Top 10 Self-Catering Accommodations In Margate, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Self-catering accommodations in Margate, South Africa, has allowed tourists to stay in their chosen vacation rentals and prepare their own meals. Not that the city itself does not have any local treats worth trying out. It just so happened that some tourists are assured of hygiene if only the food is prepared by themselves. Sometimes it is also an approach to keeping the travel expenses within budget. This proves that some weekenders prove to be fun and cost-effective at the same time. If you are one of those who like to keep the budget tight yet have fun here are some of the self-catering accommodations in Margate.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Margate Sands (from USD 80)

An apartment building within 50 meters (164 feet) from Margate Beach itself, Margate Sands is a convenient place to stay if you plan to drop by the supermarket to buy some produce needed as ingredients for your home-cooked meals. That supermarket is just at the Rondevoux Shopping Mall, just a short walk away that won’t take you two minutes even. Apart from having a kitchen, the outdoor barbecue facilities make steaks fresh off the grill possible at any time of the day. With apartments that can accommodate up to six people, the weekend getaway is topped off with a hearty home-cooked meal to go with panoramic views of the beach.

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First Group Margate Sands

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: William O Connor Drive
7.05 km (4.4 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

2. Tranquility

Located within 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) from the Mbumbazi Nature Reserve, Tranquility lives up to its name by being located in a place where you need some peace and quiet. And a complete kitchen to boot. That’s what a self-catering accommodation is all about. Cooking meals indoors at the duration of your stay helps in staying within budget without compromising food safety. Having barbecue facilities in this rental anticipated the needs of tourists who’d rather take advantage of the sunny climate and have an outdoor barbecue party since this unit can accommodate up to six people. One out of the three bedrooms in this unit has two twin beds - an important disclaimer for weekenders coming over with special needs.

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Address: Ridge Road 769 Ramsgate Beach
4.24 km (2.7 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking BBQ facilities Outdoor pool

3. Margate Beach Club (from USD 60)

This self-catering accommodation gets snapped up in bookings online simply for having that access to the beach. Basically beachfront property. It has three bedrooms where one out of three bedrooms has twin beds. Some areas allow fishing. So you immediately have some fish to cook upon returning to your room. Or have them grilled the next day after letting it marinade overnight since the facilities allow some ingredients to be stored in the fridge until they’re ready to be cooked. It makes either finger foods or full square meals easy to prepare in time for activities that allow food to be taken.

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Margate Beach Club

Wifi Available

Address: 5 Duke Road
7.53 km (4.7 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Games room Free parking Internet services

4. Del Este

This is the ideal vacation property for honeymooners and couples who also have one another as travel buddies. Chances are you would like to spend time alone with your partner in the apartment preparing your own food or heating some leftovers in the microwave. It’s the main form of convenience that self-catering accommodations like the Del Este provide to travelers on a shoestring budget. This is also the apartment that weekenders go to if they want more than one beach to stroll into. Both Manaba Beach and Lucien Beach can be reached by foot, a very likely possibility since beach views can be seen from the porch.

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Del Este 10

Wifi Available

Address: 10 Del Este, 38 Collison Street, Manaba
8.35 km (5.2 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities WiFi Available Free WiFi

5. Boulevard 501 (from USD 156)

This self-catering accommodation in Margate, South Africa is perhaps the closest to the Margate Airport if you’re driving by car. A four-bedroom apartment with three bathrooms to boot, it has the highly coveted beach views this side of Margate overlooking the Blue Flag. Couples and families stay here to get a weekend getaway luxurious enough to remind them that it is a vacation without losing track of the budget. They can stay on budget by cooking their own food right in the fully equipped granite kitchen in this penthouse. With the flea market and shopping centers within walking distance, tourists will not run out of things to do after enjoying a hearty lunch at this penthouse.

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Boulevard 501

Address: William O'Connor Drive Boulevard 501
7.07 km (4.4 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Dry cleaning

6. Costa Smeralda (from USD 87)

Two of the amenities that Costa Smeralda is known for are not related to cooking - golfing and the giant outdoor chess. Still, tourists book a night or two in this place for the opportunity to fish. Nothing tastes better than fish fresh off the grill - prepared and grilled right off the hook. Anticipating their guests to prepare their own meals either bought from the grocery’s fresh produce market, it is a worthwhile drive from the Margate Airport if you’re coming over by a car. Guests enjoyed staying here not only for the self-catering option but also for being close by the Shelly Beach and Port Edward.

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First Group Costa Smeralda

Wifi Available

Address: Corner Remington Lane & Marine Drive
6.33 km (4.0 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Room service Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

7. Laguna la Crete 74

Preparing your own food sometimes include the option to use the microwave, a feature that Laguna la Crete 74 made sure to mention. The place made sure to have a fully functional kitchen to accommodate guests that brought items to cook in their chosen unit. There is an electric teapot as well in case you have some teabags packed in the luggage as well. A beachfront property guaranteed with sea views, this rental is just right beside Uvongo Beach from which Laguna La Crete 74 offers access. It has access to the fishing areas as well in case you prefer to grill your food in the communal barbecue area.

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Laguna la Crete 74 & 90

Wifi Available

Address: 5 Selvey Avenue Laguna la Crete 74
10.55 km (6.6 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Barber/beauty shop

8. Peace Cottages (from USD 82)

The cottages in this rental area range from chalets with three bedrooms to chalets private enough to host just a couple of weekenders. Previous occupants loved that the owners are accommodating, ready to respond to any needs especially when it’s about the self-catering needs. Supermarkets are just within driving distance. So vacationers can easily buy some food or food ingredients that they would rather prepare in the kitchen found in the unit. Weekenders are only a few minutes away from Uvongo Beach by foot. You can prepare lunch at home before strolling to the beach or come back to the cottage to prepare your own dinner before calling it a day.

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Peace Cottages

Wifi Available

Address: 15 Stafford Avenue
11.32 km (7.1 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

9. Oasis Lodge Margate (from USD 16)

This is the self-catering accommodation that previous weekenders have rented to use as landmark or starting point for going to other destinations found in Margate. Mbumbazi Nature Reserve is only 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) away. Shelly Beach is only 7.5-kilometer (4.7 miles) drive away. And once you’ve been to the best that inland Margate has to offer, a nightcap by the golden sands of Margate Beach itself is the best way to end your day. Night swimming to go with a barbecue party by the seashore sounds just awesome.

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10. Ramsgate Mews Apt Margate (from USD 48)

This is the apartment that previous tourists had stayed at and found themselves reveling next to the beach. It’s only 200 meters (656 feet) away. So there is enough time to drop by the shops, also nearby, to buy some fresh produce and try cooking them in the apartment’s kitchen. And they don’t need to rush the cooking process since the beach is private enough to enable couples and families to enjoy it to the fullest. You can sunbathe late in the morning, enjoy home-cooked lunch and then go fishing late in the afternoon.

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Ramsgate Mews Apt Margate

Address: Lot 203 corner of Ray drive and Marine Drive Ramsgate
5.49 km (3.5 mi) from Riverbend Crocodile Farm

Enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank

Sometimes, choosing to cook your own food is a budget issue. It is better to admit rather than putting up a hygiene issue. But knowing that some weekenders are very particular about their food, be it gluten-free or ketogenic, allowing you to cook your own food based on your needs make you worry less about food intake especially when it is your first time to drop by Margate. Chances are you’d be back to explore this strip of South Africa in all of its glory. So book now at any of these self-catering accommodations at Margate, South Africa while deals still last.

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