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DECEMBER 2012

What’s on

eAST London

HoYloiudray Guide

Awesome Christmas give aways WIN a DStv Mobile Walka see page 21 All events: Pages 45-53

Windmill Roadhouse & Cafe Neo Complex, Beachfront

Tel: 043 748 2998 | Spargs Centre, Beacon Bay Open daily from 11am - 10pm


Useful info Flying squad Ambulance Fire services Weather

10111 10177 043 726 2225 043 705 9000 082 162 082 233 9700

Municipality Aquarium Burst pipes Disaster Mngt Grass cutting

043 705 9111 043 705 2637/8 043 705 2194 043 743 7118 043 705 2546

NSRI Poison Info Roads Surf Rescue Traffic Water leaks

043 700 2100 021 931 6129 043 7052095 083 763 8723 043 705 2538 043 705 9327/8 043 705 9234 043 705 2179/80/4 (A/H) Zoo 043 705 2530 Street lights 043 722 6407 Electricity 043 705 9124 Crime Spotter 043 748 4991 (24h)

Hospitals LIFE BEACON BAY HOSPITAL. 24-h accident and emergency unit. Tel: 043 711 5100 LIFE ST DOMINIC’S HOSPITAL. 24-h trauma and emergency unit. Tel: 043 707 9000 FRERE HOSPITAL Amalinda Dr, East London. Tel: 043 709 1111. Visiting hours: 11am-12am, 3pm-4pm, 7pm-8pm. Children’s ward: 3pm-4pm. 043 709 1111 ST BERNARD’S HOSPICE Tel 043 721 0051. 44 St Marks Rd Southernwood

Art Galleries Ann Bryant Art Gallery. St Marks Road Tel 043 722 4044 9.30am to 5pm on Mon to Fri. 9.30am to noon on Sat. Admission is free. Vincent Art Gallery. 2 Donald Rd, Vincent 043 726 4356 Marlene Neumann Fine Art Photography. View by appointment. Contact Marlene on 083 321 3391. Arts Unlimited. 6 Bell Rd, Vincent. 043 726 3355 Malcolm Dewey Fine Art. 60 Darlington Rd, Berea; 083 711 9888 Floradale Fine Art. Mon - Sat: 10am-3pm. Sun: 10am-1pm. Rose 078 294 7252

Shopping Centres Balfour Park Shopping Centre. 043 726 5349.8am – 8pm (Checkers only) Beacon Bay Retail Park. Bonza Bay Rd, Beacon Bay. 043 748 4660 Vincent Park Centre. Devereux Ave, Vincent Park. 043 727 0990 Hemingways Mall: Hemingways Casino. Ideal Homes Mini Mall: Vincent Rd, Vincent Spargs Mall: Bonza Bay Rd, Beacon Bay The Floradale Centre: 043 748 2420


Exclusively at

Vincent Park Centre Upper Level Tel 043 726 3415

bells@bellsjewellers.co.za

Best value in town VAT refund to tourists Buy Diamonds Direct Made on site

Guaranteed satisfaction Ring wax-models made for pre-approval

63 years of Trust & Service ‘Like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/bellsjewellers www.bellsjewellers.co.za


Health & Beauty

DO YOU NEED ...

STRESS relief. PAIN control Hypnotherapy can help. Phone Hugh on 076 897 7505

Do you need to lose those unwanted winter kg’s before your summer holiday??? Call me today for the best in Natural Weight Loss and Appetite Suppression Products. No risk of side effects!

Cher: 071 247 0936 / Eastlondonhealth@gmail.com 4

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Through the generosity and compassion of ordinary people’, churches, business and service organisations, Living Waters has been uplifting and empowering the most vulnerable members of our community, since January 1998. This past year saw over 8 900 people positively touched by Living Waters’ programs and community outreaches. Living Waters would like to offer you the opportunity to further this incredible legacy of ordinary people making an extra-ordinary difference.

Invest a minimum of

Invest a minimum of

R100.00

R 1000.00

and be a History Maker!

and be a World Changer!

Living Waters Ministries First National Bank Acc no: 62021245271 Branch Code: 211021

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Invest your skills, resources or expertise and be a Community Builder!

46 Jarvis Road, Berea Mon - Fri: 8am - 4.30pm Tel: 043 721 2915

DYNAMIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 043 726 2225


Health & Beauty

Times: 8am – 8pm Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm Sunday Contact Lee: 083 991 1619 piccolojen@yahoo.com 35B Dersley Street, Nahoon

For your convenience, we are open late by appointment only. Tues: 8-5; Fri: 8-6; Sat: 8-2 (Mon: closed) 071 161 6345 RENT-A-CHAIR: For more info phone 22 Chamberlain Rd 0711616345.

Berea, Shop 2

Best wishes for Christmas and new year

Hypnosis Works for many common difficulties Academic Performance • Stop Smoking • Emotional Issues • Weight Loss Corporate training to improve performance, confidence, job satisfaction, productivity, sales and profit. Improve company image.

084 721 0048

East London, Mthatha, Kampala E-mail: info@kwantutherapy.co.za Registered with EPASA, HEPASA, IMDHA. Fax: 086 604 8048 • www.kwantutherapy.co.za

Nicalene Coutts

Psychic Medium, Energy Healer Intuitive Life & Spiritual Counsellor 072 655 1021 nicalene@gmail.com

Catch Southern Gypsy Queen live at Murambi Country Kitchen on 22 December with a set of double tickets you can win. SMS SGQ and your name to 083 388 9517 or whatsonwin@gmail.com by Wednesday 19 December at 12 noon. To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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Jacksons Fabrics

The Fabric Shop

83 Old Transkei Rd, Nahoon T: 043 735 3750 • F: 086 861 3455 nahoon@cowie.co.za

AVAILABED

Helping you find Accommodation all over South Africa Valerie Knoetze 079 782 7070 | 043 740 5636

Puppy School - Socialisation & Training Older Dogs - Good Canine Citizen Obedience Courses. FOR EXPERTISE IN TRAINING DOGS!

Lynda: 082 601 9196 / Lisa: 071 353 7521 Email: k9lynda@gmail.com

Waterslide, jumping castle for hire. Ideal for parties. Carlos 072 376 6918, Bev 084 250 3925 bevmountfort@gmail.com

Little Sprouts

Nanny’s cooking, Holiday club, Birthday parties

Vicki – 072 118 5558

vicki@littlesprouts.co.za | www.littlesprouts.co.za

chair cover & tieback rentals Noelle 082 927 7828/076 849 2170 sittingprettysa@hotmail.com

course in: Basic obedience, East London 3 month Companion dog training Dog Training & Professional dog trainer & animal behaviourist (ethologist specialising Socialisation in cats & dogs) EL training dog whisperer School

Bessie King 083 701 4770 / 043 726 9043

Popcorn Popcorn machine machine to to hire hire

Pet Shop

043 726 1865 083 320 5308

CHEM-DRY EAST COAST Cell: 083 635 3634 Fax/Phone: 043 735 4964 CHERILYN WAKEFORD & EBENA GLASGOW Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Dry within 2 hrs eastlondon@chemdry.co.za • www.chemdry.co.za

Carlos 072 376 6918, Bev 084 250 3925 bevmountfort@gmail.com 12

DYNAMIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 043 726 2225

Waterworld 043 705 2538 9am – 5pm Adults: R15 Kids: R11


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catz pub@yahoo.com

Season’s greetings!

Where quality service is our mission!

082 822 1035

Chamberlain Centre Chamberlain Rd, Berea

Tel (w): 043 740 5636 • Fax: 086 585 5983 Email: wefixiteastlondon@gmail.com

Pamper yourself Open long hours

Lie Down Bed, 15 min or 30 min: still the best tanning.

Foot, toe, leg treatments. R130/1hr; R60/30 mins. Shoe stretching R60 pp.

R150 for 12 sessions

081 493 7170 / 043 7271102

081 493 7170 or 043 727 1102

Healing Hands Tired of stress, depression, anger, anxiety, pain? Daphne - Energy healer, psychic, massage therapist. 083 454 3998. Season’s greetings surita@fuzzhair.co.za 043 735 2072 • 52B Beach Road, Nahoon www.facebook.com/fuzz.hairdressing

The Skin & Health Clinic Beauty, Nails - no medication Skin disorders: Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne Vitiligo. Ozone hydrotherapy bath with aromatherapy. Thai Massage.

081 493 7170 / 043 7271102

A magnificent cocktail of Foaming & Fragranced Magnesium BATH SALTS AGENTS REQUIRED 084 275 3083

Tidewaters Shuttle service To & from Airport as well as in and around East London (t) 043 740 4505 (c) 082 463 7524 / 082 4166 830 www.tidewaters.co.za

Shuttle available for year end function transport To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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Five double tickets are up for grabs for the match between SA and New Zealand on 23 December. SMS Cricket and your name to 083 388 9517 or whatsonwin@gmail.com by Thursday 20 December at 12 noon. Tickets to be collected at the grounds.

HealthY LIVING

YOUR ONE STOP ORGANIC SHOP Food | Skincare | Soap | Baby | Cleaning Products | Makeup

VE WE HA D MOVE

3 FRERE ROAD, VINCENT (next to Toast Deli, opposite Selborne Primary)

Tel: 043 727 1266.

• Platters • Home-Made Dishes • Cakes & Bakes • Daily Lunches

076 568 7555

To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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SHOPPING For exclusive gifts this Christmas

We wish all our clients a Blessed Christmas Tel: 043 726 1256 Vincent Park Centre

The Craft Gallery (at Floradale Nursery)

Tel/Fax: 043 748 2419 GIFTS, FINE ART & CRAFT MATERIALS, NEEDLEWORK, BEADS, SHEEPSKIN SLIPPERS, WALLPAPER, CHILDREN’S CRAFT KITS, ETHNIC GIFTS.

A NEW FINE ART GALLERY OPENED AT THE FLORADALE CENTRE (Old Main Gonubie Road, Beacon Bay, Telephone 043 748 2419)

New clothing range Silver & semi-precious Stone Jewellery • Antique & Art Deco Furniture • Ardmore, Freakalee, & other ceramics • Professional Framing & Ready made frames • Prints 2 Donald Rd, Vincent, E L | T: 043 726 4356 | C: 083 700 4711 E-mail: vinceart@lantic.net www.vincentartgallery.co.za

Footwear Specialists Tel: 043 743 3375 Vincent Park Centre 16

DYNAMIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 043 726 2225


SHOPPING specials

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Jacksons Fabrics The Fabric Shop

83 Old Transkei Rd, Nahoon T: 043 735 3750 F: 086 861 3455 nahoon@cowie.co.za

CHESS GALLERIA DEVEREUX AVE Tel: 043 726 0225 • studiobroder@telkomsa.net

Wedding Videos and Photography. Studio Photography Tel: 043 726 2200 28 Pearce St, Berea, EL

To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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WIN 5 double movie tickets with MOVIES @ Hemingways: Simply answer the question: Does MOVIES @ Hemingways have a 3D cinema? SMS Movie, the answer and your name to 083 388 9517 or mail your answer to whatsonwin@gmail.com by Friday 14 December at 12 noon. Movie tickets must be collected from the What’s On offices in Nahoon.

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Western Park Cntr, Western Ave, Vincent | www.hobbycrafts.co.za Tel: 043 727 1297

Creative Craft Centre

Combo offer, Singer 6199 and an overlocker for the price of R6 195.00

New

Special Occasions

We Specialise in all Craft and Art supplies eg, mosaic, decoupage, beading, pewter art Christmas stock


SHOPPING

49 Tennyson St, Quigney, East London | Tel: 043 722 3260 Hemingways Mall, Food Court, Kiosk 1 | Tel: 043 721 2809

Puzzle mania puzzles games • education

Tel/fax: 043 726 0559 • Cell 082 077 0305

Exciting news: The old Footprints Café at the Mercedes Benz Coastal Education & Visitors Centre at Nahoon Point will soon be opening under new management. 20

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SHOPPING

Faeries and Fantasies 10 Donald Road, Tel: 043 726 7444

NEW

(opp Vincent Park Centre)

• Imported CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS • Great stocking fillers, • NEW Christmas Nomination Links! • All the usual, jewellery, kiddies outfits, beads, Pandora bracelets etc.

One lucky reader can win a DStv Mobile Walka. Simply answer the question: Is DStv Mobile available in East London? SMS Walka, the answer and your name to 083 388 9517 or whatsonwin@ gmail.com by Monday 20 December at 12 noon. The winner will be notified by 21 December 2012.

DStv Mobile’s new Walka 7 is perfect for South Africans who enjoy a fast-paced urban lifestyle, and want to remain “in the know” whilst “on the go”. The device is simple and easy to use, allowing customers to switch on and use it immediately – delivering on DStv Mobile’s promise of “TV anywhere, anytime”.

NOW IN EAST LONDON

Keep an eye on our Facebook page (What’s On in and around East London) throughout December for all the latest news and info. To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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GENERAL CONTACT BROCHURE MANAGEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR BROCHURES, BOOKLETS AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

Brochures must be seen to be effective. A brochure that is not on display does not speak to anybody!

Anleen Louw

Mobile: 082 200 3489 | Tel: 043 726 4487 Email: anleen@brochuremanagement.com

CHEST FREEZERS TO HIRE FOR YOUR OCCASION. Various sizes, Long term and short term. Carlos 072 376 6918, Bev 084 250 3925 bevmountfort@gmail.com

Xtreme Golf: 043 706 6808 Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm Beacon Bay Crossing 22

Xtreme Valley is giving away 2 X entries for one adult and one child. SMS Xtreme and your name to 083 388 9517 or whatsonwin@gmail.com by 14 December at 12 noon. Tickets to be collected at the course.

DYNAMIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 043 726 2225


Tel / Fax: 043 7260559 Ideal Homes Building, 19 Vincent Rd, Vincent

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KIDS’ GUIDE The Lion Park

Open every day (weather permitting) during the school holidays. Tel: 043 730 7161 Follow the N6 for 5.9 km, turn right at Seaview Farms Rd.

www.thelionpark.co.za

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FREE ENTRY TO STRAWBERRY FIELDS. Two sets of tickets can be won, free entry to one adult and one child. SMS ‘STRAWBERRY’ to 083 388 9517 or email to whatsonwin@gmail.com and remember your name and contact number. Closing date: 13 Dec. 2012. To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktails & Dinner 7 Days a week

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS FUNCTION NOW! Set menu’s available Please call us for more info

good food good value

www.windmillroadhouse.co.za

Esplanade, Quigney, EL | Roadhouse & Pizza: 043 722 9208 | Express: 043 742 0735

COUNTRY BUMPKIN CHINTSA From 14 Dec to 6 Jan ‘13 we are open on Wed to Sat nights & Sunday lunches 043 738 5226 www.bumpkin.co.za

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ll of us enjoy a meal we don’t have to make, but fast food meals are not the healthiest. Yeah! for Café Destination at Hemingways Mall. A great new coffee shop with incredible healthy breakfasts and lunches, impeccable coffees ‘to live for’, desserts and smiles all around. Owner Sharlene Schulze, a foodie, mother and entrepreneur, started the café with her husband Dirk, known for his delicious confectionery at Schulze bakery in Abbotsford, in September. She says they hope to build relationships and offer a European taste experience with a generous dollop of good old fashioned South African hospitality. Café Destination food is inspired by local chefs. Meals are fresh, clean and delicious, leaving you wondering just what ingredients has all been added together. With a German heritage, the baked goods will leave you drooling. Choose from Chelsea Danish (4th generation recipe), muffins, tartlets and of course their famous Spritzkuchen, not to mention Black Forest and Beesting cake makes it hard to decide.

Café Destination is situated next to the lifts across from Edgars at Hemingways Mall and is open Monday – Thursday 9am – 6pm, Fridays till 7pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday from 9am – 4pm. The kitchen closes at 3pm for lunch, perfect opportunity to try their cakes and pastries with a cup of Lavazza coffee, cappuccino, latte or cafe mocha. Do yourself a favour and head over to Café Destination, you will not be disappointed … promise!


RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Large selection of frozen seafood Take-away fish & chips and fresh salads Seafood platters available for private or corporate functions

Mon - Fri: 10am - 6.45pm Sat: 9am - 1pm Tel: 043 735 4114 • Old Transkei Rd

Open Tuesday to Saturdays for breakfasts, teas, lunches and drinks

Suppers Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat nights Wonderful Sunday lunches 043 748 4840 www.bumpkin.co.za Try our Finger Food and High Tea Platters for your office parties

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RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Closed 25/26 December & 1 January

INDIAN MEALS

Curry and rice, bunny chows, samoosas, breyani, roti rolls, etc. READY TO GO MEALS AVAILABLE – HEAT & EAT Mon - Wed, Fri: 9.30am - 6.30pm; Thurs: 9.30am - 6pm Sat 9am - 3.30pm. Sun 11am - 2pm. Closed 26 Dec -

6 Jan 2013 Shop 4, Checkers Nahoon Complex Placing orders and contact number: 074 888 1666

To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS Chi Chi Chinese Restaurant and Take Away

book! now

Berea branch: Open: Mon 4.30pm-10pm Tues -Sun 11.30am-10pm Every Tues & Sat: Sushi & Chinese food buffet. Only R128pp Every Wed & Thurs: bottomless Sushi. Only R120pp Booking essential: 043 721 2496 Greenfields branch: Open: Mon 4:30pm-9pm Tues-Sun 11:30am-9pm Every Wed & Sat Sushi & Chinese food Buffet. Only R128pp Bookings essential: 043 736 2435 Open 25th Dec from 11:30am to 4pm;

Christmas lunch special 26th 11:30am to 10pm, 1st Jan: 11:30am to 10pm

at Berea branch ONLY: Chinese food and Sushi buffet; six different Chinese dishes & Sushi ( maki & california roll) Only R100p.p. Eat as much as you can.

GREAT FOOD! GREAT VALUE!

Open Tues - Sat nights from 6pm & every Sat & Sun for breakfast 8:30 - 11:30am BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ALISON 083 659 8899/alison@2swans.co.za

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RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Pier 99 now offers FUSION food

We are East London's only Seafood, Sushi and Fusion restaurant. Like our Page to see our weekly specials. Sushi Buffet Wednesday Nights R130 a person

Book your Xmas function with us and let us make it special! Tel: 043 726 9185 | 2 Donald Rd, Opposite Vincent Park Centre

The Jade Garden Delicious Chinese Take-aways

17 Pearce Street, Berea, East London Hours: Tues - Fri: 11am - 8.15pm Sat: 11am - 2pm & 4.30pm - 8.15pm Sun: 11am - 1.30pm. CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Stockist of Chinese ingredients Tel: 043 721 0423 • Fax: 043 720 1314 • Cell: 083 282 8585

Weekday Specials MONDAY Pensioners Special

TUESDAY Margherita Special - Large Margherita with 2 toppings Gonubie Mall, Main Rd Tel: 043 740 1686 Beacon Bay, Sherwood House Tel: 043 748 3995 Take Away & Delivery Service Air-conditioned Fully Licensed

WEDNESDAY Kids U12 eat for FREE* 1 per dining adult *Off the kids menu THURSDAY Eisbein, grilled to perfection, served with chips & veg

Place your ad here @ R75 per month

Search for What’s On in and around East London page, like us, and stay up to date with all the happenings in and around East London

To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Café Basil • Year end Functions • Weddings Catering &

Cakes

Buffets

www.cafebasilsa.com Tel: 043 721 2823

Function Foods Lion Park Functions Venue

Weddings, parties and conferences Seats up to 200 people. Bookings now open Contact Wendy on 082 693 6555 for more information 34

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RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

Guido's Vincent

043 726 6808

Open for lunch daily.

Contact us on www.facebook.com/guidosvincent Devereux Ave, Paphos Park 35


RESTAURANTS AND COFFEE SHOPS

043 732 1172 email: lavenderbluemarket@telkomsa.net www.lavenderbluemarket.co.za Tues-Fri: 8am-3.30pm. (kitchen closes 3pm) Sat: 7.30am-1pm Sunday & Public holidays: 8am-1pm

Closed on 24-26 December & 1 January 2013. CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

Activities at Lavender Blue Lavender Blue Mountain Bike Track or Trail Run. Get your permit at Lavender Blue, R10 per ride or R250 for a season ticket. Head for the cycle track situated directly opposite the road. Do the full course (8km) or a shorter version depending on your fitness level and age. (Bikes can be hired as well.) Afterwards, stay a while and enjoy what is on offer at Lavender Blue. If you’re not much of a cyclist, the track can be walked or run. It stretches over neighbouring farms and weaves its way between the banana plantations. Serious family fun! (Regret no dogs or motorcycles allowed.) If all this action is too much for you, why not opt for strawberry picking? Saturdays and Sundays at 10am, weather permitting. Just ask at the fruit & veggie section inside Lavender Blue.

Have a coffee or meal and surf the internet here for FREE! Lavender Blue Guido’s Vincent Kauai VPC Wimpy VPC 36

Wimpy Nahoon Spur BB Toast, Vincent Boykies, Berea

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OUTDOOR FUN

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Big 5. Malaria Free. Wild Coast. Eastern Cape. South Africa Reservations: 043 734 3234 E-mail:pgr@inkwenkwezi.coza www.inkwenkwezi.com

The Place of African Legend

SOUTHERN CROSS Harbour and river cruises

CONTACT: JOHN 082 938 6275 To advertise call Tirsa 079 594 2267 / 043 735 2059 / info@thewhatson.co.za

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• Full NPL training provided from start to finish (WCM, CCM, LSA) • Type conversions and weight shift to 3-axis conversions • Train on own aircraft or schools Contact: Sharon Seager aircraft. 082 798 3263

We fly you to the destination of your choice! Tel: 043 736 1660 www.av8helicopters.co.za

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OUTDOOR FUN

Jumping it’s way into South Africa!

IT’S A GIANT JUMPING PILLOW!

All Ages • Family Fun • Parties Cnr Sherwood & Junction Rd, Beacon Bay Contact Lindee: 082 773 0884 lindee@border.co.za

Gonubie Christmas Fair 14, 15,16 December • Gonubie Sportsclub

Potjiekos Competition • Gold Rush • Coca Cola Rig • Helicopter Flip Lucky Draw • Beer Tent • Entertainment • 100+ Stalls! • Blood Bank/Jingle Bells Fun

Walk with/without dog Ent ry R 1 R5 0 A Fee: Sch du ola lts rs U1 2

Contact: Zimmy or Tim on 0832250871 / 0832702564

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OUTDOOR FUN Blue Horizon Marine Academy • Skipper’s tickets- rivers and sea • Sailing courses

For more info contact: John 082 938 6275 Glenda 083 303 7652

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OUTDOOR FUN/ACCOMMODATION

PSA Holiday Resort Quenera Mouth East

Spoil yourself and your family. The beautiful Bonza Bay Lagoon is ideal for swimming and other aquatic sports and sections of the beach are extremely popular with anglers. Your only disturbance will be the chirping of the numerous bird species, or an occasional encounter with small game. Cell: 082 880 8949 • Fax: 011 507 5297 • email: psa.resort@mweb.co.za

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Win 2 double tickets to the Umnenga Lumo Foam party on 31 December 2012. SMS Foam and your name to 083 388 9517 or whatsonwin@gmail.com by Friday 22 December at 12 noon.


Besprekings: Lara 072 225 7120 Christo 081 750 5422

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082 436 8987

Hot, hot, hot off the press! The ultimate book on surfing (and the history of surfing) in East London. A must have for all surfing and wave lovers. Contact Glenn for a copy. 083 701 7128

Open every day from 16 dec. to 6 Jan. Open every Sunday in Dec for Market Book now for New years Day Brunch teainthetrees@gmail.com

Cell: 072 611 2367

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ACCOMMODATION Clevedon Bed & Breakfast Double & Self-catering units Near Vincent Park Centre Wir sprechen Deutsch 14 Clevedon Road, Selborne

Tel/Fax 043 722 7423 Member of E.L.B&B Association

Paradise on the Wild Coast 60 minutes from East London

Umtendwe is a small private nature reserve with two self contained African-styled cottages. Come and experience the beauty and tranquility of the Wild Coast. Booking enquiries: Contact Algy Kietzmann: email: algy.kietzmann@gmail.com Mobile phone: 072 225 7113 www.umtendwe.co.za

082 927 6987 • Lucia@telkomsa.net

60 Lower Main Rd, Gonubie, 5256 • Fax: 086 265 1341

Fully Furnished • DSTV • Secure Parking • 300m from Beachfront •Serviced Daily •Lapa or portable braai’s

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EVENTS 1 - 22 Dec. Rotary Club of East London’s Annual Tree of Joy will be held at Hemingway’s Mall. Contact Janet Young on 082 961 2763 for more information. 26 Nov - 21 Dec. Jonginenge Beach Boot Camp. Join us for a 1 hour full body beach workout with a beach lifestyle edge, three times a week (Mon, Wed & Fri). Our workouts are fresh and exciting and all take place as the sun rises and before any other daily distractions, with classes starting at 5am - 6am and 5.30am - 6.30am. We have experienced lifeguards on our team ensuring that you are safe and well cared for at all times. Cost: R450 for 4 weeks. Contact Sharon on 083 565 0514 or jonginenge@gmail.com 27 Nov - 9 Dec. Brian Boswell’s Circus at Old Boys. Ticket Prices: R100, R130 (reserved), R70 (unreserved). Tickets available at circus site from 10am daily. Contact 083 629 7799 or www.boswell.co.za. See ad on page 18. 28 Nov - 8 Dec & 13 - 15 Dec. SHOWSTOPPERS DIAMOND JUBILEE (Celebrating DRAMSOC’s 60th anniversary 1952 - 2012) at DRAMSOC’s Alexander Playhouse in Cambridge, East London. Tickets can be purchased at Lee Gold Music on 043 735 1586. For more information contact Michele on 082 578 2611. 1 - 2 Dec. Ultimate Expo for Women. The very best of East London products will be on offer at Hotel Osner, Azalea Room. Shop before the festive season for boutique clothing, jewellery, gifts, artwork and many more. Sat 11am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm. Entry R20 at the door.

Contact Ashley for more info on 083 420 8583. 1 - 2 Dec. Ashby Music Academy Christmas concert at Boeretroos Theatre. Tickets R30 - Adults, R10 Kids. All parents and families as well as the general community are invited to attend. Contact Nicola on 073 078 9052 for more details. 1 Dec. Stutterheim Farmer’s Art, Craft & Xmas Market at Eagle’s Ridge in Stutterheim from 9am 2pm. Contact Melanie 083 357 0152 for more information. 1 Dec. Animal Welfare Fundraiser at St Nicholas Church Hall in Beacon Bay from 2pm - 4.30pm. Contact Gail on 084 701 7044. 1 Dec. Lifeline/Childline and Hudson Park Primary 5km Family Fun Walk/Run at Buffs Club from 8.30am - 1.30pm. Tickets R10 and available from Lifeline/Childline office (043 743 7266) or Hudson Park Primary. Christmas Fair from 8.30am. Contact Faye on 083 444 7174. 1 Dec. Cerebral Palsy Awareness Campaign Fun Run at Cambridge Athletics Club. 10km run starting at 7am, 5km fun walk starting at 7.30am. Entrance fee for runners/walkers: adults R40; children (under 15yrs) R25, wheelchair entrances are FREE! We encourage families with Cerebral Palsy/disabled children/adults to participate in the fun walk! Loads of prizes to be won. Entertainment for the whole family, plenty of food and craft stalls. Entry forms for runners/walkers can be collected at the Windmill or Plumblink or emailed or on the day. Contact: Kim on 084 084 98 28.

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EVENTS 1 Dec. Potjie Cook Off at the Farm Yard at the Python Park. Proceeds for Mc Clelland Adult Centre. Contact 084 769 8115 with all queries. 1 Dec. Boeremusiek Gilde hosts a dance at 7pm at Grens Primary School Hall, Muir Street. Contact Hilda on 083 681 4655 for all the details. 1 Dec. Art in the Park at Ann Bryant Art Gallery from 10am to 1pm. Proceeds go to Canaan Care Centre. Contact Lauren on 043 727 1297 for more information. 2 Dec. King 2 Kidds Beach road ride. Contact Candy on 083 653 1112 for more information. 2 Dec. Rotary Club of East London Sunrise will be holding a Car Boot Sale from 10am until 2pm at the Spargs Superstore car park. Anyone who has previously “treasured” items that they would like to sell can bring them along. There will be an entrance charge of R50 per car. No traders or street hawkers will be allowed. Sellers are to arrive before 10am to set up their wares. This is a fundraiser for our club and we hope to hold it every 2 months. For further information please contact Helen Batting 082 939 3039. 2 Dec. Tea in the Trees Market Day. Contact Kate on 072 611 2367. See advert on page 43. 2 Dec. Fine Faire at Beacon Bay Country Club from 11am to 5pm. Fine food, fine arts, fine crafts. Live music from 2pm - 5pm. 5 Dec. Mom’s Mid-week Market at Mel’s Fun Farm. Great outdoor time with your kids or just by yourself. R15 per person, kids under 2 free. Contact Mel on 082 258 0440 46

5 Dec. Cricket: Warriors v Dolphins (Momentum One Day Cup) at Buffalo Park from 3pm. 7 Dec. Umnenga Restaurant celebrates its 1st Birthday. Come and celebrate with us, we have a cast of extraordinary entertainers coming to put on a show to keep you dancing and singing all night long. Call 043 734 3363 for more information. 7 - 9 Dec. Hemingways Mall presents our first EVER all nighter LAN Party! Only persons 16 years of age and older may participate at the Fish Bowl, one level above Food Court. Session 1 – Friday 10am to Saturday 10am, Session 2 – Saturday 10am to Sunday 10am. Cost: R80 per session or R140 for both. Limited seats – only 60 players per session. First, second and third prizes up for grabs for each session based on performance. Please have your ID available for inspection before you will be allowed to join the LAN. Players must provide their own computers and screens. Games line-up: Counter Strike Source, Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 1, DOTA. GET YOUR GAME ON! Contact 043 721 3180 8 Dec. Moonlight Market at Acacia Tree Nursery School (NPO) in Chintsa West from 5pm – 9pm. Magical craft market and Tom’s Circus, Christmas craft activities, storytelling, wholesome food and lots of fun. In aid of our sponsorship program. www.acaciatreenurseryschool.org Contact Madeleine 074 102 8137 for more details. 8 Dec. Models Agency will be hosting the MISS CHRISTMAS FAIR at Kings Mall, Gonubie. Entry is open to all girls aged 7-10yrs, 1114yrs and 15-24yrs. Closing date is

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EVENTS Thursday 6 December. Download the entry form from www.modes-agency. yolasite.com or pick up an entry form from Kings Mall, Gonubie. 8 Dec. Hogsback Half Marathon from 8am at Arminel Hotel and Village. 8 Dec. Girls Night Out, featuring Pulse Dancers at The Venue @ Hemingways from 7pm. R100 pp, tickets from Computicket. Strictly over 21 years. For more information visit www.hemingways.co.za 8 - 9 Dec. Kings Mall Gonubie Christmas Fair. Handmade arts and crafts, homemade food stuffs and confectionery. Contact Brenda on 082 339 4968 or email bmoyce@ truegroup.co.za 8 - 9 Dec. The Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Nelson Mandela Bay. Tickets available from Computicket. 9 Dec. Ultra Triathlon at Orient Beach from 7am. For more info go to www.amatholetriathlon.co.za or contact Pam on 082 417 8998. 9 Dec. Picnic Concert - Silver Creek Mountain Band at Murambi Country Kitchen from 3pm at R60pp. Bring your own picnic basket or book a Mediterranean style picnic hamper from us. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 9 Dec. Fun Day Fundraiser for CANSA at Gonubie Mall from 10am to 4pm. 9 Dec. The East London Cantata Choir presents Chants de Noel (Maitinee voir la suite) at St Johns Anglican at 3pm. Conducted by Bruce Johnson and accompanied by David Finnamore.

9 Dec. Tea in the Trees Market Day. Contact Kate on 072 611 2367. See advert on page 43. 10 Dec. Vincent Park’s official turning on of Christmas lights, concert and start of extended trading hours from 6pm. 10 Dec. The Parlotones at The Venue @ Hemingways from 7pm, tickets R180pp. Tickets available at Computicket. 10 - 12 Dec. Extra Edge Cricket Festival at Hudson Park Primary School. 9am - 12pm for 6 - 10yr olds, 1pm - 4pm for 11 - 13yr olds. Cost R390. Contact 081 248 4323 or bthomas@hpps.co.za 10 - 14 Dec. Arty Pharty Holiday Club at Old Selbornian Sports Club. Playground from 8am - 12pm. There will be a surprise craft everyday and a party/exhibition at the end of the week. Contact Jayde on 079 181 1049 or jaydeart@gmail.com 10 - 14 Dec. Little Sprouts Holiday Club at 4 Bucholtz Street, Vincent from 8am to 12.30pm. Cost is R350 per child for the week, ages 4 - 11 years old. A cooking lesson will be done every day, sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury. They’ll do an interesting craft, play games and have time for free play. Juice and biscuits will be provided, but it is advised that a light snack is packed in. Contact Vicki on 072 118 5558. 10 - 14 Dec. Christmas Craft Club for ages 5 - 10 years. R350 per child, R600 for two. Papier mache, clay and card making. Contact Melanie on 084 700 9743. 10 - 14 Dec. Jonginenge Kids holiday adventures at Nahoon Beach

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EVENTS from 8am to 2pm. They provide a safe environment for kids to have fun, learn new skills and make friends, all during the time that they would normally be at school. Ages: 6yrs - 15yrs and cost: R120 per day. Activities include: sand boarding, surf lessons, snorkelling and beach games. All water activities facilitated by qualified lifeguards. and all equipment supplied. Contact Dean on 083 305 2590 for more details. 10 - 21 Dec. Burnside Touch Farm Holiday Club. Booking essential and limited space available. Contact Melody on 082 478 2949 for all the details. 10 - 14 Dec. Holiday pottery programme. Booking required. R150per class or 4 for R400. Mogg’s Pottery at 39 Smartt Rd, Nahoon. Phone 082 756 5734 or 043 735 0909. 12 - 15 Dec. Centrestage Crazy 80s at The Venue @ Hemingways Mall. Book at Computicket. 13 Dec. Models Agency will be holding a confidence, grooming and deportment workshop at Vincent Park for boys and girls aged 8yrs +. Participation fee is R20 per person. Please contact Melanie on 082 940 3207 to book your spot in the workshop. Download the info form from our website www.models-agency.yolasite.com 13 - 15 Dec. SHOWSTOPPERS DIAMOND JUBILEE (Celebrating DRAMSOC’s 60th anniversary 1952 - 2012) at DRAMSOC’s Alexander Playhouse in Cambridge. Tickets can be purchased at Lee Gold Music on 043 735 1586. For 48

more information contact Michele on 082 578 2611. 14 - 16 Dec. Gonubie Christmas Fair in Gonubie. Entry R10 adults, R5 scholars. Potjiekos Competition, Gold Rush, Helicopter Flip Lucky Draw, Beer Tent, Coca Cola Rig, Entertainment, 100+ Stalls, Helicopter Rides, Food Stalls Galore, Crafts, Jewellery, Clothes, Sweets, Art, Household, Great Christmas Gifts. Contact Zimmy or Tim 0832250871 / 0832702564. See advert on page 40. 14 - 23 Dec. Photos with Santa at Retail Park and receive a free Kit Kat. Banking Mall from 10am - 3pm. 14 - 23 Dec. Kids receive free Christmas hat at Retail Park, when visiting one of the restaurants. 14 Dec. Black Cat Bones at Murambi Country Kitchen from 7.30pm, R100pp, which includes a light meal. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 15 Dec. Models Agency will be hosting the CHRISTMAS CUTIE PIE competition for girls aged 3-6yrs as well as holding a fashion show at Vincent Park. Closing date for the Cutie Pie competition is Thursday 20 December. Download the entry form from our website www.modelsagency.yolasite.com or contact Melanie on 082 940 3207. Entry forms available from Clobber Surf Shop at Vincent Park. 15 Dec. Buyel’Ekhaya Music Festival at Border Rugby Stadium. Gates open at 12pm. Tickets R160 available from Computicket and Shoprite.

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EVENTS 15 Dec. Wild Kei Fest at Bayview Farm, 8km outside Kei Mouth. R120 pp at the gate, R60 per vehicle, tickets available from Lee Gold Music - R80 pp/R40 kids u12. Gate opens at 10am. Contact 083 658 7854 for more info. 15 Dec. Jingle Bells 5km Fun Walk at Gonubie Sports Field. Bring your pet along and take part in this annual big “Thank you walk” organised by the local branch of the Blood Bank. Contact Marilene van Biljon on 072 056 2374. 15 - 16 Dec. East London Cyber Games from 10am (15th) to 4pm (16th) at Beaconhurst Primary School. Entrance: Pre-Sale tickets R80, door tickets R100. For more info contact Richard on 082 359 0490. 15 - 16 Dec. Wings and Slicks Historic Race Series at East London Grand Prix track. The core of the racing will comprise, at each meeting, two races for Wings and Slicks cars (1969-1986 single-seaters) plus an endurance race. Contact Dave on 083 795 2010 for more details. 15 - 17 Dec. East London Grand Prix Era Revival 2012. Race catagories include Wings and Slicks, Springbok Series, Historic/Marque cars, Motor cycles and separate enduro races for WAS, Springbok Series and of course the famous Border 100, which will be a full 100 miles or 40 laps this year. Entry forms and other detailed information will be available as a link on the Border Motorsport Website (www.bmsc. co.za). More information available from djnkirkman@gmail.com or 083 795 2010.

16 Dec. Hybrid Affair and Market Day at Tea in the Trees. Contact Kate on 072 611 2367 for all the information. 16 Dec. Picnic Concert - Dave Goldblum at Murambi Country Kitchen from 3pm, R60pp. Bring your own picnic basket or book a Mediterranean style picnic hamper from us. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 16 Dec. Steve Hofmeyr at The Venue @ Hemingways. Tickets R100pp from Computicket, seating unreserved. See ad on page 8. 17 Dec. Local Craft and Farmer’s Market at Yellowwood Forest Campsite & Tea Garden at Morgan Bay from 9am - 2pm. Browse locally made produce and handmade jewellery and accessories. Tea garden, giftshop and bar are always open for delicious meals, home bakes etc. WiFi available. Contact 084 582 2601 for more information. 17 Dec. Carols in Concert at The Venue @ Hemingways, featuring Craig Hinds from Watershed, Kerry Hiles and Melissa Allison (Idols finalist, 2012). Tickets R25 available from Computicket. Proceeds to EL Child Welfare. 17 Dec. AmaZing Zing Zipline at Areena, come and enjoy a thrilling 10 series zip line, min/max 6 persons from 9am - 11am, R290pp. Booking essential: Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 18 Dec. Juba at Boeretroos Theatre from 7.30pm. For ticket prices and bookings, contact Lara on 072 225 7120.

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EVENTS 18 Dec. Areena Riverside Resort. 20min Game Viewing Quad Bike Safari, R110 pp, 8.30am - 9am. Pellet gun target shooting. Try your hand at shooting our targets, R60pp, 11.30am - 12.30pm. AmaZing Zing Zipline, come and enjoy a thrilling 10 series zip line, min/max 6 persons. R290pp, 2pm - 4pm. Booking essential: Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 18 - 21 Dec. Jonginenge Kids holiday adventures at Nahoon Beach from 8am to 2pm. They provide a safe environment for kids to have fun, learn new skills and make friends, all during the time that they would normally be at school. Ages: 6yrs - 15yrs and cost: R120 per day. Activities include: sand boarding, surf lessons, snorkelling and beach games. All water activities facilitated by qualified lifeguards. and all equipment supplied. Contact Dean on 083 305 2590 for more details. 19 Dec. Xmas Market at 2 Swans from 4pm. Goodies, food, carols, jumping castle and much more. For more info contact 083 659 8899. See advert on page 43. 19 Dec. Models Agency will be hosting the MISS BALFOUR PARK competition at Balfour Park. Entry is open to all girls aged 7-10yrs, 11-14yrs and 15-24yrs. Closing date is 18 December. Entry forms can be collected from Free Range Kids at Balfour Park, or download the entry form from our website www.models-agency.yolasite.com. 19 Dec. Albert Frost and the Blues Broers at Murambi Country Kitchen from 7.30pm, R125pp, includes a light meal. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 50

5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 20 Dec. Models Agency will be holding a confidence, grooming and deportment workshop at Vincent Park for boys and girls aged 8yrs +. Participation fee is R20 per person. Please contact Melanie on 082 940 3207 to book your spot in the workshop. Download the info form from our website www.models-agency.yolasite.com. 20 Dec. Areena Birdwatchers Cruise, 9am - 12.30pm. Look out for the Fish Eagle while you cruise down the Kwelera River. R70pp, bring your own refreshments. Wacky Water Obstacle Course, 2.30pm 3.30pm. Get ready to get wet and have some fun, R95pp. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 21 Dec. Archery at Areena, 11.30am -1pm. Try your hand at being a Robin Hood, R110pp. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 21 - 30 Dec. Driftwood Studios. Open Sculpture Studio & Gallery, 10am - 5pm daily. Visit George Kockott, sculptor at Driftwood Studios, as he makes art from wood, metal, stone and ceramics. R10 adults, children free. Includes juice and biscuit/fruit. Phone 083 689 5826 before visit to open Complex gate. Directions: www.driftwoodstudios.co.za. View works on www. georgekockott.co.za 22 Dec. Golden Oldie nite at Incognito Lounge, Commercial Road, Arcadia from 9pm. R60 entry. Top DJ’s Faried “Uncle Funk” Kops, Philip “Zeke de Freak” Groom, and Steven “Stevie B” Lawrance among

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EVENTS others. Playing you all the hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Come and enjoy the evening in aid of the DJ Sobey Old Age Home. For tickets call Mel on 082 690 1666, Faried on 078 216 1548 or Kenny on 078 046 0524. 22 Dec. Areena Beer and Boerewors Cruise, 11.30am - 1pm. Join us for a cruise on the Kwelera River and get a beer and boerewors roll on board. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 22 Dec. Southern Gypsy Queen at Murambi Country Kitchen from 7.30pm, R100pp, includes a light meal. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. To win tickets to see the show see page 9. 22 Dec. Family fun day at Mpongo Private Game Reserve, from 8am. Spitbraai: R100 per adult, R60 per child [4-12 years of age] and Free [0- 4 years of age]. Entry fee: R50 per person of all ages which includes jumping castle, water castle, face painting, entry fee to Touch Farm; Aviaries; Lion & Wild Dog Enclosures and hippo viewing. Sweet buckets for the children will also be on sale. For enquiries call 043 742 9000/9. 23 Dec. Christmas Carols at Tea in the Trees from 11am and Market Day. Contact 072 611 2367 for more information and times. 23 Dec. Carol service at Vincent Methodist Church, Princes Rd, Vincent. 7pm. 23 Dec. Areena Santa’s Elves Cruise, 12.30pm - 2pm. Dress up as an elf and get a juice and a treat on board, R80pp. Booking essential

Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 23 Dec. Local Craft and Farmer’s Market at Yellowwood Forest Campsite & Tea Garden at Morgan Bay from 9am - 2pm. Browse locally made produce and handmade jewellery and accessories. Tea garden, giftshop and bar are always open for delicious meals, home bakes etc. WiFi available. Contact 084 582 2601 for more information. 23 Dec. Picnic Concert - Stefan Dixon at Murambi Country Kitchen from 3pm, R60pp. Bring your own picnic basket or book a Mediterranean style picnic hamper from us. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 23 Dec. Cricket: 2nd T20 International SA v New Zealand at Buffalo Park. 24 & 26 Dec. Areena Ama Zing Zing Zipline, 8.30am 10.30am. Come and enjoy a thrilling 10 series zip line, min/ max 6 persons. R290pp. Booking essential: Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 26 Dec. “After Christmas Rush” Cruise, 2.30pm - 4pm. Bring your refreshments and join us for a cruise down the Kwelera River, R70pp. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 27 Dec. 20min Game Viewing Quad Bike Safari, R110 pp, 8.30am - 9am. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 27, 28 Dec. Haga Fest. Exhibitors & food stalls, Helicopter Flips, Children’s Fun Park, Cycle Torque

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EVENTS mountain bike challenge, OppiePlaas Cross country run, Weber outdoor cooking competition, boeresports, Beauty contest, Spitbraai /Dozi live with Rick Earth and various local artists, Castle Lager Beer Tent. Contact 083 703 1711. 27 - 30 Dec. Cricket: Warriors v Cape Cobras (Sunfoil series) Sat Buffalo Park Stadium. 28 Dec. Brendan Larter and Man Bites Man at Murambi Country Kitchen from 7.30pm, R100pp, includes a light meal. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 28 Dec. 60min Game Viewing Quad Bike Safari, R250 pp, 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 28 Dec. Models Agency will be hosting the MISS HAGA competition taking place at the Haga Festival. Entry is open to all girls aged 7-10yrs, 11-14yrs and 15-24yrs. Closing date is Thursday 27 December. Download the entry form from our website, www.models-agency. yolasite.com or contact Melanie on 082 940 3207. 28 - 31 Dec. Ian von Memerty and Family - U R Fantastic at the Alexander Playhouse, R85pp. Book at Lee Gold Music on 043 735 1586. 29 Dec. Archery at Areena, 3pm - 4pm. Try your hand at being a Robin Hood, R110pp. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055.

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29 Dec. Ninky Noo’s Trail Run. Contact Liam Victor on 082 927 3395 for more details. 29 Dec. Chintsa’s Got Talent show at the Forest Theatre, Tea in the Trees. Contact Kate on 072 611 2367 for more info. 30 Dec. Goons Family trail run at Umnenga Lodge. 5km and 15km fun trail run, food on sale and entertainment for the children. Registration will be at 7am. Lots of family fun. For more information please contact 043 734 3363. 30 Dec. Black South Easter at Murambi Country Kitchen from 3pm, R60pp. Bring your own picnic basket or book a Mediterranean style picnic hamper from us. Booking essential, contact James 084 600 5716 or tickets available at Lee Gold Music. 30 Dec. Canoe trail and Hike, 2pm - 4pm. A stunning paddle, energetic hike and a little swim, R80pp. Booking essential Areena Riverside Resort 043 734 3055. 31 Dec. Lumo Foam Party at Umnenga Lodge. Come and join us as we end 2012 with a bang. Great music, promotional specials and much much more. Pre bought tickets R50 per person, and on the night R65 per person. Tickets available from 1 December. Call 043 734 3363 for all information.To win free tickets for this party see page 42. 31 Dec. New Year’s Eve Countdown at East London International Convention Centre from 8pm. Live entertainment by Shake the Room. R185 pp, lucky draws and free bottle of bubbly.

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EVENTS 31 Dec. New Year Catz Pub style. Pick up at your house (regret not Gonubie) between 7pm and 8pm. Enjoy a casual light supper at Catz. At 10pm you are driven down to the harbour to board your cruise which will take you onto the bay to watch the fireworks as we celebrate the new year. Complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Back to the harbour where your taxi will be waiting for you to transport you home. PACKAGE: R345 per person. To book call Janine on 084 515 1695. 1 Jan. New Year’s Day brunch at Tea in the Trees from 10am 12pm. Booking essential. Contact Kate on 072 611 2367 to book. ANN BRYANT ART GALLERY 30 Nov. – 9 Dec. E L Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition Gallery hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 12pm Closed on all Public Holidays. The gallery will also close at 1pm on Monday 24 December and on Monday 31 December. The Coach House Cafe will be closed from Saturday 22 December

and will re-open on Monday 14 January 2013. 5 – 22 Dec. “Shift” - a solo exhibition of new painting and cut-outs by Greg Schultz. (www. gregschultz.co.za) 9 Dec. – 26 Jan. Ann Bryant Art Gallery Permanent collection. A selection of European Paintings from the Victorian era as well as a good cross-section of South African art spanning ten decades. Raggies Events: Spargs Centre, Beacon Bay. 13th - Boargasm 15th - Habit To 19th - Holly and the Woods 24th - Xmas with the Groovey Child. 31st - New Years Bash. Eden Nursery events: Situated at Lavender Blue on Old Gonubie Road. Saturdays from 11am: Worm Talks. Contact Michelle on 084 798 6249. Fridays: Kidz Summer holiday workshop from 11am or 2.30pm: R20/30min

EDEN NURSERY is on the terraces next the to dam, behind Lavender Blue Open Tues – Fri 8.30am-3pm and week-ends/public holidays 8.30am12.30pm. WEDNESDAY IS PENSIONERS DAY, FRIDAY IS KIDZ DAY.

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what to do ANN BRYANT ART GALLERY: Upper Oxford Street. Open weekdays 9.30 am – 5.00 pm; Sat 9.30 am 12.00 pm; Tel 043 722 4044. Entry free. AQUARIUM: Esplanade. Open daily 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Fish feeding daily 10.30 am; seal show daily at 11.30 am & 3.30 pm. Tel 043 705 2637. Adults R28, Children (3-18) R17, Pensioners R17, Schools/groups R11 per learner. CALGARY MUSEUM: 13 km from East London on Stutterheim Road. Fine collection of restored horsedrawn vehicles and a gypsy caravan. Open daily. 9 am-4 pm. R6 – Adults; R3 – Children; Tel 043 730 7244. FORT GLAMORGAN: One of a chain of protective garrisons, built in 1848/9. The Powder Magazine is now a national monument. Tel 043 731 1610. GATELY HOUSE: Bottom of Terminus Street or entrance through zoo. Home of E.L.’s first mayor – family heirlooms well preserved. Open Wed & Thurs 8am - 4.30pm. Sun 11am 4pm. Admission by donation. Tel 043 711 4107. GERMAN SETTLERS MEMORIAL: Esplanade. Commemorates the 1858/9 arrival of more than 2000 German men, women and children, who helped expand the settlement. HOODPOINT LIGHTHOUSE: Open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am - 12pm; 1pm - 3pm. R12 adults, R8 pensioners, R6 children. Reservations Tel 043 700 3056. LIBRARY: Gladstone Street. Visitors welcome. Open Monday - Thursday 9 - 6; Friday 9 - 5; Saturday 8.30 - 12.30. Tel 043 722 4991. MUSEUM: Upper Oxford Street. (Entrance and parking off Dawson Road.) Open Mon-Thurs 9.30am - 4.30 pm; Fri 9.30am - 4pm. NOTE: The Museum is closed over weekends and public holidays until further notice. Tel 043 743 0686. Adults R15; Children R5; School groups R3pp. Pensioners R10. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day. MINIATURE TRAINS: Gonubie Farmers Hall. Contact Clive Kirkland on 082 715 4422 E.L. ZOO: Open 365 days a year 9am - 5pm. Tel 043 722 1171. Colourful variety of animals, birds and reptiles in beautiful park surroundings. Refreshment kiosk. Adults R28; Children (3-18) R17; Special rates for Schools/ groups R11; Pensioners R17; Organised 1½ hour night walks (max 40 people) can be booked by phoning 043 722 1171. THE BUFFALO VOLUNTEER RIFLES REGIMENTAL HQ AND MILITARY MUSEUM. Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm. Curator: Monday – Wednesday mornings only. No entrance fee, donations welcome. Cnr Fleet Street and Buffalo Street. 043 742 0677. Curator 082 749 4545

LIONS CLUBS: Cambridge: 3rd Wednesday 7pm. Highgate Hotel. Tel. 043 748 2790 Gonubie: 3rd Thursday 7.30pm. Gonubie Golf Club. Mike Bridle Tel. 082 550 5283 Port Rex: 2nd Monday 7.30pm. 18 Muir St, Southernwood. Tel. 043 722 4541. East London West: 072 639 2484 PORT REX VRYBURGERS: Tel Louis Jooste 043 748 2588 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Beacon Bay: Softball Club, Glen Eagles Drv. Bunkers Hill. 6.30pm Thursdays. Bonza Bay: Blue Lagoon Hotel, Beacon Bay. 6.30pm Mondays. East London: Fridays 12h45. Border Cricket Buffalo Park. Tim Gane. 082 584 0483 Gately: Regent Hotel. 12h45 Tuesday. Gonubie: Weekly, on a Tuesday 18h30 for 19h00 at Gonubie Hotel. Sunrise: Berea Gardens Home.Cnr Chamberlain and Jarvis. 06h30 Mondays. Margaret 083 630 4853 ROTORACT (Ages 18-30) East London: Tel Claire 083 353 9254 Hamiltons Club, Clevedon Road. 5.30pm every 2nd Tuesday. KAFFRARIAN RIFLES ASSOC. Serving all ex-members. Tel 043 742 0677. SENIOR CITIZENS Berea Service Centre - 22 Facilities/ activities including a midday meal. Tel 043 726 5319 Meals on Wheels - Social functions, meals. Tel Dolly 043 735 2166. Senior Citizens Association Montrose, 37 St. James Rd. Tel 043 722 1416. Service Centre ACVV Eldorado Social functions, meals and health care. Tel 043 743 5295. Beacon Bay Craft Markets, every Sat @ Spargs, 8.30am - 12.00 pm Gonubie Craft Market, Gonubie Main, 1st, 2nd & last Saturday, 8.30am - 1pm. Court Crescent Craft Market, Beach Front, every Sunday from 7.30am. Arts & Craft first & last Sunday from 7.30am to 1pm. AREENA RIVERSIDE RESORT MARKET DAY. Every last Sunday of the month. 11am - 3pm.

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Great Kei River

Morgan Bay 90km Marsh Strand Haga Haga 72km Bosbokstrand Cefane 43km Crawford Cabins Cintsa East 45km Buccaneers Retreat 35km Cintsa West Cintsa Bay Glen Muir 33 km Four Seasons 30km Queensberry Bay 30km Glen Navar 34km Glen Eden 35km Glen Gariff 27km Yellowsands 26km Areena Resort 23km Kwelera 35km Sunrise On Sea 30km Rainbow Valley 29km Gonubie 19 km Gwenshaw Gonubie Springs 10km

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Shadow Park Quinera Lagoon Bonza Bay 10km Pirates Creek Beacon Bay Blue Bend

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Nahoon Beach 5km Eastern Beach

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