News published April 2018

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Slater Black wins 9th Jendamark Bellbuoy challenge
23 Apr 2018
The toughest Indian Ocean swim in the world took place on Saturday morning in Nelson Mandela Bay in near perfect swimming conditions off Pollok Beach with 17 year old Pearson Scholar Slater Black winning the wetsuit category in a time of 58 minutes and 49 seconds. Conditions couldn't have been better for the swimmers as they set off on the 5km swim and improved throughout the morning with the... Read More

Ocean Safaris unlock Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism coastal and marine tourism potential
23 Apr 2018
Nelson Mandela Bay(NMB) which is the only destination that is Home to the Big 7 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, the Southern Right Whale and the great white shark) is growing in popularity for its coastal and marine tourism offerings such as ocean safari’s and boat-based whale watching excursions. The Department of Environmental Affairs recently increased the permit allocation from... Read More

Visitor Numbers to Addo exceed 300 000
20 Apr 2018
For the first time in the Park’s 87-year history, in excess of 300 000 visitors passed through Addo Elephant National Park’s gates during the previous financial year. A total of 305 510 guests were tallied between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. This represents an increase of 15% on the same period in 2016/17 with 265 585 guests to the Park. Read More

Jazz’afro Sundays @ The Barn Presents Siki Jo-An
20 Apr 2018
Jazz’Afro Sundays at The Barn is commissioned music shows staged every Sunday. This programme is designed to enhance Nelson Mandela Bay based musical brands and provide jobs to musicians. Read More

Record entries for Saturday's Jendamark Bellbuoy challenges in Nelson Mandela Bay
19 Apr 2018
The toughest Indian Ocean swim in the world happens right here in Algoa Bay when the 2018 Jendamark Bellbuoy Challenge takes place on Saturday morning from Pollok Beach with a record entry of over 130 entries. A daunting 5km ocean swim which sees some of South Africa’s bravest open water swimmers heading 2.5km straight out to sea to round the nautical bellbuoy directly off Pollok Beach.... Read More

Nelson Mandela Bay to host major tourism conference: SATSA 2018 Conference
19 Apr 2018
Nelson Mandela Bay(NMB) will proudly host the South African Tourism Association 2018 conference from the 23-25 July 2018. Tourism stakeholders and delegates will converge at the Sun Boardwalk Convention Centre to discuss pertinent issues affecting the tourism sector under the theme ‘Transforming Geographical Spread’. Read More

12 Apr 2018
Beautiful local crafts will be on sale, music and dancing for your entertainment and vote for your favourite trophy design for 2018 IRON MAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP to be held in September in Nelson Mandela Bay. Read More

Ocean Series another major boost for the City
11 Apr 2018
The 13th Season of the popular aQuellé Ocean Racing Series came to an end on Sunday morning bring the total number of entries this season to 3,857. The Series, which is unique to Nelson Mandela Bay, consisted of 11 race days taking place on mostly alternate Sunday mornings between October 2017 and April 2018. Read More

Springbok Nude Girls APRIL 2018
10 Apr 2018
Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francois Kruger became The Springbok Nude Girls. Read More

Pop in to enjoy newly developed Valley Market
10 Apr 2018
The popular artisanal SPAR Valley Market is undergoing exciting developments and will now pop up at different local venues around Port Elizabeth. Read More

Final Prize Giving function for popular Series
09 Apr 2018
Nelson Mandela Bay's unique beach event, the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series, concluded Season 13 on Sunday morning (today) with just over 300 participants taking full advantage of the perfect beach conditions ahead of next weekend's premier triathlon event. Read More

Popular Series concludes Season 13 this weekend
05 Apr 2018
It's unique to Nelson Mandela Bay and has become a summer institution for fitness enthusiasts from around the country but this Sunday will be the last race morning for this Summer. The aQuellé Ocean Racing Series Season 13 started in October last year and will conclude on Sunday with race morning number 11 after having already entertained just under 4,000 entrants on Hobie Beach this season. Read More

03 Apr 2018
It is with great honor that the Warriors Franchise announces Rivash Gobind as the new head coach. Read More