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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

Sonny Evans Small Craft Harbour

“You have left your footprints, not only in the sand, but also in the sea”. Thus reads an extract from the book The Sonny Side of Life written by Hazel Lodetti, in honour of her late father, South Coast legend, ‘Sonny’ Evans, who was born in South Africa in 1910. These sentiments were expressed by the Acting Mayor of Shelly Beach on the occasion of Sonny’s 80th birthday bash held at Shelly Beach Ski-Boat Clubhouse back in 1990. Never were truer words uttered in recognition of a stalwart pioneer, a son of the South Coast, in fact, our very own ‘old man of the sea’, to whom the region owes so much. Long before anyone was enjoying the amenities now provided by the Sonny Evans Small Craft Harbour, this intrepid adventurer would set out to sea from the bay in front of his home to the north of the... read more

World Wide Knit in Public Day

The Ramsgate Knit-Twits are celebrating World Wide Knit in Public day on 13th June. You will find them knitting and crocheting in public from 10:30am until 4pm at the entrance to the Ramsgate Whale Deck and Enviro Centre. These talented folk will be “Beanie Bombing” and hope to have over 200 hand-crocheted and knitted beanies on display and for sale, with all proceeds going to charity. The Burlesque Café will have their delicious vegetable and beef burgers for sale, so bring your crochet or knitting needles, a comfy chair and join in the fun. If you are not keen to join in the actual knitting, that is okay too. Just pop on down to see these crafters at work, enjoy something delicious to eat and maybe purchase a new beanie or two.... read more

Bills Best – The Boat House

Bills Best The Boathouse offers affordable bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation perfectly situated only 200m from the beach. Set in a beautifully landscaped garden, each suite is stunningly decorated in a fresh blue and white nautical theme which is continued throughout the establishment. There are four spacious suites to choose from : the Upper Deck, Lower Deck, Midship and Cabin, all with their own private entrances. The Bills Best brand has become well-known for its quality and value for money accommodation and the Boathouse is no exception. Like all Bill Best accommodation venues, the Boathouse offers a unique home-away-from-home atmosphere, where all the necessities are taken care of. Guests are welcome to use the communal kitchen, aka The Gulley to prepare their own lunches and suppers, while each suite is provided with its own portable braai. Enjoy a delicious Continental or Full English breakfast served on your very own private patio. Then walk the short distance... 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

The Moondeckers Evening

What can be better than pulling up a chair, sitting under the stars and watching the moon rise over the ocean? The Ramsgate Moondeckers Evening, hosted by the Ramsgate Conservancy, is a monthly get-together that just seems to be growing in popularity and it isn’t difficult to understand why. Each month, members of the community and visitors meet at the Whale Deck Education Centre and watch the full moon rise over the ocean. Delicious food will be on sale, with all proceeds going to the Ramsgate Conservancy, and entertainment is provided by the mellow sounds of local guitarists and vocalists. Details of each month’s Moondeckers Evening will be updated on our Facebook page, so be sure to keep a lookout for the next event.  This really is a wonderful night out, bringing people together to enjoy a few drinks, chats and eats whilst watching the full moon rise over the ocean. So bring... read more

Bring & Braai and Quiz Night

A great evening of fun and games Once a month the Ramsgate Lions host a bring and braai at the Ramsgate Village Hall. This is a social evening that is eagerly anticipated by members of the community. All visitors are welcome to join in the fun and get to know some of the Ramsgate locals. There are ample fires which are lit from 6pm and lots of lovely salads are on offer for a donation of R25. The cash bar is available so all you need to bring is the meat or veggies you wish to braai. One of the highlights of the evening is undoubtedly the famous quiz. Teams of four take part to see who is the “cleverest of them all.” This is always highly entertaining and great fun for all ages. Be sure to check our Facebook page for the date of the next event or contact the president of the... read more

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