The move into adjusted Alert Level 4 under the Disaster Management Act on Monday, 28 June to curb the spread of the 3rd wave will unfortunately have an impact tourism establishments. Under the adjusted regulations, restaurants are prohibited from on-site sales, however, sales for off-site consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages are still permitted. Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is encouraging residents to continue supporting local eateries through takeaways during this challenging time.


“The introduction of adjusted Alert Level 4 regulations is a necessary measure to save lives, and to minimise the detrimental impact to our many tourism businesses, we’re reaching out to KZN South Coast residents and visitors to support our local eateries wherever possible,” said CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism, Phelisa Mangcu.


“This has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, and will undoubtedly continue to be tough-going for some time yet, but we can all do something to help. By ordering food, you’re playing a vital part in supporting our local tourism while enjoying the welcome flavours of your favourite eatery. We’re also fortunate that, along the KZN South Coast, we have so many incredible natural, open-air spaces to enjoy takeaway meals, including beaches, nature reserves, parks and whale watching decks. You could catch sight of the migrating whales – or even the ongoing Sardine Run – while grabbing a bite to eat!”


To make the process of finding the right menu for the mood that much easier, USCT has compiled a list of local eateries that will be operational during adjusted Alert Level 4. Simply visit, or the social media pages – ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook and @infosouthcoast on Twitter – or download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app to find a local supplier.


“The impact of Covid-19 on tourism has been substantial, and being a key tourism destination, the KZN South Coast needs all the local support we can give,” continued Mangcu. “We really encourage everyone to show community spirit during this time and support local. Together, we will get through this.”


For more information about USCT, as well as events and activities on the #KZNSouthCoast, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores or #Visit USCT is also on social media – follow the ‘South Coast Tourism’ Facebook page, or @infosouthcoast on Twitter.




High resolution image is available upon request.

(Image: Supplied by USCT)

The Waffle House in Ramsgate.

(Image: Supplied by The Waffle House)

Margate Beach Tidal Pool.

 (Image credit: Justin Klusener)


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.

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, SUP, 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 a number of 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 plays host to a number of high-profile events including the The Bike Fest, Uvukile Gospel Festival, Ugu Jazz, Ugu Film Festival and the South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series.


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Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT)


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