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Ramsgate Literary Festival – 25th September

The second day of the Ramsgate Literary Festival is no less exciting, with a highlight being the Alan Paton Beach picnic at Little Billy Beach Have a look at the itinerary for the 24th September Friday 25th September TIME EVENT/SPEAKER TOPIC VENUE 9h00 – 17h00 Errol Boyley Retrospective Exhibition “Contemporary Realism Mastered” Riverbend Crocodile Farm 10h00 – 16h00 Hazels World of Miniatures Exhibition in miniture of Charles Dickens Street Themes and much loved Enid Blyton famous Children’s Story Scenes Hazel’s World of Miniatures 11h00 Nazim Gani / Alan Paton Beach Picnic Head and Senior Librarian at the Alan Paton Centre, Nazim Gani, will present the story of Allan Paton and his life works Little Billy Beach Grass Park 11h30 – 12h30 String Quartet Beautiful Strings set to the sound of the crashing ocean Little Billy Beach Grass Park 16h30 for 17h00 Gela Tolken Art Jewelry Exhibition Entitled “The Words... read more

Ramsgate Literary Festival – 24th September

A wonderful line up has been scheduled for the first day of the Ramsgate Literary Festival, the 24th September 2015. Along with scheduled events, there will be a number of activities happening throughout the day. Ramsgate Stationers Local Authors & Alan Paton Book Exhibition – Ramsgate Stationers will have a great selection of local authors’ books and Alan Paton books for sale at the Ramsgate Whale Deck Gourmet Cupcakes & Tea Garden – Gourmet “Literary” cupcakes will be on sale at the Ramsgate Whale Deck South Coast Oysters & Caviar – Come Dine With D & enjoy her unique signature foods at the Ramsgate Whale Deck Medieval Wine Tasting – Enjoy the FARRAGUT 1303 Medieval Wine Tasting at the Ramsgate Whale Deck Ramsgate Knit Twits – The Ramsgate Knit Twits will be yarn bombing and knitting in public. Their work and skill will be on display at the Ramsgate Whale Deck Hazel’s... read more

The Ramsgate Literary Festival

The inaugural Ramsgate Literary Festival will take place on the 24th and 25th of September as part of UGU South Coast Tourism’s Heritage Day celebrations. The festival will highlight all the wonderful things that make Ramsgate such a special town; good books, art exhibitions, quirky museums, music, tasty food, fine wines & antiques. A dominant theme of the festival is the celebration of the local talent we have on the South Coast and we really do have some talented folk. Vicky Wentzel, from Wozani Africa Events, is the main organiser of the event. “Our focus this year is “Read Local” featuring 11 authors, 10 of whom are from the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast – many of them have written historical books on the area.” Books by local authors will be on sale throughout the event from Ramsgate Stationers, both at their store in the Southcoast Mall and from a special display at the Ramsgate Whale Deck. We are really proud... read more

The Ramsgate Literary Festival Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of the Ramsgate Literary Festival. For more details of when these events take place, please have a look at the itineraries for Thursday 24th September and Friday 25th September. “KZN Literary Tourism & the South Coast Writers’ Trail” – Prof. Lindy Stiebel The highly acclaimed Prof. Lindy Stiebel will be officially opening the festival with a presentation titled “KZN Literary Tourism and the South Coast Writers.” Lindy Stiebel is Professor Emeritus of English Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is the also the author of a number of books, her latest being, “Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia.” 2016 will see her further work on Lewis Nkosi entitled “Writing Home: Lewis Nkosi on South African Literature.” She also looks forward to the the e-publication of “A Literary Companion to KwaZulu-Natal,” a book which collects over 10 years of the KZN Literary Tourism projects which she leads. In addition to these... read more

The Portuguese Mariners Food, Wine & Family Festival

Traditional dancing, scrumptious food and awesome entertainment are what makes this event one of the most anticipated of the year. The Portuguese Mariners Food, Wine and Family Festival takes place at the Mac Banana estate from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th July 2015. The event kicks off on the Friday night with a shipwreck party at Fazenda Restauranté to commemorate the sinking of the Sao Joao in 1552. The shipwreck theme of the event is sure to be entertaining with guests requested to wear “whatever they were wearing when the ship went down.” From nightgowns to ball gowns, expect to see it all. Tickets for this event are R150 and guests will enjoy a traditional Portuguese feast, live music and dancing. Children are welcome at R35 per child, which includes a burger, chips and soft drink. The Mac Banana estate will be all abuzz on the Saturday as the food, wine and... read more

Famous Fishing Spots – High Rock, Ladder Rock & Splash Rock

Fishing is much more than fish.  It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.  ~Herbert Hoover Palm Beach High Rock (S30 59.322 E30 16.500) This is a well known deep water spot to the south of Trafalgar. Whilst it is a productive fishing spot, it is an awkward fishing platform and not for the novice angler. Ladder Rock (S31 01.050 E30 15.177) This is a fishing spot which should only be visited by the novice with the purpose of viewing. Even the most experienced local anglers treat this deep water point with the greatest of respect as many a one has been unexpectedly washed off this point, most often with serious consequences. Be warned! Splash Rock (S31 02.989 E30 13.779) Any angler who has visited Port Edward will know Splash Rock. This presents a good, relatively safe deep water fishing platform... 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

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