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Margate Holidays - South Coast, KZN
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If you are an avid fisherman, surfer, sun-worshipper, scuba diver ... or anyone who loves glorious beaches, coastal forests, magnificent coral reefs, and endless sunny days, then the sub-tropical paradise of Margate, South Coast in KwaZulu Natal is the place for your next family vacation.

The warm Indian Ocean flowing past Margate, provides a natural haven for a multitude of tropical fish living on the abundant South Coast coral reefs, which allows for excellent snorkelling, and the renowned Margate Protea Banks dive site with its vast shoals and circling sharks brings great delight to scuba divers. South Coast fishing in Margate is superb, and the rocks off Margate's shore abound with mussels, although a licence is required to remove them. To the delight of fishermen and the curious, once a year on the South Coast, Margate comes to life with an energetic buzz of visitors and locals when the annual South Coast Sardine Run takes place. Considered to be the greatest shoal on earth, these billions of tiny silver fish bring with them numerous larger game fish, dolphins, sharks, seals, whales and a variety of birdlife seeking an easy meal. The Sardine Run off Margate is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular marine events.

Besides being regarded as the foremost South Coast beach spot where many locals and foreign visitors spend their vacations, Margate beachfront is the centre for nightlife on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, and when the Margate nightclubs close, the beach parties begin. For those who prefer a little South Coast souvenir shopping, Margate boasts exceptional art galleries and craft shops, then treat yourself to great food in a Margate beachfront cafe, fine dining establishment, or fast food outlet.

For those who don't want to spend their holiday just lazing on the beach, Margate also offers leisure and sporting facilities galore, including water sports such as boating, skiing, kayaking, diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing. For golf lovers, Margate Country Club features superb greens and abounds with tall trees and stunning South Coast scenery.
Lower South Coast golf courses are a much sought after destination for golfing enthusiasts. The KZN South Coast golf courses stretch from Southbroom Golf Club, to Selborne and Umdoni Golf Clubs, which are only about 40 minutes from Durban.

Also visit these other towns near Margate

North of Margate:

Manaba Beach - 2.3km from Margate Beachfront
Uvongo - 4.55km from Margate swimming Beach
St Michaels-on-Sea - 5.8km from Margate main swimming beach
Shelly Beach - 7.7km from Margate Beachfront
Oslo Beach - 16.8km from Margate Beach
Port Shepstone - 20km from Margate Beachfront

South of Margate:

San Lameer - 11.4km from Margate main beach
Southbroom - 14.1km from Margate main Beach
Marina Beach - 14.5km from Margate beachfront 

For a change of pace, spend the day at a South Coast attraction near Margate:

Rondevoux Shopping Mall (1.22km from Margate)
Pure Venom Reptile Park (7.09km from Margate)
Riverbend Crocodile Farm (7.59km from Margate)
Frederika Nature Reserve (8.80km from Margate)
Port Shepstone Mall (15.00km from Margate)
Port Shepstone Lighthouse (15.12km from Margate)
Mpenjati Nature Reserve (15.60km from Margate)
Natal Space Centre (26.41km from Margate)
Umtamvuna Nature Reserve (28.13km from Margate)

Margate Accommodation - South Coast Tourism, KwaZulu Natal
 
Margate, South Coast KZN, has come a long way since it was called 'Nkhongweni' - 'place of entreaty', as it was known in days gone by, because the original inhabitants were reputed to be so mean that travellers had to beg for hospitality. Now Margate is recognized as the premier KZN South Coast holiday paradise.

If you love glorious South Coast beaches, coastal forests, magnificent coral reefs, and endless sunny days, then the sub-tropical paradise of Margate holiday accommodation is the place for your next family vacation. Surfers and sun-worshippers flock to Margate to ride the waves and bask in the sun, scuba divers delight in the Margate Protea Banks dive site, which is alive with circling sharks and a multitude of tropical fish. Fisherman and curious South Coast holiday-makers descend on Margate for the annual South Coast sardine run, considered to be the greatest shoal on Earth - undoubtedly one of the most spectacular marine events.
 
Besides being regarded as the foremost South Coast beach spot where many locals and foreign visitors spend their vacations, Margate accommodation is perfectly positioned for the town centre nightlife,  and when the Margate nightclubs close, the beach parties begin. For those who prefer a little South Coast souvenir shopping, Margate boasts exceptional art galleries and craft shops, and you can treat yourself to great food in many of the Margate beachfront cafés, fine dining and fast food establishments.

Golfers will enjoy Margate Country Club, which features superb greens and abounds with tall trees and stunning South Coast scenery. Margate accommodation options are dotted all around the golf course
Bird lovers should visit the Margate Bird Park, boasting a walk-through aviary which guarantees a captivating experience.

Margate accommodation establishments are particularly busy during school and public holidays when inland residents flock to the South Coast. Christmas and Easter are bustling, and during peak times the Margate main street transforms once a week into a Mardi Gras with fun stalls and entertainment.

Margate accommodation is profuse, ranging from Star Graded Margate Hotels and Margate Bed & Breakfasts,  just a stone's throw from the main Margate Blue Flag swimming beach. Margate Caravan Park provides endless on-site facilities, whilst other superbly located Margate holiday accommodation offers unsurpassed sea views. 
For school groups and youth group accommodation, Margate Groups accommodation challenges students to demanding activities and keeps them occupied when they are not at the Margate beachfront

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WhereToStay is on a mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable Margate accommodation, in particular the more popular Margate holiday accommodation categories. 
 
Margate Guest House accommodation on the other hand is more popular amongst business personnel and those seeking a more luxurious, catered Margate holiday.
If you have doubts about Margate accommodation quality, you should consider Star Graded Margate accommodation (click here for our Star Graded Margate accommodation page)..

Be sure to check these other Special Categories.:

Margate pet friendly accommodation
Margate wheelchair friendly accommodation
Margate holiday accommodation that sleeps 10 or more
Margate holiday accommodation (4x4 / quad / bike trails)

Privately owned Self Catering accommodation in Margate is in abundance, particularly the Margate holiday flats which are generally more popular than cottages and should be investigated for their "great value" and easy access to the main Margate beach.

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Margate accommodation SPECIALS are advertised from time to time - look out for these on our multitude of advertising listings.

Afrikaans alternate search phrase - Margate akommodasie or Margate akomodasie.or Margate akomodasie or Margate verblyf or Margate vakansie verblyf or Margate Woonstelverblyf or Margate blyplekke.
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