Accommodation in the South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,

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A Guide to AccommodationActivitiesRestaurants and Businesses in Margate, South Africa


Margate is the "holiday capital" of the South Coast in KwaZulu Natal.  With its vibrant atmosphere, nightlife and beaches, Margate is a popular holiday destination throughout the year.  The town has many activities and attractions to offer its visitors especially diving – as one of the best diving areas on the country’s coast!  The sub-tropical climate almost throughout the year and the warm Indian Ocean keeps tourists coming back each year.


Margate is almost completely made up of accommodation and holiday homes – the choices are endless.  From self-catering units, bed and breakfasts to camping and guest houses. Margate offers a variety of accommodation options to suit everyone's needs.


Not only are there great beaches and sea filled with tropical fish and coral reefs, but there are some fantastic forests nearby ideal for walks and picnics.  Water sport activity favourites are canoeing, boating and skiing.


Some of the things to do and see in Margate are as follows:


  • Craft shops
  • Margate Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Picnic / braai areas
  • Margate Bird Park

Margate is home to a variety of restaurants offering delicious cuisines from all around the world. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner, an evening out with friends or family, or just a quick bite to eat, there's something for everyone in Margate.


See our business directory for a list of businesses in Margate.


Exploring Margate: Top 10 Family Attractions

  • Margate Beach: With its golden sands and azure waters, Margate Beach is a haven for beach lovers. Spend your days basking in the sun, building sandcastles, or taking a refreshing dip in the ocean. The beach also boasts various amenities, including picnic areas and playgrounds.


  • Uvongo Beach: Just a stone's throw away from Margate, Uvongo Beach is renowned for its breathtaking scenery and tranquil atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, explore the rock pools, or enjoy a family picnic amidst the coastal beauty.


  • Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve: Nature enthusiasts will delight in the rugged beauty of Oribi Gorge. Embark on scenic hikes, marvel at the spectacular views from the suspension bridge, or try your hand at zip-lining for an adrenaline-pumping adventure.


  • Riverbend Crocodile Farm: Get up close and personal with fascinating reptiles at the Riverbend Crocodile Farm. Take a guided tour to learn about crocodile conservation efforts and witness feeding sessions that are sure to captivate visitors of all ages.


  • Margate Bird Park: Home to a diverse array of bird species, Margate Bird Park offers an immersive avian experience for the whole family. Wander through lush gardens, observe colorful birds in their natural habitat, and enjoy interactive feeding encounters.


  • Wild Waves Water Park: Beat the heat and make a splash at Wild Waves Water Park. With thrilling slides, lazy rivers, and splash pools, this water park guarantees hours of fun-filled entertainment for visitors of all ages.


  • Butterfly Valley: Step into a magical world at Butterfly Valley, where vibrant butterflies flutter amidst lush tropical gardens. Explore winding pathways, marvel at exotic plants, and witness the mesmerizing beauty of these delicate creatures up close.


  • Pure Venom Reptile Park: Discover the wonders of the reptile kingdom at Pure Venom Reptile Park. From slithering snakes to elusive lizards, this park offers an educational experience that is both informative and exciting for the whole family.


  • Margate Fishing Pier: Cast your line and reel in the catch of the day at Margate Fishing Pier. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice fisherman, the pier provides an ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing day of fishing with your loved ones.


  • Margate Miniature Trains: All aboard! Embark on a miniature railway adventure through Margate's scenic landscapes. Perfect for kids and adults alike, the miniature trains offer a charming way to explore the town's beauty while enjoying a leisurely ride.


For more information on Margate visit KwaZulu Natal Info.


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