About Us

Our high quality print magazine has been going for over 23 years!
This pocket size A6 glossy magazine serves our Community as an informative Guide and Directory of what is available on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal and also supplies valuable information on what SERVICES are available to the local community as well as advertising and promoting the many Business Owners in the area too. 
The Pulse Magazine was originally established in January 1998 with the aim to get information to the public, both for local residents and also for the many visitors and tourists who frequent our coastline on a regular basis.
Through its duration in the first couple of years it went through a few changes in size, being A5 to A6, and then the name from “The Entertainer” to “The South Coaster” and then finally to what we all now have come to know as
“The Pulse of the KZN South Coast”.  

This magazine is distributed 4 x per year with a Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring edition. We distribute 8000 copies per issue from Scottburgh to Port Edward and we have an added distribution point as well at the Green Lantern Inn which is situated in Van Reenen / Harrismith – the N3 Halfway Stop. Extra copies are printed and distributed at our end of the year bumper Summer Edition. The DIGITAL/ONLINE ISSUU version of the publication is marketed via SOCIAL MEDIA and also through the monthly PULSE NEWSLETTER (Database 2000 subscribers)

Our distribution is done through our many Advertisers, Tourism Offices, Selected Outlets, and High Foot Traffic areas. We welcome other KZN Advertisers as well and currently showcase Drakensberg Ballooning and The Green Lantern Inn in our publication.

The Pulse KZN serves as a great Advertising platform for any business which was taken over and purchased in October 2017 by Sandy Danckwerts from The Naartjie Tree www.thenaartjietree.co.za

The Naartjie Tree “powers” The Pulse Magazine and focuses on YOU the customer to help you build your brand, stand out in the market place and to help you also create business awareness for your Company and to generate sales .. 

The Naartjie Tree focuses on these area’s of expertise …

  • Advertising, Marketing & Media Solutions
  • Creating Brand & Business Awareness
  • Advertising Board Opportunities
  • Facebook Business Pages
  • Community Projects & Sponsorships
With over 18 years experience in the Advertising and Marketing industry Sandy Danckwerts from The Naartjie Tree will assist you in helping you to make your Advertising & Marketing work for you and to help you to sell your product in the best way possible.
  • Connect your brand and business with the hearts and minds of the consumers
  • Consider advertising with us in The Pulse KZN …
  • Keep your finger on the Pulse …
  • The Heart Beat of the KZN South Coast


Money will always be spent on PRINT advertising in South Africa.

Print is definitely not dead. No matter how big the web becomes or how powerful digital marketing dominates the market place. Print – whether it be newspapers or magazines – print material will always form a crucial part of a brands overall identity as it stays in the hands of the consumer for a longer period of time.

The Pulse KZN focuses on …

  • Promoting all LOCAL KZN South Coast Businesses
  • Providing necessary and informative information to all Visitors & Tourists to the KZN South Coast
  • Now also highlighting and promoting ALL KZN TOURISM BUSINESSES
By advertising in The Pulse KZN Magazine your advert is not only published in our A6 glossy magazine but your advert is also placed up in our Business Directory on the Pulse webpage in your selected category thus maximising your advert reaching your target market audience effectively. Full and Half Page Combo Deal Advertisers also get their adverts placed up on the Pulse Social Media platforms thus receiving a combo deal of print and digital marketing.
The Pulse KZN shows YOU the LOCAL resident or YOU the VISITOR or TOURIST:
  • What to do?
  • Where to go?
  • When to visit?
  • What’s going on?
  • Where to find it?
This magazine showcases most of the Local South Coast businesses and we invite you to ADVERTISE in …
  • Accommodation
  • Entertainment, Pubs & Restaurants
  • Estate Agents
  • Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Medical, Health & Beauty
  • Home & Security
  • Motoring
  • What’s On
  • Tide Tables
  • Maps
  • Business Directory
  • Services
  • Emergencies
Heart Beat

of the
KZN South Coast

Contact Us

Email: sandy@thepulsekzn.co.za
Cell: +27 (0) 82 401 0037