For Immediate Attention
22 September 2023
KZN South Coast set to host two big events for sports and music enthusiasts!
The KZN South Coast continues to establish itself as a top MICE – meetings, incentives, conferences, and events – destination, with the announcement that the region is playing host to two new events. The first is the Khosathu House Jazz Club event taking place on Saturday, 23 September followed by one for the sports fans, The South Coast Cycle Tour on Sunday, 8 October.
“With our warm climate, fantastic venues, and natural talent, it’s no surprise that the KZN South Coast is fast becoming an in-demand events hosting destination, and we’re excited to welcome two new events to this year’s calendar,” said Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise (SCTIE). “The first is a celebration of our rich cultural heritage and the amazing musical talent that is found here, with the second a chance to showcase the KZN South Coast’s great biking routes for our outdoor sports enthusiasts.”
Khosathu House Jazz Club Presents a Tribute to Bra Bona Nzimande
Date: Saturday, 23 September
Time: Gates open at 11am, show starts at 12pm
Venue: Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre
Cost: R120, VIP entrance plus parking R150, Entrance plus cooler box R150
Contact (for tickets or to sponsor): Bonny Sihlezane on 083 556 3007
Enjoy a day out being entertained by some of the region’s best Jazz DJs and performing Jazz musicians as the Khosathu House Jazz Club puts on its tribute performance for legendary Bra Bona Nzimande. The programme lineup welcomes some top names, among them Bra Mack Ngcobo (the Legend), Bra Ken Mavundla, Bra Malusi, DJ Sgede, Method Sidande, Bra Madondo, Bra Msheddys, Banele Mpisane, and Bra Vusi Sifunda.
South Coast Cycle Tour
Date: Sunday, 8 October
Times: 6.30am for 90km and 7am for 45km
Venue: Shelly Boulevard Centre, Shelly Beach
Cost: R500 for 90km pre-entry, and R600 for 90km late entry; R350 for 45km pre-entry and R450 for 45km late entry.
Registration: 4am to 6am at venue
Contact: 039 315 0275
eBikes and mountain bikes are welcome on this epic road cycling race which will have full road closures for both race distances – 90km eBike and mountain bike, and 45km eBike and mountain bike. This is a great opportunity to experience the beautiful KZN South Coast while taking on a fantastic cycling challenge.
The region is also known for its many nature-based hiking and cycling trails, and, with 11 quality golf courses found throughout the KZN South Coast, the ‘Golf Coast’ remains a favourite destination for both leisure and MICE events! The subtropical climate and diverse natural landscape also set the scene for the ultimate in agri-tourism and extreme adventure.
Uncover all the adventure on the KZN South Coast by downloading the ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app, visiting the website, checking out the Events Calendar, the KZN South Coast Meeting Planner Guide and more! Don’t miss out on the action by following South Coast Tourism on Facebook; South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise on YouTube; @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram; and South Coast Tourism & Investment Enterprise on LinkedIn. And click here to check out previous SCTIE press releases. Follow the hashtags #uncover #uncoverkznsouthcoast #uncoveradventure #kznsouthcoast
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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 several 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 birds and wildlife, and it holds the title of ‘smallest desert on earth’, The Red Desert in Port Edward. The KZN South Coast is a fast-emerging MICE destination which has played host to several high-profile events including The Bike Fest, The Conservation Symposium, The Ocean Festival, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu International Film Festival, and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.
Issued on behalf of:
South Coast Tourism and Investment Enterprise (SCTIE)
Olivia Jones Communications
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