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The finest self catering accommodation in Ramsgate

The best self catering accommodation provides freedom and comfort, a real home away from home Ramsgate offers holiday makers some of the finest self catering accommodation anywhere on the KZN south coast. The accommodation options on offer are comfortable, beautifully kept and well priced. Whilst the town – often described as one of South Africa’s best kept secrets – its suburbs and the indigenous surrounding forests are well looked after by local community organizations. Ramsgate has many affordable large holiday homes and guest houses close to the beach but you have to book early. Beachfront holiday accommodation is always the most sought after and the units close to Ramsgate beach tend to get snapped up quickly during season, so make sure you get in early. The key to having a fantastic holiday in Ramsgate is to find accommodation that suits your family and budget perfectly. If your family is anything like mine, perfect holiday accommodation means having... read more

Southbroom golf course

Southbroom is a fun well kept course that attract golfers from around the world. It is a short course and requires I use every club in the bag. It never presents the same challenge two days in a row, the climate is perfect and the wind is unpredictable. I have had more enjoyable rounds of golf at Southbroom than anywhere else.” ~Frank Thomas Southbroom golf course is rated as one of the most popular, fun courses to play on the lower south coast. But, Golfers need a careful game plan to negotiate the seemingly charming course, especially on windier days. You can read a “hole by hole” review on the Club’s website  The Southbroom Clubhouse first opened its doors in 1954. The lounge and dining areas are very popular among locals and the verandah offers lovely views of the course and... read more

Surf and Sand

Surf and Sand offer a wide range of popular lock-up-and-go self catering holiday accommodation options in and around Ramsgate. Breaker view is a lovely one-bedroom apartment with panoramic sea views. The apartment sleeps four and has safe secure parking. Kingfisher is a four-sleeper, one bedroom / bathroom apartment with open-plan kitchen and lounge. Albatross is a four-sleeper one and a half bedroom sea view apartment. Penguin is a five-sleeper duplex with one and a half  bedrooms, with sea views. Fish Eagle is a spacious seven-sleeper apartment with a large kitchen, an extended balcony and amazing sea... read more

Calzones Pizzeria

Sit and Stay or Take away. Authentic Italian pizza and pasta Calzones Pizzeria makes genuine Italian thin based pizzas. The “Calzone” (rolled pizza dough folded in two over the stuffing with the edge braided) is Calzones’ signature dish and well worth a try. In Italy, calzones are often sold at lunch counters and by street vendors because they are so easy to eat while standing or walking. In addition to great thin-based pizza you can also order a variety of “sit down” pasta dishes and real Italian coffee. The restaurant is situated a short drive outside Ramsgate Village in the Bistro Centre. It is fully licensed with ample seating in cheerful Italian style-surrounds. A wonderful family restaurant with something Italian for the whole... read more

PC Magic

PC Magic offers a range of computer and technology services from their Ramsgate, Kwa-Zulu Natal offices. Known as the technology wizards of the South Coast, PC Magic deals with everything from computer sales, repairs and upgrades, to networking and CCTV surveillance. PC Magic sets themselves apart from their competition by providing the widest range of services on the South Coast. PC Magic services include: New PC and laptop sales computer system installations data recovery desktop support IT equipment and consumable supplies computer servicing and upgrades antivirus, malware and spyware protection supply of SABS tested lightning and surge protection units computer and network maintenance home and office network setup (cable and wireless) point of sale equipment and systems Internet Service Provider (Dial Up, ISDN, ADSL, GPRS, 3G, HSDPA); web hosting, domain registration and web design VOIP service provider and accounting... read more

Artists’ Gallery

Artists’ Gallery KZN is home to a collection of quirky and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, art photography, and jewellery. Situated in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Ramsgate, the Artists’ Gallery represents some of the greatest names in South African artists, including Jocelyn Boyley, Rob Wareing, Anton Benzon, Diane Erasmus, Marke Meyer, Michael Canadas, Gela Tolken and Coral Spencer. The Robert Badenhorst Collection is also featured in the Gallery. The unique attraction of the Artists’ Gallery is that it is not just a place where art is exhibited. Instead, artist work together, sharing this space to create and interact with their clients who loiter on the veranda. Newspapers and quirky chairs welcome passers-by to stop for a cup of coffee, a delightful bite or some chatter. Inside the Artists’ Gallery you will experience a sense of calm as you experience the talent of each individual artist.... read more

Pistols Saloon and wild west museum

Huckleberry is a much-loved bar fly who hangs out at Pistols Saloon. Pistols’ is a wild west-themed pub. That’s right, it’s a cowboy bar.  But, there’s no horsing around at Pistols. The Western bar and family restaurant  has a no-swearing rule, if you let one slip you’ll be fined R2 towards a worthy cause like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The pub also boasts an awesome wild west museum with lots of memorabilia and information about outlaws like Billy the Kid and Jesse James. Everyone is welcome at Pistols. There’s an animal farm with pony rides for the kids and live music by Reflex, Pistols’ resident band, for the adults. Other popular artists who have performed at Pistols, include Clive Bruce, Lance James, Bobby Angel and many more. The restaurant menu offers a wide range of typical pub meals, including burgers, hot dogs, T-bone... read more

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