The upmarket town of Ramsgate is famous for its good restaurants, the Waffle House and its Blue Flag beach, Blue Lagoon beach has life guards and shark nets and is safe for swimming. There are paddle boats and canoes for hire on the lagoon.
Things to do include the Marine Ramble which is a walk along the paths and trail along the various beaches of Ramsgate. It also has a whale viewing deck which is a popular lookout during the whale season from June to October.
The weather on the South Coast is superb, even in winter. The sea temperature, which is influenced by the warm Mozambique current, seldom drops below 19 degrees.
Apart from the attractions of neighbouring Southbroom and Margate, within 50km is Oribi Gorge which offers the longest zip-line in Africa, mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting and a nature reserve. The Wild Coast Sun is also less that 50 km away. This hotel resort offers golf, jet skiing, boat cruises, a water park for the kids as well as a casino for the adults. Day visitors are welcome.