Don’t miss out on the KZN South Coast action!

There is always so much to ‘Sea and Do’ on the KZN South Coast, from national sporting events to live music and shopping! Visitors to the Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom should diarise these upcoming dates and take the opportunity to explore the region’s incredible natural beauty.

“The winter months on the KZN South Coast are truly some of our best, with the milder weather and sunny skies ideal for family-friendly outdoor adventures,” said Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT). “The annual Sardine Run, which is a global phenomenon, is a must-see spectacle along the KZN South Coast at this time of year. Visitors get front-row seats to this ocean show which attracts whales, dolphins, sharks, birds and more. Beyond this, there are a number of sports and entertainment events for visitors to enjoy. Don’t miss out!”

Siyagiya Ngengoma and Umgangela

When: Sunday, 15 May, 10am to 3pm

Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

Description: Music and traditional dance including Zulu dancing, and traditional stick fighting

Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Hop Hip & Poetry (Live Performance)

When: Sunday, 22 May, 10am to 3pm

Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

Description: Hip hop and poetry

Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Maskandi Performance

When: Saturday, 28 May

Where: Margate Art Museum

Description: The event seeks to bring traditional music lovers together.

Contact: Siya Sotsu on 078 212 6058

KAP Sani2c Non-stop 2022

When: Friday, 3 to Saturday, 4 June

Where: Sani Pass, Glencairn Farm to Scottburgh Beach

Description: Race from the base of Sani Pass to the shores of Scottburgh beach covering 250kms within 24 hours.

Contact: Judy Parker-Dennison on 039 976 0436 or www.sani2c.co.za

Umzumbe Farmers Market

When: Saturday, 4 June, 7.30am

Where: The Park, SouthPort

Description: A variety of vendors selling food, vintage goods, jewellery, clothing, crocheted goods, wooden toys, macrame, homemade crafts, artwork and air plants. There’s an 11am agility dog display, kiddies face painting and interactive display by Gymbo Kids from 9am to 11am, and live music by The Tequila Twins from 4pm.

Contact: ‘Umzumbe Farmers Market’ Facebook page

Maskandi Performance

When: Thursday, 16 June, 10am

Where: Port Shepstone Museum

Description: The event seeks to bring traditional music lovers together.

Contact: Siya Sotsu on 078 212 6058

Maskandi Performance

When: Friday, 24 June, 10am

Where: Margate Art Museum

Description: The event seeks to bring traditional music lovers together.

Contact: Siya Sotsu on 078 212 6058

5th Annual Umdoni Classic

When: Friday, 8 to Sunday, 10 July

Where: Umdoni Park Golf Club

Description: A must for all the golfers! Enjoy Christmas in July with this 4-ball competition where lots of prizes are up for grabs. Entry fee is R1 700 per player which includes 3 rounds of golf, a goodie bag, entertainment, halfway on all three days, 2 dinners and breakfast on the final day.

Contact: Veni Kallie on 039 975 1320 or veni@umdonipark.com

South Coast Sardine Half-marathon

When: Sunday, 17 July at 6.30am

Where: Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre (starts and ends)

Description: This is a 5km, 10km or 21km run that follows an undulating route along the beachfront, back past farms and ending at the stadium.

Contact: Kim Jones on 084 511 7651

KZN South Coast recurring dates

Mountain Biking Rides

When: Every Saturday at 6am

Where: Dura Cycles in Uvongo

Contact: Siya Mpofana on 039 315 7359

Educational Walks

When: First Saturday of the month at 8.30am

Where: Lake Eland Game Reserve

Description: Join Lake Eland Game Reserve for free educational kiddies walk where children learn about nature and wildlife.

Contact: Roanne Pretorius on 039 687 0395 or 083 257 9468

Rotary’s Uvongo Flea Market

When: Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday, 9am to 2pm

Where: Uvongo Opposite Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds

Description: There are stalls offering a wide assortment of crafts, handcrafted toys, beadwork, wire work, clothing and food.

Contact: Brian Blumrick on 082 829 0059

Isintu Healthy Lifestyle

When: First Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

Description: Indigenous knowledge-based physical fitness and nutrition.

Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Ingcwenga Music Session

When: Second Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

Description: Maskandi, gospel, Afro-pop, jazz and iSithamiya

Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Sigiya Ngengoma

When: Third Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

Description: Zulu dance, ukugiya, stick fighting / umgangela

Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

Live Performances

When: Fourth Sunday of the month, 10am to 3pm

Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre

Description: Hip hop and poetry

Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151

**Please note events details are subject to change. Event organisers must be contacted directly for bookings.

For a full list of KZN South Coast’s events, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores or visit

https://www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za/events/category/events-2022/. Alternatively, check out ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook or YouTube, @infosouthcoast on Twitter or Instagram, or ‘Info Ugu South Coast Tourism’ on LinkedIn.Follow the hashtags #outdoorsarein #extendyourstay #beautifulbeaches #kznsouthcoast.

For access to all previous USCT press releases, please visit: https://www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za/category/press-release/