Ramsgate is a quaint seaside village on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, situated about four kilometres south of Margate.
Ramsgate is located on the mouth of a river known by the Zulu name Bilanhlolo ("the marvellous boiler") for the bubbles caused by strong currents making it look like the water is boiling.
Ramsgate is an extremely popular holiday town, especially with locals.
This is in part because the fishing is good, and rocks off the shore abound with mussels.
Bird watching is excellent in this part of KwaZulu Natal - 386 species have been recorded, more than a third of all bird species recorded in South Africa.
Ramsgate, South Coast
For the nature lover, there are a number of nature reserves in the vicinity of Ramsgate.
Some, like the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, offer spectacular views and a wide variety of bird species can be seen here.
Attractions and activities in Ramsgate include the fabulous beaches, the casino and crocodile farm. Enjoy boat trips, excellent fishing, golf, hiking, horse riding and scuba diving are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.
- Nearest Airports:
- KingShaka Airport, Margate Airport
- Further Information:
golf courses within 20 miles |
local walking spots |
local fishing spots |
fishing spots within 20 miles |
local beaches |
beaches within 20 minute drive
local super market |
local butchers |
local bakery |
local clothes shops |
super markets and shops within a 10 minutes drive |
a few local bars and restaurants, more can be found in neighbouring towns
local doctors surgery |
local hospital |
local pharmacy |
local nursery school |
post office |
internet café |
cash machine |
post office |
petrol station |
garden centre |
hardware store |
local community association
very good travel links to near by towns and cities |
adequate travel links to near by towns and cities |
regular bus service
international airport within two hours drive |
local airport served by year round low cost airlines