Margate Holiday Accommodation

The KwaZulu Natal South Coast is well known for it's wonderful beaches, sub tropical climate, good rock and surf (and deep sea) fishing and a host of other sporting and outdoor activities. It is no wonder that the South Coast is such a popular holiday destination for both local and international tourists. With Margate being at the center of all the activity we have included here a little bit of info regarding Margate and the nearby villages to enable you to choose your destination carefully.



Southbroom Beach Holidays Southbroom is a tranquil village with approximately 4km of beach frontage. The village is neat and tidy and well maintained with a small CBD to provide all your basic shopping and relaxtion requirements. It is an ideal venue for somebody looking for some peace and quiet. Their are two bathing beaches with some stunning unspoilt coastline between them, including two tidal pools, ensuring that everybody can enjoy a dip in the lovely warm sea waters.

Sports facilties abound in the area starting with the very popular Southbroom Golf Club. Other sports such as tennis and bowls are also available as well as some very pleasant walks / hikes through the sub tropical forests which abound in this area.


Ramsgate Beach Ramsgate is a quaint seaside village approximately 4km's south of Margate. Ramsgate is a fantastic rock and surf fishing area and mussels are plentiful on the tidal rocks along the coastline. Ramsgate has a very popular and well maintained bathing beach with good facilities, including nearby restaurants and shops.


Margate Beach - Holiday Destination Margate is a well known and well established seaside resort town and is the economic and toursit centre for this stretch of coastline. The coastline of Margate itself is almost exclusively made up of holiday apartments overlooking the Indian Ocean and numerous coves and inlets on this part of the coast. Margate also boasts some very good fishing spots, notably the Margate Pier which has recently been restored to its former glory.

Margate's beachfront and main streets are dominated by tourist related establishments including a number of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. The central position of this resort town make it the ideal springboard for taking advantage of the numerous tourist and outdoor related activities throughout the Lower South Coast.


Uvongo Beach and Waterfall Uvongo is a small but welcoming town with secluded beaches, stunning scenery, a nature reserve and great fishing spots. Uvongo is probably best known for the waterfall which plunges into the lagoon near the main bathing beach. Uvongo is certainly a holiday town worth visiting. 


St Michaels-on-Sea

St Michaels Beach St Michaels is a tranquil and idyllic little town boasting picturesque beaches and stunning scenery. The main swimming beach is located at the mouth of the Umhlangeni river and is a very popular bathing and surfing beach. Surfing tournaments are regularly held at St Michaels beach due to the combination of warm waters and fantastic swells. St Mike's is just south of Shelly Beach and in easy reach of the shopping centres located there.

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach
One of the KZN South Coast’s top holiday destinations, Shelly Beach is also the location of the small craft harbour which is the launch pad for several different deepwater adventures, such as scuba diving on the famous Protea Banks, deep sea fishing, whale and dolphin watching, paddle-ski fishing, sea kayaking, etc.
For the nature lover there is the nearby Skyline Nature Reserve where you will be introduced to 76 indigenous coastal tree species, 300 odd other indigenous trees and some 400 exotic tree species.
With its large upmarket centres and malls, Shelly Beach is the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast’s regional shopping Mecca. There, in air-conditioned comfort, you can find and buy just about anything you may need. The area also features several fine restaurants and coffee shops.