Hello Tourism Month!
It is officially Tourism Month in South Africa, and it lasts for 365 days.
While the rest of South Africa is kicking of the celebrations and activities today, Nelson Mandela Bay got a head start and kicked off Tourism Month on the 31st of August alongside Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM).
It just shows how excited we are in the Bay for Tourism Month!
But besides the inspiration from speeches done by Nopasika Mxunyelwa (CMO from ECPTA), Ashley Wentworth (CEO of Storms River Adventures), Councillor Andrew Whitfield and a striking poem by Amandla Didiza (Mr.PE runner-up), Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism also launched the second and very exciting, annual #ShareTheBay Exhibition.
The exhibition features some of the incredible Nelson Mandela Bay experiences through the photos from 10 Bay locals and it can be viewed until the 29th of September at the Athenaeum at the Belmont Terrace in Port Elizabeth, weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
The public is also welcome to purchase the photographs on display (A1 = R550 / A2 = R350), profits will go towards sponsoring a group of underprivileged youth on a tour to Addo Elephant National Park, a landmark in the Bay and a place they have never experienced before. If you want to order, don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your desired print.
But that’s not all.
In the exhibition hall visitors will find entry forms to a competition.
All you have to do is answer one simple question: What is your favourite attraction or activities in Nelson Mandela Bay?
- 2 night stay B & B at The Plantation for 2
- A Route 67 tour with Lungton tours for 2
- A Mohair hamper
- A Masterton’s Hamper
What to get up to during Tourism Month?
While locals and visitors are encouraged to explore and #ShareTheBay 365 days a year, Tourism Month is just a little bit extra special thanks to all the activations taking place around the Bay and also the fact that it is the month in which we have a dedicated day to celebrate our heritage.
So clear out your calendar and look forward to the following:
Lower Guinea Fowl Trail - Third Avenue Dip - 9 September 2017
Maitland Mine Hiking Trail - 30 September 2017
SA National Parks Week - Free entry into Addo Elephant National Park 2017 - 18-22 September 2017
Art Museum presents Wind Power - 22 June - 10 September 2017
Palladio and the Modern Architects Exhibition - 18 August - 15 September 2017
Equilibrium – Find order in the chaos of life - 26 August - 29 September 2017
East Cape Watercolour Assocation Annual Exhibition - 29 August - 11 September 2017
#ShareTheBay Photographic Exhibition - 1-29 September 2017
EP Clivia Club: Clivia Flower Show - 16-17 September 2017
Celebrating the Arts art exhibition featuring Bretten-Anne Moolman - 20-24 September 2017
iKanana My Boarding School - 30 August - 2 September 2017
Bobby van Jaarsveld - 2 September 2017
Whose Line PE 5, 12, 19, 26 September 2017
Refentse in Port Elizabeth - 9 September 2017
PE Music Society presents - Jan Hugo (piano) - 19 September 2017
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Book Launch: Democracy & Delusion - 21 September 2017
LUISTER!FM Verjaardagfees - 24 September 2017
Cape Recife Music Festival - 23 September 2017
Theuns Jordaan in Port Elizabeth - 29 September 2017
Conferences, Conventions etc.
Arise Women's Conference - 31 August - 2 September 2017
Con.ect 2017 - Port Elizabeth Geek Convention - 2-3 September 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay Beauty Exhibit & Makeup Class - 2 September 2017
SAYTC Conference - 12-14 September 2017
Fruits of Democracy Awards - 22 September 2017
Food, Wine & Markets
Nitida Wine Tasting - 1-30 September 2017
Spring has sprung at The Valley Market - 3 September 2017
The KFC Herald Family Country Fair - 3 September 2017
St Cuthbert's Spring Fair - 9 September 2017
Baakens Food Truck Friday - The Sunday Edition - 10 September 2017
The Goodnight Market - 21 September 2017
Valley Vibes - 30 September 2017
Millennials Kulture - 30 September 2017
Windsong Bohemian Spring Market - 30 September 2017
Sport and Fun Runs/Walks
Sards K9 Fun Run - 2 September 2017
Standard Bank Alexander Road High School Golf Day - 3 September 2017
PEGC Seeff Fesitval of Golf - 6-9 September 2017
Something Good Surf Classic - 9 September 2017
Urban Run - 9-10 September 2017
Praise and Prayer walk - 16 September 2017
Port Elizabeth Mental Health Golf Day - 30 September 2017
Rugby Fun Evening - 30 September 2017
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