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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

Famous Fishing Spots – Trafalgar

Good things come to those who bait.  ~Author Unknown Trafalgar (S30 57.164 E30 18.051) This is a Marine Protected Area although fishing with a rod and line is permitted. There is safe daytime parking at Trafalgar main swimming beach, where the family can relax. Beach fishing is the order of the day and this is prime edible fish water (bream, rockcod etc.) and one should start fishing from the tidal pool and work one’s way south. Expect to find bays and lots of broken reef so take the appropriate tackle. Don’t venture into the fishing area alone as it can become a little isolated as you move... read more

Famous Fishing Spots – Shirley Avenue, Ramsgate

There are two types of fisherman – those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish.  ~Author Unknown Shirley Avenue (S30 54.236 E30 20.404) This is a deep water spot, situate just south of Ramsgate. A good fishing platform, but take care on spring high tide. Bring the family and a picnic basket. There is also opportunity to cool off in the rock pool close by. Relatively safe parking is close... read more

The Sardine Marathon & Half Marathon

The Sardine Half Marathon, presented by the South Coast Striders, has been a highlight on the local running calendar for a number of years. Runners come from far and wide to take part in this beautiful race. The race is a challenging one with some serious climbs, awesome downhills and welcome flat sections. The scenery makes it all worthwhile, with some of the best views you can find on the coast. This year’s race sees a few changes to the route, so if you have run it before, take note of the map below. The route is run in the opposite direction to previous years and starts and finishes with some great downhills to get the blood pumping. Starting at South City Christian Schools, with a quick downhill and a meander towards the sea, the route runs right alongside the ocean at two sections before turning inland for a bit of a climb.... read more

The Margate Hook, Vine & Craft Beer Festival

If you are a fan of artisan food, craft beer, seafood and fine wine then this event was tailor-made for you The first ever Hook, Vine and Craft Beer Festival will be taking place from 10am Friday 3rd July until 4pm Sunday 5th July at Margate Beachfront. This event looks set to become a highlight on the market calendar, with wine farms, breweries and seafood vendors from around the country invited to display their wares. Entrance to the festival is R35 in the form of a “tasting ticket” which will enable you to sample the delicious wines and beers on offer. Fresh seafood will be available to purchase, whilst experts will be on hand to teach you the art of food and wine pairing. There will be live music acts playing throughout the three day festival including a talented Jazz Quartet, a Swing Quartet and an Electric Violinist. A Jazz and Swing DJ will keep... read more

Famous Fishing Spots – Pot Hole & Orange Rocks

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught Pot Hole & Orange Rocks (S30 49.654 E30 24.210) These two deep water spots are found alongside each other between St.Michaels and Uvongo. Pot Hole can be a little challenging for novice anglers and the sea must be closely watched on spring high tides. Orange Rocks, immediately south, is an easier fishing platform with similar fishing opportunities on offer. Swimming beaches are a way off but take along the family and a picnic basket and simply enjoy the environment. There is ample safe... read more

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