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EXCITING Eastern Cape experiences THE PROVINCE HAS A PHENOMENAL ARRAY OF ADVENTURE AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES · E xperience numerous world-class Blue Flag beaches · Visit the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site · Big 7 game-viewing · N  elson Mandela Museum · S ardine run – annual marine spectacle · E xperience authentic Xhosa culture · O  cean safaris – Nelson Mandela Bay is the bottlenose dolphin capital of the world · Bloukrans Bridge: Bungy jump the world’s highest commercial bungy · Segway through the Tsitsikamma Forest · Zipline and treetop canopy tours

St George’s Park Stadium. Image: Maritz Electrical The province’s growing events calendar is creating opportunities in the sector. Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) hosts the National Arts Festival every year. It is an 11-day extravaganza of art, music, film, lectures, craft fairs and workshops. More than 200 000 people attend the event to watch 2 000 performances in 90 venues. A study five years ago found the economic impact of the festival to be R349.9-million. Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth is the main venue of the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship. Enthusiastic crowds line the route and the event boosts the local economy. The 2018 winner, Great Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay, defended her title in 2019 and earned a cheque for $30 000. Other popular events in Port Elizabeth include the Herald Cycle Tour and the Ocean Racing Series (a world championship).

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A new luxury hotel is being built in St Francis Bay. The 60room St Francis Links Hotel by Mantis overlooks the dam on the golf course’s final hole and has views of the Indian Ocean and Kouga Mountains. The existing clubhouse of the St Francis Links Estate will provide facilities such as reception, restaurants and conferencing. St Francis Links EASTERN CAPE BUSINESS 2020

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Whale-watching Township tours Urban experiences Karoo food Route 67, Nelson Mandela Bay 15 provincial nature reserves Various beach and bush experiences Cross the Storms River suspension bridge Hike the Otter Trail E xplore the Wild Coast and visit the iconic Hole in the Wall in Coffee Bay Watersport Mecca – home to world-renowned surfing spots City tours Slackpacking paradise Nature and wildlife River cruises Historical and cultural tours

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Eastern Cape Business 2020 edition  

The 2020 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 13th edition of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has esta...

Eastern Cape Business 2020 edition  

The 2020 edition of Eastern Cape Business is the 13th edition of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2006, has esta...

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