100.0% Based on 205 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Margate awaits you at First Group Margate Sands. Within steps you'll find Margate Beach and Hibiscus Mall Centre within a 15-minute stroll. Highlights at this beach property include a full-service spa, an outdoor swimming pool and in-room kitchens.

You can enjoy a TV with satellite channels, and each apartment features free WiFi, a balcony and a living room. A kitchen comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a hob, and room service is also available. A dining area, a DVD player and a coffee/tea maker are also available.

A relaxing visit to La Vita Spa can include hot stone massages and Swedish massages along with body wraps, facials and aromatherapy. Enjoy access to horse riding/rentals, a playground and racquetball/squash. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and free supervised kids' activities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Margate property, you'll be 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from Ramsgate Beach and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Uvongo Beach.

3 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
AU$95* Per night/room 17 Sep. - 18 Sep.

3 Bedroom Superior Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100.0% of guests recommend out of 205 reviews


Property Features

First Group Margate Sands offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Public spaces have free WiFi. Spa services, a BBQ, and an arcade/games room are also featured at the family-friendly First Group Margate Sands. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Margate apartment is smoke free.

  • 63 guestrooms or units
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • 1 conference room
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) (168.9 km / 105 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

First Group Margate Sands offers 63 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Satellite televisions are provided. Accommodation at this 4-star apartment has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Margate apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at First Group Margate Sands


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Hotel Names

  • Margate Sands
  • Margate Sands Apartment
  • Sands Margate
  • Sands Hotel Margate Kent
  • First Group Margate Sands Apartment
  • First Group Sands Apartment
  • First Group Sands
  • First Group Margate Sands Margate
  • First Group Margate Sands Apartment
  • First Group Margate Sands Apartment Margate

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

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