Atlantic Gull is a monthly publication celebrating life on the Western Seaboard and West Coast. It started in 2007 as a newsletter for Atlantic Beach Estate, but since 2012 it has evolved into a fully-fledged lifestyle publication for everyone on the Western Seaboard and West Coast.

We cover news from Blouberg to Bitterfontein and everything in between: stand-out places to go, thrilling adventures, bang-on eateries and restaurants, must-buy wines,  other tipples to drink, getaway options that delight, the indigenous flora and fauna, recipes of local fare, as well as sage lifestyle advice.

The magazine is distributed to each home on several security estates: Atlantic Beach, Dune Ridge, La Paloma and Sunset Links. Direct door-to-door distribution is also done to homes on all high-end Melkbosstrand, Bloubergstrand, West Beach, Waves Edge, Flamingo Vlei, Bloubergsands, Bloubergrant, Sunningdale Upper and Parklands North roads also receive a copy, as well as batches to The Great Cape Trading Company at Seaside Village, Baymed, Food Lover’s Market, OK Foods Duynefontein and a few doctors and dentist offices from Milnerton to Duynefontein.

The team

Publisher and editor Mariette Greyling holds a BComm (Hons) cum laude and was managing editor of specialist publications after her studies. She also owns and heads up brand management company Tomar Communications, which has been doing branding, design, website construction and design, corporate communications, newsletters, brochures, social media management and magazine publishing for corporates for more than 25 years.

Design: The design of the magazine is done by Sean Simons, a creative director with more than 30 years’ experience.

Distribution: Ceaser Nkhoma and Kondwani Banda are in charge of all distribution barring Atlantic Beach Estate. Austin Ng’omo has been distribution manager on Atlantic Beach Estate since 2015.


For advertising enquiries, please phone Mariette Greyling on 082 5667816.

Technical specifications

All advertisements to be sent as print-ready artwork – either a 300 dpi jpeg or PDF. Atlantic Gull/Tomar Communications does not accept responsibility for mistakes on artwork submitted.

  • fonts to be embedded or converted to paths
  • we will not make changes to pdf files
  • we will not be responsible for colour matching unless a colour proof has been supplied.
  • E-mailing – up to 15MB files may be sent. For larger files, please use We Transfer or Dropbox.
  • Please refer to our detailed Terms and Conditions below.

Advertisement sizes
Business card size (90 x 50 mm)
Eighth pg (94,5 x 65,5 mm)
Double bus card (133,5 x 90 mm)
Quarter pg (94,5 x 133,5 mm)
Third pg (80 x 191,5 mm)
Half pg (191,5 x 133,5 mm)
Full pg (191,5 x 268,5 mm)

Advertising deadlines and publication dates











Jan/Feb 15 Nov 15 Nov 19 Nov 3 Jan
March/April 1 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 23 Feb
May/June 31 March 31 March 6 April 23 April
July/August 28 May 28 May 3 June 25 June
Sept/Oct 30 July 30 July 5 August 26 August
Nov/Dec 30 September 30 Sept 5 October 25 October


Terms and Conditions

In these Conditions which attach to Advertising Placement: ’Publisher’ means Atlantic Gull/Tomar Communications and ’Advertiser’ means the person booking the advertising space, including Advertising Agents and Independent Media Buyers. Advertising Agents and Independent Media Buyers shall for the purpose of these Conditions act as principals on their own behalf for all purposes connected herewith. ’Rate Card’ means the Publisher’s current scale of charges for advertisements, a current copy of which may be obtained from the Publisher. ’Contract’ means a legally binding booking accepted by the Publisher in accordance with Clause 2 for publication of an Advertisement.’ ‘Technical Specifications’ means the technical specifications set out in an email acceptance of all bookings. Please refer back to the Technical Specifications each time you are submitting a new advertisement to ensure that the Technical Specifications are up to date. ’Cancellation’ of a Contract means cancellation of either all or part of the remaining unperformed part of the Contract unless the context of the relevant condition makes it clear that cancellation of only a specific insertion(s) is referred to.

All Contracts are subject to these Conditions and no variation or addition thereto shall be effective unless specifically agreed to in writing by the Publisher. Any other terms or conditions sought to be imposed by the Advertiser are expressly excluded.

The issue of a Rate Card does not constitute an offer by the Publisher to contract. A Contract is made only by the Publisher’s acceptance of the Advertiser’s order as affected by the Publisher issuing a written confirmation of Acknowledgement.

Advertisement rates are subject to revision at any time and the price prevailing at the time the Contract is made binds the Publisher only in respect of the agreed booking as confirmed by the Publisher’s Acknowledgement of Order.

All orders are accepted subject to acceptance of copy by the Publisher, as indicated in Clause 7, and if it is intended to include in an Advertisement a competition or a special offer of merchandise, other than that normally associated with the advertised product, full details of such competitions or special offers must be submitted by the Advertiser in writing at the time the order is negotiated.

It is the Advertiser’s responsibility to check the correctness of the Advertisement. The Advertiser warrants that any Advertisement submitted by it for publication shall comply with all applicable laws, legislation, regulations, codes of practice and is not an infringement of any other party’s rights. The Advertiser will indemnify the Publisher fully for all costs, expenses, damages or liability whatsoever (including legal costs and awards ordered against the Publisher) in respect of any claim made against the Publisher arising from the Advertisement or its publication or as a result of any breach or non-performance of any of the representations, warranties or other terms contained herein or implied by law.

The Publisher reserves the right at any time in its absolute discretion to cancel any Contract or to omit or suspend an Advertisement (for example if it is libellous, unlawful, defamatory, pornographic, socially unacceptable, insensitive or otherwise contrary to editorial policy). Should cancellation, omission or suspension be due to the act or default of the Advertiser or his servants or agents including the unsuitability of the Advertisement as indicated above, then the Advertiser shall pay for the space reserved for the Advertisement in full not withstanding that the Advertisement has not appeared. Such cancellation, omission or suspension shall be notified to the Advertiser as soon as reasonably possible.

The Publisher does not undertake to review the contents of any Advertisements and any such review of and/ or approval by the Publisher will not be deemed to constitute an acceptance by the Publisher that such Advertisement is provided in accordance with these Advertising Terms and Conditions nor will it constitute a waiver of the Publisher’s rights hereunder. If the Publisher considers it necessary to modify space or alter the date or position of insertion or make any other alteration it shall notify the Advertiser of this as soon as it reasonably can.

The Publisher will exercise reasonable care and skill in the handling and publishing of the Advertisement but where the Advertisement is not published in the manner specified in the Contract, whether through any failure or negligent act or omission on the part of the Publisher or any third party, the Publisher’s maximum liability to the Advertiser shall be limited (at the discretion of the Publisher) to either: (a) publishing the Advertisement (or a replacement Advertisement if provided by the Advertiser) as soon as is reasonably practicable in the period following the period during which the Advertisement was scheduled to run; or (b) refund to the Advertiser the amount of any payment made for the Advertisement concerned. The Publisher shall not be liable for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage arising from any failure to publish an Advertisement as agreed with the Advertiser, including, but without limitation, any late or incorrect publication, any non-publication or inaccurate reproduction of the Advertisement, whether caused by the Publisher’s error or negligence or by any reason whatsoever.

The Publisher shall not be liable whatsoever in respect of any error or omission in respect of publishing the Advertisement.

If material is not received by the last day specified by the Publisher, the Publisher  reserves the right in its absolute discretion to repeat Advertiser’s former Advertisement in its possession where appropriate or where the Publisher does not hold any copy to omit the Advertisement and to charge for the space reserved in accordance with Clause 7. For material supplied via electronic means, the Advertiser must adhere to the Technical Specifications issued by the Publisher. In the event that the Advertiser does not comply with the Technical Specifications, the Publisher reserves the right in its absolute discretion to reject the copy and the Advertiser will be asked to re-supply. If, due to technical, time or other reasonable constraints, the Publisher has to repair or rectify the file, the Publisher will notify the Advertiser and shall not be liable for any inaccurate reproduction of the Advertisement or any resulting costs whether direct or indirect.

There is no obligation on the Publisher to supply print proofs and their absence shall not affect the Advertiser’s liability for the agreed charge.


Mariette Greyling, Tomar Communications CC
West Beach, Bloubergstrand
C: +27 (0)82 5667816