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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Ramsgate



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Ramsgate is an attractive little town that is situated at the mouth of the Bilanhlolo River, on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Ramsgate weather


The town was named after the farm on which the town was founded and that farm took its name from the town of the same name in England.

The Ramsgate beach is the main attraction. There is a 6 km walk, named the Ramsgate Marine Ramble, which allows you to explore the coastline in the area.

There is variety of accommodation in the area. Margate, Shelly Beach and Port Shepstone are all a short drive away so most amenities are easily available.


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 140

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 331

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

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