Tens of thousands enjoy Vodacom Easter Fever on KZN's North and South Coasts
Tens of thousands of beachgoers took full advantage of the perfect weather over Easter weekend, reveling in the conditions at the Vodacom Easter Fever (6-9 April) beach festival at two of KwaZulu Natal's most popular and picturesque tourist destinations, Margate Main Beach and Willard Beach in Ballito. The four day festival, which has established itself as a favourite with sun- and fun-seeking tourists, celebrated its 9th edition by attracting over 12,000 and 8,000 tourists daily to the Margate and Ballito locations respectively.
One of the perennial favourites of the popular beach festivals' action-packed, interactive and exciting entertainment programmes is the Miss Vodacom Easter Fever pageants, which attracted a veritable bevy of beauties at both Margate and Ballito. In Margate, Kathleen Verster (Rustenburg) claimed the coveted title, whilst Ballito local Tanyka Tyas emerged victorious, claiming the Ballito Miss Vodacom Easter Fever crown. Both pageant winners walked away with Blackberry Curves courtesy of title sponsors Vodacom.
The many locals and tourists who flocked to two of KZN's most pristine beaches were also able to enjoy a host of other activities which included Discovery Futbal Feva and the Vodacom Beach Touch Rugby tournament. In Ballito, the touch rugby team consisting of Siyabonga Dube, Mandla Mkhabela, Lizwe Masanga (all Shaka's Head) and Njabulo Mbatha (Newlands) dominated the competition and were deserved winners.
Event organiser Rowan Clelland said that "we are really pleased that the weekend went as smoothly as it did. Both Margate and Ballito have been rocking thanks to the Vodacom Easter Fever beach festivals, and it is great to see all our hard work come to fruition. With activities for the whole family to enjoy, the Vodacom Easter Fever events hopefully contributed to an enjoyable Easter holiday experience for the tens of thousands of people who made their way to the East Coast for the Easter Holidays. Blue skies and sunshine were also big factors in what we believe was another hugely successful Vodacom Easter Fever beach event".
Vodacom KZN's Managing Executive Alberts Breed said that "KwaZulu Natal's beaches are always a great place to be over Easter weekend, and the Vodacom Easter Fever event is another way that Vodacom looks to give back to our loyal customers. The amazing weather made sure that huge crowds were able to enjoy their Easter weekend, and we were glad to see locals and tourists alike appreciating the beauty of our province's North and South coasts. Having been around for nine years, the longevity of the Vodacom Easter Fever event is proof that it has become a most popular fixture in KZN's Easter Weekend celebrations. Vodacom is proud to be able to contribute to the holiday celebrations of both locals and visitors over the festive period, whilst at the same time promoting family values and an active and healthy lifestyle".
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