For Immediate Attention
14 September 2022


Don’t miss out on all the events happening on the KZN South Coast this spring!


With the weather warming up and all its beaches ready and open for bathing, it’s time to head to the KZN South Coast to enjoy all the spring action! This place of unlimited adventure also has an exciting line-up of musical events, markets, fun runs and more to keep the family engaged and entertained.


“This is such an exceptional time of year on the KZN South Coast, and we’re so fortunate that we’re able to welcome visitors for some family-fun activities,” commented Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE). “Beyond our incredible beaches, dive sites, nature reserves and outdoor adventures, many of our local tourism establishments are hosting fantastic events that really shouldn’t be missed!”


Ugu Film Festival

Date: 22 to 25 September

Venue: Port Shepstone

Contact: 073 346 3373

Description: South Africa’s longest-running film festival, the UGU Film Festival contributes to expanding filmmaker networks. This is an annual festival for emerging and experienced filmmakers, the first festival in South Africa that goes beyond artistic films by accommodating all kinds of genres. This event is geared toward giving emerging and experienced filmmakers equal opportunities to showcase their talent.


Sweetdale Night Market

Date: Friday, 23 September (and every last Friday)

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Venue: The Packshed, Serenity Hills, Izotsha Road, Margate

Contact: 078 812 7272

Description: Showcasing local crafts, food, drink, and live musicians in a secure, magical and romantic ambience.


Ugu Maskandi Festival

Date: Saturday, 1 October

Time: 10am

Venue: Ugu Sports & Leisure Centre


Tickets: Tickets are available at PicknPay and Boxer and at the gate. R100 for general or R450 VIP.

Description: Ugu Maskandi Festival is an annual event, which is for Maskandi Music Lovers and everyone around South Africa and all of Africa. An outdoor annual event where Maskandi artists get to share the stage with their role models and gives a platform to upcoming artists.


Colour Fun Run

Date: Saturday, 8 October

Time: 8.30am

Venue: William O’Connor Drive, Margate

Contact: 072 777 2861 or

Description: The South Coast Pageant is a new pageant focusing on individuals as ambassadors for the community to help them achieve their full potential and personal growth.


Wing Riders SA 37th Annual Wing Fling

Date: 9 to 15 October

Time: 10am to 5pm daily

Venue: William O’Connor Drive, Margate

Contact: 082 564 4988

Description: World-class bikes are coming to Margate.


The KZN South Coast is the ultimate event’s destination, from sports and entertainment through to MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) business events.


To find out more about the KZN South Coast’s many events and unlimited adventures, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores; visit the ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook or YouTube; @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram; ‘Info Ugu South Coast Tourism’ on LinkedIn; to check out the Events Calendar, the KZN South Coast Meeting Planner Guide and more!


To access previous SCTIE press releases, visit:




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(Images: Supplied by SCTIE)

With the weather warming up and all its beaches ready and open for bathing, it’s time to head to the KZN South Coast to enjoy all the spring action! (Pictured: Margate Beach)

The Ugu Maskandi Festival is set to bring some of the biggest Maskandi stars to the KZN South Coast this October. Pictured: Khuzani Mpungose.

Wing Riders SA 37th Annual Wing Fling.

Sweetdale Night Market. (Image: Supplied by The Packshed)

About KZN South Coast

Known as the ‘Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom’, the KZN South Coast stretches 120 kilometres from Scottburgh to Port Edward and inland to Harding. Here, the spirit of adventure can be discovered among the many cultural experiences, as well as the 35 nature trails and 58 beaches, ideal for activities like river rafting, abseiling, suspension bridges, paintball, surfing, SUP, canoeing, beach horse rides, shark cage diving and free diving. Nicknamed ‘The Golf Coast’, there are 11 golf courses on the KZN South Coast ranging in difficulty, with endless hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 trails for more rugged excursions. Promoting sustainability, the KZN South Coast has a growing agri-tourism sector that offers world-class produce and hosts tours and excursions. The region boasts a number of permanently managed Blue Flag beaches, and is home to some of the world’s top diving sites, Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. The originality continues with the annual Sardine Run, coined the #GreatestShoalonEarth, which is the largest biomass migration on earth and a marvel to witness. The region’s many nature reserves are inhabited by indigenous bird and wildlife, and it holds the title for ‘smallest desert on earth’, The Red Desert in Port Edward. The KZN South Coast is a fast-emerging MICE destination which also plays host to a number of high-profile events including the The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.

Issued on behalf of:

South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE)

Disseminated by:
Olivia Jones Communications

For more information please contact:
Olivia Jones Communications
Cell: 083 653 1720

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