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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

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

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

The Hibiscus Coast Ultra Marathon

Sunday the 26th April 2015 sees the inaugural running of the Hibiscus Coast Ultra Marathon. This highly anticipated event is hosted by the South Coast Striders and looks set to become a highlight of the running calendar. The event caters for all distance enthusiasts. There are three distances to choose from, the 48km ultra, a 24km run and a 5,6km fun run. The challenging 48km ultra route includes some of the most scenic views the Hibiscus Coast has to offer. Starting from Southcity Christian School in Ramsgate, the route will take runners down past some breathtaking ocean views then up into rural Gamalakhe and then onto the lush green hills KZN is famous for where you will be awarded spectacular inland views on one side and ocean views on the other. This beautiful race is a comrades qualifier and a great run to try as your first ultra. There is a cut off time of... 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

Ramsgate Organic Market

The Ramsgate Organic Market held at the Lions Village Hall in Glenmarkie Drive is a local treasure that is fast growing in popularity and stalls. Every Saturday from 8am to 11am you will find eager customers lining up to purchase their weekly fruit and veggies, homemade breads and jams or just enjoy a friendly cup of tea and a chat. All items sold at the market are locally sourced, handmade and artisan products that you will be hard-pressed to source anywhere else. Local, fresh, organic fruit and veggies are always on offer from the friendly group at Kumnandi. The freshly baked bread stand is always a winner with lots of options including banting-friendly and gluten-free options. Homemade jams, preserves and pickles as well as delicious quiches, cakes and crunchies are wonderful treats to take home to loved ones or you can sit down at the market and relax while Le Petit cafe provides you with... 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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