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Margate – South Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal


Margate is a seaside resort town on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Port Shepstone. 

In 1908, Henry Richardson, an English surveyor, laid out the town and named it Margate after another seaside resort on the northern coast of the county of Kent, in the United Kingdom. 

Why is Margate a popular destination in South Africa?

It features Blue Flag Beaches for swimming, snorkelling, and surfing. Many apartment buildings offer accommodation for residents and visitors. It also contains a shopping street and many restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs, known as a popular spot where many South Africans and foreign visitors spend their vacation.

Which is the busiest period?

The busiest season is during school and public holidays when inland residents travel to the coast. Christmas and Easter are especially busy times, with the main street often clogged with heavy traffic during these times.

What are the southern coastal towns?

  • Umkomaas, Widenham & Clansthal, Scottburgh, Park Rynie, Rocky Bay, Kelso, Pennington, Mtwalume, Hibberdene, Umzumbe, Melville & Banana Beach, Sunwich Port, Anerley & South Port, Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, Shelley Beach, St Michaels, Uvongo, Lucien, Ramsgate, Southbroom, Umkobi Beach, Marina Beach, Trafalgar, Palm Beach, Glenmore, Port Edward.

Holiday resorts in Margate:

Margate Hotel, Albatros Guest House, The Homestead Margate, First Group Le Cote D’Azur, Fairway Guest House, The French Peanut, Margate Sands.

Transport from King Shaka International Airport to Margate :

Rikki Cabs based at King Shaka International Airport in Durban – South Africa. Our King Shaka Airport Taxi service affiliated with Airports Company South Africa. Customers are welcome to pre-book their transfers from Durban Airport to any holiday destination along the south coast. Bookings are processed online. Payment methods accepted via credit card, bank transfer, or in cash to the driver. Our vehicles can accommodate families of up to 7 passengers. Please book online or call us today to make a booking reservation.

Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon 2019 – The race will be run on Sunday 9 June 2019. It is an “UP RUN” starting at the City Hall in Durban and finishing at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg.


The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 kilometers which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race.

The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (now 90.184 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.

Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognized marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours (4h50 for 2019). During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race. The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.

Participants are welcome to book using Rikki Cabs for transport from King Shaka International Airport to any accomodation in & around Durban for the annual 2019 Comrades Marathon event.


Contact Rikki Cabs today to make a booking reservation or alternatively email us at for more information.

Travel Indaba

Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.

It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. Africa’s Travel Indaba is owned by South African Tourism and organised by Synergy Business Events (Pty) Ltd.

Africa’s Travel Indaba has won the awards for Africa’s best travel and tourism show. This award was presented by the Association of World Travel Awards.


  • Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC)
  • Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC)
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa

Show Dates

  • Show Days: 8 – 10 May 2018
  • Business Opportunity Networking Day: 7 May 2018 (Exhibitors Only)
  • Local and International Trade Days: 8 – 10 May 2018

Show Times

  • 7 May 2018: 08h00 – 18h00 (Exhibitors Only)
  • 8 – 9 May 2018: 10h00 – 18h00
  • 10 May 2018: 10h00 – 17h30

Exhibitors may enter the halls from 08h00.


Exhibitor Profile

Africa’s Travel Indaba brings together a showcase of Southern African tourism products and services for the international travel trade. Exhibitors in the DEC (Durban Exhibition Centre) includes, provincial authorities, provincial products and African Countries. In the ICC (International Convention Centre), exhibitor categories include accommodation, tour operators, game lodges, transport, online travel, luxury products, Hidden Gems, media publications and industry associations. Outdoor exhibitors include transport, camping and safari companies.

Rikki Cabs is based at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, our transport service will be able to cater for transfers from the airport to any accomodation in Durban to those attending the Tourism Indaba.

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is a cultural and historical exhibition situated in Howick, where Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts in August 1952. Nelson Mandela was the late former president of South Africa.

Mr Mandela had been travelling in disguise as the chauffeur of the car he drove, and was on the R103 road between Durban and Johannesburg.

Apartheid police had been hunting Nelson Mandela down for 17 months and, as he passed along this stretch of road, they were finally able to capture and arrest him.

This marked one of the most significant moments in the history of the Apartheid era, as well as the future of this country.

From the time of his incarceration, Nelson Mandela made great strides in awakening the consciousness of South Africans, and the world, to the inequalities and unfair treatment that was carrying on within the borders of this great land.

The monument in honour of Nelson Mandela and his efforts is a dramatic representation of the multi-faceted influences and the nature of a single human being that had an enormous effect on the identity of a nation. It was created by Marco Cianfanelli and Jeremy Rose, who collaborated on this magnificent project.

The sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site comprises 50 steel columns that are between six and 9.5 metres in height and cover a width of almost 30 metres.

These have been cut by laser to form an image of the former president when viewed at the correct angle. The columns line up so that, at a specific angle, they create what seems to be a two-dimensional image of Mr Mandela. So dramatic is the effect that it can be seen from 30 metres away.

This monument is situated at the end of a winding path, which represents the long walk to freedom that he took towards his goal of political equality.

As the sun changes its position above the monument, the effect of the tall beams on the ground also changes. This is the largest artwork using this method of laser-cut metal beams in the country.

Soon, the uMngeni Municipality has formal plans to establish an amphitheatre, theatre, museum and arts and crafts centre at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. This will uplift the local community, creating more job opportunities, and will promote tourism to this part of the beautiful Natal Midlands.

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is open from Monday to Sunday, 09h00 to 16h00

MSC Cruises – Durban Harbour




One of the high points of your holiday on MSC Cruises is when your stunning ship pulls into the beautiful city of Durban.

Seen from the vantage of your MSC liner, Durban’s majestic skyline soars above this bustling port and the sweeping sandy beaches below.




Enjoy island cruises from Durban to Portuguese Island, Inhaca, Pomene, Reunion or Mauritius; or to Cape Town and Maputo (there are no longer cruises to Madagascar, as the new and more significant MSC Orchestra doesn’t fit in their harbour). Over New Year at the end of 2020, there’ll be a 12-night cruise from Durban to the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius. You have the choice of 4 ships that you can book cruises from Durban on: 

MSC Cruises offer some of the best cruise vacation deals around. Durban tops the South Africa cruise package with an exciting day out onshore. A unique holiday destination, Durban is in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal which is in South Africa. The second-largest city in the country.

Founded by British settlers in 1835, the city got named after Sir’ Benjamin Durban’, then governor of Cape Town. Known as eThekwini, Durban is South Africa’s leading beach resort destination. With ideal year-round beach weather and a relaxed atmosphere. Durban has an extraordinary ambience and is Africa’s ‘busiest and best-managed port’.

Durbanites regard their city as being a diverse cosmopolitan; it has become a popular tourist destination. Durban is a great place to play, shop, experience nightlife and relaxes on one of the city’s award-winning beaches. The city’s multi-ethnic character makes it the perfect place to experience the delights of African and Indian cuisines.

Transport from King Shaka International Airport to the MSC Cruise Ship at Durban Harbour

Rikki Cabs offers taxi services from King Shaka International Airport either to or from the MSC Passenger Terminal at Durban Harbour. Prices may vary according to the number of passengers travelling and luggage. Child safety seats are available upon request. Please contact us for more information or book online to make a reservation.



msc cruises durban


King Shaka Airport Taxi

Planning your next trip to Durban, do you need transport either to or from the airport? Rikki Cabs is here to help with a King Shaka Airport Taxi. Our transport service operates from King Shaka International Airport in Durban. We often cater for airport transfers, shuttle & taxi services to & from the airport.

Airport transfers are making our life so easy nowadays. By using Rikki Cabs, you will be happy to know that there is a car waiting to pick you up immediately after you land.

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From our safe drivers to our caring office staff. We here at Rikki Cabs can help to make your taxi service an enjoyable experience.

You can rely on us to reach your destination on time. We offer an exceptional transport service at very reasonable prices.

Customers are welcome to pre-book or contact us to make a booking reservation.

You can also find us daily at King Shaka Airport Taxi rank, we registered with ACSA.

Pensioners are welcome to use our transport service to or from the airport.

Drivers kindly help with bags & the wheelchair if needed. Pensioners do qualify for a 10 % discount on all airport transfers.

Our vehicles can also help with transporting your bike n’ box either to or from the airport for your next race.

Child safety seats and booster seats are available upon request. Please inform us of your special requirements.

Airport Pickups, Meet & Greet Services, Group Transfers, Point-2-Point Transfers, Taxi Services, Airport Shuttle. Contact us for a quote, we also stock big vehicles capable of seating 7 passengers with luggage.

We offer flat rate fees to popular areas around Durban, ie. MSC Cruises, Umhlanga, Ballito, Port Shepstone, Margate or even Richards Bay and more.

Contact us for available payment options. Customers usually tend to pay by card or cash to the driver. EFT payments are also accepted.


Remember that King Shaka Airport Taxi next time when booking your trip, use Rikki Cabs in Durban. Your destination is our priority!

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Book Online or Call Us today for more information.

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Zimbali Coastal Resort – Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal

Zimbali Coastal Resort is a place where miles of deserted beaches divide the warm Indian Ocean and the lush coastal vegetation. A place where you observe schools of dolphins frolicking in the waves and whale sharks cruising lazily by.

A place to enjoy bird watching and encounter over 200 species of birds, and indigenous wild life with shy blue duiker and families of bushbuck wandering through.

The features inside this resort are endless – play golf on the private championship signature five-star golf course. Stay at two world-class hotels, Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Fairmont Zimbali Resort and dine at any one of nine restaurants. A place where relaxation is key at the tranquil Willow Stream Spa or the collection of beach view rim flow pools at ‘Valley of the Pools’.

The Zimbali Coastal Resort has ample amenities on offer including two world class hotels: The beautiful Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and luxurious Fairmont Zimbali Resort. Both hotels have outstanding restaurants with al fresco dining and renowned international chefs.

The Country Club, with a combination of Indonesian and African design, sits in the centre of the 5 star golf course. The Willow Stream Spa creates a balanced state of wellbeing and the spectacular ‘Valley of the Pools’ will feed your soul.Zimbali holiday rentals boast an array of choice, from lavish beachfront villas to golf vista hideaways.


 Zimbali Resort

Panoramic views of the warm Indian Ocean, tranquil lakes and flowing waterfalls. Plus, the endless stretch of the secluded Zimbali beach.

At Zimbali Coastal Resort, visitors can choose between two world-class hotels, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort and the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, or opt for an array of Zimbali Holiday Rentals, from lavish beachfront villas to golf vista hideaways, ensuring your stay in paradise is nothing short of exclusive and memorable.

Zimbali Holiday Rental guests enjoy complimentary access to a variety of five-star facilities and recreational activities, including the opulent Valley of the Pools. Plus, the endless stretch of the secluded Zimbali beach.

Transport from King Shaka International Airport to Zimbali:

Rikki Cabs is officialy based at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, out taxi services will be able to provide transport either to and from Zimbali Coastal Resort.

Customers are welcome to pre-book online or call us to make a booking reservation.

King Shaka International Airport