accommodation to suit all pockets and has all the amenities to make visiting there a pleasure, so why no consider making Margate your next vacation destination.

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