This town on the Eastern Cape Sunshine Coast offers a variety of stunning beaches, award-winning wildlife, interesting museums and some of the friendliest folk in the country. You can also make your way to the cultural hub of Grahamstown from Port Elizabeth.
Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on within the Mandela Bay Development Route 67 that contains 67 Public Art Works that symbolise Mandela’s 67 years of work which he dedicated to the freedom and democracy of South Africa. The artworks were designed by local artists from the Eastern Cape. Download the brochure and get further information from the Route 67 website: http://www.nmbt.co.za/listing/route_67.html
Port Elizabeth - East London
Areena Riverside Resort
We could all use some downtime with family, and luckily, Areena Riverside Resort has it all to keep everybody entertained. The resort is located on the banks of the Kwelera river, at the start of the Wild Coast. You can choose to stay in a campsite, a self-catering family cottage or one of the chalets along the bank. Activities include an exhilarating zipline tour with guides within the game reserve, game drives, paint, quad bike safaris and a children’s play area complete with a pool.
If you’re hooked, have a look at their website for full details: http://www.areenaresort.com/
Port Elizabeth - Grahamstown
National Arts Festival | 27 June – 7 July
Be sure to immerse yourself in the ’10 days of amazing’ that is the colourful National Arts Festival at least once in your life. With the exception of 1975, the Festival has been staged every year since it was founded in 1974. Dip into some comedy, dance and physical theatre, music, family fares, film, poetry and so many other spaces to explore.
You’ll find all the necessary information on their website here: https://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za/