Hello Tourism Month!

  • 01 September 2017 | By Anje Rautenbach

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 pr@nmbt.co.za 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?

Prizes include:

  • 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:

 

Hiking

Lower Guinea Fowl Trail - Third Avenue Dip - 9 September 2017

Maitland Mine Hiking Trail - 30 September 2017
 


Nature

SA National Parks Week - Free entry into Addo Elephant National Park 2017 - 18-22 September 2017

 

Art

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
 

 

Erenei Louw(@erenei7)님의 공유 게시물님,


Entertainment

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

 

 

Valley Vibes PE(@valleyvibespe)님의 공유 게시물님,

 

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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