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Articles made in February, 2015

NSRI

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in Shelly Beach Station 20, based at the Sonny Evans Small Craft Harbour at Shelly Beach, was started in 1985 by Stan Walters, Commodore of the ski-boat club at the time. He recognised the need and fulfilled it, becoming the first station commander. The base has four rescue vessels – a 7.3m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Caltex Endeavour, a 5.5m RIB Caltex Challenger II, a 4.2m RIB Le Jen Mar and a Rescue Runner (a jetski adapted for rescue operations). The station has a tractor to launch and recover our NSRI vessels, but is also used to render assistance to other vessels using the harbour. The station also has a 4×4 rescue vehicle. There is a fully equipped first aid room where casualties can be treated by medical personnel. All sea rescue volunteers are trained as level 3 first aiders, that is, advanced first... read more

Lifeguards

Our guardian angels of the ocean and inland waterways The voluntary lifesaving movement started back in 1911 as a branch of the Royal Lifesaving Society, with the formation of the Surf Lifesaving Association of South Africa in May of 1933.  Since then the organisation, now known as Lifesaving South Africa, has grown from strength to strength and administers 80 clubs which undertake duties, not only on coastal waters, but at inland aquatic sites as well. Voluntary work is a key aspect of club life as its members perform duties strictly on an unpaid basis, serving members of the general public in rostered squads.  Usually youngsters, both boys and girls, who have a love of and affinity for the ocean, join at an early age and must first go through the ‘Nippers’ training program, where the emphasis is on playing safely in and near water. At the age of 14... read more

Hibiscus Retirement Villages

Buy Once … Move Once Hibiscus Retirement Villages was established in 1962 in the beautiful coastal town of Margate. A registered non profit organisation, Hibiscus Retirement Villages became the first retirement society in the country to use the “Life Rights” basis. With 3 established retirement villages situated on some of South Africa’s most beautiful coast line HRV promises residents an unbeatable mature lifestyle with a strong emphasis on community, healthy living and security. Ramsgate Retirement Village Situated in Ramsgate, a prestine coastal town that boasts one of the finest blue flag beaches on the coast, the village consists of 61 face brick cottages and lots of amenities. Built in 1989 by the town board it was officially acquired by HRV in 1995 Margate Retirement Village With a wide variety of integrated lifestyle facilities to suit all residents Margate Retirement Village has become a sought after retirement destination for many. MRV... read more

Bay Tree Home & Décor

More than just a furniture store Beautiful hand-made, solid wood furniture, fine quality linen, carefully selected décor as well as delicious cake and coffee ensure that Bay Tree Home and Décor is not just a  normal every day furniture and décor store. Bay Tree is a lifestyle store, a place where friends come and enjoy a decadent slice of cake with a frothy cappuccino and get inspiration from the lovely home décor and furniture that surrounds them. Tea @ Bay Tree offers a wonderful selection of cakes, light lunches and hot or cold beverages. Their cappuccino earned the people’s choice Best Cappuccino on the KZN South Coast award at the Sunday Tribune Café Society Awards, so make sure you give it a try. Be it gorgeous scented candles and room sprays, exquisite heirloom quilts or fine ceramics, every piece in Bay Tree has been carefully selected for its quality, durability and beauty. They stock... read more

Southcoast Mall

The Most Convenient Way to Shop The Southcoast Mall is situated just past the Shelly Beach and Izotsha Rd off ramp from the N2 highway. It is easy to find and a popular shopping centre for locals and visitors alike. The high ceilings, wide walkways and single level design give the mall an airy and open feel that ensures no matter how busy the mall gets, it never seems too crowded. The mall has a wonderful collection of stores from well-known anchor stores such as Game, Checkers and Mr Price Home, to a wonderful collection of unique owner-managed stores such as Time Centre, Bay Tree Home & Décor and The Ginger Snap. The food court in the mall’s centre spills out into an open-air courtyard that allows you to take advantage of the gorgeous South Coast weather while listening to the bubbling fountain nearby. Food outlets include Mugg and Bean, Ocean... read more

Xclusive Directory

The Xclusive Directory is an A5 printed directory of businesses and activities in the KZN South Coast. 25,000 copies of the directory are printed twice a year, in June and December, and distributed at Tourism Centres and high traffic areas throughout the South Coast, Durban and Johannesburg. This fun magazine is really handy to keep on hand as a quick reference of things to do and places available on the KZN South Coast. More than a tourist guide, the Xclusive Directory puts you in touch with local businesses, professionals and service providers so that if you need anything done, you know where to look. Visit their website to view the online editions of the... read more

Hibiscus Mall

The Hibiscus Mall, just outside Ramsgate, is a wonderfully convenient place to shop. It has all the great stores that a mall needs to make shopping a breeze including Checkers, Clicks, Ackermans, Mr Price clothing, Rage, Pep stores, Liquor City, Postnet, Crazy Store and more. If you are looking to be pampered, there is a hair, nail and beauty salon or if it is  a quick bite to eat you are after, you can choose from Paul’s Cabin Pub & Diner, The Blue Strawberry Coffee Shop or Pizza & Chicken King. The Hibiscus Mall provides plenty of parking and easy access throughout the year.  ... read more

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