For Immediate Attention
Don’t miss out on any of the summer action happening on the KZN South Coast The #outdoorsarein this summer and the KZN South Coast is celebrating 2022 by hosting a number of family-friendly outdoor activities and adventures.
Visitors are encouraged to diarise these upcoming dates and take advantage of the region’s beautiful Blue Flag beaches, nature reserves and hinterland excursions. “It’s wonderful that the tourism economy is opening up this year, and our many tourism establishments are prioritising open-air activities in line with Covid-19 safety protocols,” said Phelisa Mangcu, CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT). “The KZN South Coast is a well-established host for major sports and cultural events, and we’re thrilled to be offering these – and many new additions – to visitors this year.”
One of the additions to the KZN South Coast sports’ calendar is the PINEAPPLE EXPRESS ULTRA Trail Run. Race director, Director Damian Bradley from B-Active Events, said this is the perfect host location: “The KZN South Coast is an unspoilt gem on the South African coast. Having holidayed on the KZN South Coast since I was a young kid, I have always been drawn to its raw beauty and charm. The region lends itself to being one of the greatest venues for trail running in South Africa and we look forward to promoting it with our exciting new event in March.”
KZN South Coast dates to diarise
Live music by Pilani Bubu
Date: Saturday, 12 MarchVenue: Zuri Beach Club, MargateContact: Rita on 078 811 9064
The PINEAPPLE EXPRESS ULTRA Trail Run
Date: Saturday, 26 MarchVenue: Ramsgate, Glenmore and Port Shepstone to Wild Coast SunDescription: This is the Official KZN South Coast Ultra Trail Run providing runners with new adventures and challenges along the beautiful coastline while chasing the tide! The race options are:·
The FLASH: 12km Trail Run – Glenmore to Wild Coast Sun (minimum age 14 years)· The RUSH: 30km Trail Run – Ramsgate to Wild Coast Sun (minimum age 18 years)·
The EXPRESS: 50km Trail Run – Port Shepstone to Wild Coast Sun (minimum age 20 years)Registration: Friday, 25 March 12pm to 6pm, includes a goodie bad and extras! The Wild Coast Sun has a discounted accommodation package for runners and families.Contact: Damiann Bradley on 082 559 2080, www.pineappleultra.co.za.
Date: Friday, 22 to Saturday, 30 AprilVenue: Hilderberg to Scottburgh Golf CourseDescription: The joberg2c is the longest mountain biking stage race in South Africa. It takes place over nine days and covers approximately 900 kilometres.Contact: Craig Wapnick on 082 236 8910 or www.joberg2c.co.za
KAP Sani2c Adventure 2022
Date: Wednesday, 11 to Friday, 13 MayVenue: Sani Pass, Glencairn Farm to Scottburgh BeachDescription: The KAP sani2c is a three-day, 263km MTB stage race for adventure riders starting at Sani Pass in the southern Drakensberg, crossing the KZN Midlands mist belt into the Umkomaas Valley before ending in Scottburgh.Contact: Judy Parker-Dennison on 039 976 0436 or www.sani2c.co.za
KAP Sani2c Race 2022Date: Thursday, 12 to Saturday, 14 MayVenue: Sani Pass, Glencairn Farm to Scottburgh BeachDescription: The KAP sani2c is a three-day, 263km MTB stage race for competitive riders starting at Sani Pass in the southern Drakensberg, crossing the KZN Midlands mist belt into the Umkomaas Valley before ending in Scottburgh.Contact: Judy Parker-Dennison on 039 976 0436 or www.sani2c.co.za
KAP Sani2c Non-stop 2022Date: Friday, 3 to Saturday, 4 JuneVenue: Sani Pass, Glencairn Farm to Scottburgh BeachDescription: 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
KZN South Coast recurring dates Mountain Biking Rides
When: Every Saturday at 6amWhere: Dura Cycles in UvongoContact: Siya Mpofana on 039 315 7359 Rotary’s Uvongo Flea Market
When: Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday, 9am to 2pmWhere: 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 LifestyleWhen: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am to 9am
Where: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: Indigenous knowledge-based physical fitness and nutrition.Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
When: Every Saturday, 8.30am to 3pmWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: Creative arts junior and open classes.Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
Isigcawu Sebandla Guided Seminars
When: Tuesdays and ThursdaysWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: A day of heritage-based seminars consisting of:· 10am to 10.45am: Amasiko AkwaZulu· 11am to 11.45am: Umlando wabeNguni nowempi KaKhandampondo· 12pm to 12.45pm: Imvelo namakhambi esintu· 1pm to 1.45pm: uKudla kwesintu (lunch)Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre dates to diarise Ingcwenga Music Session
When: Sunday, 13 March, 10am to 3pmWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: Maskandi, gospel, Afro-pop, jazz and isicathamiyaContact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
Siyagiya Ingoma and Umgangela
When: Sunday, 20 February, 10am to 3pmWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: Music and traditional dance including Zulu dancing, and traditional stick fightingContact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
When: Sunday, 27 February and Sunday, 27 March, 10am to 3pmWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: Hip hop and poetryContact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
When: Saturday, 19 March, 8am to 7pmWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: 1906 Mthwalume poll tax uprising commemoration.Contact: Howard Msomi on 060 473 3712 or 068 272 5151
When: Sunday, 20 March, 8am to 3pmWhere: Ntelezi Msani Heritage CentreDescription: 1906 Mthwalume poll tax uprising commemoration.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 www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za. 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/ The Pineapple Express Ultra Trail Run. The Pineapple Express Ultra Trail Run. Joberg2c . KAP Sani2c Adventure 2022..KAP Sani2c Adventure 2022. Mountain Biking Rides – Dura Cycles in Uvongo. Ntelezi Msani Heritage Centre. Live music by Pilani Bubu.
About Ugu South Coast Tourism
Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is the official destination management organisation of the Ugu District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. The Ugu District comprises four local municipalities that include Umdoni, Umzumbe, Umuziwabantu and Ray Nkonyeni. USCT’s mandate is to grow tourism within the KZN South Coast. This involves implementing marketing and development initiatives that are aimed at showcasing the diverse offerings and experiences of the South Coast as tourist destination. A board of directors oversees USCT, headed by CEO, Phelisa Mangcu. For more information visit www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za
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, stand up paddling, 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 5 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 played host to a number of high-profile events including The South Coast Bike Fest, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.
|Issued on behalf of: Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) Disseminated by:|
Olivia Jones Communications
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