Don’t miss out on the KZN South Coast action! Check out the ‘what’s on’ events guide

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Attention
13 May 2022

Don’t miss out on the KZN South Coast action! Check out the ‘what’s on’ events guide

There is always so much to ‘Sea and Do’ on the KZN South Coast, from national sporting events to live music and shopping! Visitors to the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom should diarise these upcoming dates and take the opportunity to explore the region’s incredible natural beauty.

“The winter months on the KZN South Coast are truly some of our best, with the milder weather and sunny skies ideal for family-friendly outdoor adventures,” said Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT). “The annual Sardine Run, which is a global phenomenon, is a must-see spectacle along the KZN South Coast at this time of year. Visitors get front-row seats to this ocean show which attracts whales, dolphins, sharks, birds and more. Beyond this, there are a number of sports and entertainment events for visitors to enjoy. Don’t miss out!”

Siyagiya Ngengoma and Umgangela
When: Sunday, 15 May, 10am to 3pm
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre
Description: Music and traditional dance including Zulu dancing, and traditional stick fighting
Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Hop Hip & Poetry (Live Performance)
When: Sunday, 22 May, 10am to 3pm
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre
Description: Hip hop and poetry
Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Maskandi Performance
When: Saturday, 28 May
Where: Margate Art Museum
Description: The event seeks to bring traditional music lovers together.
Contact: Siya Sotsu on 078 212 6058

KAP Sani2c Non-stop 2022
When: Friday, 3 to Saturday, 4 June
Where: Sani Pass, Glencairn Farm to Scottburgh Beach
Description: Race from the base of Sani Pass to the shores of Scottburgh beach covering 250kms within 24 hours.
Contact: Judy Parker-Dennison on 039 976 0436 or www.sani2c.co.za

Umzumbe Farmers Market
When: Saturday, 4 June, 7.30am
Where: The Park, SouthPort
Description: A variety of vendors selling food, vintage goods, jewellery, clothing, crocheted goods, wooden toys, macrame, homemade crafts, artwork and air plants. There’s an 11am agility dog display, kiddies face painting and interactive display by Gymbo Kids from 9am to 11am, and live music by The Tequila Twins from 4pm.
Contact: ‘Umzumbe Farmers Market’ Facebook page

Maskandi Performance
When: Thursday, 16 June, 10am
Where: Port Shepstone Museum
Description: The event seeks to bring traditional music lovers together.
Contact: Siya Sotsu on 078 212 6058

Maskandi Performance
When: Friday, 24 June, 10am
Where: Margate Art Museum
Description: The event seeks to bring traditional music lovers together.
Contact: Siya Sotsu on 078 212 6058

5th Annual Umdoni Classic
When: Friday, 8 to Sunday, 10 July
Where: Umdoni Park Golf Club
Description: A must for all the golfers! Enjoy Christmas in July with this 4-ball competition where lots of prizes are up for grabs. Entry fee is R1 700 per player which includes 3 rounds of golf, a goodie bag, entertainment, halfway on all three days, 2 dinners and breakfast on the final day.
Contact: Veni Kallie on 039 975 1320 or veni@umdonipark.com

South Coast Sardine Half-marathon
When: Sunday, 17 July at 6.30am
Where: Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre (starts and ends)
Description: This is a 5km, 10km or 21km run that follows an undulating route along the beachfront, back past farms and ending at the stadium.
Contact: Kim Jones on 084 511 7651

KZN South Coast recurring dates

Mountain Biking Rides
When: Every Saturday at 6am
Where: Dura Cycles in Uvongo
Contact: Siya Mpofana on 039 315 7359

Educational Walks
When: First Saturday of the month at 8.30am
Where: Lake Eland Game Reserve
Description: Join Lake Eland Game Reserve for free educational kiddies walk where children learn about nature and wildlife.
Contact: Roanne Pretorius on 039 687 0395 or 083 257 9468

Rotary’s Uvongo Flea Market
When: Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday, 9am to 2pm
Where: Uvongo Opposite Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds
Description: There are stalls offering a wide assortment of crafts, handcrafted toys, beadwork, wire work, clothing and food.
Contact: Brian Blumrick on 082 829 0059

Isintu Healthy Lifestyle
When: First Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre
Description: Indigenous knowledge-based physical fitness and nutrition.
Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Ingcwenga Music Session
When: Second Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre
Description: Maskandi, gospel, Afro-pop, jazz and iSithamiya
Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Sigiya Ngengoma
When: Third Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre
Description: Zulu dance, ukugiya, stick fighting / umgangela
Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Live Performances
When: Fourth Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre
Description: Hip hop and poetry
Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

**Please note events details are subject to change. Event organisers must be contacted directly for bookings.

For a full list of KZN South Coast’s events, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores or visit

https://www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za/events/category/events-2022/. Alternatively, check out ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook or YouTube, @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram, or ‘Info Ugu South Coast Tourism’ on LinkedIn.Follow the hashtags #outdoorsarein #extendyourstay #beautifulbeaches #kznsouthcoast.

For access to all previous USCT press releases, please visit: https://www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za/category/press-release/

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Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre.

Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre.

Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre.

Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre.

Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre.

Sani2C.

Umdoni Park Golf Club.

About Ugu South Coast Tourism

Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is the official destination management organisation of the Ugu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. The Ugu District comprises four local municipalities that include Umdoni, Umzumbe, Umuziwabantu and Ray Nkonyeni. USCT’s mandate is to grow tourism within the KZN South Coast. This involves implementing marketing and development initiatives that are aimed at showcasing the diverse offerings and experiences of the South Coast as tourist destination. A board of directors oversees USCT, headed by CEO, Phelisa Mangcu.

About KZN South Coast
Known as the ‘Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom’, the KZN South Coast stretches 120 kilometres from Scottburgh to Port Edward and inland to Harding. Here, the spirit of adventure can be discovered among the many cultural experiences, as well as the 35 nature trails and 58 beaches, ideal for activities like river rafting, abseiling, suspension bridges, paintball, surfing, SUP, canoeing, beach horse rides, shark cage diving and free diving. Nicknamed ‘The Golf Coast’, there are 11 golf courses on the KZN South Coast ranging in difficulty, with endless hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 trails for more rugged excursions. Promoting sustainability, the KZN South Coast has a growing agri-tourism sector that offers world-class produce and hosts tours and excursions. The region boasts a number of permanently managed Blue Flag beaches, and is home to some of the world’s top diving sites, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. The originality continues with the annual Sardine Run, coined the #GreatestShoalonEarth, which is the largest biomass migration on earth and a marvel to witness. The region’s many nature reserves are inhabited by indigenous bird and wildlife, and it holds the title for ‘smallest desert on earth’, The Red Desert in Port Edward. The KZN South Coast is a fast-emerging MICE destination which also plays host to a number of high-profile events including the The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.

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Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT)

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