BASED on a variety of activities and meetings attended, Ugu South Coast Tourism has been proactive in a number of initiatives which may interest readers. The National Department of Tourism is facilitating the establishment of the Indi-Atlantic Tourism Route, which is somewhat vast, in that it covers our entire coast. We will however ensure that when the initial scoping has been completed, our invaluable Southern Explorer Route is retained as our primary access tool for our district.The next MEC’s Provincial Tourism and Investment Committee meeting in November is to be hosted via the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality which is an opportunity for the key stakeholders in government to come to the district and see what is happening here on the South Coast and in our rural areas. We also anticipate the provincial launch of the Summer Season to take place down here.The recent launch of the sea front timeshare resort called Saints View with its Mozambique-style restaurant is a valued new product for Uvongo. It is great that investors recognise our destination as being ripe for new tourism and leisure impetus.Our development team recently took pupils from the St Martin de Porres School on a tour of the area. These children, with auditory challenges, loved the experience and we are glad we continue to factor in the youth in what we do.The popular TV show Uthando Nesithembu, which is filmed here and involves the reality of polygamy, has resulted in the public wishing to visit the homestead of the Mseleku family in the Madlala traditional area. This we are facilitating, via an appointment-only visitation programme. It is amazing how reality TV can influence tourism as well. Celebrity tourism et al.The new plans for the Boulevard Precinct in Margate is also good news which, when associated with the Panama Parade upgrade, will certainly add much value to the Margate is Magic objectives currently being undertaken by various stakeholders.Much going on much to look forward to.The recent launch of the sea-front timeshare resort called Saints View with its Mozambique-style restaurant is a valued new product for Uvongo. It is great that investors recognise our destination as being ripe for new tourism and leisure impetus.