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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

Africa Bike Week

Experience the Thrill Africa Bike Week™, the largest free motorcycle rally in South Africa, takes place annually over a four day period in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Every year, thousands of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts attend the event, organised by Harley-Davidson South Africa, to enjoy an array of exciting activities and entertainment. Africa Bike Week™ is open to all bike lovers and is not limited to Harley-Davidson® riders and owners. Those who attend always enjoy a jam-packed line-up including live entertainment for the whole family, traders markets and a ride-in bike show. One of the festival’s highlights is the Mass Ride event, which since inception in 2009, has taken place on Shelly Centre’s rooftop parking. The Mass Ride sees thousands of motorcycles line up on the last day of the festival, to participate in a 34km mass parade. Spectators line the route to cheer and support the riders and get up... read more

Famous Fishing Spots – Margate Pier & Lee Rock

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fishing gear and that’s kind of the same thing Surely everyone knows this spot? It has been a landmark fishing spot in Margate for many years but for this reason it can get pretty crowded!  Safe fishing and safe parking makes this a day and night fishing spot!  Lee Rock is immediately to the south and can be seen from the Pier. Margate Pier & Lee Rock (S30 51.949 E30 22.298) Surely everyone knows this spot? It has been a landmark fishing spot in Margate for many years but for this reason it can get pretty crowded! Safe fishing and safe parking makes this a day and night fishing spot! Lee Rock is immediately to the south and can be seen from the... 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

The Marine Ramble

The Ramsgate marine ramble is a 6 to 7 kilometer walk. The paths are well kept and easy to follow but expect to get your feet wet crossing secluded empty beaches and small lagoon areas. There are a number of places you can start from,  depending on how long or far you wish to walk. Keep in mind that it is an “out and back” trail so you will be coming back along the same route. If you only want to go one way, organize a car to pick you up at the finish. The trail starts from Margate’s tidal pool located about 1 and half kilometers south from the main beach. The first +-3km of the trail is a beach walk. There are no markers just follow the beach towards Ramsgate and enjoy the secluded scenery. Start your walk from the beach or the road. Head towards Ramsgate beach.Cross... read more

The Ramsgate Whale Deck

One of the most charming aspects of visiting the KwaZulu Natal south coast is its abundance of lush tropical vegetation and the variety of both marine and animal wildlife. The Ramsgate whale and dolphin viewing deck was built in 2009 by the Ramsgate Conservancy NGO and has since become a favourite place to explore for holiday makers. Following the Conservancy’s success in building the deck they also added the Whale Deck Enviro Centre in late 2010. The Enviro Centre is used for various environmental awareness projects and fund raisers but it’s also a great little function... read more

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