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Articles made in July, 2015

Fishing on the KZN South Coast

The KZN, South Coast offers some of the finest angling areas in the world. Here are a few of the famous and not-so-famous spots to try your luck: Famous Fishing Spots – Scottburgh & Pennington Famous Fishing Spots – Umzumbe & Port Shepstone Famous Fishing Spots – Margate Pier & Lee Rock Famous Fishing Spots – Pot Hole & Orange Rocks Famous Fishing Spots – Shirley Avenue, Ramsgate Famous Fishing Spots – Trafalgar Famous Fishing Spots – Palm Beach High Rock, Ladder Rock & Splash Rock, Port Edward The deep water spots can produce large sandsharks and a variety of rays especially during the hot summer months. Casting and fast retrieving of surface ‘poppers’ may attract Kingfish during summer although other species cannot be ruled out. Casting with ‘spinners’ in the early morning or late afternoon during autumn and winter may bag you a King Mackerel, Yellowtail, Kingfish, Garrick or Natal Snoek.... read more

Wozani Africa

Wozani Africa Events is the South Coast’s very own professional event, project and promotion management company, which caters to the corporate market’s end-to-end event needs. Over the years, Wozani Africa has brought a wide range of national events to the South Coast, and Ramsgate in particular. Wozani Africa Events takes care of everything from accommodation bookings to event management, including logistics, print design, financial management, sponsorship marketing, and electronic media. The company is spear-headed by Vicky Wentzel, whose passion for promoting the South Coast and attention to detail have made Wozani Africa the successful company it is today. National companies rely on Wozani Africa to deliver their social functions, teambuilding programmes, product launches, exhibitions, road shows, brand activations, seminars and conferences to the South Coast. Some of their major annual events include the Portuguese Food, Wine & Family Festival; Hook & Vine Festival, Sardine Beach Festival; a range of... read more

The Portuguese Mariners Food, Wine & Family Festival

Traditional dancing, scrumptious food and awesome entertainment are what makes this event one of the most anticipated of the year. The Portuguese Mariners Food, Wine and Family Festival takes place at the Mac Banana estate from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th July 2015. The event kicks off on the Friday night with a shipwreck party at Fazenda Restauranté to commemorate the sinking of the Sao Joao in 1552. The shipwreck theme of the event is sure to be entertaining with guests requested to wear “whatever they were wearing when the ship went down.” From nightgowns to ball gowns, expect to see it all. Tickets for this event are R150 and guests will enjoy a traditional Portuguese feast, live music and dancing. Children are welcome at R35 per child, which includes a burger, chips and soft drink. The Mac Banana estate will be all abuzz on the Saturday as the food, wine and... read more

Famous Fishing Spots – High Rock, Ladder Rock & Splash Rock

Fishing is much more than fish.  It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.  ~Herbert Hoover Palm Beach High Rock (S30 59.322 E30 16.500) This is a well known deep water spot to the south of Trafalgar. Whilst it is a productive fishing spot, it is an awkward fishing platform and not for the novice angler. Ladder Rock (S31 01.050 E30 15.177) This is a fishing spot which should only be visited by the novice with the purpose of viewing. Even the most experienced local anglers treat this deep water point with the greatest of respect as many a one has been unexpectedly washed off this point, most often with serious consequences. Be warned! Splash Rock (S31 02.989 E30 13.779) Any angler who has visited Port Edward will know Splash Rock. This presents a good, relatively safe deep water fishing platform... read more

Tom, Dick and Harry

Tom, Dick and Harry is a locally owned and operated Great British themed Restaurant, Bar and Take Away in Ramsgate. This popular restaurant has stood the test of time, having been in business for over 23 years, the last 16 of those years under the management of Peter and Theresa and now in 2015, Peter and Theresa have handed over the reigns to Elaine and Tonja. Décor is, expectedly, big on soccer memorabilia and a huge display of over 600 unique beer cans and bottles with more being added all the time. English bulldogs, red double-decker buses and traditional British phone-booths all form part of the wonderful décor and lend themselves to the unique, warm and welcoming British theme.   Some of the delightful, freshly prepared English fare on the menu include the ever-popular English-style fish and chips, tripe, haggis and black pudding, but they also serve prawns, steaks, ribs, burgers, snack baskets, curries, seafood platters and... read more

Villa Del Peche

Relax in your cozy villa overlooking the ocean while listening to the waves breaking on the beachfront, just a few short footsteps away. Villa del Peche has two and three bedroom self-catering cottages available. Each cottage has an open-plan lounge and dining area that extends from a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for informal family entertaining and communal cooking. Equipped with a microwave, dishwasher and a dryer, all your needs requirements are met in these fully equipped units. Each room has either a fan or an aircon to keep you cool during the summer months and the wonderful patios with braai facilities will make outdoor dining a cinch. There is a communal swimming pool in the complex for all guests’ enjoyment and for those days when you do decide to stay indoors, each cottage has DStv for your viewing pleasure.   All the units are serviced Monday to Saturday, except on public holidays, and coin-operated laundry facilities are available.... read more

Baven Cottage

Set in a lush subtropical garden that is so typical of the South Coast, Baven Cottage is a home-away-from-home created by Howard and Claire, a retired Ramsgate couple. The delightful self-catering cottage is secure, yet secluded to give you maximum privacy. A mere 3 minutes drive (or 10 minute walk) from Ramsgate beach and close to Southbroom, the cottage is perfectly positioned for a relaxing Ramsgate holiday. Baven Cottage sleeps 3, the bedroom has a queen-sized bed for two and a pull-out bed accommodates the third guest. The cottage is ideal for two adults and one or two children, rather than for three adults. Child-friendly, the cottage has access to the pool and is gate controlled.   A spacious, fully equipped kitchen is available for meal preparation for those times when you are not enjoying local delights at one of the many nearby restaurants. Large windows bring plenty natural light into the cottage, while a canopy of... read more

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