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  • 16 Nov 2016

“80 days of non stop beach fun”! is what organisers are promising for this years South Coast Summer Tour. Staged for free and kicking off on Margate Beach from 1st – 5th December with Coca Cola Student Festival expect non stop beach sports, beauty pageants, chilled DJ tunes and good vibes. The Coca Cola Obstacle course will separate the men from the boys as the challenges grow more and more difficult as you progress to the next round! After dark, the Margate strip comes alive and the action moves into a choice of over 9 clubs & pubs that promise to keep the party going well into the early hours. With Margate able to accommodate over 5000 students withing walking distance of the day and night fun this Student Summer is one to look forward to.

Hisense Summer Fever is back kicking off on the 21st – 24th December with the main stage set between the palm trees on Margate beach and the summer heat turning it up a notch. Live crossings East Coast Radio throughout the day, insane prize give-aways, beautiful promoter squads, beach sports and fun will be the order of the day. The festival is billed as the Stay tuned to ECR to get the latest on what this festival has to offer.

The Festival will run from 10am to 4pm daily, and entrance is free. For the past 15 years, residents and holidaymakers visiting Margate Main Beach have been flocking to this entertaining festival, with last year’s Summer Fever attracting more than 25 000 people. This year promises to be no different. Once again this popular beachfront event – which is KwaZulu-Natal’s longest-running beach festival at Margate and will host a number of family-friendly activities including limbo dancing twice a day, a daily 20-minute sandcastle building competition, two dance competitions a day, children’s dance lessons, as well as daily giveaway prizes.

Hisense dancers will be keeping the crowds entertained with dancers taking to the stage every hour. The sports’ enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in one of the many beach volleyball or touch rugby events. And anyone daring enough is encouraged to enter the fabulous beach body competition where the coveted titles of Mr or Miss Hisense Summer Fever 2016 are up for grabs. These will be held on 22 December in Margate - to keep informed and find out more about Tropika Summer Fever 2014, follow on Facebook at, or follow @MyTropika on Twitter and Instagram.

The Coo-ee Summer Beach Bonanza goes on tour this summer hitting the KZN South Coasts most favourite beaches. Enter to win prizes valued at hundreds of thousands of rands – make sure you are on Port Edward Beach (23rd December), Southbroom (24th December) Hibberdene (26th December) Scottburgh (30th December) and Southport on the 31st December. Beach Volleyball, Touch rugby and the famous Coo-ee Treasure Hunt will keep you entertained.
For the past decade The Coca Cola Summer Tour has remained a steadfast favourite visiting Margate Beach (17th & 27th December), Ramsgate Beach (21 December), St Michaels (21st & 23rd December) Southbroom Beach (19th December), Umtentweni (20th December) and Scotburgh (28th & 29th December). This festival of fun gets the whole family involved with beach games, sports arena’s, beauty pageants, talent contests and fabulous prizes to be won!
The Port Edward Afrikaans Music Festival (23rd & 24th December) will play host to young up and coming artists performing your favourite Afrikaans Music staged free of charge on the beautiful Port Edward beachfront. Kicking off at 14h00 noon each day be sure to pack your picnic hampers and beach chairs and book your spot close to the pop up giant stage.

Othere highlights to look forward to are the Volkswagen Summer Sizzle which hits Margate Beach 12th – 15th December with a great set up of games and fun giveaways for the family to enjoy and the ABSA Beach Chill Lounge (Margate 28th & 29TH December).

Billed as KZN’s largest and loudest New Year’s Eve beach party…the Southbroom New Year’s Eve Party is back is back! Bringing you the best in Electro, Progressive, Minimal, Techno & Deep House. Be sure to party in the New Year with style with Southbroom New Years Eve Beach Party. Featuring the best of the best Chunda Munki (JHB) and Vimo (JHB). Organisers have kept ticket pricing in line with last year Regular Ticket R250 and VIP R400 and are available through Computicket from 10 December. Age restriction is strictly over 18, kicking off at 18h00 and running through till 02h00. The VIP area promises to be even bigger than last year with tickets available through Computicket.

Be sure to watch the press for details as the program unfolds into one of the biggest touring events this summer holiday, all staged for free on the beautiful KZN South Coast. For more info drop us a line at