Newsletter / Blog
Diwali 2012 Festival of Lights - 2012-11-13

Today sees the beginning of the 5 day Festival of Lights known as Diwali (sometimes also spelled Dewali).  To all our friends and patrons that celebrate Diwali Pumphouse owners and crew wish you a wonderful five day Festival of Lights. ... more

Year end functions - 2012-11-09

Book your year end or Christmas function with us - we'll take great care of you.  Pumphouse has a variety of function menu's to choose from.  Speak to one of the new owners (Magda Viljoen and/or Nelius Robbertze). Remember to find Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant on Facebook too.  ... more

The Entertainer - Bev Mac Gregor - 2012-11-09

Look out for entertainer Bev Mac Gregor this Saturday, 10 November 2012.  Warning: Beverley Mac Gregor is going to have you tapping your feet - (voluntarily or involuntary reaction).  When Bev entertains, people wanna rock.  Nice! ... more

Varsity Sports SA coming to Margate - 2012-11-09

Varsity Sports SA goes to Plett and Margate - Margate date 30th November - 1 December 2012 - - these beautiful KZN beaches are going to be pumping with varsity action.  You know where to find the best grub at the coolest prices, where you can eat out on the wooden deck overlooking the ocean.  Lo... more

Welcome to all our holiday makers - 2012-09-22

Management and crew at the all fresh and fabulous Pumphouse family restuarant and pub welcome all our holiday makers to the South Coast!  Have safe and pleasant trips and a great holiday!  Stop over for a meal (anything from a great 500g T-bone steak through to our very much spoken about Eisbein, Mussels, snails, Fibi'... more

October Beer Fest in Margate - 2012-09-22

October says:  "Beer Fest" - and our sea view restuarant and pub will be leading the pack in Margate on the beautiful South Coast of South Africa! We're kicking off our October Beer fest at the end of September and it will be running for a week ... come in and test your hand at the various beers and, as a bonus, w... more

Karaoke STAR South Africa selects Pumphouse at the Sea as Venue - 2012-09-14

Pumphouse at the Sea has been selected as a venue for Karoake Star South Africa - date: 08 October 2012 - we have, for your convenience, added an interim (temporary) link to Karoake Star South Africa website (see our links, click in to )  - are you the next superstar? Go on, have some fun, share your... more

Making the most of the last of 2012 - 2012-09-13

 It's Spring, it's fresh...the last quarter of 2012 lies ahead and Pumphouse-at-the-Sea will not disappoint as we go with the flow and allow change and awesome energy to enter. 2012 still has rest of September, the all exciting Oct, Nov and Dec before 2013 dawns, let's rock and roll ! If you see CHANGE don't go "oh dear", go "oh... more

Our chosen band gets media exposure - 2012-08-17

No Signal that you've come to love and enjoy at the Pumphouse-at-the-sea has earned themselves some good media exposure - we've added a link to the article in The Herald for your convenience - (click into our website links for direct access) Enjoy. ... more

No Signal Band - 2012-08-13

The crew at Pumphouse-at-the-sea gets so many comments and questions about the band so, we've added a link to our website (see links, click into No Signal band for a direct link to their website)  ... more

Welcoming "Nuthouse & Saints" - 2012-08-04

New friends, great fun, super community caring and community involvement is what we look forward to as owners and crew of the all new Pumphouse (home-from-home restaurant & pub in Margate) look forward to - as the venue for the "Nuthouse & Saints" gathering and auction on Saturday 4th August 2012 we're going to... more

All new Pumphouse celebrates 1st birthday - 2012-08-04

It's been a precious week as owners, crew and patrons share in the joy of 01 August 2012 - first birthday meaning coming through the first year of the all new Pumphouse-at-the-sea! There have been many changes, many challenges but we can formally say: look at us now.  Still a distance to go but we thank our crew and our pat... more

Bike Week hotspot for super grub and a cold one - 2012-04-29

Owners and crew at the popular Pumphouse "grab some grub and a cold one and an awesome seaview" are rocking with feeding bikers and their buds during Africa Bike Week! We're meeting some fantastic people and groups from around the country and the fun is far from over.  Remember to stop over for a great eisbein, a ... more

Africa Bike Week - Party Time - 2012-04-24

The festivities are about to begin ... countdown to Africa Bike Week on our KZN South Coast shores has begun. Owners (Fibi Fey and Nelius Robbertze) and their crew from the newly renovated Pumphouse restaurant and pub in Margate welcome all bikers who are already on the South Coast - those still to hit the open road have a safe and beautiful journe... more

Earth Hour Saturday 31 March - 2012-03-30

Remember: Earth Hour tomorrow, 31 March 2012 - 8.30pm to 9.30pm. The Pumphouse is a participating restaurant/pub.  Go ahead, have a cosy Saturday night in any case while you switch the lights off for one hour- Pumphouse crew will ensure you can have a scrumptuous meal in cosy surroundings.   ... more

Gerda Smit and Adventure Accommodation - 2012-03-22

Congratulations to Alfonso Middleton (Adventure Accommodation) and GERDA SMIT.  Gerda Smit is the first recipient of a R300 Pumphouse meal voucher.  Hats off to Adventure Accommodation for their fantastic initiative (giving away an accommodation paid vacation with great fun and prizes via their facebook page).&nbs... more

Freedom to choose your perfection - 2012-03-21

Our 500gram T-Bone was a delightful hit again on Freedom Day (Wed, 21 March 2012) - one of our patrons jokingly insisted that she has the freedom to choose how she wanted her T-Bone done - the results of her "well done, very well done please" request earned our evening Chef and the Pumphouse crew another tip top compli... more

See the Pumphouse blog on South Coast Live - 2012-02-29

See our blog on South Coast Live - we've added a quick link (see links) - the blog allows patrons to rate Pumphouse too... "be nice!"  ... more

Heard about the Castlelite promo with awesome prizes up for grabs? - 2012-02-28

Castlelite "Freeze" Promo started 14 February 2012, ends on 14 April 2012. Grab your friends, get down to the PUMPHOUSE, get a Castle Lite, let the camera's roll and stand in line to win fantastic prizes! We have added a link to our website where you can get more info ... Please note, this competition falls inline with drink responsi... more

Super 15 - Pumphouse has it going on - 2012-02-28

Our Pub & grub has it going on with 2012 Super 15 Rugby - and other popular sporting events, including the ever popular cricket matches.  Click into some of our links like Superbru, Castlelite, etc - come and join in the action!  ... more

Superbru - Pumphouse is playing with - 2012-02-18

Rugby season is on it's way and it's time to get it on with the great social "hobby" (not just a "hobby"/game, sport fans take their predictions very seriously and can now do it properly with Superbru. So let's find out who the master predictors truly are! Pumphouse is on board! Come on in and play! ... more

Valentines - we love ya - 2012-02-14

It's Valentines Day 2012! Pumphouse crew says: "we love ya" - be our Valentine.  ... more

Daily specials on food - 2012-02-10

Watch out for our daily specials on special selected dishes. ... more

Africa Bike Week in Margate April 2012 - 2012-02-03

Africa Bike Week 2012 again being held in Margate is expected to attract 150 000 visitors from around the world, more than 20 000 Harley Davidson riders and other bikers.  Margate KZN South Africa will be pumping.  Owners and crew of Pumphouse restaurant and pub wish the organisers and participants well ... more

Hamburger night on Friday the 20th - 2012-01-19

On the 20th January, it is Hamburger night at the Pumphouse. Buy one of our home made hamburgers and get one free. Starts from 17h00 to 22h00.  ... more

Link through to our Facebook page from this website - 2012-01-03

We often add a couple of photographs to our facebook page - you can go to our links and link straight through to it. Try it. Go to links and click through. Enjoy tagging.  ... more

2012 has arrived - 2012-01-01

The South Coast, KZN, South Africa remains simply gorgeous. Pumphouse wishes patrons a special 2012! Let's make it happen and keep it happening.  ... more

Think of me before you drink and drive ... - 2011-12-29

"Think of me before you drink and drive" - There are a number of local South Coast business entrepreneurs who run lift / ride sevices.  Pumphouse crew supports being responsible ... Go carefully and celebrate the end of 2011 and the rising of 2012 in style. Be safe. ... more

Cocktails - we can tell you where to find the best ones - 2011-12-29

General info: Pumphouse is a home-from-home family pub and restaurant who have elected not to specifically specialise in cocktails. We're sticking with great cuisine at reasonable prices combined with a home-from-home atmosphere with a seaview.  There are some GREAT places on the south coast (and in town) that are epic with cock... more

Photo's on this website - 2011-12-29

Note from webmaster: Photo's on this website have been taken and published with permission of those photographed. To find photo's look under photo gallery (remember to scroll down too) plus more pics under tab "PHOTO'S: Patrons enjoying Pumphouse magic).   Any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail isobel.hitc... more

Fibi Fey is in the house - the pumphouse! - 2011-12-28

Fibi, you've been spotted! Setting up the Pumphouse website we came across some interesting news while doing a little research! Not only is Fibi Fey owner of this buzzing home-from-home "pub & grub", but she is also an artist in her own right! We found some of Fibi Fey's original art works at more

Two public holidays: 26 & 27 Dec 2011 - 2011-12-26

Not one but 2 public holidays, 26 December and, additionally, 27 December 2011 announced by government as a public holiday this year. Enjoy, go safely and let the countdown to 2012 begin... ... more

Horror crash near Uvongo Friday 23 Dec, traffic divert to Marine drive Margate - 2011-12-23

Pumphouse News Flash: Our on-the-spot reporter has confirmed that traffic is severly conjested on Marine Drive Margate through Margate, Manaba Beach, Shelley Beach due to a horrific collision on the R61 near Margate/Uvongo off ramp.  We have managed to confirm with East Coast Radio newsbulletin and their website (traffic) that 6 pers... more

Moments vs Schedules - watch this space for more photographs ... - 2011-12-22

Moments vs schedules! "Eish"! Thursday, 22 December 2011 was another pumping day @ Pumphouse KZN South Coast - with a couple of gorgeous photographs - our photographer managed to capture special moments of note ... from 8*ta festival vehicles on the premises to special anniversaries to the sweetest kids on the block and other. (These will... more

Photo's, families and special moments in Margate - 2011-12-22

Moments vs schedules! "Eish"! Thursday, 22 December 2011 was another pumping day @ Pumphouse KZN South Coast - with a couple of gorgeous photographs - our photographer managed to capture special moments of note ... from 8*ta festival vehicles on the premises to special anniversaries to the sweetest kids on the block and other.&n... more

Pumphouse Crew get the royal treatment - 2011-12-20

How does one of the most popular "pub & grub's" on the South African KZN South Coast manage to take their entire staff compliment out of the December hussle and bussle to at least thank their own crew for hard work and dedication and provide them with a Christmas function while still, at the same time ensuring that the ... more

Pumphouse Potjie Rock pics up on photo gallery - more to come - 2011-12-18

First photo's up on the Photo gallery under heading "Pumphouse Potjie Rock" - take a lookie (you know you want to!) - more to come.   ... more

Miss Margate will judge at the Potjie Competition at the Pumphouse - 2011-12-17

Bring on the Potjie! No December is complete without a potjie competition - Miss Margate, the delightfully gorgeous Nika Badenhortst, was one of the three judges at the Pumphouse Pub & Restuarant's potjie competition in Margate on Saturday, 17 December 2011. ... more

You've been Pumped - 2011-12-08

Pumphouse bar and restaurant near Margate, KZN South Coast, South Africa, is pumping - soon we will be launching our "you've been pumped" page. Pumped? We regularly have the pub and restaurant web and facebook page photographer popping in to capture some of the action at Pumphouse. (Photographs are only taken... more

Word of Mouth - thank you - 2011-12-05

To our Pumphouse patrons: THANK YOU guys all and everyone ! We are meeting and serving so many new people at our bar and restaurant in the awesome area of Margate South Africa.  Some are visiting from surrounding coastal towns, some from all around the country - some are stopping over at the pub while others are enjoy a good mea... more

Margate, popular holiday destination - 2011-12-05

Wow, we're just loving the vibe with holiday makers streaming into Margate and surrounds. Fantastic to see the vibe and the high energy of visitors from all over the country making their way to the South Coast. The Pumphouse owners, management and staff are having a great time, enjoying the laughter and stories shared by visitor... more

Student Week - 2011-11-16

The popular pub and restuarant in Margate, South Africa, Pumphouse, situated at 5 Marine Drive, Manaba Beach (bordering on Margate and in close proximity to Uvongo, St Michaels on Sea, Shelley Beach, Ramsgate and just half an hour from the Wild Coast Sun) welcomes students from around the country as they celebrate Stud... more

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