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

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

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 329

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

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

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

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 195

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

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


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