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Margate is the jewel along the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast. It is perfect for families seeking a memorable vacation, the wide curve of the pale sand and safe surf is rimmed with apartments, quaint shops, hotels and sun terraces. Beach restaurants, swimming pools, paddling pools and seasonal entertainment add to the vast attractions of this vibrant town.
Taking a leisurely meander south from the beach along the promenade (which links up with the main road) will provide a fishing pier and tidal pools. Across the Nkhongweni River meaning “the place of entreaty” to the north lies another set of tidal pools on Manaba Beach, where sand dunes disappear off into the distance.
Margate lies within the Hibiscus Coast, the South Coast, the Golf Coast, regardless of its many names it is surely South Africa’s east coast best holiday paradise. Phenomenal beaches, vast golf courses and much more ensure that you will want to return to again and again.
The Hibiscus Coast is approximately 120 kilometres south of Durban and extends from Hibberdene in the north to Port Edward in the south with Port Shepstone and Margate being the main towns in between.
The warm, sunny, sub-tropical climate in the area appeals to all visitors and even winter days are warm enough to swim in the Indian Ocean. In addition to the beaches there are plenty of other activities including numerous sporting clubs, libraries, museums, and nature trails.
During winter, in June and July, Hibberdene lookout point is listed among the ‘hot-spots’ for viewing the millions-strong ‘Greatest Shoal on Earth’ – our warm Indian Ocean’s annual occurrence of truly epic proportions. The Hibiscus Coast vantage positions are, without question, the ‘best seats in the house’ for this panoramic blockbuster.
The vast sardine shoals being pursued by thousands of dolphins, sharks, game fish and fur seals – with the occasional whale in attendance – while vast squadrons of sea-birds wheel overhead before raining down to join the me-lee.