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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

Steve Fataar at Burlesque Cafe

Visitors to Ramsgate are in for a treat. South African music icon, Steve Fataar will be performing at Burlesque Cafe for one night only on Saturday 30th May at 7pm. Steve is well known for his laid back music style and engaging manner that captures the audience’s attention and keeps it for the duration of his time on stage. He tells beautifully poignant stories in song with his skillful guitar playing and smooth voice. His artistry on stage leaves no doubt as to why this talented musician has had such an illustrious and lasting career in music. Best known for his accomplishments with his South African music group, “The Flames,” Steve has toured Europe, America and Australia with the likes of the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones. Having a few of his songs in the top 10 charts in a number of American states and playing two concerts at... 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

Artists’ Gallery

Artists’ Gallery KZN is home to a collection of quirky and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, art photography, and jewellery. Situated in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Ramsgate, the Artists’ Gallery represents some of the greatest names in South African artists, including Jocelyn Boyley, Rob Wareing, Anton Benzon, Diane Erasmus, Marke Meyer, Michael Canadas, Gela Tolken and Coral Spencer. The Robert Badenhorst Collection is also featured in the Gallery. The unique attraction of the Artists’ Gallery is that it is not just a place where art is exhibited. Instead, artist work together, sharing this space to create and interact with their clients who loiter on the veranda. Newspapers and quirky chairs welcome passers-by to stop for a cup of coffee, a delightful bite or some chatter. Inside the Artists’ Gallery you will experience a sense of calm as you experience the talent of each individual artist.... 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

Hibiscus Mall

The Hibiscus Mall, just outside Ramsgate, is a wonderfully convenient place to shop. It has all the great stores that a mall needs to make shopping a breeze including Checkers, Clicks, Ackermans, Mr Price clothing, Rage, Pep stores, Liquor City, Postnet, Crazy Store and more. If you are looking to be pampered, there is a hair, nail and beauty salon or if it is  a quick bite to eat you are after, you can choose from Paul’s Cabin Pub & Diner, The Blue Strawberry Coffee Shop or Pizza & Chicken King. The Hibiscus Mall provides plenty of parking and easy access throughout the year.  ... read more

Macbanana Butterfly Dome

The Macbanana butterfly dome offers visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with these delicate insects while learning about their environment. The guides are friendly, well trained and very knowledgeable about the species of butterflies in the dome. If you’re lucky. you might see one emerging from a pupa. We were not so lucky, but it was fascinating seeing the pupae and eggs as the guide pointed them out. Butterflies are incredibly sensitive to environmental change and sadly many of South Africa’s indigenous forest and grassland areas are under threat. Butterflies are dependent on specific varieties of vegetation, or host plants, for laying their eggs, feeding and pollinating. If these host plants are removed then the delicate habitat is altered and the butterflies become threatened. Macbanana makes learning about nature interesting and interactive. Its great fun for the whole family and it may just get your kids off their... read more

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