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Bates in Shelly Beach

Customers for Life


Bates Port Shepstone strives to create Customers for Life, watch overheads and make sure that we maintain a healthy cash flow to take advantage of the dynamic market in which we currently trade. We believe that we will see a modest upturn in the market and are well positioned to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Our Brands

We earn our customers’ enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork and innovation of management and staff.


At Opel, we not only build cars, we live for cars. On these pages you can find out why “Wir leben Autos” is the living expression of our values.


The Isuzu KB bakkie is designed with more power, more choice and more legendary comfort, to deliver each time you’re behind the wheel.

Isuzu Trucks ranks among the top.

Uncompromising manufacturing quality has always been a core element of Isuzu’s heritage. Isuzu is constantly raising the quality of its workforce and manufacturing systems.

The all new Corsa 5-door!

Uniquely sculptural and invitingly attractive, the Corsa draws you closer. And once you’ve tried the sophisticated interior, you won’t want to get out again.



This is the way creativity meets everyday needs. By providing practical solutions.

Comfort & Convenience

We spare no efforts to make your daily mobility simpler and more comfortable.

Latest from Bates

Bates moved to a new home located at 2081 Main (55) Rd, Shelly Beach, KZN – 039 682 0007


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Opel’s spritely Corsa wins the Best Budget Car title.

BEST BUDGET CAR Opel Corsa, Opel’s “Wir leben autos” (we live cars) tag line is evident in the fifth-generation Corsa’s impressive build quality and general execution. It’s roomy for a B-segment -hatchback, refined, and the cabin’s taken a big step forward both in look and feel. It’s also well-stocked with gizmos and safety.

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Rocks joins the Adam beat!!!

Already a key player with more than 120 sales a month in one of the most popular segments of the market, the popularity of Opel’s cute and cuddly Opel Adam is guaranteed to grow even further with the addition of a funky Rocks model that combines the cocky character of a small cross utility vehicle with the fun of wind-in-your-hair driving. The new Rocks version is powered by the same three-cylinder one-litre turbo engine that pushes out 85kW and 170Nm and already powers the Opel Corsa and other Adam models and provides more than enough kick, particularly with the link of a slick six-speed manual shift.

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Production milestone for Chevrolet Utility

The 250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off the production line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth on Friday, 6 November 2015.

All smiles as the quarter millionth Chevrolet Utility rolls off the production line
The quarter of a millionth unit, a 1.8 Utility SPORT, marks a 17 year production period of one of South Africa’s most loved light commercial vehicles. Now in its third generation, the Chevrolet Utility is built with the South African customer in mind, a reliable vehicle for work and leisure.

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Spruced up KB ups the stakes

The bakkie war in this country is set to become even more intense following Isuzu’s introduction of a number of enhancements, new features as well as the addition of three new models to expand and strengthen its popular range of KB single- and double-cabs.

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