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The largest resort town along the coast, named after the popular English seaside resort, started as a coastal farm, but now vies with Durban as a tourist playground. It has much to offer: restaurants, cinemas, good fishing, an amusement park and a skating rink. Discos and cabarets are laid on during the holiday seasons when a number of beach activities are also organized. Zulu women sell their crafts on the pavement at Margate Beach.


  • Oribi Gorge

  • Dolphin, whale and bird watching


  • Adventure sports such as abseiling, river rafting, mountain biking and horse riding trails

  • Ski boat launch

  • Scuba Diving

  • There are plenty fishing and surfing spots along the beaches.

  • The Margate Golf Course forms part of the South Coast Golf Circuit