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WHERE TO EAT

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EDITION 11, WINTER 2012

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e r o l p exthe KZN South Coast


WHERE TO STAY

WHERE TO EAT

WHERE TO SHOP

WHERE TO PLAY

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The Southern Explorer is the ultimate Map Based Route Guide for each and every kind of holiday activity and accommodation need on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa!

With over R3 million worth of National and Provincial road signage displayed, the Southern Explorer is well branded, and an essential tool for any tourist visiting the South Coast. Specialised and user friendly maps of each tour (or route) have been designed to direct tourists to their destination.

THE SOUTHERN EXPLORER TOURS There are 9 Colour Coded Tours showcasing businesses which fall under the WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, WHERE TO SHOP and WHERE TO PLAY categories! PAGE

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Illovo | Umkomaas | Widenham | Greenpoint | Scottburgh | Park Rynie Rocky Bay | Kelso Pennington | Sezela

TOUR TWO "Paradise Unexplored"

Bazley | Ifafa Beach | Mtwalume | Hibberdene | Umzumbe | Pumula Southport | Sunwich Port | Sea Park | Umtentweni | Port Shepstone

TOUR THREE "The Adventure Zone!"

Port Shepstone | Oribi Gorge | Paddock | Harding | Weza/Ingeli

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24 TOUR FOUR "Paradise Unexpected!" Oslo Beach | Shelly Beach | St Michaels | Uvongo

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TOUR FIVE "Paradise Day and Night" Manaba | Margate

TOUR SIX "A Perfect Piece of Paradise" Ramsgate

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TOUR SEVEN "Paradise on Pause"

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TOUR EIGHT "A Pristine Paradise"

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Southbroom | Umkobi Beach | Marina Beach | San Lameer

Trafalgar | Palm Beach | Munster | Glenmore | Leisure Bay

TOUR NINE "An Untamed Paradise" Port Edward | Umtamvuna | Wild Coast

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TOUR ONE "Where Paradise Begins..."

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TOUR 4 24 TOUR 5 28 PAGE

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TOUR 6 34 PAGE

TOUR 7 40 PAGE

TOUR 8 44 PAGE

TOUR 9 48 PAGE

THE SOUTHERN EXPLORER ROUTE PLANNER

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SOUTHERN EXPLORER DIRECTORY & CONTENTS

WHERE TO STAY

ALL MEMBERS ARE LISTED BY TOUR NUMBERS. THERE IS A TOUR REFERENCE ON THE INSIDE MAP FOR EASY NAVIGATION. ALL ITEMS ARE LISTED AS FOLLOWS: ESTABLISHMENT NUMBER, ESTABLISHMENT NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, AREA AND PAGE NUMBER. NO.

TOUR 1 108 116 122 123

TOUR 2 201 202 203 204 206 207 233 236 251

TOUR 3 301 303 305 311 313 315 319 322 327

TOUR 4 401 402 405 411 439 444 446 448

TOUR 5 501 504 509 514

TOUR 6 609 610 611 612

TOUR 7 707 722

TOUR 8 801 802 803 810 811 816 817

TOUR 9 903 908 910 927

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ESTABLISHMENT NAME

NUMBER

TOWN

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Natalia Beach Resort Selborne Hotel & Spa Protea Hotel Karridene Karridene Caravan Park

031 916 4545 039 688 1800 031 916 7228 031 916 7228

Winklespruit Pennington Karridene Karridene

9 10 11 11

Royston Hall Zizi's Restaurant @ Umdlalo Lodge Cracker Bay Pearce Place Guest Lodge Thandulula Mac Nicol's Bazely Beach Dieu-Donneè River Lodge Umthunzi Boutique Hotel The Cellar @ Honeywood

039 695 0083 039 695 0224 083 468 1840 082 043 0404 039 681 3755 039 977 8863 039 681 2733 039 695 0852 039 695 1036

Umtentweni Umtentweni Pumula Southport Southport Bazley Beach Southport Umtentweni Sea Park

13 13 13 13 13 13 15 15 16

Oribi Gorge Hotel Lake Eland Game Reserve Oribi Gorge Guest Farm Ingeli Forest Lodge Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve The Gorgez View Accommodation Leopard Rock Coffee Shop & Lookout Chalets Willowdene The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

039 687 0253 039 687 0395 039 687 0324 039 553 0600 039 679 1644 039 679 1345 039 687 0303 039 433 1038 039 687 4000

Oribi Gorge Oribi Gorge Oribi Gorge Ingeli Oribi Gorge Paddock Oribi Gorge Harding Oribi Gorge

18 19 19 21 22 22 23 23 23

Africa Fun Tours Stephward Estate Wild Waves Izotsha Creek Estate 8 on Konrad Mfihlo Guest House Shore Breakers Chalets Tahiti Sands

039 315 0265 039 315 5926 039 315 7334 082 447 5147 083 591 6793 083 736 7799 039 315 7824 0861 269 846

Shelly Beach Uvongo Shelly Beach Izotsha Uvongo Izotsha Shelly Beach Shelly Beach

25 25 25 26 27 29 29 29

Ingwe Manor River Valley Nature Reserve Margate Hotel Sweetdale Camp

039 317 1914 083 263 5537 039 312 1410 083 384 9230

Margate Margate Margate Margate

31 31 31 32

Bellevue Park Bills Best Holidays www.billsbest.co.za Bills Best - Your Holiday Home

039 316 6097 082 451 6102 082 451 6102 039 314 4837

Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate

36 36 36 36

San Lameer Villa Rentals Sunny Rock

039 313 0450 039 316 8156

San Lameer Southbroom

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Days at Sea Selsdon Park Estate Quad & Motor Bike Rides Selsdon Park Estate Beach Horse Rides The Estuary Country Hotel Sithela Country Estate TO Strand Conferencing TO Strand - Holiday Resort

039 313 0013 082 451 9827 082 451 9827 039 311 2675 039 319 2773 039 319 2729 039 319 2729

Trafalgar Marina Beach Marina Beach Port Edward Munster Leisure Bay Leisure Bay

45 45 45 46 46 47 47

Port Edward Holiday Resort Clearwater Trail Centre Wild Coast Sun Premier Hotel Edwardian

039 311 2333 083 549 6710 039 305 9111 039 311 3618

Port Edward Umtamvuna Wild Coast Port Edward

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TOUR 1 106 109 116 117 118 120 122

TOUR 2 202 213 217 218 224 243 251 253

TOUR 3 301 303 311 314 319 327

TOUR 4 402 403 408 409 410 418 426 428 443

TOUR 5 503 505 508 509 511

TOUR 6 601 602 604 606 607 614 616 625 626 627 632 633 635

TOUR 7 701 709 713

TOUR 8 805 810 812 816 817 818 819 827

TOUR 9 901 903 904 906 908 910 927

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Crocworld Terrace Tea Garden Selborne Hotel & Spa Selborne Park Golf Club Lynton Hall Driving Range Impithi Beach Kiosk Protea Hotel Karridene

039 976 1103 031 916 6212 039 688 1800 039 688 1896 039 975 1502 039 975 1711 031 916 7228

Scottburgh Illovo Pennington Pennington Pennington Pennington Karridene

9 9 9 9 10 11 11

Zizi's Restaurant @ Umdlalo Lodge Folly Fields & Froggy Pond Fish on the River Bela's Little India Casa Mia The Cellar @ Honeywood Stages Restaurant & Lounge

039 695 0224 039 684 6277 039 682 3814 039 682 6996 039 682 5559 039 695 1391 039 695 1036 039 682 1405

Umtentweni Umzumbe Port Shepstone Port Shepstone Port Shepstone Sea Park Sea Park Port Shepstone

13 14 14 14 15 16 16 17

Oribi Gorge Hotel Lake Eland Game Reserve Ingeli Forest Lodge The Gorgez View Restaurant & Functions Leopard Rock Coffee Shop & Lookout Chalets The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

039 687 0253 039 687 0395 039 553 0600 039 679 1345 039 687 0303 039 687 0378

Oribi Gorge Oribi Gorge Ingeli Paddock Oribi Gorge The Gorge

18 19 21 22 23 23

Stephward Estate John Dory's C-Bali Restaurant Pure Venom Tea @ Bay Tree Mandy Massey Home & Garden Ocean Basket Marcello's KC's Coffee Shop & Zorba's Country Store

039 315 5926 039 315 7449 039 315 0473 039 685 0704 039 315 0015 039 315 0315 039 315 0665 039 315 1409 039 685 0080

Uvongo Shelly Beach St. Michaels Izotsha Shelly Beach Shelly Beach Shelly Beach Shelly Beach Izotsha

25 25 25 25 26 26 27 27 29

Cock & Tail Cheyenne Spur The Keg & Galleon The Margate Hotel Friar Tuck

039 312 2383 039 317 4085 039 312 2575 039 312 1410 039 312 1084

Margate Shelly Beach Margate Margate Margate

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Pistols Saloon Burlesque Café The Waffle House S'Khumba Crafts Crayfish Inn The Lobster Pot The Bistro Riverbend Crocodile Farm Riverbend Art & Wine Crocodile Café La Capannina Flavours Butterfly Valley

039 316 8436 039 314 9886 039 314 9424 039 316 8212 039 314 4720 039 314 9809 039 314 4128 039 316 6204 039 316 6204 039 316 6204 039 317 1078 039 314 4370 073 422 5357

Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate Ramsgate

35 35 35 35 35 37 37 38 38 38 39 39 39

Trattoria La Terrazza Riptide Restaurant Coffee on the Square

039 316 6162 039 316 6151 039 316 8442

Southbroom Southbroom Southbroom

41 41 43

Casa Toscana The Estuary Country Hotel The Cow Shed Coffee and Pottery Shop TO Strand - Conferencing TO Strand - Holiday Resort Mac Bananas Farm Stall Mac Banana Café Bucks Farm Stall

039 313 0058 039 311 2675 039 311 3955 039 319 2729 039 319 2729 039 319 1033 039 319 1033 078 802 1953

Trafalgar Port Edward Port Edward Leisure Bay Leisure Bay Palm Beach Palm Beach Marina Beach

45 46 46 47 47 47 47 47

Beaver Creek Coffee Estate Port Edward Holiday Resort Beach Bobbies Tiago's Clearwater Trail Centre Wild Coast Sun Premier Hotel Edwardian

039 311 2315 039 311 2333 039 311 2333 039 311 1440 039 311 1130 039 305 9111 039 311 3618

Port Edward Port Edward Port Edward Port Edward/Margate Port Edward Wild Coast Port Edward

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WHERE TO SHOP

ALL MEMBERS ARE LISTED BY TOUR NUMBERS. THERE IS A TOUR REFERENCE ON THE INSIDE MAP FOR EASY NAVIGATION. ALL ITEMS ARE LISTED AS FOLLOWS: ESTABLISHMENT NUMBER, ESTABLISHMENT NAME, CONTACT NUMBER, AREA AND PAGE NUMBER.

Accessories, Jewellery & Clothing TOUR 1 104 The Hope Shop 106 Crocworld 112 Home Treasures TOUR 2 219 La Vogue Jewellers 238 Liwambe Afro-Chic Couture 246 Surf Boys 254 Reeva's TOUR 3 301 Oribi Gorge Hotel 307 Angora Creations 318 WowZulu 309 Oribi Gorge Curio Shop TOUR 4 402 Stephward Estate TOUR 5 507 Surf Action 515 Blue Bijou TOUR 6 603 The Gaze Gallery 606 S'Khumba Crafts 615 Kitchen Living By the Sea 621 Inandi Crafts 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 626 Riverbend Art & Wine 635 Butterfly Valley 636 African Dreams TOUR 7 702 Southbroom Pro Shop TOUR 8 813 Ilva's Country Crafts 814 Butterfly Boutique & Surfs Up 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall 827 Bucks Farm Stall TOUR 9 905 Emithini Art Wear & Décor 910 Wild Coast Sun

Art Supplies & Lessons

039 973 2424 039 976 1103 039 975 3674

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039 684 0228 039 684 0205 039 682 4400 039 682 3423

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039 687 0253 073 278 6125 078 120 8252 039 687 0395

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039 314 4011 039 316 8212 039 314 9323 083 665 2156 039 316 6204 039 316 6204 073 422 5357 039 314 4411

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039 311 1204 039 311 2127 030 319 1033 078 802 1953

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Antiques & Collectables

TOUR 1 112 Home Treasures 039 975 3674 TOUR 2 219 La Vogue Jewellers 039 684 0228 TOUR 6 603 The Gaze Gallery 039 314 4011 615 Kitchen Living by the Sea 039 314 9323 TOUR 8 804 Bauchop Custom Knives & Swords 039 313 5998 806 Burger Knives & Canes 039 319 2316

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Artists & Galleries

TOUR 1 104 The Hope Shop 039 973 2424 112 Home Treasures 039 975 3674 TOUR 2 221 The Property Gallery 072 717 7771 255 Patrician Blue Studio 039 695 1131 TOUR 3 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve 039 687 0395 307 Angora Creations 073 278 6125 318 WowZulu 078 120 8252 TOUR 6 602 Burlesque Café 039 314 9886 603 The Gaze Gallery 039 314 4011 604 The Waffle House 039 314 9424 621 Inandi Crafts 083 665 2156 622 Hazel's World of Minatures 083 447 9261 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 039 316 6204 626 Riverbend Art & Wine 039 316 6204 TOUR 8 804 Bauchop Custom Knives & Swords 039 313 5998 806 Burger Knives & Canes 039 319 2316 808 Helene’s Art Studio 039 313 0686 812 The Cow Shed Coffee and Pottery Shop 039 311 3955 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall 039 319 1033 TOUR 9 905 Emithini Art Wear & Décor 073 967 7909

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Tour 2 255 Patrician Blue Studio Tour 4 407 Ramsgate Stationers Tour 8 808 Helene’s Art Studio

Decor & Interiors

039 695 1131

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039 315 0213

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039 313 0686

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Books

Tour 4 407 Ramsgate Stationers

Country Store

TOUR 4 443 KC's Coffee Shop & Zorba's Country Store 039 685 0080 TOUR 6 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 039 316 6204 TOUR 8 809 Bucks Farm Stall 078 802 1953 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall 039 319 1033 TOUR 9 901 Beaver Creek Coffee Estate 039 311 2315

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Crafts & Curios

TOUR 1 104 The Hope Shop 039 973 2424 106 Crocworld 039 976 1103 TOUR 2 221 The Property Gallery 072 717 7771 254 Reeva's 039 682 3423 TOUR 3 301 Oribi Gorge Hotel 039 687 0253 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve 039 687 0395 307 Angora Creations 073 278 6125 309 Oribi Gorge Curio Shop 039 687 0395 318 WowZulu 078 120 8252 TOUR 4 409 Pure Venom 039 685 0704 TOUR 5 515 Blue Bijou 039 317 3536 TOUR 6 603 The Gaze Gallery 039 314 4011 604 The Waffle House 039 314 9424 606 S'Khumba Crafts 039 316 8212 621 Inandi Crafts 083 665 2156 622 Hazel's World of Miniatures 083 447 9261 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 039 316 6204 626 Riverbend Art & Wine 039 316 6204 635 Butterfly Valley 073 422 5357 636 African Dreams 039 314 4411 TOUR 8 804 Bauchop Custom Knives & Swords 039 313 5998 806 Burger Knives & Canes 039 319 2316 812 The Cow Shed Coffee and Pottery Shop 039 311 3955 813 Ilva's Country Crafts 039 311 1204 809 Bucks Farm Stall 078 802 1953 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall 039 319 1033 TOUR 9 901 Beaver Creek Coffee Estate 039 311 2315 905 Emithini Art Wear & Décor 073 967 7909 910 Wild Coast Sun 039 305 9111 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian 039 311 3618

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Decor & Interiors

TOUR 1 112 Home Treasures 039 975 3674 TOUR 3 318 WowZulu 078 120 8252 TOUR 4 404 Urban Yuppi Katie Allen Décor & Design 039 315 5164 410 Tea @ Bay Tree 039 315 0015 419 Mandy Massey Home & Garden 039 315 0315 TOUR 5 515 Blue Bijou 039 317 3536

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TOUR 6 602 Burlesque Café 603 The Gaze Gallery 606 S'Khumba Crafts 615 Kitchen Living By the sea 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 626 Riverbend Art & Wine 636 African Dreams TOUR 7 714 Le Plantation TOUR 8 813 Ilva's Country Crafts 808 Helene's Art Studio 809 Bucks Farm Stall 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall TOUR 9 905 Emithini Art Wear & Décor 909 Africarve

039 314 9886 039 314 4011 039 316 8212 039 314 9323 039 316 6204 039 316 6204 039 312 0531

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039 311 1204 039 313 0686 078 802 1953 039 319 1033

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Garden Furniture & Plants

TOUR 1 109 Terrace Tea Garden 031 916 6212 TOUR 2 213 Folly Fields & Froggy Pond Nursery 039 684 6277 TOUR 4 402 Stephward Estate 039 315 5926 405 Izotsha Creek Estate 082 447 5147 418 Mandy Massey Home & Garden 039 315 0315 Tour 8 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall 039 319 1033

TOUR 4 406 In Sense Organic Spa 447 Face Forward Beauty Studio Tour 5 501 Ingwe Manor TOUR 7 706 Camelot Spa 712 Sensasia Day Spa Tour 9 910 Wild Coast Sun

25 26 26 47

039 315 7315 039 315 1584

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039 317 1914

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039 313 0642 039 316 8317

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039 313 0450 039 313 5146

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Property

TOUR 2 221 The Property Gallery TOUR 7 707 San Lameer Villa Rentals 708 San Lameer Villa Sales

Surf, Dive & Beach Gear TOUR 2 246 Surf Boyz TOUR 4 418 Aqua Planet Dive Centre TOUR 5 507 Surf Action TOUR 8 814 Butterfly Boutique & Surfs Up Tour 9 910 Wild Coast Sun

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039 315 7524

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039 317 3604

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039 311 2127

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039 305 9111

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Wine Cellar

TOUR 6 626 Riverbend Art & Wine TOUR 8 818 Mac Bananas Farm Stall

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Health & Spa Products

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WHERE TO PLAY?

Adventure Sports

TOUR 1 101 Shark Cage Diving KZN 102 Blue Vision TOUR 3 302 Wild 5 Adventures 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve 304 Go Ballistix Paintball 312 Lake Eland Zipline TOUR 4 401 Africa Fun Tours 418 Aqua Planet Dive Centre TOUR 5 507 Surf Action 514 Sweetdale Camp 516 C-Freaks 517 Kart Freaks 529 Wild Coast Air TOUR 8 803 Selsdon Park Estate 824 Mac Venture Golf TOUR 9 908 Clearwater Trail Centre

Childrens Play Area

082 373 5950 039 973 1345

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082 337 3746 039 687 0395 082 566 7424 039 687 0395

18 19 19 20

039 315 0265 039 315 7524

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039 317 3604 083 384 9230 082 379 4073 039 312 1514 079 692 1497

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082 451 9827 039 319 1033

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Animal or Reptile Farm TOUR 1 106 Crocworld TOUR 4 409 Pure Venom TOUR 6 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 635 Butterfly Valley TOUR 8 819 Mac Banana Café TOUR 9 926 Crags View Wild Care Centre 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian

039 976 1103 039 685 0704

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039 316 6204 073 422 5357

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039 319 1033

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Bird Watching

TOUR 1 106 Crocworld TOUR 2 201 Royston Hall TOUR 3 300 Oribi Gorge View Sites 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve TOUR 5 504 River Valley Nature Reserve TOUR 6 609 Bellevue Park 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm TOUR 9 908 Clearwater Trail Centre 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian

Health, Fitness and Beauty

039 976 1103

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039 695 0083

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039 316 6097 039 316 6204

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Childrens Play Area

TOUR 1 106 Crocworld 039 976 1103 109 Terrace Tea Garden 031 916 6212 117 Selborne Park Golf Club 039 688 1896 122 Protea Hotel Karridene 031 916 7228 123 Karridene Caravan Park 031 916 7228 TOUR 3 301 Oribi Gorge Hotel 039 687 0253 302 Wild 5 Adventures 082 337 3746 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve 039 687 0395 304 Go Ballistix Paintball 082 566 7424 314 The Gorgez View Restaurant & Functions 039 679 1345 TOUR 4 409 Pure Venom 039 685 0704 443 KC's Coffee Shop & Zorba's Country Store 039 685 0080 TOUR 5 504 River Valley Nature Reserve 083 263 5537 517 Kart Freaks 039 312 1514

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TOUR 6 601 Pistols Saloon 039 316 8463 604 The Waffle House 039 314 9424 606 S'Khumba Crafts 039 316 8212 609 Bellevue Park 039 316 6097 625 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 039 316 6204 TOUR 8 827 Bucks Farm Stall 078 802 1953 812 The Cow Shed Coffee & Pottery Shop 039 311 3955 819 Mac Banana Café 039 319 1033 820 Mac Venture Golf 039 319 1033 TOUR 9 901 Beaver Creek Coffee Estate 039 311 2315 908 Clearwater Trail Centre 039 311 1130 910 Wild Coast Sun 039 305 9111 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian 039 311 3618

TOUR 3 306 Thembela Tours 310 Kwafodo Cultural Village TOUR 4 401 Africa Fun Tours TOUR 6 628 Banana Farm Tours TOUR 8 818 Mac Bananas TOUR 9 901 Beaver Creek Coffee Estate 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian

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TOUR 1 122 Protea Hotel Karridene 123 Karridene Caravan Park TOUR 3 300 Oribi Gorge View Sites 302 Wild 5 Adventures 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve TOUR 5 504 River Valley Nature Reserve 514 Sweetdale Camp TOUR 9 908 Clearwater Trail Centre 910 Wild Coast Sun 915 Themba Lamampondo Tours

031 916 7228 031 916 7228

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039 311 1130 039 305 9111 079 198 5975

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Diving and Marine Tours TOUR 1 101 Shark Cage Diving KZN 102 Blue Vision TOUR 4 401 Africa Fun Tours 418 Aqua Planet Dive Centre TOUR 5 516 C-Freaks 529 Wild Coast Air

082 373 5950 039 973 1345

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039 315 0265 039 315 7524

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Golf

Health, Fitness and Beauty

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TOUR 1 116 Selborne Hotel & Spa 039 688 1800 TOUR 3 327 The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa 039 687 0378

039 315 7315 039 315 1584

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039 317 1914

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039 313 0642 039 316 8317

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039 311 2675

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039 305 9111 039 311 3618

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Horse Riding

TOUR 3 301 Oribi Gorge Hotel 302 Wild 5 Adventures TOUR 8 803 Selsdon Park Estate

Motor Sports

TOUR 5 517 Kart Freaks TOUR 8 803 Selsdon Park Estate 819 Mac Bananas TOUR 9 910 Wild Coast Sun

Museums

TOUR 2 210 Cultural History Museum TOUR 5 502 Margate Art Musem TOUR 6 601 Pistols Saloon

Night Clubs

Cycling, Hiking or Walking Trails

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Cultural or Farm Tours

TOUR 1 117 Selborne Park Golf Club 118 Lynton Hall Driving Range TOUR 7 702 Southbroom Pro Shop TOUR 8 820 Mac Venture Golf TOUR 9 910 Wild Coast Sun

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TOUR 4 406 In Sense Organic Spa 447 Face Forward Beauty Studio TOUR 5 501 Ingwe Manor TOUR 7 706 Camelot Spa 712 Sensasia Day Spa TOUR 8 810 The Estuary Country Hotel TOUR 9 910 Wild Coast Sun 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian

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TOUR 5 503 Cock & Tail 510 Backline

Picnic Area & View Sites TOUR 1 120 Impithi Beach Kiosk TOUR 3 300 Oribi Gorge View Sites 302 Wild 5 Adventures 303 Lake Eland Game Reserve 304 Go Ballistix Paintball 305 Oribi Gorge Guest Farm 319 Leopard Rock TOUR 5 504 River Valley Nature Reserve TOUR 6 604 The Waffle House 609 Bellevue Park TOUR 9 908 Clearwater Trail Centre 927 Premier Hotel Edwardian

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Transport Services

TOUR 1 110 The Golf & Game Safari Company 039 975 2022 TOUR 4 401 Africa Fun Tours 039 315 0265 Tour 5 523 Margate Coach 039 312 1406 529 Wild Coast Air 079 692 1497 532 Southern Shuttle 081 475 7575

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KZN Wildlife Nature Reserves TOUR 1 105 Vernon Crookes (Game) TOUR 3 313 Oribi Gorge (Nature) TOUR 4 445 Skyline (Nature) TOUR 8 825 Mpenjati (Nature) 826 Mpenjati (Marine) TOUR 9 902 Umtamvuna (Nature)

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PHOTO: ARI DU TOIT

The KwaZulu Natal South Coast is one of those rare places on earth that offers an experience so complete, it becomes a timeless and constantly revisited fixture on every traveller’s itinerary. With almost 120km of beaches that become havens for swimming, surfing, fishing and diving, rugged untamed landscape perfect for hiking and 4x4 expeditions, the natural wonders of the area are immediately apparent. Added to this are wildlife sanctuaries, stunning 18-hole golf courses, culture laden arts and crafts and B&Bs unique to the South Coast.

ValuePromise

An area that is truly the ultimate destination for each and every kind of holiday activity, the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal is an absolute must for those wanting a break from it all – and whether it’s extreme adventure or tranquil surrounds, the South Coast is a guaranteed experience of a lifetime.

THE COAST IS ALSO AN EDEN FOR ULTIMATE ANGLING EXPERIENCES, SUBLIME DOLPHIN AND WHALE ENCOUNTERS, HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, 4 X 4 TRAILS, A RANGE OF WATER SPORTS AND MORE!

The Southern Explorer Association is dedicated to the promotion of a quality tourism experience throughout the South Coast of KZN. We strive to promote a wide range of activities, accommodation and shopping venues to make this a trip of exciting experiences. Members are encouraged to enhance the pleasant memories of tourists as they stop and enjoy the attractions. Members of The Southern Explorer Association are routinely visited to ensure consistent quality of service and high standards of cleanliness. The members of the Southern Explorer Association promise: All visitors to their establishments are treated with respect and with dignity. All business transactions are conducted with honesty.

CONTACTUS Website: www.southernexplorer.co.za Email: info@southernexplorer.co.za Telephone: 039 316 8221 Cell: 083 446 2348

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PHOTO: JOHN MILLER

PHOTO: AUGUST DU PREEZ

According to folklore, the sardines will arrive when the last aloe plant has bloomed...

Each year an unbelievable feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the KwaZuluNatal South Coast creating a unique and exhilarating experience for divers, birders, whale watchers and anglers.

PHOTO: JOHN MILLER

PHOTO: JOHN MILLER

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Quattro Go Fish King of the Sea 10 - 11 June Sardine Super Classic MTB 25 & 45km 10 June Sardine Run 3 Day Golf Tournament 14 - 16 June Scottburgh Winter Solstice Festival 16 June Ugu Jazz Festival 23 June Mallards Mecury Ski Boast Festival 26 - 30 June Umgubho Wezintombi Maiden Ceremony 07 July Sardine Half Marathon 08 July Portuguese Mariners Festival 13 - 15 July SA Women’s Open Golf Tournament 13 - 15 July Lions Show South Coast 27 - 29 July Ingeli Show 10 -12 August

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Shoal on Earth Once a year, usually between June and July, the Sardines follow a cool flowing current which moves gradually northwards; in the opposite direction to the warm south flowing Agulhus current. Large shoals of sardines gather to form immence pods in these cooler currents. Thousands upon thousands of these tiny, silvery fish move up the coast, starting at the Wild Coast and onto the South Coast, often ending their journey in the region of Durban. The cooler current is critical to their passage. It is not a migration in the true sense, as the sardines do not travel for feeding or breeding proposes. The sardines do not travel alone! Dolphins and game-fish feed ravenously amongst the shoals of sardines whilst cavorting with an ever increasing number of hump-backed whales. Masses of dolphins join together forming “super-pods” to herd the Sardines. The Sharks Board have reliably estimated that about 20,000 dolphins follow the annual sardine run.

This amazing sight can be viewed from land, sea or by air.

Thousands of Cape Gannets also accompany this dazzling display; and it is usually the first sight that indicates the arrival of the shoals. The Sardine Run is an event for everyone to enjoy - be it bird watchers, marine-life enthusiasts, amateur or highly experienced divers or snorkellers. Experience the Sardine Run beneath the waves or above. Either way it has been described as one of the greatest marine spectacles on earth.

sardine run hotline The Natal Sharks Board and East Coast Radio have a Sardine Run Hotline 083 913 9495 which is regularly updated and is a useful tool in helping keep track of the action.

083 913 9495

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ENJOY A SUPERB DIVING EXPERIENCE, WITH OUR EXPERT AND FRIENDLY STAFF SHARK CAGE DIVING EXPERTS KWAZULU-NATAL SOUTH AFRICA NO DIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Call: 082 373 5950 Email: johnmiller@sharkcagedivingkzn.com

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VERNON CROOKES NATURE RESERVE

Renowned for its bio-diversity, with densely wooded slopes, open grassland ridges and magnificent views of the ocean. Amazingly this costal reserve boasts 56 mammal and 300 bird species. Accommodation available and ideal for study groups or mini conferences. Call: 039 974 2222 Visit: www.kznwildlife.com

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Blue Vision Dive Centre has grown from a young and vibrant dive charter to a PADI Gold Palm 5* IDC Resort. We are able to offer a wide variety of courses for everyone, from those who have never dived but are curious about the underwater world, to those who are looking at going professional.

The Hope Shop has been in Umkomaas for more than 15 years. Very popular with locals and tourists, this gem of a shop, with its delightful, magical mixture of local handcrafted gifts, clothing, jewellery and imported goods, is a must for anyone exploring the South Coast!

Call: 039 973 1345 Visit: www.bluevision.co.za Address: 7 Barrow Street GPS: S30°14'140" E30°48'408"

Call: 039 973 2424 GPS: S30°12’26” E30°47’56’ Address: Corner Harvey / Reynold St, Umkomaas

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Crocworld is not just a crocodile farm, it is a complete wildlife experience offering a range of displays and activities to suit all age groups... The main attractions are the few hundred Nile Crocodiles ranging from newborn hatchlings to 100-year-old mammoths as well as “Isis” the African fish eagle that will greet you as you enter the park... Restaurant and Conference Centre on the Farm Call: 039 976 1103 Address: R102, Scottburgh

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WONDERFUL DAY TRIP DESTINATION, WITH PLENTY TO INTEREST THE WHOLE FAMILY! Enjoy our delicious cakes, coffees, and meals in the beautiful grounds of the nursery. Fully Licensed. PLANTS • BONSAIS • WOODEN FURNITURE ANIMAL FARM • PET SHOP • KIDS PLAY AREA • SILK FLOWERS

Call: 031 916 6212 GPS: S30°7'12.36" E30°50'47.26"

www.illovonursery.co.za

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TOUR 1 IS HOME TO THE ALIWAL SHOAL WHICH IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP 10 DIVE SITES

Situated 40 km from Durban, the ATKV Natalia Beach Resort offers the perfect balance between relaxation and action. Over and above the resort's prime accommodation facilities, you can choose from a variety of activities. Call: 039 916 4545 GPS: S30°07'18" E30°50'46" Visit: www.atkvresorts.co.za / www.natalia.co.za Southern Explorer Edition 11 Winter 2012

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We provide transfers for the South Coast.

Golf Tours and Day Tours to suit all interests. We have a qualified team of guides and a well managed fleet of transport. As tour operators we are able to provide all services related to the leisure industry and the conference industry. 6 Marion Avenue, Pennington Phone: 039 975 2022 Cell: 082 894 0663 24 Hours Number: 082 898 1615

www.golfandgame.co.za

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My Passion, My Hobby, My Living

Antiques, fine old furniture, original art, collectables and giftware. “Pennington’s Best Kept Secret!”

MUST-STOP-AND-SEE-SHOP Call: 039 975 3674 / 083 588 0724 Village Mall - Pennington GPS: S 30°23'14.8" E 30°41'74.7”

Acclaimed as the ‘Augusta’ of South Africa, Selborne is situated on the South East Coast of beautiful Kwazulu- Natal.

The Selborne Hotel & Spa is the original grand old lady of the KZN South Coast. Set in lush tropical gardens, Selborne is the ideal place to unwind... With golf on your doorstep, wonderful relaxing Spa therapies and delectable cuisine, we invite you to come share our little piece of paradise. Call: 039 688 1800 Email: info@selborne.com

www.selborne.com

The sub tropical climate provides a fantastic all year round golf experience.

Ryan / Pam: 039 688 1896/1 Amanda: 083 650 7761 Glyn: 082 496 1152 Visit: www.selbornegolf.co.za GPS: S30°22'27.4" E30°40'35.9"

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SELBORNE PARK GOLF CLUB For more information visit: www.sawomensopen.co.za ENTRANCE IS FREE

LYNTON HALL DRIVING RANGE AND PUB & DINER The Lynton Hall Golf Academy / Driving range boasts the biggest putting green in SA and is all natural turf. It has 9 target greens on a 450m long range, surrounded by beautiful indigenous forest. It has a thatched sports bar where you can enjoy drinks and light meals after practicing in the serene environment. Trevor Wilkes is the resident pro who is available for lessons.

Call: 039 975 1502 Email: barkerturf@scottnet.co.za

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PROTEA HOTEL KARRIDENE

CARAVAN PARK BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVED 7 DAYS A WEEK ON PENNINGTON MAIN BEACH!

Food is fresh, wholesome, cooked to order and homemade. And if that isn’t enough… We are surrounded by lovely gardens celebrating our indigenous flora with a beautiful sea view. Call: 039 975 1711 GPS: S30°23’11.04” E30°41’47.62’’ Visit: www.penningtonconservancy.org.za

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Only 20 minutes south of Durban, this modern and luxurious South Coast hotel resort is wellknown for its excellent accommodation, wonderful food, friendly hospitality and first-class service.

Situated between the lagoon and the beach at Illovo, it also boasts an awardwinning caravan park.

The Protea Hotel Karridene Beach has the latest in conferencing equipment and can accommodate up to 150 delegates.

A newly-built, wheelchair-friendly boardwalk is now available, leading onto the beach!

Call: 031 9167228 Old South Coast Road, Illovo Beach

www.proteahotels.com

Call: 031 916 7228 Old South Coast Road, Illovo Beach

www.proteahotels.com

GOLF COAST

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The South Coast experiences one of the mildest winters in SA, which means that the 11 golf courses offer golfing conditions which are the envy of the rest of South Africa. Besides mild and temperate winter playing conditions with beautiful warm winter days, the Golf Coast also offers very affordable golf. It is for these reasons that the Golf Coast will host for the next three years the prestigious South African Women's Open - a European Women's Tour sanctioned event, to be hosted in July this year at Selborne Park Golf Estate. There are 11 golf courses, five of whom are ranked in the top 100 golf courses in South Africa, which are situated within an 80km radius - allowing for easy access and also providing golfers with a wide variety of true golf challenges. All the courses have well-appointed club houses and friendly 19th holes, and local golfers welcome visitors to their slice of paradise.

TOUR 1 Umkomaas Golf Club TOUR 1 Scottburgh Golf Club

TOUR 1 Selborne Golf Estate (117) TOUR 1 Umdoni Park Golf Club TOUR 2 Port Shepstone Country Club

039 973 1042 039 976 0041

039 688 1891/96 039 975 1615 039 695 0140/1

TOUR 3 Harding Country Club

039 433 1738

TOUR 5 Margate Country Club

039 312 0571

TOUR 7 Southbroom Golf Club

039 316 6026

TOUR 7 San Lameer Country Club

039 313 5141

TOUR 9 Port Edward Country Club

039 311 2589

TOUR 9 Wild Coast Sun Country Club

039 305 2799

The Golf Coast is situated just south of Durban and extends from Umkomaas to the fabulous Wild Coast Sun in the south.

the best by a

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FOLLY FIELDS NURSERY

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ZIZI’S RESTAURANT @ UMDLALO LODGE

OCEAN KEY Swimming Beach Dive Site Fishing Spot Surfing Canoe Rafting

Privacy, Luxury and Charm! Sleep over, or book in for an extended rest. Champagne breakfast is served in bed, the Tall Forest, the Formal Dining Room or the Victorian Verandah overlooking the scenic Umzimkulu River.

Umdlalo Lodge exudes tranquillity and contemporary comfort on the South Coast with up-market accommodation, Zizi’s Restaurant, Conference and Function facillities, 9 spacious en-suite rooms, a Ladies Bar and afternoons that melt away into the sun set. We’re waiting... for you!

Call: 039 695 0083 / 082 784 5851 Visit: www.roystonhall.co.za Email: info@roystonhall.co.za Royston Lane, Umtentweni GPS: S30°42’46 E30°26’50’’

Call: 039 695 0224 Visit: www.umdalolodge.co.za Email: reservations@umdlalolodge.co.za Address: 20 Rethman Drive, Umtentweni

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LIWAMBE AFRO-CHIC COUTURE

Call: 083 468 1840 Visit: www.crackerbaybnb.co.za Email: crackerbay@hotmail.com GPS: S30° 38’ 58.95” E30° 31’ 31.15”

Call: 082 043 0404 Email: pearceplace@vodamail.co.za GPS: S30°40'32.12" E30°30’24.47"

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SPILLERS WHARF

PORT SHEPSTONE COUNTRY CLUB

The ultimate accommodation experience for distinguished guests with refined taste for style and relaxation. Perfect, affordable accommodation for holiday makers and corporate travellers. Walking distance to popular, safe guarded beach and most other amenities. Homely comfort and style in the heart of the South Coast!

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Capture the uniqueness of luxury safari tent accommodation. Self-catering, with own bathroom, kitchen, linen, towels & secure premises. Unspoilt, tranquil surroundings, abundant birdlife and the rare call of the tree dassie... all let you share in the pretty pleasures of THANDULULA! Call: 039 681 3755 / 082 430 3334 Visit: www.thandulula.com Email: info@thandulula.com GPS: S30º40’54.4” E30º29’35.5”

SUPERIOR LOG CABINS

Bazley Beach Caravan and Camping Resort. The resort away from it all that has it all! Call: 039 977 8863 Email: macnicol@scottburgh.co.za GPS: S30°27'082" E30°39'234"

www.macnicol.co.za

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Bazley, Ifafa, Elysium and Mtwalume are quiet coves a little off the beaten track. The beaches are clean and quiet, perfect for long strolls and lazy sunny days. Bazley’s rock pools are enticing, whilst the beautiful Ifafa lagoon is a must - the high southern bank providing an excellent spot for whale watching. This area has an active bass fishing club, with well-stocked dams offering opportunities for the whole family to have fun. Mtwalume has a ski-boat launch and is well known for its excellent rock fishing. Hibberdene has a wonderful family beach.

Visit the museum to view various displays, including the Ethno Graphic and Maritime Collections, to mention but a few. Open Monday - Friday 08h:00 - 16h00

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Unique nurseries set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings... You will find all your garden needs, served with friendly, professional advice. COME AND VISIT FROGGY POND NURSERY LOCATED AT UVONGO BIRD PARK FOLLY FIELDS: Weekdays 08:30 - 16:30 Saturday 08:30 - 12:00

ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Folly Fields - Umzumbe: 039 684 6277 Froggy Pond - Uvongo: 039 312 1242

Call: 039 688 2195 4 Athlone Avenue, Port Shepstone

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Pass through a stretch of coastal bush and the beach resorts of Umzumbe (which has recently aquired its pilot blue flag status), Sunwich Port, Southport and Umtentweni can be discovered.

Fish on the River prides itself in the freshest, highest quality seafood and best prices. We cater for all who love seafood! Our restaurant has a stunning deck with great views of the Mzimkhulu River. SEASON OPEN EVERYDAY TO 8PM Call: 039 682 3814 GPS: S30°43'47" E30°30’27.01"

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LA VOGUE JEWELLERS

This owner run and managed, cosy restaurant with it's splendid setting on the Umzimkulu River has fast become a local favourite for it's innovative cuisine and exciting specials. Don't visit the South Coast without having a special meal here. Call: 039 682 6996 / 073 709 1808 Email: ralph.t.gallagher@gmail.com GPS: S30°43'47" E30°30’27.01"

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THE PROPERTY GALLERY Denton-Miller Estates cc

Art of Africa @ SPILLER'S WHARF

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Dune Aloe Aloe Thraskii Found on the sea-facing sand dunes and in dune bush, it grows to 3m or higher. The leaves are broad and recurved, with small reddish marginal spines. It has beautiful orange flowers on branched racemes which attract bees, butterflies and birds.

Specialised Craftsmanship Vintage & Contemporary Jewellery Accredited Gemmologist Diamond Dealer Designer and Restorer

Call: 039 684 0228 / 079 785 0109 Email: la-vogue@iafrica.com

Call: 072 717 7771 Open: Tues - Sat 10.30 - 3.30 Email: denton.miller@mweb.co.za www.natal-south-coast-estates.co.za

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Indigenous beach and dune vegetation of the South Coast

Nature loves redecorating her beaches, and does so at a whim when it comes to the fore dunes (those nearest to the shore). High tides that result from moody seas can damage the vegetation and when the wind picks up you can almost imagine how her invisible broom, frantically sweeping her front porch, results in newly formed dunes. Pioneer plants soon take root, creating a carpet of savoury herbage, thus stabilising the sand. Just behind these ever-changing dunes, more stable ones make up the backdrop – these are furnished with more permanent vegetation i.e. herbaceous plants and shrubs.

These dunes comprise the intermediate phase of the ecological succession, between the pioneer dune communities and climax milkwood forest (Except from The Beach Book, by Jerry Gosnell, published by the Flora and Fauna Publications Trust). If you are interested in exploring this fascinating subject, the above mentioned book comes highly recommended.

PHOTO: GAIL MITCHELL

Dune Morning Glory Ipomoea pes-caprae One of the first plants to appear, it has long trailing stems which rapidly cover a large area of beach. It has camel-foot-shaped leaves and mauve flowers which attract bees.

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233 DIEU-DONNEÈ RIVER LODGE

236 UMTHUNZI BOUTIQUE HOTEL

AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Semi self catering / Bed and best breakfast ever. Dstv in all 7 en-suite rooms. Conferences, meetings and functions.

NEW OWNERSHIP! STRICTLY HALAAL

"Do and see things" packages available with airport shuttle!

Call: 039 682 5559 GPS: S30°44'22.1" E30°27’08.0"

Call: 039 681 2733 / 073 993 4008 Email: ddrlodge@venturenet.co.za GPS: S30°41'07.7" E30°29'40" www.dieudonnee.co.za

For the best curries, rotis, savouries, breyanis and bunny chows, vegetarian meals… Also enjoy full English Breakfasts, burgers and yummy desserts. Delivery service available.A full catering service available for functions. Try us! We are the best! Situated at the corner of Connor and Aiken Street, Port Shepstone

Enjoy our coastal forest garden atmosphere with natural small game and bird life in abundance.

19 exquisitely decorated rooms with stunning seaviews, each with own balcony. Rooms have 100% percale linen, solid wooden furniture, safe, air conditioner & fan, selected DSTV channels plus coffee station. Call: 039 695 0852 Email: reservations@umthunzi.co.za GPS: S30°42'40" E30°40'74"

www.umthunzi.co.za

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238 LIWAMBE AFRO-CHIC COUTURE Liwambe Designs specialises in bridal gowns, evening wear, gala wear and Afro-chic couture.

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ITALIAN FAMILY RESTAURANT

Our talented designer, Ntombenhle Sidaki, will help you create that unique garment for your stylish wedding or any other special occasion. Office Hours: Mon - Fri (9am to 5pm). Sat (8am to 1pm). Sun (by appointment only) ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Call: 039 684 0205 / 084 314 8783 Email: liwambe@yahoo.com Visit: www.liwambedesigns.co.za

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Casa Mia is an Italian family style restaurant. Chef Alfonso hails from Naples, Italy and is enjoying bringing his tastes of home to the South Coast. There's plenty of space for kids to run around and a great view of the river!

Wednesday to Saturday - Lunch and Dinner Sunday - Lunch Only Peak Season - Tuesday Lunch and Dinner

Call: 039 695 1391 Tweni Waterfront in Sea Park GPS: S30°42'16.7" E30°28'57.0"

Visit Surf Boyz for the best variety of branded mens, ladies and childrens Surf Wear. Call: 039 682 4400 Oribi Plaza, Port Shepsone

PORT SHEPSTONE lighthouse

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From the soft ambience and personalised service to the specialised gourmet menu, you are truly in for an exceptional fine dining experience at The Cellar. Prepare to treat your tastebuds to Chef Dylan Smith’s deliciously unique flavour combinations. Honeywood offers self catering accommodation, conferences, teambuilding, weddings & events. Call: 039 695 1036 Visit: www.honeywoodsa.co.za Address: 32 Abelia Cressent, Seapark GPS: S30°41'51.44" E30°28'59.29"

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The Port Shepstone Lighthouse stands like a melancholy sailor, keeping his sleepless watch on the horizon, dutifully signalling to each passing ship that there is “land ahoy”. The lighthouse, too, once made a journey by sea. In the 1890’s this cast iron structure was shipped from Britain, possibly venturing around the dreaded Cape of Storms and up the coast into the warmer waters of Natal. Originally erected at Scottburgh to mark the southern point of the Aliwal

LIGHTHOUSES ARE ALL PAINTED IN DIFFERENT DESIGNS AND COLOURS, SO THAT PASSING SHIPS ARE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH THEM FROM EACH OTHER BY DAY. AT NIGHT LIGHTHOUSES FLASH DIFFERENT SEQUENCES FOR THE SAME REASON.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM UGU - SOUTH COAST TOURISM’S DEVELOPMENT GENERAL MANAGER

Bukeka Zwezwe

16 Bissett Street, Port Shepstone, 4240 Tel: 039 682 7944 Cell: 076 382 9092 Email: development@tourismsouthcoast.co.za

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Shoal reef, this 8 metre high, chequered lighthouse now stands at the mouth of the Umzimkhulu River. This has been its vantage point for over 100 years, since being relocated here in 1906, in the days when Port Shepstone was still a working harbour. Now a national monument, the lighthouse still casts its watchful eye out to sea. The now-electric light flashes every 6 seconds, reaching up to 26 nautical miles into the Indian ocean.

PHOTO: JOHN LAMBERTI

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EXPLORE TOUR TWO

BAZLEY | HIBBERDENE | UMZUMBE | PUMULA | SOUTHPORT | SEA PARK | UMTENTWENI | PORT SHEPSTONE

PHOTO: MARK DALL

Tour 2 offers some famous fishing spots, such as the Block and Sandspit. Other popular spots on the South Coast include the newly rebuilt Margate Pier, Orange Rocks and the Pier in Uvongo, North Bank in Umkomaas and Splash Rock in Port Edward. From piers and jetties to lagoons, estuaries, deep-sea and rock & surf options – what more could any angler ask for? A little bit of patience, perhaps? FISHING PERMITS CAN BE BOUGHT AT A LOCAL POST OFFICE. Always remember to respect the environment. Refrain from littering and only buy fish that appears on SASSI’s green list of popular eating fish. Visit to learn more about how to play your part in responsible and sustainable fishing. (SASSI – South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative). Please be aware that some game species, such as Garrick, may appear on SASSI’s red list i.e. permitted recreational angling only (not for sale, as determined in the Marine Living Resources Act).

253 STAGES RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

254 REEVA’S

255 PATRICIAN BLUE STUDIO

Explore Local Cultures!

Colourful Zulu Beadwork and Modern Zulu Clothing called “Mblaselwa” Traditional Indian accessories and Sari’s.

Spectacular beachfront view! Relaxed, sophisticated dining with great attention to detail and attentive service. The modern décor and tranquil ambience make this venue perfect for a casual or working meal! We also cater for weddings, Private and Corporate functions & events. Conference / workshop facilities available. Open 7 days a week. ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Call: 039 682 1405 / 082 259 0383 E-mail: pmbambo@mweb.co.za Phumzile Mbambo (owner)

ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Shop 18, Whitehouse Mall, Wolley Street, Port Shepstone Call: 039 682 3423 / 083 414 1739 Owner: Reeva Jagersar

Now is the perfect time to explore your creativity! Come and join us for an informal and relaxed art class and let us help you discover your hidden artistic talents. Art classes for Adults and Children! We also supply a wide range of art materials and sell original artworks by local South Coast Artists. Call: 039 695 1131 JTV Centre, Umtentweni Visit: www.patricianbluestudio.aradium.com

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Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) are categorized as ‘Specially protected game’ in KwaZulu Natal, although they do not appear on the CITES list. As browsers, they feed mainly on Acacia leaves, thriving in woodlands and gentle undulating terrain with all-year-round green foliage. Females move around in groups of 4 to 10 animals but males are generally solitary.

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PORT SHEPSTONE | ORIBI GORGE | PADDOCK | IZINGOLWENI | HARDING | WEZA | INGELI

300 ORIBI GORGE VIEW SITES

WORLD-RENOWNED VIEW SITES CARVED OVER MILLIONS OF YEARS:

Overhanging Rock (of Blue Crush 2 fame) Lehers' Waterfall, Baboons Castle Camel Rock, Lovers Leap, The Needle

CROSS THE 85M LONG SUSPENSION BRIDGE!

Contact: 039 687 0253 / 082 566 7424 Email: info@wild5adventures.co.za Visit: Oribi Gorge Hotel GPS: 30°39”18’S, 30°19”04’E

www.oribigorge.co.za

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Family Adventure Resort Oribi Gorge Hotel stands guardian to one of the most phenomenal natural paradises in South Africa! Swimming Pool, Kids Play Park, Curio & Souvenir Shop and Wild Fig Café

Bookings: 039 687 0253 / 082 419 2993 Visit: www.oribigorge.co.za Email: gm@oribigorge.co.za Address: Oribi Gorge GPS: S30°40'14" E30°18'22"

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Earn bragging rights! Do the world's highest (165m) bungee swing! Filmed on DVD (optional). Also: White Water Rafting; Abseil; Slide; Horse Trails; Hiking; Zip-line; 84m Suspension Bridge. Team building + Go Ballistix + Paintball (304) Contact: 082 566 7424 / 082 337 3746 Email: info@wild5adventures.co.za Address: Oribi Gorge Hotel GPS: 30°39”18’S, 30°19”04’E

www.wild5adventures.co.za


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Lake Eland Game Reserve is the perfect venue for a family holiday or a day’s outing! R40pp Day Visit. Restaurant • 80m suspension bridge • Zip Line Tours Children’s Playground • Self Game Drives Walking and Cycling Trails • Paint Ball • 4x4 track Self Catering Accommodation • Horse Rides Call: 039 687 0395 / 083 257 9468

www.lakeeland.co.za

Game on! Escape into fantasy in one of 3 themed arenas. Leisure and corporate packages include facilitation & all equipment. Ages 10yrs and up. Also see Wild 5 Adventures (302). Contact: 082 566 7424 / 082 337 3746 Email: info@wild5adventures.co.za Address: Oribi Gorge Hotel GPS: 30°39”18’S, 30°19”04’E

www.wild5adventures.co.za

Our luxurious self-catering guest houses, which sleep 12, 8 and 2, are fully self-contained and serviced daily.34km from the beach. Swimming pool, squash, tennis courts, view sites and petting zoo. Call: 039 687 0324 Visit: www.oribigorgeguestfarm.co.za Email: reservations@oribigorgeguestfarm.co.za GPS: S30°41'219" E30°14'808"

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PORT SHEPSTONE | ORIBI GORGE | PADDOCK | IZINGOLWENI | HARDING | WEZA | INGELI

HOW THE GORGE WAS FORMED? The Oribi Gorge Geology When you peer down over 300 m into the depths of Oribi Gorge you are looking back through well over 1,000 million years of Earth's history. The Mzimkulwana River bed exposes marble deposits that formed when marine deposits that had been forced deep into the crust around 1,400 million years ago were engulfed by intruding magma at a depth of more than 10 km.

that broke up to form Gondwana, the supercontinent that included most of Africa, South America, Antarctica, Australia and India. During this period the southern African region was covered by the extensive Karoo Basin. PHOTO: JOHN LAMBERTI

The coarse-grained Oribi Gorge Granitoids formed from these huge magma masses called 'plutons' that rose through the Earth's crust about 1,000 million years ago. By 500 million years ago these rocks had been uplifted to the Earth's surface, eroded and buried by thick river deposits (Natal Group sandstones). These sandstones had also been eroded away in the Oribi Gorge area by about 350 million years ago when the area was covered by a shallow marine basin that extended across the country to the Cape. The prominent cliffs forming Oribi Gorge comprise the Msikaba Formation sandstones which accumulated as offshore sand bars on a stable continental shelf. During this period southern Africa was part of a supercontinent named Pangaea

Plate tectonic processes caused the rifting of Gondwana after 180 million years ago forming the Indian Ocean and separating the continents as we know them today. At least 2,000 m of Karoo rocks were eroded off the Oribi Gorge area, leaving the resistant Msikaba Formation quartzitic sandstones exposed on the long-lived, ancient African land surface. Rivers crossing this landscape responded to dramatic changes in sea-level and incised deep gorges through the sandstone, preferentially eroding linear zones of weakness along fracture zones.

Boulder beds exposed along the river valleys in the area trace the meandering and periodic incision of the river channels over the past 5 million years when the Oribi Gorge was scoured to its present form.

PHOTO: PATRICK FENTON

306 THEMBELA TOURS

No rehearsals! No roleplay! Meet local crafters, a sangoma, visit locals with their daily life, work and more. This 5-hour tour includes www.thembelatours.co.za lunch in the village. Call: 039 687 7561 / 082 708 7030 / Email: thembelatours@yahoo.com

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Welcome to a fibre experience. All fibre processing is done on site and 100% hand created items are for sale. Garments are made from Angora wool, sheep wool, mohair (goat wool), alpaca and silk. We do knitting, crochet, weaving and felting. ALL VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Select from our wide range of souvenirs, gifts & snacks. We also stock Echo Valley Coffee, our signature brand of Arabica coffee - freshly ground on our farm next door! We also stock an exquisite range of our own, hand-made gemstone and beaded jewellery.

Call: 073 278 6125 GPS: S30º 44’ 38.53” E30º 12’ 49.34”

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www.angorarabbits.co.za

Based at the Oribi Gorge Hotel: 039 687 0253 Email: info@echocoffee.co.za Call: 082 445 0163


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310 KWAFODO CULTURAL VILLAGE

SITUATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT AT KWAFODO, RUNNING PARALLEL TO THE UMZIMKHULU AND IBISI RIVERS... Experience the scenic beauty of the area, coupled with the rich cultural and traditional elements. Sip Zulu beer, watch traditional dancing, learn the history behind the Zulu traditions. ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

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WE OFFER AN ATTRACTIVE FREQUENT GUEST BONUS REFRESH YOUR SOUL... Spacious en suite rooms with tranquil forest views, TV, Mnet, tea and coffee making facilities, undercover parking; electric blankets and heaters. Scrumptious carvery or exceptional a la carte menu. Tennis, swimming, hiking, bird-watching, mountain biking, darts, pool, games & DSTV in lounge. Call: 039 553 0600 / 083 453 9917 Email: i-hotel@venturenet.co.za

Call: 083 241 1801 / 073 287 3096 Bookings Essential • GPS: S30°39’31” E30°23’48”

www.ingeliforestlodge.com

The longest zipline in Africa!

4.5km tours over the magnificent Oribi Gorge soaring at 300m’s high! Duration 1 - 3 hours! 14 Slide Guided Tour. Includes return trip & voucher. Call: 039 687 0395 / 083 257 9468

www.lakeeland.co.za

PHOTO: HOWARD KELLY

zulu culture The Zulu traditions and culture are as much a way of life as they are a tourist attraction. The Zulu, which means “People of Heaven” are a proud nation who treasure their heritage and often display loyalty to their Inkosi (traditional leader). They are friendly and always hospitable, and the Zulu language is rich and expressive. Take time while in the region to observe the daily customs of the Zulu people. Whilst shopping for curios, you might purchase these from the Zulu women who crafted the goods, who will often pass the artefact to you using their right hand only. The palm of the left hand will be under the right forearm. This custom is significant, and serves to assure you that there are no hidden weapons and that you have nothing to fear. A popular souvenir for visitors is Zulu beadwork. One of the most fascinating manifestations of this traditional craft is its unique symbology. Every colour has a different meaning and a Zulu woman can weave a message of love, grief, jealousy, poverty or uncertainty into her patterned creation. Young Zulu girls, in particular, use the vocabulary of the beads to send sweet (or bitter) thoughts to their loved ones.

PHOTO: JOHN LAMBERTI

Dancing and singing is very much a part of the lifestyle of the Zulu people, and each dance formation or movement symbolizes an event or happening within the clan. Also captivating for visitors is the opportunity to witness the disciplined and dignified social structure of a Zulu homestead (Umuzi). Customs pertaining to food and the brewing of beer; ancestoral worship and places of burial; the dress code for men, women and children; the role of the Traditional Healer (Inyanga); the importance of a man's cattle; the system of compensating a father for the loss of his daughter in marriage (Lobola); courtship and superstitions are still observed.

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EXPLORE TOUR THREE

IF EXPLORING IS IN YOUR NATURE...

PORT SHEPSTONE | ORIBI GORGE | PADDOCK | IZINGOLWENI | HARDING | WEZA | INGELI

EARN YOUR ADVENTURE PASSPORT! LIVE IT > LOG IT!

Inviting all those adrenalin junkies out there to cross off up to twelve exciting activities and earn bragging rights! SMILE WITH A CROCODILE SNUGGLE WITH A SNAKE GET AGGRO WITH PAINTBALL FEEL THE ROLL OF THE WHITE WATER RAPIDS FACE YOUR FEAR ON THE GORGE SWING FEEL THE VERTIGO ON THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF THE ZIP LINE SURF YOUR SOUL OUT PEDDLE POWER OFF-ROAD WITH MTB MADNESS WOW YOURSELF AT A WATER PARK BEFRIEND A SHARK LAND THE FISH OF YOUR DREAMS

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One of KwaZulu-Natal's most spectacular natural settings Ideal for a weekend getaway or day-excursion. Oribi offers many delightful walks and self-guided trails to scenic spots in the reserve The scenery along the gorge formed by the Umzimkulwana River is a photographer's and nature lover's paradise.

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The Gorgez View

The Gorgez View is the ideal place to bring the entire family for a day of fun, food and laughter. This is the perfect venue to host your next Conference, Wedding or Function!

Comfortable homely accommodation with B&B, self catering and back-packing options. Gorgeous Views of the South Coast Hinterland.

Call: 039 679 1345 / 039 679 1607 Email: dec@paddock.co.za GPS: S30°45’19.1” E30°15’10.5”

Call: 039 679 1345 / 039 679 1607 Email: dec@paddock.co.za GPS: S30°45’19.1” E30°15’10.5”

Call: 039 679 1644 Visit: www.kznwildlife.com

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Find tranquility for your soul in our luxurious private chalets, set on a rocky incline overlooking the majestic Umzimkulu River Gorge. Watch this view from the comfort of your bed, recliner, or double jacuzzi bath. Listen to the river as you embrace nature in the openair shower. Scrumptious homemade breakfast included. 2 adults only (No children or TV). Contact us for functions / weddings. CHECK WEBSITE FOR RATES & SPECIALS! Coffee Shop Open: Wednesday - Sunday 9am - 16pm AWESOME HOMEMADE FOOD / LICENCED 039 687 0303 / 083 265 5261 Email: leopardrockc@mweb.co.za www.leopardrockc.co.za GPS: S30°39’11.67”E30°16’49.01”

THE GORGE 327 PRIVATE GAME LODGE & SPA

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Visit the WOWZULU Marketplace at the entrance to Lake Eland Game Reserve. View jewellery, clothing, lifestyle items and gifts featuring the area's proudest traditional craft! ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

WOWZULU at Lake Eland: 078 120 8252 Africa!Ignite: 031 3035482 Lake Eland: 039 687 0395

support local products

Exclusive Luxury Accommodation Exquisite Fine Dining Spectacular Natural Beauty | Game Viewing Rejuvenate your senses at our luxurious day spa! DAY VISITORS AND CHILDREN OVER 12 ARE WELCOME

Call: 039 687 4000 / 082 566 1045 Email: info@thegorge.co.za Visit: www.thegorge.co.za GPS: S30°42’37” E30°12’36.95”

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the Southern Explorer on Six bed and breakfast rooms with own bathroom, DSTV in every room. Dining room for your meals. Wheelchair friendly. Beautiful view of the tranquil surroundings and mountains. Swimming pool and spacious garden... all this you can find at Willowdene Bed and Breakfast at Willowdene Farm in Harding.

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ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Call Sheila Bowler: 039 433 1038 or 072 235 6326 Email: willowdenebb@venturenet.co.za

follothewMonkey! Monkey!

THE MONKEY ICON INDICATES THAT THE PRODUCTS SOLD AT THE ESTABLISHMENT ARE PRODUCED THERE

PHOTO: HOWARD KELLY

The South Coast is well known for its troops of monkeys. The common Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus Pygerythrus) pictured right, is widely distributed in the region. The Southern Explorer Association however, has chosen the rare Samango Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) as a mascot and logo. Besides symbolising the close relationship between man and nature, the Samango displays unique qualities synonymous with those of the Southern Explorer. This regal little monkey found in the coastal forests of our region is shy, gentle and inquisitive by nature. The public are urged never to feed the monkeys.

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FUN TOURS INCLUDING 401 AFRICA SOUTH COAST HELICOPTER FLIPS

402 ORCHID & EXOTIC PLANT NURSERY

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OVERLAND • AIR • OCEAN REGISTERED TOUR GUIDE

Stroll through our gardens & plant tunnels...

www.infocentre.co.za

Call: 039 315 5926 Visit: www.stephward.co.za 17 Peter Rd (Alamen Ext) Uvongo GPS: S30°49’59” E30°22’44”

Custom Designed Tours Big 5 Safaris • Self Catering Accommodation Southern Explorer Tours Call: 039 315 0265 / 082 781 2492/1 Email: louis@infocentre.co.za GPS: S30°48’45”E30°24’28”

URBAN YUPPI 404 & KATIE ALLEN DECOR & DESIGN

See Carnivorous, Orchid and many more types imported from all over the World. Plants for sale. Tea Garden & Restaurant on site. Closed Mondays.

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Creating beautiful rooms that people love to live in! Katie Allen offers a complete design & décor service for commercial and residential properties. AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Spacious 2 bedroom self-catering

Bespoke and custom designed furniture. In house manufacturing fabric workshop with innovative solution to all software requirements. Supply of blinds, wallpaper and flooring. Beautiful décor, gifts & accessories.

Shop 32 Southcoast Mall Email: info@katieallendecor.com Call: 039 315 5164 / 083 991 8429

www.katieallendecor.com

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Ramsgate Stationers is a family run stationers and book shop. Established in 1984 Booksellers • Art & Craft Materials Jigsaw Puzzles Printing on Canvas AT THE SOUTHCOAST MALL Call: 039 315 0213

www.ramsgatestationers.com

units on the beach! No roads to cross. Fully equipped, television with limited DSTV. Covered parking, secure complex. Braais, pool, jungle gym and trampoline.

Call: 039 315 7334 Email: wildwaves@telkomsa.net GPS: S30°47.665’ E30°25.183’

www.wildwaves.co.za

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Delicious selection of seafoods, steaks, curries and light meals. Now serving Sushi! Upmarket Bali-inspired decor. On the beach at St Michaels-on-Sea! Kitchen Opening Hours: In Season & Weekends 9:00 - 21:00 Low Season Mid-Week 11:00 - 21:00

BAR OPEN TILL LATE!

Call: 039 315 0473 Email: cbali.kzn@gmail.com

Call: 039 315 7449 Where: Shelly Centre

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In Sense Organic Spa, is an environmentally friendly provider of premium skin care spa therapies and treatments. Our signature products are 100% USDA certified organic and designed to meet specific skin care needs for individual skin care solutions. Call: 039 315 7315 Visit: www.insenseonline.com Shop 55, South Coast Mall

409 PURE VENOM

Viper Family Restaurant: licensed, a la carte menu, specialised kiddies’ parties.Creepy Curio Shop: curios, clothing, souvenirs, reptile sales & accessories. Animal Farm: parrots, ponies, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, duck, goats. Reptile Farm: pythons, anacondas, crocodiles, rattlesnakes, cobras and mambas. Call: 039 685 0704 / 082 492 8256 Email: info@purevenom.com Open: 9:00 - 16:30 Daily GPS: S30°47.170’ E30°23.110’

www.purevenom.com

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Beaches for surfing and swimming, scuba diving and deep sea fishing expeditions, and whale-watching sites, are just some of the attractions of an area that will never disappoint... Shelly Beach is a bustling coastal centre and well known ski-boat launch for deep-sea fishing, whale and dolphin watching trips, and scubadiving expeditions. Just off-shore lie the Protea Banks, a deep dive site famous for the ragged tooth shark sightings. St Mike's is a famous surfing and swimming beach, while Uvongo is blessed with a picturesque lagoon that stretches back from the beach to a beautiful little waterfall.

PLANET 418 AQUA DIVE CENTRE & CHARTER

WE HAVE MOVED!

Relax under the trees sipping our award winning cappucinno. Home made scones are always freshly available or delight in our ever so popular breakfast bagel.

“Izotsha Creek is a beautiful place to get married. It brought to life my fairytale garden wedding and provides a classy and sophisticated atmosphere for your reception. The dam and gardens provided the perfect location for my wedding photos and the service I received from Izotsha Creek was fantastic and they made my every wish a reality. My guests were very impressed with the venue and the food and had a really good time.”

AT THE SOUTHCOAST MALL Call: 039 315 0015

Call: 082 447 5147 Email: info@izotshacreek.co.za GPS: S30°46.734’ E30°23.870’

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JOIN US TODAY: ZERO 2 HERO SCUBA COURSES, PADI & NAUI. WE STOCK AQUA SPORT EQUIPMENT FROM SCUBA TO SNORKELLING TO SPEARFISHING. YOU WANT IT, WE’VE GOT IT! DAILY: EXCEPTIONAL SHARK DIVING OFF PROTEA BANKS. EXPLORE REEFS FROM DURBAN TO SHELLY BEACH. New Shop: The Emporium, Marine Drive, Shelly Beach Call: 039 315 7524 / 082 877 3966 GPS: S30º48’28.41” E30º24’37.32”

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Protea Banks offers an exceptionally exciting specialty shark dive. Situated 7,5km off Shelly Beach, Protea Banks allows advanced divers the opportunity to experience a shark dive that is completely unique. During the summer months the Bull Shark (Zambezi) makes Protea Banks its home. Hammerheads are often seen overhead, and not just one or two, but hundreds! Guitar, Dusky and Blacktip Sharks frequent this reef, with a select few divers getting the privilege of seeing the elusive Tiger Shark. In the winter months the Ragged-Tooth Sharks congregate on Protea Banks to mate. Aside from sharks, this dive site also boasts a vast number of game fish such as Barracuda, Snappers, Yellowtail, Kingfish and Potato Bass, to name but a few. A variety of Rays are also a common sighting. PROTEA BANKS – Southern Pinnacles: Depth 26 to 40m Dived mainly in the summer months, this site is home to the notorious Bull Shark (Zambezi) which brings a great deal of attention to this world-renowned dive location. Other sharks frequenting Protea Banks include Hammerheads, Blacktips, Dusky, Guitar Sharks and a variety of rays. Tiger Sharks are also a great attraction on this reef.

• Home Decor & Furnishings • Garden Decor, Furniture, Plants, Water Features, Large Range of Local and Imported Pots. • Mandy's Coffee Shop Call: 039 315 0315 GPS: S30º46’906.41” E30º25’286”

www.mandymasseyinteriors.co.za

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PROTEA BANKS – Northern Pinnacles: Depth 28 to 38m This site, normally dived in the winter months, during the Ragged-Tooth mating season, allows divers to view "Raggies" in close proximity on their annual migration route. The area consists of two cave systems in which the "Raggies" congregate. At times it is impossible to see the mouth of the caves as it is completely obscured by masses of sharks! ARTICLE SUPPLIED BY KYM POLLARD FROM AQUA PLANET


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We encourage you to visit a place you’ve never been to before and help boost the local economy in a meaningful way!

on the South Coast

The South Coast is a haven for the shopping aficionado! Whatever it is that your heart desires – the South Coast offers a treasure trove of options and delights… From market stalls to shopping malls, we run the gamut of choice and style for every age group, gender and taste. Take time out from the anxieties of life, and immerse yourself in the luxuries of retail therapy where the environment is relaxing and friendly. A welcoming smile and delightful service awaits you! Remember to consider the environment when out on your retail adventures. Buy fresh local produce from one of our beautiful farm stalls and minimise waste by avoiding plastic packaging. Invest in a funky carrier bag, preferably created from recycled materials, for all your purchases!

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Ocean Basket is South Africa's favourite chain of seafood restaurants. One thing's for sure. You will find only the freshest seafood at Ocean Basket. Plus, some nice wines to make a great meal even greater. Ocean Basket is for all da family, cos children love good seafood as much as you do. We’ve gotta lotta sole! Call: 039 315 0665 Where: South Coast Mall

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439 8 on KONRAD Conveniently situated at South Coast Mall, Marcello's offers fine Italian cuisine and dining at its best. With a wide menu variety, including pizzas cooked in an authentic wood oven, pasta, and speciality meat dishes, all complimented by outstanding service, exceptional value and warm ambiance.

Call: 039 315 1409 Where: South Coast Mall

Enjoy breaker and sea views. All rooms (6 dbl) provided with DSTV, a/c, linen, towels and organic toiletries; serviced daily using eco-friendly products. All water filtered. Swim in a jacuzzi/pool, or walk 200m to the beach where children can play in the rock pools. Call: 083 591 6793 / 084 702 2107 Visit: www.8onkonrad.co.za Email: info@8onkonrad.co.za GPS: S30º50’36.20” E30º23’22.90”

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10 reasons to visit the THE SOUTH COAST IS INDEED THE PARADISE OF THE ZULU KINGDOM

The gorgeous climate Not only does the South Coast offer year round sunshine, but the warmth of our hospitality never wanes.

World-class surfing

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Surfers flock from far and wide to experience our perfect winter waves. We have a wonderful surfing culture that embraces novices and pro’s alike.

The Sardine Run... an eco-phenomenon Experience the great migration of millions of shimmering silver sardines, which has been likened to the running of the Wildebeest in the Serengeti. It is a frenzied spectacle that is nothing short of spectacular and it creates unique experiences for divers, birders, whale watchers and anglers. In celebration of this annual marine phenomenon, we offer a smorgasbord of activities and events in the Sardine Festival to tempt everyone’s tastes.

Eat your heart out in sun-kissed tranquility Enjoying lazy brunches and casual lunches in the balmy winter sun – what could be better? Our range and quality of cuisine is unbeatable.

a haven for the hard-core adventurer Oribi Gorge’s Wild 5 plays host to the world’s highest gorge swing, spectacular abseiling opportunities, exhilarating white water rafting, scenic horse rides and more. The coast is also an Eden for ultimate angling experiences, for sublime dolphin and whale encounters, hiking, mountain biking, 4 x 4 trails, a range of water sports and more.

Experience authentic cultural encounters Meet the talented crafters of the South Coast and gain meaningful and unique insights into their lives. Feast your senses on the array of their unique and sought after wares. Take a cultural tour and explore Zulu villages in the picturesque countryside, accompanied by a tour guide. Stop off at a shebeen and enjoy traditional Zulu cuisine, meet a Sangoma or experience the significant Umgubho Wezintombi Maiden Ceremony.

Indulge in your fondness for fairways

Whatever your handicap is – there is a beautiful course just waiting for you. The ‘Golf Coast’ is aptly named as our courses compete with the best in the world and the spectacular views and tropical vegetation don’t hurt! And finally, all the courses have clubhouses to enjoy the all-important 19th hole!

Explore the deep blue at our top dive sites The South Coast offers world-class diving opportunities off rich, colourful reefs. Visit Aliwal Shoal or Protea Banks to experience the graceful underwater ballet of the magnificent marine community.

Ultimate beach holiday destination The Blue Flag is a prestigious, international eco-label which is awarded to beaches that uphold high levels of service, facilities and environmental awareness. Our climate is conducive to beach fun even in the winter months and lifeguards are on hand to ensure everyone’s safety. Frolic on our beautiful beaches, lazily collect shells and romp in our temperate seas! Pure bliss!

Shopping Nirvana On the very rare occasion when our weather isn’t playing the game – head off to the myriad of shopping destinations that we have to offer. Shelly Beach features two impressive shopping malls, namely Shelly Centre and the South Coast Mall who cater for a diverse range of needs and wants. But if the quaint and unique is what you are after – then you simply need to set out and explore at a leisurely pace as boundless treasures await…

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Explore more! COFFEE SHOP 443 KC’s & ZORBA’S COUNTRY STORE

Stockists of the best quality fresh Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit with a large range of Nut Brittles, Chocolates and Butters and home baked Biscuits, Rusks and Cakes!

ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Call: 039 315 0422

445 SKYLINE NATURE RESERVE

MFIHLO GUEST HOUSE A picturesque guest house set in a rural village, close to all amenities and local shopping malls. The perfect getaway, combining all that nature has to offer, game & nature reserves, plus sunkissed beaches, with traditional African living and all of life’s comforts. Enjoy guided tours to discover what the area has to offer.

Personal service, great coffee, outstanding food. Great selection of local products, jams, frozen meals and fresh chicken direct from the farm at Zorba’s Country Store. Secure playground. We also cater for functions and children’s parties. Open: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 - 16:30 Saturday 8:30 - 14:00 Call: 039 685 0080 GPS: S30°47’350” E30°23’557”

446 SHORE BREAKERS CHALETS

Relax at a home away from home!

ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

On the golden sands of Shelly Beach. 3 minutes from Shelly Centre and South Coast Mall situated on Marine Drive. 9 fully equipped self catering units sleeping from 3 to 14 persons each. Call: 039 315 7824 / 083 651 0126 Email: shorebreakers@eastcoast.co.za GPS: S30°48’00” E30°24’54”

Call: 039 315 0112 Visit: www.kznwildlife.com

447 FACE FORWARD

A luxury beauty studio covering all your beauty needs!

Includes 76 indigenous coastal tree species, about 300 other indigenous trees and 400 exotic tree species. A series of one-hour self-guided trails are demarcated. Please note that there are no ablution facilities and although people may picnic, there are no barbacue facilities. No charge is levied to enter the reserve.

Call: 083 736 7799 / 039 685 0370

BEFORE & AFTER RESULTS: AFTER ONE COURSE OF LAMELLE ACNE SKIN PEELS

The facility caters for sporting as well as entertainment events. There are 2 mini conference venues and a boardroom available for bookings at very reasonable rates and in a very relaxed atmosphere. The Ugu sports and Leisure Centre is situated on the corner of Knox Gore road ( St Michaels) and the D200 intersection.

Contact: 082 772 5562 Email: beckgill@gmail.com

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448 TAHITI SANDS

“LASH LASH” GROWTH FACTOR EYE LASH SERUM AVAILABLE

Skin Care Specialist: • Chemical Peels & Facials • Collagen Induction Therapy • Massage and Nails • Couples Treatments • Professional Makeup

Set on the beautiful shoreline of Shelly Beach, Tahiti Sands offers superb views of the Indian Ocean. These sea-facing luxury 3 bedroom self-catering apartments offer spacious patios, with built-in braais and the beach is right on your doorstep.

ITEC, SAAHSP & CIDESCO qualified. Stockists of Kryolan, Gatineau & Lamelle.

Call: 039 315 1584 Visit: www.faceforwardstudio.co.za

Bookings: 0861 ANYTIME (0861 269 846) E-mail: bookings@anytimeholidays.co.za Visit: www.ileisure.net GPS:S30°48'395" E30°24'368"

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B-e-a-u-tiful people sip super cool cocktails and relax to funky music from the huge open deck, overlooking Margate’s famous Blue Flag beach. Our Combo food baskets are to die for! We also cater for special functions. Voted Best Cocktail Bar! Open Tuesday to Sunday. In season we’re open 7 days a week.

VISIT ONE OF THE LARGEST ART MUSEUMS IN KZN Enjoy a full compliment of signature treatments using indigenous products within our 4-star luxury guesthouse. Day visitors are welcome. Booking essential. Light lunches are available on request.

Available Treatments: Moya Crystal Massage. Destress Full Body, Back, Neck, Scalp and Shoulder Massage. Sauna, Sparkling Pool & Spa Bath. Deluxe Spa Facial. Manicure & Pedicure. De-stress Body Wrap.

Call: 039 317 1914 Address: 38 Hibiscus Rd, Margate Email: info@ingwemanor.com

www.ingwemanor.com

504 RIVER VALLEY NATURE RESERVE

Situated close to Hibiscus Mall, Margate Art Museum offers an exciting opportunity to view a variety of art and craft exhibitions, including works by well known South African artists. Entrance free. Closed Mondays and Sundays ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Shop 28 • Rondevoux Centre Call: 039 312 2383 GPS: S30°51’43” E30°22’14”

Call: 039 312 8392

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CONSISTENT IMPECCABLE SERVICE, VALUE FOR MONEY AND A WIDE VARIETY OF TEMPTING DISHES ON THE MENU HAVE MADE SPUR STEAK RANCHES A DEFINITE FAVOURITE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN FAMILIES! Two luxury self-catering cottages, a picturesque picnic spot, campsite with ablutions and a scenic self-guided walking trail where birdlife and antelope abound, will wet one’s appetite in this small piece of paradise. Please call first: 083 263 5537 Visit: www.rivervalleynaturereserve.co.za GPS: S30°83'436" E30°35'880"

508 THE KEG & GALLEON

www.cockntail.co.za

Tuesday - Friday 08h30 - 16h00 • Saturday 08h30 - 14h00

Not only does Spur have great special offers on some of your menu favourites, you can earn points on your Spur Family Card every time you visit.

Ever had red carpet treatment? Come on in! Ever wondered what it would be like to ride a Surf Clothing and Accessories wave? We’ll teach you! designed exclusively for Girls, Want to rent a board? featuring Roxy, Billabong & RipCurl! We rent. Ever walked into a surf shop that has all the international labels such as Quicksilver, Billabong, Oakley, Ripcurl etc? Pull in!

Georgia Spur: 039 315 1444 Shelly Centre Cheyenne Spur: 039 317 4085 Marine Drive, Margate

039 317 3604 / 039 312 2412 Email: waveact@mweb.co.za GPS S30°51’43” E30°22’10”

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EXPERIENCE SOPHISTICATED PUB DINING!

The Keg remains the perfect setting for a quick lunch or a relaxed gathering with friends and family. The coldest draughts and bears down the South Coast.

Call: 039 312 2575 Where: Marine Drive, Margate

Margate Hotel is a 3 star hotel offering accommodation, world class conferencing facilities, as well as weddings and functions. Positioned on one of Kwa-Zulu Natal's, south coast blue flag beaches, within minutes from night clubs, shops, restaurants and all year sunshine. Call: 039 312 1410 Where: Marine Drive, Margate

BACKLINE IS THE LONGEST STANDING NIGHTCLUB ON THE SOUTH COAST. HAVING BEEN THE PARTY AUTHORITY ON THE SOUTH COAST FOR OVER 16 YEARS IT HAS HOSTED TOP DJ'S NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. A Commercial Dance club Hailed by Top Dj's As the Best By Far!! We host Top class events in a safe and secure environment! Call: 039 317 4358 Where: Marine Drive, Margate

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Quaint coastal decor and gift shop! Browse for beautiful accessories for your home.

School and Youth Camp!

Facilities are designed to maximise the opportunities of being in an outdoor learning setting.

AWARD WINNING STEAKHOUSE! Tuck into perfectly matured Steaks, giant sized Ribs and delicious Seafood in a Medieval Sherwood Forrest setting that would make Robin Hood and Maid Marion feel right at home!

Tel: 083 384 9230 Email: info@sweetdale.com

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Call: 039 312 1084 Visit: www.friartuck.co.za

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MARGATE IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR THE MIDNIGHT ADVENTURER! Margate: undoubtedly the holiday centre of the South Coast. It is a vibrant, colourful town, renowned for its exciting nightlife and set around one of the most spectacular beaches on the coast. It has something for everybody! A wide golden beach with brilliant waves for swimmers and surfers. It is within walking distance of Margate’s bustling CBD with its restaurants, shops, cafés, galleries and clubs. During the holiday seasons the main beach is the venue for exciting festivals with Mardi Gras, music concerts, beach competitions of all sorts, flea markets and exhibitions. The annual New Year’s Eve festival and party is legendary, with thousands of revellers partying til dawn. It’s no surprise that Margate has been one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations for many years...

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40 YEARS SERVING THE SOUTH COAST

NEW OFFICE PREMISES 5 JENKINS ROAD, MARGATE OPPOSITE HIBISCUS MALL Try spot marine life on FUN BOAT RIDES lasting up to 2 hours, jump waves, swim in the ocean. View sharks on a CAGE DIVE lasting up to 3 hours. Hours: 7 days a week... weather permitting!

THE SOUTH COAST’S TRUSTED

OUTDOOR GO-KARTING

Refreshments available and can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking the track. Other facilities: car wash, pool table, rodeo bull, large play area for children. Hours: 9am till late, 7 days a week!

SURFERS Tel: 082 379 4073 Email: info@cfreaks.co.za

www.cfreaks.co.za

Tel: 039 312 1514 Email: kartfreaks@mweb.co.za

SHUTTLE SERVICE 039 312 1406 SCHEDULED BUS SERVICE

From Wild Coast Sun - Margate - Station Durban - King Shaka International Airport & Return Specials to Rugby Matches Customised Golf Tours Charter Services to suit Clients’ Needs Call: 039 312 1406 Visit: www.margatecoach.co.za GPS S30°51’43.9” E30°21’44.0”

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Paradise Paradise

The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is a surfer’s heaven which is blessed with plenty of consistent swell and numerous hollow beach breaks, point and a few classic reef breaks, which create picture perfect conditions for quality surfing waves. There are ideal spots for both the experienced surfers who have a yearning for adrenalin and adventure, and also for the more timid and untested surfers. The most consistent swells could be found during the winter months from May through to September, mainly due to the cold fronts that move up the coast from the Cape, producing solid six to eight foot surf. You will find good clean surf most mornings during the winter as a gentle land breeze blows straight offshore. There are a number of world class breaks along the South Coast, which are well known amongst the local surfing fraternity, as well as the international surfing contingent:

St Michaels on Sea: Right hand point break that breaks off the tidal pool. Known for its big powerful right handers that grind off the point and run all the way to the beach Lucien: Left hand point break. Good summer break, protected from the north east wind. Good shore break. Southbroom: A good quality sand bottomed point break that wraps around a grassy hill lined with rocks. Like most south coast point breaks, it requires a light south westerly and three – six foot swell. Trafalgar: Fun beach break, with a big wave right hander that breaks off a reef further out off the tidal pool. T.O. Strand: Right hand point break, breaks off a small grass headland. Super hollow on the low tide. Good big, powerful wave. Surfing Lessons: Learn to surf with the professionals, qualified SSA instructors. Private or group surfing lessons.

Wild Coast Air is fully licenced to offer scenic flights and charter services from Margate airport. Trips to Oribi Gorge and the treasures of the Wild Coast are only a short hop away. During the sardine run you will have an unrivalled view of the marine and bird action. Phone us today for enquiries and bookings. Tel: 072 422 7100 / 073 999 0999 Flymargate.com N867D

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DAILY PRE-BOOKED TRANSFERS SERVICING DURBAN AIRPORT • STATION • HARBOUR TO AND FROM THE LOWER SOUTH COAST Book online: www.southernshuttle.co.za Call: 081 475 7575 / 079 571 9900 Southern Explorer Edition 11 Winter 2012

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Situated in the heart of the antique's and art village of Ramsgate... We bring Glamour to Gourmet & Decadence to Dessert. Visit us for light breakfasts, glamorous lunches and scrumptious candlelit dinners! OPEN: 7 DAYS A WEEK 10h00 - 15h00 18h00 - 21h00 WED TO SAT NIGHT CANDLELIGHT DINING IN SEASON: DAILY 9h00 - 21h00

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WELCOMES YOU TO RAMSGATE! Visit us for gifts & decorative art work. We offer work by renowned South African Artists & Potters. Also fine glass ware, Crafts, a selection of gift cards, and Prints. Call: 039 314 4011 Visit: www.wafflehouse.co.za Email: gallery@waflehouse.co.za GPS: S30°53'17" E30°20'53"

607 CRAYFISH INN RESTAURANT We offer a wide variety of Seafood dishes as well as a selection for the Carnivores!

OCEAN KEY Swimming Beach

Excellent service and definitely good value for money.

Dive Site Fishing Spot

Families are more than welcome as we cater for both big and small!

Surfing Canoe

We have a fully tented outside eating area with sea view!

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We also have a warm inside area for the elderly and of course for everyone who feels the cold outside!

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Our unique menu offers something satisfying (savoury or sweet) any time of day! Try our breakfast waffle selection!

Call: 039 314 9424 Visit: www.wafflehouse.co.za GPS: S30°53'17" E30°20'53"

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Enjoy light, crispy Belgian-style waffles in tranquil surroundings at the edge of the Ramsgate Lagoon.

Call: 039 316 8212 Email: info@skhumbacrafts.co.za GPS S30°54’069” E30°19’153”

Call: 039 314 4720 Visit: www.crayfishinn.co.za Address: Marine Drive, Ramsgate GPS: S30°53'384" E30°20'846"

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BELLEVUE GUEST LODGE Our charming self-catering cottages sleep from 2-24 people. Comfortable, secure & affordable. Lots of facilities for nature lovers & children

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Call: 039 316 6097 / 073 775 2861 GPS: 30°19’ 18”E - 30°54’7”S

www.bellevuekzn.co.za

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612 YOUR HOLIDAY HOME

Comfortable, serviced, “home-from-home” holiday hideaways for couples, small and large families and groups as well as a range of pet friendly accommodation.

Grading Assessors Comments: “Comfortably furnished with every thing for a comfortable beach holiday - Nice extra touches give a true holiday feel”.

Pack your sandals and come as you are! Fully equipped including linen and bath towels, Individual DSTV’s, Units are serviced daily, walk to the beach.

Call: 0861 RAMSGATE Visit: www.billsbest.co.za

Call: 082 451 6102 Visit: www.billsbest.co.za

Call: +27(0)39 314 4837 Visit: www.billsbest.co.za

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Whether you're being environmentally inspired by the Tanglewood forest, enjoying a beach walk to the boat launch site at Skiboat Bay or simply enjoying whale watching, this quaint holiday town has much to offer: quality accommodation options, top restaurants, art galleries and beach fun in the sun!


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THE LOBSTER POT Trevor and Jean, owners for 16 years, invite you to visit their warm, friendly restaurant for the finest seafood, succulent steaks, tasty curries, delicious pastas and crisp salads. Something for everyone, including vegetarians and children! The service is firstclass, the atmosphere fantastic, lending itself to fine dining, parties and functions. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner Saturday dinner only. Everyday in season. Sunday & Week day Lunches available.

Call: 039 314 9809 Email: lobsterpot@telkomsa.net GPS: S30°53’25” E30°20’49”

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Kitchen Living stock a fascinating choice of interior decor. Gifts for all occasions. Design and Project Management undertaken for all interior refurbishments by a dedicated in-house team. Open: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 2pm

Call: 039 314 9323 / 082 440 6616 Visit: www.jmdkit.co.za Email: kitchenlivin@telkomsa.net Address: The Bistro Centre GPS: S30°54’6” E30°20’20”

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MODERN INTERNATIONAL CUISINE The Bistro offers a variety of dishes; Our pasta dishes are delicious and made with the Italian flair of the owner. Our fish and prawns dishes are by far our speciality. Other dishes which rate top marks are our Lamb shank, Fillet and Rump. All our desserts are made by us and are just as mouth watering as the rest of the menu. To tantalise you, try our Tipsy Tart, Chocolate Mousse or Creme Caramel. Call: 039 314 4128 / 082 821 8570 Email: thebistro@telkomsa.net Address: The Bistro Centre, Marine Drive Ramsgate GPS S30'54'6'E30'20'20'

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The picturesque village of Ramsgate took its name from the original farm at the mouth of the Bilanhlolo River, which was most likely named after the Kentish town. This vibrant community’s distinct character can perhaps be traced back to the early 1920’s, and it’s first known settler, a seasoned traveller and artist by the name of Paul Buck. Even though the area was discovered some 25 years before, by a retired sea-captain named Cromton, it is the Paul Buck who seems to have left his mark on Ramsgate’s personality. In 1922 he built himself a shack on the Southern bank of the river, beside the lagoon, fringed with wild banana trees. Choosing to live an eccentric and rather reclusive life, this colourful character is said to have been a painter, writer and violin maker. He called his little piece of paradise Blue Lagoon. Buck became a legend in the area, through his hospitality to passing travellers. As time passed other like-minded souls came to share this idyllic setting with Buck and in due course the village became established. When rambling through the Ramsgate area you can’t help being captivated by its artistic charm. If you linger a little while, like Buck, you just may be tempted to stay…

THE BISTRO

INANDI CRAFTS Original, handmade jewellery created with gemstones, natural materials and recycled glass. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WHOLESALE AND RETAIL OUTLET

ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Call Paul: 083 665 2156 / 039 314 4464 Visit: www.inandicrafts.co.za

622 HAZEL’S WORLD OF MINIATURES

A private collection of handcrafted and vintage miniatures in 1/12th scale, displayed in old clock cases, new and old wooden boxes, miniature houses and street scenes.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY ENTRANCE – R10pp ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

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625 RIVERBEND CROCODILE FARM

Awe-inspiring Crocodile Feeding Sundays @15h00 Crocodile Education Centre & Snake House Snake Demonstrations @ 14h30 every Sunday Curio & Craft Shop • Tourism Information Centre Crocodile Café • Conference Facillities Open: Daily 09h00 - 16h30 Call: 039 316 6204 S30°54’24” E30°19’05’’ Old Main Road, Southbroom Email: info@crocodilecrazy.co.za

www.crocodilecrazy.co.za

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A R T & Home to a range of both classical and WINE contempory work by some of South Africa’s top Artists. A wide selection of FESTIVAL estate bottled wines and port are 21 - 22 housed in the cellar. SEPTEMBER

Crocodile Café, famous for wholesome farm breakfasts, light family lunches, waffles and lazy afternoon teas. Apart from magnificent milkshakes, super scones & scrumptious lemon meringue, the Crocodile Café also offers various crocodile dishes and is fully licensed. Home to a well stocked curio shop offering quality crafts, leatherware, clothing & lots for the kids.

Open: Daily 09h00 - 16h30 Call: 039 316 6204 S30°54’24” E30°19’05’’ Old Main Road, Southbroom Email: info@crocodilecrazy.co.za

Open: Daily 09h00 - 16h30 Call: 039 316 6204 S30°54’24” E30°19’05’’ Old Main Road, Southbroom Email: info@crocodilecrazy.co.za

www.crocodilecrazy.co.za

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MARINEramble Take a leisurely stroll along our scenic coastline on the Ramsgate Marine Ramble. This meandering beach path has been lovingly restored by John Scott and his team of volunteers. The Marine Ramble is well signposted from the main road and runs from Big Tree Beach in the south,which is on the northern bank of Southbroom lagoon, accessed from Shore Road, to Tragedy Hill on Ramsgate's northern boundary with Margate. The walk is approximately six kilometres long, but can be joined at any stage along the way. There are lots of interesting things to spot, including birds, shells, marine life in the many rock pools, and a big colony of dassies near the Ramsgate tidal pool. A map of the Ramble can be found at Tourism Offices & Ramsgate Businesses. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RAMSGATE VISIT www.ramsgatevillage.co.za

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The banana industry is the largest fruit industry in the world. The area between Port Shepstone and Port Edward accounts for the bulk of banana production in KZN. BANANAS A-PEEL TO RUNNERS 800 KILOGRAMS OF BANANAS WERE CONSUMED AT THIS YEAR’S COMRADES MARATHON!

Visit the biggest banana pack shed in KZN, where the “A-Z” of bananas is covered in an informative tour.Besides bananas, a fascinating insight into the region’s historical, social and economic background is shared with visitors. Tuesday and Thursday 11h00 By Appointment Only Call: 039 316 6204 S30°54’24” E30°19’05’’ Old Main Road, Southbroom Email: info@crocodilecrazy.co.za

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Locals and visitors soaking up the ambience with good Italian food! Our favourites include roasted lambshank, oven-roasted chicken and our medley of seafood casserole fettuccini Marinara. Specials include oxtail and tripe. Our pizzas and pastas are renowned. Selection of estate wines are available. Open: Tuesday - Saturday Lunch & Dinner Open: Sunday & Monday during Holidays

Call: 039 317 1078 Visit: www.diningout.co.za Facebook: La Capannina Ristorante Italiano GPS: S30°52’49” E30°21’63”

www.crocodilecrazy.co.za

635 BUTTERFLY VALLEY

Indigenous butterfly farm, breeding centre, flight dome, craft shop and tea garden.

Double award-winning restaurant with classic dishes from around the world, incorporating fresh local and organic produce.

Open Monday -Saturday 9am - 4pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm. Closed Mondays out of season.

Call: 039 314 4370 GPS S30°54'107" E30°20'342" The Bistro Village, 2450 Marine Drive, Ramsgate

Call: 073 422 5357 Email: butterflyvalley@ymail.com GPS: S30°53’15” E30°20’24” Visit: 46 Fascadale Rd

CURIOUS CREATURES NOW OPEN!

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Nestled under the majestic old milkwood trees and overlooking the panoramic view of Ramsgate Blue Flag Beach is Ramsgate’s Whale Deck. Ramsgate Conservancy is the custodian of the Whale Deck Project. They have carefully rehabilitated the naturally vegetated sand dune and built a stunning wooden viewing deck, making the area a user-friendly family venue for both locals and tourists. The Whale Deck is accessed from the R620, opposite the Lobster Pot or from the parking area on the South side of Ramsgate Blue Flag Beach.

Live the African Dream

Widest range of raw and tumbled stones and crystals on the South Coast. Healing stones, designer crystal jewellery, unique gifts and so much more than mere shopping. Discover your inner self! Call: 039 312 0531 GPS: S30°53''26.3 E30°20'50.6"

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The Bushbuck Trail was established by Southbroom Conservancy. Founded in 2003, the conservancy aims "to preserve in perpetuity our natural heritage of coastal forest, bush and grassland for the benefit of the creatures occurring there and for future generations of mankind.”

Museum Walking Trail Horse Riding 4X4 Trail Mountain Biking Game Drive

Today the land comprising 14 hectares is managed by the Conservancy. The walking trail follows a circular route along both sides of a stream, which passes through the area. Magnificent indigenous flora and abundant birdlife exists in the area. A glimpse of a Blue Duiker, Grey Duiker and Bushbuck are sure to reward those who undertake the walk.

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FOOD FROM ITALY AND BEYOND... CONSISTENTLY RATED AS ONE OF THE TOP RESTAURANTS IN KZN

Situated on the Umkobi Estuary in Southbroom, the Trattoria has a unique & magical setting. This well known restaurant is charmingly unpretentious, but offers upmarket, innovative and consistently high standards in food and service, and is a favourite amongst those who appreciate the finer things in life. Phone: 039 316 6162 (Bookings Advised)

707 SAN LAMEER VILLA RENTALS

South Africa’s own Tropical Paradise...

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www.sanlameer.co.za

Earth toned self-catering villas blend in with the surrounding nature conservancy. 1,2,3,4 and 5 bedroom Villas offer either golf course views or panoramic views of the warm Indian Ocean. Each Villa has DSTV and the Estate offers a safe and secure environment. Call: 039 313 0450 Visit: www.sanlameer.co.za

Southbroom is set in a cool and peaceful sub-tropical jungle alongside a deep lagoon. The beach is protected by a rocky point and offers great swimming and surfing conditions. Marina Beach is yet another jewel in the South Coast’s crown with a beautiful Blue Flag beach and tidal pool.

706 CAMELOT SPA

702 SOUTHBROOM PRO SHOP

Just the best stocked "On Course" Pro Shop in KZN Everything a golfer could wish for! A comprehensive range of clothing & gifts to suit all tastes. Derek James is the PGA Pro/ Golf Director at Southbroom. He is world renowned for his unique teaching skills. Teaching Pro of the Year 2007 Club Pro of the Year 2001 Call: 039 316 6051 Eagle Street, Southbroom GPS: S30°55'03.26" E30°19'20.48"

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER This 5 Star Spa features a number of “first’s” in South Africa, including a Gym, a Smoothie Bar, Rasul Chamber and Floatation Pool. A haven to rest, relax and revitalize. PURE ESCAPE FOR BODY, MIND AND SOUL! Call: 039 313 0642 Visit: www.sanlameer.co.za Email: sanlameer@camelotspa.co.za

www.southbroomgolfclub.co.za

708 SAN LAMEER VILLA SALES

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YOU'VE EARNED IT. MAKE IT YOURS!

Lose yourself in the subtropical warmth of San Lameer once & you will find the temptation to return irresistible. Bachelor to family size Villas, each with unique settings & views.

An ideal alternative in permanent living. Retired or Not.

Fully licensed family seafood a-la-carte restaurant. Best seafood combos on the coast. Located on Southbroom beach. Excellent wedding and function venue. We cater for vegeterians and do take-aways. Sundays/evenings: Booking essential. Take the Southbroom North turn-off. Carry on straight.

Call: 039 313 5146 Visit: www.sanlameer.co.za Email: slvillasales@telkomsa.net

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PARADISE Whatever your taste – the South Coast has the perfect flavour to enchant your palate!

Invigorate your taste buds and add zest to your mealtimes by trying the numerous and varied dining options which the South Coast has to offer. From delicious burgers and pub fare, through to fine dining and world class cuisine … the warmth of our hospitality never wains. The choice is endless and inviting … spicy bunny chows, saucy pastas, pizzas with flair or the perfect steak – we have it all! If relaxed dining is what you are after, then take advantage of our wonderful weather and shimmering sandy beaches by enjoying a delicious picnic al fresco! Fill a basket with an array of goodies and a bottle of bubbly to toast the sunset, and allow the natural beauty of this area to do the rest… Or if you are after something a little more special, then we have some world class restaurants and chefs just waiting to knock your socks off! What are you waiting for? Start savouring!

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Sensasia Day Spa, nestled in the suburb of Southbroom, is a fully equipped spa with dedicated, professional therapists ready to treat you from our range of spa packages and treatments. Sensasia is a stress free environment to help you indulge and relax.

Le Plantation brings an air of barefoot luxury to the coast. Spoil yourself from a selection of luxury linen, unique décor and bespoke furniture that's timeless and sophisticated. Find something unique for your own home or select the perfect gift for someone special. Full design and decorating service. Call: 082 855 2343 Address: Eagle Street, Southbroom

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COFFEE ON THE SQUARE

To chill out next to the fountain at Coffee on the Square in the centre of Southbroom, is a great experience. The friendly ambience with prize winning Lavazza Coffee, breakfasts, home-made scones, famous carrot cake, light lunches with a glass of wine or a beer is a must. Call: 039 316 8442 Address: Eagle Street, Southbroom

722 SUNNY ROCK

Set in beautiful, peaceful, secure gardens, hidden within the pristine Southbroom bush, Sunny Rock is the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. Facilities include fully equipped 2- and 4 bedroomed self catering units, huge lapa, sparkling rock swimming pool and braai area. Located 2 minutes from Southbroom beach and golf course and 10 minutes from Margate. Call: 039 316 8156 / 082 455 4297 Email: tom@sunny-rock.co.za 513 Mendip Road GPS S30°55’27” E30°18’20”

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BIRDING on the

PURPLE CRESTED TURACO

Birders are flocking to the South Coast!

The South Coast is rich in biodiversity, with habitats ranging from coastal and wetland to grassland, woodland and forest. Avitourists can look forward to exploring Birding Hotspots in a wide range of environments, be it at leisure, or during an organized tour.

The South Coast is known for sightings of a number of rare bird species, such as the African Broadbill, Knysna Woodpecker, Cape Vulture, Gurney’s Sugarbird, Cape Parrot, Blue Swallow and the prized Magpie Mannikin.

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QUAD & MOTOR BIKE RIDES

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Inland quad and motor bike rides on the sugar estate. Booking Essential!

British Airways Magazine: “Extremely good value considering the privacy, space, great service and amazing setting. It gets a 9/10.”

Selsdon Park Estate also offers spacious, private, self catering cottages.

Call: 039 313 0013 / 076 780 7370 Email: daysatsea.hotel@gmail.com GPS: S30°57’41” E30°17’45”

CUSTOM 804 BAUCHOP KNIVES & SWORDS

Call: 039-313-5998 / 083-962-2620 Visit: www.bauchopknives.co.za Email: bauchop@telkomsa.net Address: 525 Paul Kruger Ave (Inland) GPS 30°58’40.6’S, 30°15’58.1E

Robert Bauchop is an award winning, internationally acclaimed maker of high quality collector and user grade knives and swords. All pieces are individually handcrafted using the best imported cutlery steels, specially selected indigenous hard woods and a range of exotic materials.

Spectacular beach rides and inland rides on the sugar estate. Pony rides for Children!

Call: 082 451 9827 / 083 301 2941

Booking Essential! Selsdon Park Estate also offers spacious, private, self catering cottages. Call: 082 451 9827 / 083 301 2941

GPS: S30°57'278" E30°16'815"

GPS: S30°57'278" E30°16'815"

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806 BURGER KNIVES & CANES

In 2011, Casa Toscana was the proud recipient of the prestigious Ospitalita` Italiana award, which recognises establishments around the world that promote Italian culinary traditions abroad. TUESDAY TO SATURDAY FOR DINNER WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY FOR LUNCH

Call: 039 313 0058 / 078 541 8234

www.casatoscanaristorante.co.za

Renowned world wide for our quality sword canes, bespoke walking sticks, custom canes and wide range of hand made knives. SHOW ROOM HOURS MON-FRI 08:00 to 16:00 WEEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT SWORD CANES & KNIVES STARTING AT R2950 / R1400

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m Coast AGRI toon utherKZNisSouth Agritourism offers tourists a unique opportunity to reconnect with the land, providing a "hands-on experience" with local produce and the farming experience. It immerses visitors in the heritage of a particular culture. Take the time to stop by a working farm, and be delighted to discover people with an expert knowledge of the history and traditions of their region and produce. Like ecotourism, agritourism focuses on travel that is low-impact and empowering to local communities, both socially and economically. Recognizing the need to diversify their farm products and supplement their agricultural incomes, many farmers consider agritourism as a viable option for the long-term sustainability of their farms. Agritourism can prop up an agricultural economy when local producers can no longer compete economically.

808 HELENES ART STUDIO & GALLERY

Helene Bruce-Webster, an international artist, painting all mediums, including abstract. She exhibits and works from her beautiful garden art studio and gallery. Helene demonstrates painting techniques and gives classes. Helene offers motivational group sessions and team building for corporate clients. Closed Sundays. Closed for the month of August. Monday - Friday 10h00-13h00 Saturday 10h00-13h00 Turn into Trafalgar. At 2nd stop turn right into Cunningham Road & left into Effingham Parade

Call: 039 313 0686 / 071 438 8409 Email: art.hbw@gmail.com GPS: 30°57”41’S 30°17”41’E

THE COWSHED COFFEE 812 & POTTERY SHOP

Unique hand painted pottery, tables & artwork, all created at Zanner Studio. Homebaked cakes, cream scones & interesting light lunches to be enjoyed overlooking farmlands. Situated on R61, 2kms north of Port Edward. Call: 039 311 3955 / 039 311 2382 Email: vzanner@telkomsa.net Address: Mattison Square

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Located on Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast just a few kilometres short of Port Edward and a short walk through the estate to the Idyllic Silver Beach. The Estuary Country Hotel was originally built in 1941 as a Manor House in the Cape-Dutch style for a wealthy family. It has been cautiously transformed into a beautiful and private Hotel, Restaurant, Spa & conference centre. Its genuine design and harmony of proportions, immediately reflects the work of a master builder. Restaurant Open: 07h30 to 21h00 Visitors are most welcome! Estuary SPA: Open from 08h00 to 20h00

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Private nature reserve, small bass dam, pool, jungle gym & ample secure parking. Lyn & Rod welcome you to unwind on their 33 hectare estate in Munster, 600m off the R61. Accommodation comprises 3 fully equipped SC units sleeping 3, 4 & 6. Serviced daily. Towels, DSTV, Dvd. Beach only 800m away. Call: 039 319 2773 / 082 494 7237

www.sithela.co.za

Call: 039 311 2675 Visit: www.estuaryhotel.co.za

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Email: sithela@venturenet.co.za

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We’re sure you will find something that is different and special for your home and yourself. A wide selection of local and imported crafts to choose from. You will be thrilled by your experience with us! R61 National Road, Port Edward

Jewellery, Watches, Make-up and Clothing. Branded surf wear and beach accessories.

Call: 039 311 1204 Email: ilvas@saol.com Mattison Square, Shop 5 GPS 31°1’4”S, 30°13’27'’E

Call: 039 311 2127 Email: surfsupfly@mweb.co.za Mattison Square, Shop 2 GPS 31°1’4”S, 30°13’27'’E

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Travelling south from Marina Beach, the coast becomes a little ‘wilder’ with the holiday resorts of Trafalgar, Palm Beach, Glenmore and Leisure Bay attracting visitors with their beautiful beaches! A few minutes drive from Trafalgar, you cross yet another river mouth and lagoon, the Mpenjati, part of a 66 ha nature reserve protecting the unspoilt beach and dune forests, stocked with bushbuck and blue and grey duiker. Well marked trails provide exciting hiking opportunities. Making your way to Port Edward you will pass through a string of secluded seaside hamlets, each with beaches that seem more beautiful than the last....

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Look around the conference hall and see everything just as your boss likes it, professional and perfect. Now all you have to worry about is giving your speech. No worries about all the arrangements for your wedding on the beach, because you know that a professional team is working to make everything run smoothly.

Unwind in one of 93 3-star graded self catering chalets, or at one of 136 camping sites in an SA 4-star graded caravan park. Enjoy a safe, tranquil environment, superb ablutions, putt putt, swimming pool, tennis court, shop, restaurant and protected beach (shark nets). We cater for families, groups, conferences and weddings.

Call: 039 319 2729 Visit: www.tostrand.net Email: info@tostrand.net / bookings@tostrand.net GPS: S31°1.51” E30°14.3”

Call: 039 319 2729 Visit: www.tostrand.net Email: info@tostrand.net / bookings@tostrand.net GPS: S31°1.51” E30°14.3”

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Stock up on fresh produce, delicious preserves, spices and all sorts of treats for young and old. Visit the wine cellar and gallery. Nursery & outdoor ornaments. Kiddies playground & animal farm.

Enjoy fresh pancakes in the shady Banana Patio.Tantalising Meals & Desserts and Refreshing Drinks and Milkshakes.

Call: 039 319 1033 / 039 319 1454 GPS S30°59’36” E30°15’37” R61 Palm Beach

Call: 039 319 1033 / 039 319 1454 GPS S30°59’36” E30°15’37” R61 Palm Beach

CHILDRENS JUNGLE GYM, SUPER SIZE TRAMPOLINE AND PETTING ZOO!

820 MAC VENTURE GOLF

Come and experience our 18 Hole Adventure Golf, relaxed atmosphere with great views as well as a host of exciting activities for both young & old! Call: 039 319 1033 / 039 319 1454 GPS S30°59’36” E30°15’37” R61 Palm Beach

825 MPENJATI NATURE RESERVE

826 MPENJATI MARINE RESERVE

827 BUCKS FARM STALL

Mpenjati caters essentially for the day visitor. The 60 hectare reserve comprises a system of interlinking wetlands, grasslands and dune forests. The most popular activities are birding, fishing, swimming, and hiking. Two picnic sites on each bank of the Mpenjati River have barbecue facilities, ablution blocks, and a chidren's playground.

The Trafalgar Marine Reserve is a tiny area extending for only 6 km along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast and 500 metres offshore. Access to the reserve is on foot through the Mpenjati Reserve. A feature of the reserve is the fossilised Cretaceous trees which are embedded in the rocks. These can best be seen at low tide in the intertidal rocks near the Trafalgar access.

From locally grown organic produce & excellent biltong to homemade preserves, pies, burgers from the braai, unique cakes and Illy coffee, what we serve on the patio we offer as family portions for your home. Gifts for family and loved ones too! KID'S SAND & CERAMIC ART CORNER

Call: 039 313 0531 Visit: www.kznwildlife.com

Call: 039 313 0531 Visit: www.kznwildlife.com

Here we're all about family!

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A fascinating tour known for unimaginable beauty, historical significance and natural landscapes!

PORT EDWARD | UMTAMVUNA | WILD COAST

901 BEAVER CREEK COFFEE ESTATE

LENMORE TOUR 8 LEISURE BAY

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF COFFEE! We offer visitors a daily “Crop to Cup” Tour (Booking Essential), which outlines the character and skills that create the perfect cup. The Estate Café offers freshly roasted “Coffees of the World” to taste and buy. Open Daily: 8am - 4pm

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903 PORT EDWARD HOLIDAY RESORT Port Edward Holiday Resort offers an exquisite ambience and staff who ensure that every visit will be a unique experience. Accommodation ranges from 2 to 6 sleepers, guesthouses and 3 units designed to accommodate the disabled. All units are self catering fully equipped. Additionally, there are 3 conference venues which accommodate 30 to 300 delegates.

Call: 039 311 2315 / 311 2347

www.beavercreek.co.za / info@beavercreek.co.za Izingolweni Road GPS 31°02’42’’S, 30°10’57’’E

TO STRAND IVY POINT

Call: 039-311-2333 Email: office@portedward.co.za Visit: www.portedward.co.za GPS: S31°2'56" E30°13'37"

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Beach Bobbies is situated at Port Edward's main beach and offers an exceptional ambience with dishes and drinks to impress the palate of any gourmet. Surrounded by this most ingenious décor, being pampered by the friendliest of staff and with a stunning view of the Indian Ocean, one is destined to remain as long as possible and to return again and again. The restaurant caters for conference groups, weddings and a variety of functions. Call: 039-311-2333 Email: office@portedward.co.za Visit: www.portedward.co.za GPS: S31°2'56" E30°13'37"

A unique range of handpainted, hand-dyed clothing, linen and accessories at our treehouse. Each individual item is a once-off piece of art. Unique decor for events and functions.

Call: 073 967 7909 Old Pont Road, Umtamvuna / Port Edward

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Tiago’s is famous for mouth-watering, juicy jumbo chicken burgers. Spiced and flame grilled in your choice of lemon & herb, mild or hot peri-peri. We serve burgers, chicken, schwarmas and more!

Mountain Biking • Walking • Trail Running • Bass Fishing • Dog Walking • Gorge Viewing • Nature Spotting on the “Amazing Trail” • Dining Alfresco at The Taverna (Yummy Breakfasts, Lunches and Teas!) • Shop for Local Arts and Crafts Over-nighting in the Self-catering Cabins SITUATED 7KM FROM PORT EDWARD OVERLOOKING THE UMTAMVUNA RIVER GORGE

OCEAN KEY Swimming Beach Dive Site Fishing Spot Surfing Canoe Rafting

EXPERIENCE A GREAT DAY OUT!

Tidal Pool Shipwreck Launch Site

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Port Edward: 039 311 1440 THE FOLLOWING STORES ARE HALAAL Margate: 039 312 2565 Port Shepstone: 039 682 0810/1 Chatsworth: 031 401 4392 Kokstad: 039 727 3559

OPEN DAILY: 9AM – 5PM (TAVERNA) ; SUNRISE TO SUNSET (TRAILS)

Call: 083 549 6710 Email: info@clearwatertrails.co.za

www.clearwatertrails.co.za GPS: S31°04’615” E30°16’886”

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Handcrafted doors, signs and original crafts, as well as established firm of exclusive wood carvers and craftsmen.

Visit our showroom on Old Pont Road, Port Edward. Open Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:30 Call Kevin or Duane Simpson for weekend appointments. Call: 039 311 2309 Visit: www.africarve.co.za GPS: S31°3’22” E30°11’35”

Take time out to discover what the Wild Coast Sun has to offer! Accommodation, a spectacular Golf Course, Tennis, Squash, Lawn Bowls, Horse Riding, Movies, Tenpin Bowling, Waterworld, Wild Waves Waterpark, Video Magic games, Magic Jungle for Children, Health Spa, Restaurants, Conference Centre and Casino. Call: 039 305 9111 Email: wcpro@za.suninternational.com

River cruises daily 10:30 – 12:00. 13:00 – 14:30 High season 10:30 – 12:00 – 14:30 – 16:00 Water sports include: Jet Skis – Tube Rides Speed Boat Rides – Wake Snake Rides Paddle Boats – Canoes & Motor Boats Enquire about River Cruise Functions Braai Cruises – Booze Cruises – Sundowner Cruises Situated at The Wild Coast Sun Open Daily from 09:00 – Day visitors welcome Call: 039 305 3024. GPS S30°04’269” E030°11’53” Google Wild Coast Waterworld - Umtamvuna

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EXCERPTS FROM AN ARTICLE BY TRAVEL WRITER COLLEEN SETCHEL

I gulped another mouthful of water and kept moving forward. A red sand dune loomed up in front of me and I struggled to keep my footing as the sand gave way with every step. I'd heard that walking through deserts was hard work but I thought I was doing okay. After all, I have a small bottle of water, sunglasses and my suncream, that should be okay. Shouldn't it? Well, it is if you're visiting what is reputed to be the smallest desert in the world. Called the Red Desert because of the striking red sand, it is just 11ha big and only 200m across. Any idea where it might be? Australia? North Africa? Spain? No? Well, actually, it lies inland from the Indian Ocean, 170km from Durban on the south coast of Natal, South Africa, just outside the small holiday town of Port Edward. Rare and vulnerable plants have been found in this area as well as South Africa's national flower, the Protea, which can be seen growing between the rocks. I have also since heard that there are discussions about putting the area under protection as 4x4 enthusiasts have discovered it works very well as a practice ground. In the desert itself, I found more red rock than red sand although you do have to cross a few sand dunes when you first arrive. It feels so strange to walk around knowing that all you need to do is look up and you can see a row of houses along the one edge, peering out from between some tall trees. 50

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There are different stories as to how the desert was formed. I'm still not sure which are true and which aren't but my favourite one is that the Zulu warrior king, Shaka Zulu, overgrazed this area with his cattle. I close my eyes and imagine the fierce Zulu warriors camped nearby planning their next strategic move. Their cattle lowing softly in the area I am standing right now. I can almost hear Shaka barking his orders, commanding respect and dishing out punishment to anyone who dared defy him. When I've finished imagining being part of South Africa's history, I take my final photos and start heading back. I can't help imagining that with a little protection and maintenance, this could really be a fab tourist spot. Imagine that? A real desert in the middle of a tropical coastline. South Africa really does have it all.


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PORT EDWARD | UMTAMVUNA | WILD COAST

www.southcoasttourism.co.za

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development Tourism Tourism on the KZN South Coast

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The Southern Explorer Association (SEA), in partnership with Ugu South Coast Tourism, aims to promote the South Coast as a quality, affordable, all-year-round destination. By profiling a quality range of attractions in all 9 Southern Explorer tours, the Route Guide plays an important role in bringing tourists into the less developed, hinterland and rural areas. By becoming a part of the SEA community, artists, crafters and SMMEs living in areas that fall outside the traditional tourist hubs can start to gain access to the main stream tourist’s spend. Ugu South Coast Tourism, in an effort to boost such growth, offers a limited number of sponsored advertisements to developing products. To promote sustainability, such products are given the opportunity to attend training workshops that help equip them with the skills they

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A botanical paradise consisting of an interesting stretch of riverine forest and steep rocky cliffs bordering the Umtamvuna river. There are numerous walks highlighting the fantastic scenery of different parts of the reserve. No accommodation, caravanning or camping facilities are available in the reserve. An entrance fee is payable at the gate. Call: 039 311 2383 Visit: www.kznwildlife.com

Fascinating guided beach walks exploring the Mzamba shoreline’s high concentration of fossils, some dating back 85 million years (Cretaceous period). See petrified trees, ammonites, nautilus shells, giant clams and more. Depart Tues to Sat at 9am, from the Wild Coast Sun.

need to grow their enterprises – such training is accessed through Ugu South Coast Tourism’s Development Manager, Bukeka Zwezwe. Ugu South Coast Tourism (Pty) Ltd was established as a Municipal Entity by the Ugu District Municipality to serve as the District’s Tourism Authority, thus encompassing the Municipal areas of Ezinqoleni, Hibiscus Coast, Umdoni, Umuziwabantu, Umzumbe and Vuhlemehlo. The District’s tourism strategy is aligned with those of the provincial tourism authority (Tourism KwaZulu Natal) and nationally, with that of South African Tourism.

926 CRAGSVIEW WILD CARE CENTRE

The centre rehabilitates and releases back into the wild many animals that have sustained injuries and stress due to human influence, as well as orphaned animals and birds. Patients include antelope, from the protected blue duiker to bush buck, a large variety of birds and small mammals indigenous to the UGU region. ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE MON TO SUN AT 10:00 Craig Hosken: 073 749 1059 Rose Naude: 082 954 1812

ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY UGU SOUTH COAST TOURISM www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za Head Office: 039 682 7944

Benny: 079 198 5975 Wild Coast Sun: 039 305 4830

927 PREMIER HOTEL EDWARDIAN Premier Hotel Edwardian is situated in the small coastal town of Port Edward, a golfer's paradise. Offering luxurious and well appointed accommodation with varying options, as well as 4 conference facilities catering for up to 150 delegates. Close to spectacular beaches, situated 1km from the town centre.

Cnr Ramsey Avenue and Main Road, Port Edward Tel: 039 311 3618 Fax: 039 311 3619 Email: edwardian@premierhotels.co.za GPS -31° 3' 21.9" S /30° 12' 44.6" W Central Reservations: 086 111 5555

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Pennington is where you'll find one of this country's Top 12 golf courses - the prestigious Selborne Park Golfing Estate.

Umkomaas

The town's is 'base camp' for scuba divers from around the world. Five kilometres offshore lies the internationallyrenowned Aliwal Shoal.

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Aqua Vista 076-373-7200 Bide a While 039-975-1310 Botha House 039-975-1227 Corian's Pennington Caravan Resort 975-1107 CP Horizon View 039-975-1672 Pennington Beach Resort 039-975-2196 Pennington Waves Holiday Accommodation 782-1933 SC Sun–Lourie Resort 039-975-3061

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Kelso

Our coast's original (but obviously no longer) 'Secret Spot' for surfers!

Happy Wanderers Vulamanzi Cabins

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Widenham

Just south of Umkomaas is a sheltered surfing and bathing beach at Widenham.

Le Paradis Lodge

Clansthal

Amazure Villa Carisford Lodge Sun-Rise Guest House The Gollege B&B

Freeland Park Barbet Lodge Lazy Days

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Scottburgh

Scottburgh is a beautifully-situated resort town, with an expansive bathing beach manned year-round by lifeguards and fully shark-netted.

All In One 083-227-8582 Blue Marlin Hotel 039-978-3361 Cutty Sark Hotel 039-976-1230 Dunn's Haven 083-573-6704 Ediston Inn 039-978-1178 In 2 Properties 039-976-0521 Lakeview Care Centre 039 9782710 Le May's Guest House 039-978-1149 Marilyn Court 039-978-3133 Mercoledi 039-976-0395 New Haven 039-976-2210 Peacehaven Holiday Flats 039-976-1344 Pearly Shells 039-976-2065 Scottburgh Caravan Park 039-976-0291 Scottburgh Cottages 039-978-2261 Second Wind 039-976-2923 Terrace Mews Holiday Complex 082-447-5402 The House of the Rising Sun 039-978-2769

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Pumula

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South Coast Tourism has 9 Visitor Information Centres for your convenience...

Pumula Beach has been awarded Pilot Blue Flag Status.

Crackerbay Dolphin Cove – 180° Muluka Bed & Breakfast

083-468-1840 084-460-8171 039-684-6682

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Melville, Banana Beach, Sunwich Port & Anerley

Melville is an ideal fishing spot that boasts many rock pools and is within walking distance of Banana Beach which is a glorious bathing beach with tidal pools.

Anerley Lodge 039-681-3657 Banana Beach Holiday Resort 681-3229 HR Klein Paradys 072-244-3788 Lalanathi Caravan & Camping Park 039-684-5372 Marlon Holiday Resort 039-681-3596 Villa Siesta 039-681-3343 Voetplaatpark 039-681-3396

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Southport Beach is a popular safe beach all year round.

Ifafa, Elysium, Sezela & Bazley

Part of the district of Pennington which incorporates quiet beaches and beautiful bays perfect for fishing and swimming.

Carr Park Ifafa Caravan Beach Park Kia Ora Beach House Macnicols Resort Shangrila The Laughing Forest

039-975-1928 039-977-8615 083-961-5445 039-977-8863 039-977-8150 039-977-8069

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Mtwalume

Mtwalume has a ski-boat launch and is well known for its excellent rock fishing.

Amapozzi

083-708-7118

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Hibberdene

Hibberdene Main Beach has Blue Flag Status and provides delightful shaded family picnic spots. The wide stretch of shoreline boasts various interesting rock pools.

Carousel Holiday Resort Catalina Bay Heavenly Blossom Hibberdene Beach Hotel Hibberdene Caravan Park Knights Cottage Marhaba Chalets Mirneva view Mzimayi River Lodge B&B Strelitzia No. 2 Woodgrange Chalets

B Cubed Bed & Breakfast 039-681-3446 Bedrock Holiday Accommodation 573-1210 SC DaBeach 031-262-1560 Dieu-Donneé River Lodge 039-681-2733 Lala Palm 039-681-3533 Milkwood Mews 082-806-7543 Milkwood Mews 4 082-686-6963 Ocean View 083-382-6648 Pearce Place 082-895-7089 Prairie Park Holiday Resort 039-681-2013 Soeterus Holiday Flats 083-258-3970 St Johns 083-449-5665 Thandulula Luxury Safari 082-430-3334

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Umzumbe

The small village of Umzumbe is nestled in wild and thick dune forest.

Highcroft Lodge 039-684-6745 Mantis & Moon Backpackers 039-684-6256 Pumula Beach Hotel 039-684-6717 Pumula Beach Lodge 039-684-5883 Summer Place 082-375-0000 Umzumbe Chalets 039-684-6291

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Barnacle Bill’s Beach Cottage 072-362-5632 Honeywood 039-695-1036 Lombok Lodge 039-695-2781 The Nest 083-681-3274

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Umtentweni

Umtentweni Beach caters for young and old as it boasts three different bathing areas. There is a beach kiosk with refreshments.

Hilltop House Lighthouse B&B Mdoni House Guest Lodge Redberry Guest Cottage Riverbend Chalet Royston Hall Sea View B&B Shady Lane Stephans Guest House The Pinnacles The Spot Backpackers The Tweni Waterfront Lodge Umdlalo Lodge Umtentweni Caravan Resort Umthunzi Boutique Hotel Venture Inn

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More accommodation... Port Shepstone

Cheryl’s Homes Kapenta Bay Hotel Perch Seaside Cottage Umzimkulu River Marina

Marburg Karungi Taj Hotel

083-407-5196 039-682-5528 072-362-5632 039-682-2883

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Oribi Gorge

Approximately 12 kms from Port Shepstone the Umzimkulwana River has etched a spectacular gorge into the mountains to create a rugged, natural landscape of breathtaking beauty. Oribi Gorge has defined itself as the adventure zone of the South Coast with a Game Reserve, Gorge Swing, Abseil and White Water Rafting to name a few.

Lake Eland Game Reserve 039-687-0395 Leopard Rock Lookout Chalets 039-687-0303 Misty Creek Guest Farm 082-364-5691 Mzimkhulu Game Ranch 039-679-9700 Oribi Gorge Guest Farm 039-687-0324 Oribi Gorge Hotel 039-687-0253 The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa 039-687-4000

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Hebron Farm The Gorgez View Olympus Country Cottage

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Visit the beautiful Weza Forests whilst you are this area.

Kokstad Fraaiuitsig

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Oslo Beach

Returning to the seaside and continuing south, we enter a 10km string of shoulder-to-shoulder resort towns with interlinking bays and golden beaches.

Admirals View Beach View Bed & Breakfast Edge of the Sea Hillbillion Hotel Juwis Summer Place My Den Beachfront Ocean View B&B The Ocean Diamond

039-682-7944 039-976-1364 039-699-3203 039-682-7944 039-687-7561

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Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach, a prime launching site for ski-boat fishing, as well as dolphin-and whale-watching excursions. This long- time holiday destination also serves as base-camp for scuba divers headed offshore to another world-class diving locale - the Protea Banks.

Adventure Accommodation Afro Vision B&B Big 5 Ristanys Boboni Beach Lodge Breakerview Cathy’s Cove Emerald Cove Fun Holidays Ilala - Holiday Home Information Centre Little Paradise Melwood Place Robins Nest Sengathi Shelly Beach Caravan Park Shelly Strand Holiday Flats Vikings Rest Wegbreek Wild Waves

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Mfihlo Bed & Breakfast

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St Michael's

Harding & Ingeli Crown Eagle Green Acres Ingeli Forest Lodge Kenton B&B Willowdene

Head Office Scottburgh Hibberdene Port Shepstone Ezinqoleni / Oribi

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One of the best point breaks in South Africa, definitely qualifies “St Mikes” as one of the finest local and international surfers beaches.

Fairway Guest House Mhlangeni Lodge Mountjoy Guest Lodge Nolangeni Lodge St. Michael’s Manor St. Michaels Sands Hotel

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Uvongo

Uvongo is famous for it's 23m waterfall, which plunges into one of the deepest lagoons in the country.

31 Sea Scapes 084-200-1409 8 on Konrad 011-656-6001 Abrie Spies 039-315-1345 Baldy & V/Heerden 039-315-1313 Black Forest Holiday Apartments 674-6869 SC Ebenezer Palms B&B 082-413-8626 H2O B&B 079-873-7794 Jakaranda Holiday Flats 039-315-0214 Oasis Caravan Park & Camping 315-0778 CP Oceana Holiday Letting 082-959-0951 Que’s Bed & Breakfast 039-315-7287 Sea Spray & Eagles Nest 083 267-3562 Stephward Estate 039-315-5926 Tambala Lodge 039-315-0945 Uvongo Cabanas 039-315-5852 Zwaningwe 014-717-3209

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Margate

Margate is a beehive of action and exciting entertainment.

The Albatros Guest House 039-317-4446 30 Mont Blanc 083-303-4212 Acutts Margate 039-312-2512 Aloha House 083-681-2739 Anchorage 039 312 2328 Anguna Holiday Flats 039-317-4198 Aquarius Beach House 011-907-3914 Beachcomber Bay 039-317-4473 Calamari No. 10 082-820-1770 Coral Haven 039-312-0484 Dieu Del-Amor B&B 039-317-1744 Dolphin View, Panorama Drive 011-548-8000 Don Juan 083-229-4150 Dumela Holiday Flats 039-317-3301 Flight Inn 039-312-0458 Free Spirit Holiday Home 083-680-7930 Giovanna Bed & Breakfast 082-325-4261 Happy Holiday Homes 039-315-6334 Ingwe Manor 039-317-1914 Irka Cottages 039-312-0622 Jerolize Flats 039-317-2629 Kasito 59 031-337-9988 Kridzil Holiday Flats 039-312-1529 La Cote D'Azur 039-312-1521 Lazy Living 039-317-1947 Lulu's Home 073-534-5688 Margate Caravan Park 039-312-0852 Margate Holidays Unlimited 039-312-2242 Margate Hotel 039-312-1410 Margate Rest 039-317-3639 Margate Sands 039-312-8100 Margate Sports School Group 039-317-4234 Marine Terrace 039-317-4075 Marlicht Holiday Flats 039-312-1052 My Place at Homestead 083-376-4868 Nellelani, Sumelda, Indigo Bay & Juanita 039-312-1022 Oasis Lodge 039-312-2727 Palm Park 039-317-4081 Pam Golding 039-317-3003 Pumlani Caravan Park 039-312-0482 Resort Administration Services 039-312-8170 River Valley Nature Reserve 039-317-3474 Santana Holiday Flats 039-312-2443 Sea Spray & Eagles Nest 083 267-3562 Seabrook Holiday Flats 039-312-0231 Seagull Holiday Apartments 039-312-1563 Sunlawns Hotel 039-312-1078 Sweetdale Camp 083 384 9230 Treetops Lodge 039-317-2060 Villa Del Sol 039-312-1143 Villa Ventura 011-917-2776 Zest Holidays 083-785-4863

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Another Blue Flag Status Beach, providing a peaceful haven for those who enjoy the quieter life.

African Sunrise Beach House079 898 6281 Bellevue Guest Lodge 039-316-6097 Bill's Best 082-451-6102 Blue Heaven Lodge 039-314-4864 Calamari 082-494-0982 Daddy Whale 039 314 4072 Duo Estate 039-312-0530 Gecko Moon B&B 039-314-4029 Gracelands Lodge 039 314 9022 Gradwell Letting 039-312-0333 Positano Lodge 039-312-1745 Ramsgate Beach Club 039-314-4609 Ramsgate Holiday Cottages 039-314-4308 Sea for Miles 039-314-9122 Sea Spray Accommodation Agents 083-267-3562 Seaview Estates 039-312-1879 Sunnyhill 039-314-4906 Surf and Sand 082-442-5539 The Braes Lodge 039-314-9854 The Shores 083-678-6781 Wailana Beach Lodge 039-314-4606

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Unique fossil beds going back thousands of years are found in the Mpenjati Reserve.

Port o’Call Caravan Park Selsdon Park

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach boasts its own tidal pool and has a beachfront pub & restaurant. Palm Beach is reputed to be one of the best “Wind Surfing” beaches along the coast.

Gecko Lodge Backpackers

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Munster & Glenmore Mittenwald Caravan Park Sithela Guest House Sea Breeze

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Leisure Bay

Also known as Kidds beach, Leisure Bay is a beautiful beach with shark nets and a lifeguard hut. Kidds beach is a very popular family beach where both kids and parents can enjoy themselves.

Hide Properties 039-319-2338 SC Jolie 076-161-2587 SC Kuboboyi River Lodge 072-222-7760 B&B SC La La Nathi 039-319-1831 B&B SC Leisure View Caravan Park 039-319-2367 CP Peter Pan Place 039-319-2475 SC Southbroom Plumbago 082-561-6993 B&B Southbroom is a holidaymaker's playground. With a glorious T O Strand 039-319-2729 HR shoreline, two river lagoons make it an absolute delight to windsurfers. Good surfing conditions makes this a surfer's paradise. Zizi Lodge 039-319-2661 Lodge Blue Horizon 039-316-8795 B&B Brown’s @ Milkwood 031-764-3188 SC Port Edward Bushbuck Lodge 039-316-6399 SC Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Port Edward. The Butterfly Glen 039-316-8510 SC gullies, rocks, surf, river and lagoon all offer a wealth of fun with line and rod. Coral Tree Colony B&B 039-316-6676 B&B Bottlenose Guesthouse 083-456-8586 GH Days at Sea 039-313-0013 GH Aloe Inn 039-311-3460 B&B Fig Tree Lodge 039-316-6547 B&B April’s Gift Self Catering 083-703-5256 SC Flamboyant Self Catering 073-207-2919 SC Ashton Manor 082-654-0269 SC Golf House 039-316-6982 B&B Breakaway Beach House 072-446-5850 SC Marina Beach Letting 039-313-0428 HL Carribean Estates 039-311-2045 SC Paradise Holiday Resort 039-313-0655 HR CP Chianti’s 082-532-9000 SC Realty 1 – Southbroom 039-316-8190 EA Clearwater Trail Centre 039-311-1130 SC Southbroom Elite 039-316-8027 EA HL De Novo Lodge 039-311-2711 SC Southbroom Traveller’s Lodge 039-316-8448 BP John Fourie’s Self-Catering 039-311-1492 SC Sunbirds 039-316-8202 B&B NGP Guest House 039-311-1220 GH Sunny Rock 039-316-8156 SC Port Edward Holiday Resort 039-311-2333 SC White Shores Guesthouse 039-316-6534 GH Premier Hotel Edwardian 039-311-3618 H Yengele Paradise 073-022-3329 B&B Sea View Villa 039-311-3072 SC Acacia Road 039-695-2444 SC Seaverge Chalets 039-311-2693 SC The Estuary Hotel 039 311 2675 H Marina Beach The Wendy House 082-457-3443 SC Marina Beach now also boasts blue flag status! Vuna Valley Ventures 039-311-3602 B&B BP Marina Glen Holiday Resort 039-313-0200 SC Wild Coast Sun 039-305-9111 H Palm Cottage 039-313-0319 B&B Rockshandy 083-482-2585 SC Surf Spray Cottages 039-313-0411 SC The Hooting Owl 039-313-5425 B&B SC

San Lameer

San Lameer's 18-hole championship golf course is one of the most picturesque in Southern Africa.

Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel 039-313-0011 San Lameer Villa Rentals 039-313-0450

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ACCOUNTANTS & AUDITORS Buhr Parry & Co 039-682-1160 Gird Elliott & Company 039-315-0500 Mowat & Partners 039-312-1403 ATTORNEYS Advocate Brijraj 072-378-7503 BAKERIES Albany Bakery 039-312-2419 BOOK SHOPS Ramsgate Stationers 039-312-0303 BUILDING CONTRACTORS Amalgamated Trade 083-775-7750 Stewart Construction 083-455-4425 BUILDING SUPPLIERS D & A Timbers 039-315-0790 BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS Hibiscus Chamber of Commerce & Industry 039-682-6565 Margate Business Association 039-317-2202 Postnet - Shelly Beach 039-315-1220 BUTCHERIES Michael Frey's Fresh Meat 039-682-6400 CATERING Saffron Chefs 082-786-8906 CLEANING COMPANIES Bubbles Laundry 039-312-2503 Carpet Cleaning Services 076-907-4041 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Esayidi FET College – Enyenyezi Campus 039-685-5482 Esayidi FET College – Gamalakhe 039-318-1433 Esayidi FET College – Kokstad Campus 039-727-3062 Esayidi FET College – Port Shepstone Campus 039-685-4824 EQUIPMENT HIRING Central Hiring Services 039-682-7432 EVENTS, MARKETING & PHOTOGRAPHY B Poynter Print 039-976-1248 It's Party Time 073-758-3689 John Sheekey Packaging 039-685-4126 Photo Pazzion 083 300 2243 Scenic Africa Photography 031-266-2872 Signland 039-317-3052 South Coast Style 039-695-2630 The Best of KZN Travel Guide 031-717-4278 The Southern Explorer 039-316-8212 Wozani Africa 039-316-8137 www.scottburgh.co.za 039-978-1689 Xclusive Media Group 039-314-9873 INSURANCE BROKERS Curnow Garrun Insurance 039-682-4246 Elgro Insurance Brokers 039-682-6123 Hibiscus Insurance Brokers 039-312-9100 Risk Sure Insurance Brokers 039-315-5905 LAND SURVEYORS Hudson Naude Kirby 039-312-0080 NEWSPAPERS South Coast Fever 039-682-1010 South Coast Herald 039-682-0155 SECURITY Chubb 039-312-7000 Hutts Protection 039-973-0324 Bangilizwe Security 078-182-1944 CNC Security Solutions 039-682-6701 SERVICE STATIONS Comp. Plus Service Station 039-682-6232 TECHNOLOGIES JTV Centre 039-695-1551 PC Magic 039-314-4659 TRAINING Getsea Enterprises (Skipper) 083-626-5917


conference venues: Admirals View B Cubed Banana Beach Holiday Resort Blue Marlin Hotel Carousel Holiday Resort Crackerbay Croc World Cutty Sark Hotel Dieu-Donneé River Lodge Gorgez View Happy Wanderers Ingeli Forest Lodge Kapenta Bay Hotel Lake Eland Game Reserve Margate Country Club Margate Hotel Margate Sands Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel Oribi Gorge Hotel Port Shepstone Country Club Premier Hotel Edwardian Pumula Beach Hotel Rocky Bay Resorts Royston Hall Stephward Estate T O Strand Holiday Resort The Crayfish inn The Estuary Hotel The House of the Rising Sun The Taj Hotel Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre Umdlalo Lodge Umthunzi Boutique Hotel Venture Inn Wild Coast Sun Hotel

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Oslo Beach Southport Banana Beach Scottburgh Hibberdene Pumula Scottburgh Scottburgh Southport Paddock Kelso Harding & Ingeli Port Shepstone Oribi Gorge Margate Margate Margate San Lameer Oribi Gorge Port Shepstone Port Edward Umzumbe Rocky Bay Umtentweni Uvongo Leisure Bay Ramsgate Port Edward Scottburgh Marburg Gamalakhe Umtentweni Umtentweni Umtentweni Port Edward

emergency! Ambulance Emergency - Cell Phone Fire Brigade & Traffic HCM: Margate HCM: Port Shepstone K9 Search and Rescue N.S.R.I Police

estate agents: Abrie Spies Acutts Margate Akhani Mantungwa Estate Agent Baldy & V/Heerden Beachcomber Estates Cheryl’s Homes Duo Estate Fred Lemmer Fun Holidays Gradwell Letting Marina Beach Letting Oceana Holiday Letting Pam Golding Ramsgate Holiday Cottages Reality 1 Realty 1 Seabreeze Estate Agent Seaview Estates Seth Estate Southbroom Elite

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medical services on the CARE CENTRE Lakeview Care Centre HOSPITAL GJ Crookes Hospital Hibiscus Private Hospital Margate Private Hospital Murchison Port Shepstone Provincial Hospital Shelly Beach Private Hospital MEDICAL DOCTORS Dr G.J. Morkel OPTOMETRISTS Spec Savers Port Shepstone Spec Savers Scottburgh PHARMACIES Hibiscus Pharmacy (Margate) Queens Pharmacy Village Pharmacy (Uvongo) PHYSIOTHERAPISTS Gillian Spittal VETS Dr Van Wyk, Bruggeman & Watson

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South Coast Tourism has 9 Visitor Information Centres for your convenience!

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ANIMAL FARM Butterfly Valley 073-422-5357 Croc World 039-976-1103 Mac Bananas 039-319-1033 Pure Venom 039-685-0704 Riverbend Crocodile Farm 039-316-6204 BEAUTY SALONS & NAIL BAR La Femme Beauty Salon 039-315-7251 Vizage 039-315-5044 BIRD PARKS Uvongo Bird Park 039-317-4086 CYCLE SHOP & CYCLE RENTAL Clearwater Trail Centre 039-311-1130 Dura Ventures International 039-315-0139 DAY SPA Ingwe Manor 039-317-1914 The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa 039-687-4000 Tranquil Health, Beauty Clinic & Day Spa 039-311-3868 DEEP SEA FISHING / BOAT TRIPS Ace Fishing Charters 084-616-3295 Awesome Charters 082-560-8991 Baywatch Charters 083-409-6180 Big Mama Charters 083-301-2401 C-Freaks 082-953-4170 Fish On 083-645-2911 Class "A" Trading 082-498-4819 Hakuna Matata 082-576-2807 Hot Stuff Pleasure Cruises 082-440-5371 Mighty Charters 082-833-6554 Must-Byt Fishing Charters 082-777-7324 Pannevis Fishing Charters 083-289-7836 Riptide Charters 072-289-7229 Sensational Deep Sea Fishing 083-226-5634 Shoot the Breeze Trading CC 083-631-6131 Sir Thomas 082-265-9241 Sosume Charters 039-315-1534 The Tackle Box SB 039-315-5961 Too-Blue Fishing charters 082-444-7304 Tyde Fishing Charters 082-336-8120 SKI BOAT CLUB Marlin Ski Boat Club 039-311-1148 Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club 039-315-1476 DIVING 2nd Breath Scuba Diving (Diving School) 039-317-2326 African Dive Adventurers 082-456-7885 Aqua Planet Dive Centre 039-315-7524 Blue Vision Dive Centre 039-973-1345 C-Freaks 082-953-4170 Scuba Sports 082-856-4991 Shark Cage Diving 082-373-5950 The Shoal 039-973-1777 ENTERTAINMENT Funworld 039-312-0741 FARM STALL Beaver Creek Coffee Farm 039-311-2347 The Smartie Box 082-775-4004 GAME & NATURE RESERVES Lake Eland Game Reserve 039-687-0395 Mpenjati Nature Reserve 039-313-0531 Mzimkhulu Game Ranch 039-679-9700 Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve 039-679-1644 River Valley Nature Reserve 039-317-3474 Skyline Nature Reserve 039-315-0112 TC Robertson Nature Reserve 082 406 9891 Umdoni Nature Reserve 076-684-1855 Umtamvuna Nature Reserve 039-311-2383 Vernon Crooks Game Reserve 039-974-2222 GOLF Lynton Hall Golf Academy 039-975-1502 Margate Country Club 039-317-2340

Port Edward Country Club 039-311-2589 Port Shepstone Country Club 039-695-0140 San Lameer Country Club 039-313-5141 Scottburgh Golf Club 039-976-0041 Selborne Golf Estate 039-975-1730 Southbroom Golf Club 039-316-6026 Umdoni Park Golf Club 039-975-1320 Umkomaas Golf Club 039-973-1042 Wild Coast Sun Country Club 039-305-2799 GYM Superbodies Margate 039-317-2949 Superbodies Port Shepstone 039-682-1482 HORSE RIDING Lake Eland Game Reserve 039-687-0395 Oribi Gorge Hotel 039-687-0253 MAP BASED ROUTE GUIDE Southern Explorer Association 039-316-8221 MUSEUMS Margate Art Museum 039-312-8392 Port Shepstone 039-688-2195 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SPORTS Clearwater Trail Centre 039-311-1130 Coastal River Adventures 084-421-4757 Dura Ventures International 039-315-0139 Kart Freaks 039-312-1514 Wild 5 082-337-3746 WATERSPORTS Wild Coast Water World 039-305-3024

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Blue Marlin Hotel Cutty Sark Hotel Yellowwood Indigenous Nursery Fifi's Fresh Fish Carousel Holiday Resort Pumula Beach Hotel Venture Inn Zizi's Restaurant (Umdlalo Lodge) Nivonia Restaurant (Kapenta Bay Hotel) Stages Restaurant & Lounge Taj Hotel Hillbillion Hotel Mzimkhulu Game Ranch Leopard Rock Coffee Shop Oribi Gorge Hotel The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa The Gorgez View Ingeli Forest Lodge Big 5 Ristanys Pub Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club Tea @ Bay Tree St Michael Sands Hotel Breakers Restaurant Stephward Estate Friar Tuck Keg & Galleon Larry's Restaurant Margate Hotel The Lighthouse Pub and Grill Crayfish Inn Flavours Restaurant Pistols Saloon S'Khumba Crafts The Bistro & Lepetit Bistro Café The Waffle House Riptide Restaurant Trattoria La Terrazza Mariners Restaurant Mondazur Resort Estate Hotel Casa Toscana Mac Bananas T O Strand Zizi Lodge Premier Hotel Edwardian Tiago's Beaver Creek Debonairs Pizza Peg & Punter The Estuary Hotel

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RETAIL THERAPYshop till you drop! ART GALLERIES

Bonnie's Art & Crafts Gallery Gaze Gallery Riverbend Art & Wine

BOOK SHOPS Ramsgate Stationers

CLOTHING & DESIGNERS Stephward Estates

FARM STALL

Beaver Creek Coffee Farm Mac Bananas The Smartie Box

FLEA MARKETS

Rotary Club of Uvongo Scottburgh Saturday Flea Market

GIFT & CRAFT SHOPS Denkit Hobbies Dog on a Leash Art and Craft Jazzi Beads Oribi Gorge Hotel Ramsgate Stationers Riverbend Crocodile Farm

HOME AND GARDEN

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SUPERMARKETS

WOOD-CARVERS

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