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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

Crag’s View Wild Care Centre

It all began in 1999 when Trafalgar resident, Dorothy McIntyre, brought a tiny 360 gm blue duiker calf which had been caught by a cat, to Craig Hosken and Ina de Koker who lived at Crag’s View, in the Port Edward area. Ina and Craig, largely inexperienced at the time in the rehabilitation of wild life, contacted Lyn Milton who ran the Orphanage for Wild Life (OWL) in Paddock for advice. Miraculously, the tiny creature was a fighter and survived the mauling. And so began a journey for Craig and Ina, who both sensed a definite calling to take care of and rehabilitate sick, injured or displaced creatures of all kinds. There were challenges, however, as one cannot simply take in and harbour wildlife, even with the best intentions, as the law protects our fauna and flora. Persons embarking on such a venture must apply for permits from the... read more

Riverbend Crocodile Farm

A visit to Riverbend Crocodile Farm is a very popular outing on the lower South Coast.  The beautifully landscaped farm is home to hundreds of Nile Crocodiles, snakes, and birds. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the farm and get to know the beautiful inhabitants. For an added thrill, visitors can view feedings on Sundays at 15:00 and on some Wednesdays during the warmer summer months. The farm offers valuable information on crocodiles and snakes, and their biology. Bring along the whole family for an insightful and comprehensive presentation in the language of your preference:  English, Afrikaans, Zulu or German. While the Riverbend Crocodile Farm focuses on crocodiles, that’s not all there is to it. The farm is home to the The Crocodile Café, which serves light lunches and afternoon teas and there are craft and curio shops that offer a variety of lovely gifts and souvenirs for everyone. Riverbend Art and Wine... read more

Famous Fishing Spots – Margate Pier & Lee Rock

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fishing gear and that’s kind of the same thing Surely everyone knows this spot? It has been a landmark fishing spot in Margate for many years but for this reason it can get pretty crowded!  Safe fishing and safe parking makes this a day and night fishing spot!  Lee Rock is immediately to the south and can be seen from the Pier. Margate Pier & Lee Rock (S30 51.949 E30 22.298) Surely everyone knows this spot? It has been a landmark fishing spot in Margate for many years but for this reason it can get pretty crowded! Safe fishing and safe parking makes this a day and night fishing spot! Lee Rock is immediately to the south and can be seen from the... 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

Clearwater Trails

Clearwater Trails offers a network of mountain biking trails, that are also suitable to runners or walkers, and a 2km section is available for dog walkers. The figure-8 trail features two dams, and bass fishermen can choose to either drive or walk to their desired fishing spot. Colour-coded loops within loops specify both distances and levels of difficulty for all users, however, regular riders tend to create their own routes in order to add variety and interest to their workouts. Clearwater Trails are linked to a variety of points of interest for the whole family. From Red Desert to Crags View Wild Care Centre, Beaver Creek Coffee Estate, and Gorge View Deck, a mountain biking outing can be turned into a whole day adventure. Amazing trail was created with younger mountain bikers in mind, as it inspires the children to appreciate our earth and everything that lives in it.... read more

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