In the spotlight: Margate
Located in the lovely KwaZulu Natal province, sits a bustling coastal resort town known as Margate. Margate is nothing short of adventurous, with sights and activities around every corner! Bring the whole family along and immerse yourselves in the fun. With activities to suit any traveller’s needs, Margate will surely tick some things off your bucket list!
As with other towns on the south coast, Margate is known for its warm and humid weather, making day outings even more famous. The weather allows for many fun activities, enjoy a sunny day swimming in the sea or enjoying some bird watching! After a long day, cosy up in a quaint restaurant and enjoy some heart-warming meals, Margate has it all.
Tourism is the main factor that keeps Margate’s economy flourishing, visitors from all over the country and even overseas pay a visit every year to the bustling town. For the art boffins, take a trip to the Margate Art Museum and learn about KZN’s rich art, culture and history. The artworks do a fantastic job of showcasing the artistic range of the region. This will make for great memories, and maybe even some inspiration to start painting!
Looking to cast your fishing rods? Margate pier is a famous attraction for the fishing enthusiast to come and try their luck. Many people pay a visit to the pier, not always for the fish, but for the stunning sea views, one can indulge in whilst sitting on the pier, need I say romantic? The pier always has locals and travellers passing through, it is a great way to have a local Margate experience.
Calling all golfers! The Margate Country Club is here to satisfy your golfing needs. With an 18-hole course, accompanied by scenic views, there are challenge and beauty in this Margate activity. The club is known for its hospitability, welcoming travellers, and locals alike! There are golf carts for hire, so do not fret if you could not bring your own, Margate Country Club has you covered! There is an on-site restaurant, as well as a snooker table for those who are ‘golfed out’ for the day.
Escape to nature with the River Valley Nature Reserve. The reserve itself falls into the area of the stunning Ivungu River, surrounded by indigenous vegetation and species. The ecosystems are abundant in the reserve, with an array of bird species and even buck! There are picnic areas scattered within the reserve for quiet and secluded lunches, as well as accommodation options. There are cottages and there are campsites available.
Foodies do not worry, Margate has not forgotten about you. Senzi’s on Faya is just waiting to blast your tastebuds with meat that is been braaied to utter perfection! The shisanyama is known for its perfectly cooked and succulent meat.
Choose Margate for your next getaway, you have so much to explore!