Margate will again play host to hundreds of motorcyclists and friends with good food, great music and an awesome vibe at the South Coast Bike Fest 2019, writes Colin Windell
The South Coast Bike Fest – presented by Ugu South Coast Tourism with endorsement and support from Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, Ugu District, the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal – will run from April 26 to 28 and tickets are now available!
UGU South Coast Tourism CEO, Phelisa Mangcu, said even those with little knowledge of motorcycles would find the South Coast Bike Fest an entertaining experience .
“There is so much to this fun-filled event. The diverse musical programme brings together some of the country’s best talent, appealing to all tastes and interests.
“The South Coast Bike Fest provides a platform to showcase the emerging businesses in the region. For those with a taste for good food and drink, there are beautifully-positioned bars and restaurants, as well as a pop-up food village. Trade vendor stands in the festival market are great for browsing and finding unique biking apparal, and the non-stop stunt shows, demo rides and performances are always crowd pleasers. There is something for everyone here!”
The South Coast Bike Fest’s Full Throttle Staging Arena will see extreme biking stunts and demonstrations by South Africa’s most daring riders. There are the Corporate Motorcycle Dealership Expo Decks, Classic Bike Club Show Deck and Bike Repair Workshop & Pre-owned Sales Deck. Showcasing the biking community spirit will be a number of outrides and outreach projects including The Mass Ride and The Soweto School of Riding.
You can enjoy a range of top-notch South African musical acts at the South Coast Bike Fest 2019 one of the many festival stages, including the Budweiser Beach Stage, Village Pier Rock Stage, Sunset Beach Party and the Flying Fish Seafood & Wine Jazz Deck.
Pubs and grub
The South Coast Bike Fest boasts nine festival-themed bars and restaurants including the Beach Cocktail Bar, HOG Hospitality Bar, Village Pier Rock Bar, Full Throttle Energy Bar, Pop Up Village Food Court and Mid Beach Grass Festival Bars & Chill Lounge. Great food, drinks and vibes all round!
Those seeking retail therapy can browse the Village Market Square Trading with a range of stalls featuring quality crafts, clothing, and gifts. The South Coast also offers cultural and heritage sites, as well as outdoor adventure and leisure activities. Those with a #SCBF19 festival pin can get a discount on Best Helicopter Flips from St Mikes.
The festival destination is the perfect day-trip from Joburg – under 700 km – on safe biking roads. Many of the biking community stay over in the Midlands as a way to break the trip, and there are a number of accommodation venues close to the festival precinct.
Email email@example.com indicating your preferences, the number of friends and family joining, and accommodation will be sourced!
Transport and security
A Park n Ride Shuttle Service will get you between the parking area and festival site. The award-winning Margate SAPS precinct will be working with the event security personnel to ensure everyone is kept safe throughout the festival. There will also be a Central Security & Medics, as well as Beach Lifesavers station on-site.
How to register
Bikers and pillions wanting to access any of the bars or stages (Budweiser Beach Stage, Village Pier Rock Stage, Mid Beach Stage, Full Throttle Entertainment Zone, Reggae Bar and Jazz Bar) must pre-register online at www.southcoastbikefest.co.za and buy a South Coast Bike Fest 2019 pin for R35. Bikers and pillions will need to purchase a pin each. Bikers must be accompanied by their pillion to collect the pre-purchased pin at the Sasol Garage, Margate – bike licences must be shown.