The charming coastal town of Margate is located on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Spanning from Shelly Beach to Southbroom, Margate is well-known for its golden beaches fringed with palm trees, cosy coves, stunning rivers and lagoons. Packed with seaside resorts and various attractions, property for sale in Margate is ideal for those looking for a family holiday house or for long-term living. 

Property for sale in Margate vary from houses and apartments to small holdings and vacant land. The area has long been a popular spot for inland residents to travel to during holiday periods, and as a result many houses to rent in Margate come available during the peak periods, including the festive season, the Easter weekend and various public holidays. The countless recreational attractions in the Margate area differ from underwater diving adventures, nature reserves, golf courses and much more. Find out more about living or holidaying in the area and browse the available property for sale in and to rent in Margate below. 

Explore Margate



The southern region of KwaZulu-Natal boasts an array of nature reserves, all home to an abundance of wildlife. The Skyline Nature Reserve is extremely close by and has 76 indigenous coastal tree species, about 300 other indigenous trees and 400 exotic tree species. 

Dining out

Dining out

Margate residents have a variety of places to choose from when looking to eat out. To name a few, there’s Pizzeria Vecchia Milano which is great for Italian food lovers, The Crayfish Inn for seafood, and Friar Tuck offers a great steak at a reasonable price. 



Residents have their choice of a selection of gyms for those wanting to keep fit and healthy. These include the Margate gym, Body Proud Gym & Trim Centre and Superbodies Health and Fitness. There’s also a selection of scenic golf courses along the coast, surfing opportunities, as well as the promenade for runners and dog walkers.



The medley of arts and crafts, tranquil coastal towns, ethnic villages and lush tropical surroundings leave residents and visitors to Margate spoilt for choice. An excursion into the rural areas of the Hibiscus Coast will reveal the most scenic drives and an abundance of fascinating Zulu culture. Tours can be arranged to take you to villages where you can explore firsthand the traditions of this proud nation, and their beautiful arts and crafts.

Living in Margate

Areas near to Margate

Amanzimtoti, Ballito, Berea, Durban, Durban North, Hibberdene, Kokstad, La Lucia, Montclair, Mount Edgecombe, Newcastle, Pinetown, Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Richards Bay, Scottburgh and Pennington, The Midlands, Umdloti, uMhlanga, Umtentweni, Underberg, Upper Highway, Westville,


The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has many schools on offer, from primary and middle to high school. Schools in Margate include the Christopher Robin Nursery School, Margate Primary, Margate Middle School and The South Coast Academy is an affordable private school in the area.  


The Margate Netcare Hospital is conveniently close for residents, there’s also the nearby Hibiscus Hospital, the Port Shepstone Hospital and Shelly Beach Day Hospital. Additionally there a range of pharmacies in the area, some of which are located in the hospitals. 


The nearby Hibiscus Mall is home to many popular shops and brands, while the larger Shelly Centre in Shelly Beach offers a wide variety of shopping and grocery stores. 


The King Shaka International Airport is about a 90 minute drive from Margate. 

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