The move into Level 4 of the national lockdown on Friday, 1 May provides certain businesses with some reprieve, among them restaurants which are now able to offer deliveries to homes. Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) is urging residents to take this opportunity to support local businesses while enjoying this measure of freedom during this challenging time.
“The start of level 4 is the first chance our local restaurant establishments have been given to begin operations again and generate some income,” explained CEO of Ugu South Coast Tourism, Phelisa Mangcu.
“This has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, and will undoubtedly continue to be tough-going for some time yet, so we’re really encouraging everyone to support local business wherever possible. By ordering food, you’re not only playing a vital part in supporting our local tourism, but you’re also able to enjoy the welcome taste of your favourite eateries from the comfort of your own home! At this moment, such unique experiences really make a big difference.”
To make the process of finding the right menu for the mood that much easier, USCT has compiled a list of local eateries that will be operational during level 4. Simply visit www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za, or the social media pages – ‘South Coast Tourism’ on Facebook and @infosouthcoast on Twitter – or download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app to find a local supplier.
From Scottburgh to Port Edward, some of the KZN South Coast’s most renowned eateries are firing up their kitchens in anticipation of re-opening. Among them are The Dog House Craft Café, Enzos, C Breeze, Krafty Coffee Shop, @Home Pizza and Movies, City Café – South City Schools, Cafe Gigi’s, Fish on the River and Jaxx Restaurant, and The Stone Pub & Grill Scottburgh. Local businesses, such as GoOrder (www.goorder.co.za) – which service the Port Edward to Margate areas – are working in conjunction with restaurants to deliver food to homes.
“The impact of COVID-19 on tourism is, obviously, huge, and being a key tourism destination, the KZN South Coast needs all the local support we can give,” continued Mangcu. “We really encourage everyone to show community spirit during this time and support local. Together, we will get through this.”