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Nature Reserve in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Umtamvuna Nature Reserve

This reserve is on a gorge on the Umtamvuna River (which forms part of the border with Eastern Cape). This beautiful dense forest has great nature walks, with wildflowers in spring, plus mammals and many species of …
Wildlife Reserve in Oribi Gorge

Lake Eland Game Reserve

The reserve has over 40 species of animal and 200 bird species. You can head off on a self-drive (R60 per person) or a wildlife drive (R250 per person, minimum four people). There is a 4.7km series of zip lines, as …
Nature Reserve in Oribi Gorge

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

This awe-inspiring gorge is known for its dizzying scenery and family-friendly activities. There are plenty of walking trails, birdwatching opportunities and thrills to be had. Or if you are just looking for a lovel…
Bar in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Pistols Saloon

Don't be fooled: the kitschy Wild West theme at this bar and restaurant is no joke. The most famous regular at this bar is a donkey that roams around the joint getting cosy with patrons. Gimmicks aside, it's a fun p…
Italian in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Trattoria La Terrazza

Ask for a restaurant recommendation in the area and the answer is overwhelmingly this Italian option. It has a popular meaty and pasta-heavy menu, including the likes of tender, grain-fed beef fillet and seafood suc…
Burgers in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Chef's on Marine

The best burgers in the South Coast are served in this large, airy restaurant in Ramsgate. If you come for breakfast make sure to treat yourself to one of its house-made pastries.
International in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Burlesque Cafe

A quirky little retro treat with a chic vintage interior and cheeky menu items featuring organic produce. Good veggie options.
Waffles in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Waffle House

Tourists flock to this pleasant spot on the edge of a lagoon for fresh Belgian-style waffles with every sweet and savoury topping under the sun. Some locals turn their nose up at it, but the long lines during the ho…