Ugu South Coast Tourism

Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is the official destination management organisation (DMO) of the Ugu District in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. The Ugu District comprises 4 municipalities, namely Umdoni, Umzumbe, Umuziwabantu and Ray Nkonyeni.

USCT’s mandate is twofold in that it looks after the marketing and promotion of the KZN South Coast destination, as well as the development of the tourism industry in the region.

USCT’s key priorities in addressing tourism growth in the district focus on developing and implementing programs that are aimed at:

  1. Ensuring the availability of world class tourist services and encourage transformation.
  2. Supporting the development of innovative and unique tourism products to extend geographical spread of tourists across the destination – thus attracting potential investments
  3. Ensuring the availability of visitor information infrastructure
  4. Attracting and increasing the number of tourists to the destination

As a DMO, USCT also plays an advocacy role and is a destination developer, industry coordinator, public representative, builder of community pride and an integral player in local economic development.

USCT is also responsible for the accreditation of tourism products and tour guides and its private sector members participate in Local Area Committees across the district.

A Board of Directors oversee Ugu South Coast Tourism, which is headed up by CEO, Phelisa Mangcu.

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Ugu South Coast Tourism Board of Directors

The Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) Board provides strategic direction and oversees the performance of the entity.

The Ugu South Coast Tourism Board Chairperson is Joy Crutchfield, with Vice-Chair Howard Kelly. The Board consists of 14 members as follows:

Name Position
Ms Joy Crutchfield Chairperson
Mr Howard Kelly Vice-Chairperson
Mr Paul Jefferys Director, Ezinqoleni
Mr Victor Mzulwini Director, Umdoni
Umzumbe Director Mr Zama Ngubane
Umzumbe – Municipal Manager Mr TP Cele
Mr Colin Davenhill Director, Umuziwabantu
Inkosi MBW Xolo Director, COGTA
Mr Max Mbili Director, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (Municipal Manager)
Mr West Gumede Director, Umuziwabantu (Municipal Manager)
His Worship the Mayor Sizwe Ngcobo Observer, Ugu District Municipality
Dr Vuyiwe Tsako Director, Umdoni Municipality (Municipal Manager)
Mr DD Naidoo Observer, Ugu District (Municipal Manager)

Stakeholders

Members

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Visitor Information Centres

To meet the demand for visitor information services, Ugu South Coast Tourism established 7 Visitor Information Centres (VICs), strategically located across the KZN South Coast destination.

The VICs are there for visitors to access brochures of tourism products in the region, to make bookings, to assist in finding accommodation availability, as well as to answer any queries visitors may have.

The following Visitor Information Centres operate on the KZN South Coast:

Lorna ThomsonScottburgh/Pennington039 976 1364 / 039 976 0606scottburgh@tourismsouthcost.co.za
Patrick ShingaHibberdene/Umzumbe039 699 3203hibberdene@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Zama NkomoShelly Beach 039 315 7065shellycentre@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Robert ShabaneShelly Beach Information Officer039 315 7065shellycentre@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Nandipha ConjwaMargate/Ramsgate039 312 2322margate@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Skhumbuzo MadlalaSouthbroom/Ezinqoleni039 311 2033southbroom@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Palesa MakhayePort Edward/ Umtamvuna/Harding039 319 1193portedward@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Thabi MsomiPort Shepstone039 682 7944info@tourismsouthcoast.co.za

 

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The Ugu South Coast Film Office

The Ugu South Coast Film Office will be established in 2019 in Port Shepstone under the auspices of Ugu South Coast Tourism. The Film Office will promote the KZN South Coast as a scenic filming destination to the local and international film trade, as well as issue film permits and facilitate the production of films within the KZN South Coast through assistance in scouting expeditions to find ideal locations as well as creating links between production companies and local businesses. Apart from the local economic, employment and development benefit, the Film Office will through its location exposure, also aim to encourage film tourism.

A local film association has been established to represent the private film sector in the region.

CHAIRPERSON - AREA COMMITTEE
UMDONI (SCOTTBURGH/PENNINGTON)
Chairperson
Vice Chair
Secretary: Lorna Thomson
Email:


scottburgh@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:


039 976 0606 / 039 976 1634
UMZUMBE
Chairperson: Dr Erasmus Mnguni
Vice Chair
Secretary: Patrick Shinga
Email:
Erasmus@dut.ac.za

hibberdene@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:
060 800 5508

039 699 3202
HIBBERDENE
Chairperson
Vice Chair
Secretary: Patrick Shinga
Email:


hibberdene@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:


039 699 3202
PORT SHEPSTONE
Chairperson: John Irven
Vice Chair: Julie Naidoo
Secretary: Thabi Msomi
Email:
johnirven011@gmail.com
deanrefilms@gmail.com
info@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:
072 362 5632 / 039 695 2602
073 211 4181
039 682 7944
SHELLY BEACH
Chairperson:
Vice Chair: Louis Boshoff
Secretary: Zama Nkomo
Email:

louis@infocentre.co.za
shelly@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:

082 781 2491
039 315 7065
MARGATE
Chairperson: Johnny De Wet
Vice Chair: Gilbert Nhlumayo
Secretary: Zama Nkomo
Email:
sumelda@mweb.co.za
mtofeys@gmail.com
shelly@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:
039 312 1022 / 082 576 3404
082 596 4818
039 315 7065
RAMSGATE
Chairperson:
Vice Chair:
Secretary: Nandipha Conjwa
Email:


margate@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:


039 312 2322
SOUTHBROOM
Chairperson:
Vice Chair:
Secretary: Nandipha Conjwa
Email:


margate@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:


039 312 2322
PORT EDWARD
Chairperson:
Vice Chair:
Secretary: Palesa Makhaye
Email:


portedward@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:


039 319 1193
EZINQOLENI/ORIBI
Chairperson: Andy Ruffle
Vice Chair:
Secretary: Skhumbuzo Madlala
Email:
andy_ruffle@yahoo.co.uk

southbroom@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:
072 893 3794

039 316 6139
HARDING
Chairperson: Nzuzo Mbuthuma
Vice Chair: Dave Willey
Secretary: Palesa Makhaye
Email:
nzuzombuthuma@gmail.com
willeydg@gmail.com
harding@tourismsouthcoast.co.za
Contact Number:
082 552 0936
076 729 8896 / 039 433 1966
039 553 0012
B&B Network South Coast
Petra Rickson
Email:
stay@thepinnacles.co.za
Contact Number:
039 695 1800