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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

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

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

Southcoast Mall

The Most Convenient Way to Shop The Southcoast Mall is situated just past the Shelly Beach and Izotsha Rd off ramp from the N2 highway. It is easy to find and a popular shopping centre for locals and visitors alike. The high ceilings, wide walkways and single level design give the mall an airy and open feel that ensures no matter how busy the mall gets, it never seems too crowded. The mall has a wonderful collection of stores from well-known anchor stores such as Game, Checkers and Mr Price Home, to a wonderful collection of unique owner-managed stores such as Time Centre, Bay Tree Home & Décor and The Ginger Snap. The food court in the mall’s centre spills out into an open-air courtyard that allows you to take advantage of the gorgeous South Coast weather while listening to the bubbling fountain nearby. Food outlets include Mugg and Bean, Ocean... read more

Wild Waves Water Park

Featuring some of the best water rides in the world, The Wild Waves Water Park at the Wild Coast Sun is, without a doubt, a “must do” on your holiday. Old and young escape to a world of summer with exciting rides sure to get the bravest hearts beating frantically. Download a map of the water park before you go... read more

Margate Olympic Pool

Margate boasts the only Olympic-sized swimming pool south of Durban. The pool is on the main beach and since its renovation, has seen been restored to its former glory. The pool grounds are neat and tidy, the pool is sparkling and inviting and there are always life savers on duty. The muncipal pool is a hot spot for trainee life savers building up their endurance as well as swimming clubs and open water swimmers. The busiest times are early morning, 7hoo to 8hoo am. If you’re planning to get in a few laps on holiday make sure you’re there early to get a lane. If you’re lucky, you could scoop up a lane with lane ropes used by the Margate Saints in their afternoon training sessions. The pool closes at 17h00 sharp to give the swimming clubs time to fit in their swim sets.... read more

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