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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Margate

Margates beach

The beach at Margate

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Margate is a seaside resort that is popular with tourists. It is situated on the Hibiscus Coast about 20 km from Port Shepstone.

Margate weather


The town was established in 1908 by Henry Richardson. He named it after the English town of Margate.

Much of the attraction for tourists has something to do with the sea. There are sandy beaches which are ideal for sunbathing, surfing and snorkelling. There also rocky areas which attract fisherman and those wishing to explore the coastline.

Margate also offers many restaurants and pubs as well as a variety of holiday accommodation.

Margate has a beautiful rocky shoreline

Margate has a beautiful rocky shoreline

Photo © Steven Herbert


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 130

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 195

Country Life - Issue 209 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 55

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 121

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 132

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 329

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 211

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 113

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