Margate is a popular large resort just ten minutes’ drive north of Southbroom. The river which flows into the sea at Margate is called “Nkhongweni” (place of entreaty) because the original inhabitants were reputed to be so mean that travelers had to beg for hospitality. In 1908, Henry Richardson, an English surveyor laid out the town and named it Margate after another seaside resort on the northern coast of the county of Kent, in the United Kingdom. It features attractive Blue Flag Beaches for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. Cosy shopping streets and lots of restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.
The Trattoria La Terrazza, Italian Restaurant, Outlook Road.
For a change of location and mood why not stroll down to The Trattoria La Terrazza, Italian Restaurant on Outlook Road which is set in idyllic surroundings on the banks of the Umkobi lagoon. Often simply known as ‘The Trat’ to locals, La Terrazza as it should be called, has a reputation for being one of the South Coast’s finest restaurants.
- Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies, Bushbuck and Monkeys.
- Walking: Frederika and Bushbuck Trails and Nature Reserve, Butterfly Glen and Oribi Gorge
- Local beaches: Umkobi, Marina, Southbroom Main Beach and Margate.
- Local Game Park: Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
- Riverbend Crocodile Farm