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The 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

1 - 22 August 2017
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Overview

This is an ultra-marathon of approximately 89km that is held in KZN. It is an annual event that takes place during the second quarter of the year and is one of the oldest annual events in South Africa, as the first race took place in 1921. Run between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the race alternates between an “up” and “down” run, from the coast inland and vice versa.

Many call it the world's greatest ultra-marathon, and one of the reasons this fabled South African marathon has the title is because of the wealth of legends in its history.

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Location

Experience picked for you

Meet the gentle giants at Addo Elephant Park

Wildlife safari

Meet the gentle giants at Addo Elephant Park

If you’re in love with elephants, then Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth is the place for you.

Experience the sardine run - the greatest shoal on Earth!

Wildlife safari

Experience the sardine run - the greatest shoal on Earth!

Starting in May, millions of sardines make their way from the cold waters of the Cape to the warmer tides of KwaZulu-Natal

Immerse yourself in history with the Donkin Heritage Trail

Vibrant culture

Immerse yourself in history with the Donkin Heritage Trail

The Donkin Heritage Trail in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro city of Port Elizabeth is mainly based around the Central district, and consists of a large collection of historic Victorian buildings and monuments

Go on thrilling adventures in Port Elizabeth

Active adventure

Go on thrilling adventures in Port Elizabeth

Adventures in Port Elizabeth are designed around the great outdoors.

Enter the penguin and gannet stronghold - Bird Island

Breathtaking scenery

Enter the penguin and gannet stronghold - Bird Island

South Africa is amazing from coast to coast, but sometimes you just have to venture a little further out to sea, to appreciate more of the beauty that this country has to offer.

From craft beer to local favourites, enjoy the best brew at Bridge Street Brewery

Bustling city life

From craft beer to local favourites, enjoy the best brew at Bridge Street Brewery

The Bridge Street Brewery in Port Elizabeth, the latest venture of South Africa's famous brew master, Lex Mitchell, combines a trendy location with a firm commitment to the finest of beer-making traditions.

Voting Line sculpture – a symbol of the1994 elections

Vibrant culture

Voting Line sculpture – a symbol of the1994 elections

Walking around the Voting Line sculpture, you get the true sense of the Rainbow Nation of South Africa.

Get to know South Africa’s Friendly City – Port Elizabeth

Bustling city life

Get to know South Africa’s Friendly City – Port Elizabeth

Home to stunning beaches, interesting museums and award-winning wildlife destinations, and also some of the friendliest people in the country.

Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Sun-soaked coasts

Enjoy Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches

Port Elizabeth has a number of wonderful beaches including the Blue Flag King’s Beach, Wells Estate Beach and Humewood Beach.

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Sun-soaked coasts

Get your board out and surf the world’s best at Jefferys Bay

Hitch a ride on some of the most spectacular waves the world has ever seen

Take an unforgettable road trip in the Great Karoo

Breathtaking scenery

Take an unforgettable road trip in the Great Karoo

Spanning nearly 400 000km2 in the geographic midriff of South Africa, the Great Karoo must be one of the quietest places on Earth.

Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Vibrant culture

Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Port Elizabeth's urban-based Route 67 is one of the most exciting and creative of South Africa's inner-city developments.

Enchanted Mountain – Hogsback

Breathtaking scenery

Enchanted Mountain – Hogsback

The little town of Hogsback has become an arts and crafts colony, a photographer’s preferred location, a nature lover’s haunt and a honeymoon couple’s top choice of romantic hideaways in the Eastern Cape.

Mountain biking and the Owl Route

Vibrant culture

Mountain biking and the Owl Route

The Owl Route is a 50km U-shaped dirt road in the Eastern Cape province, best explored by bicycle.

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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Vibrant culture
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Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent.

The 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

Bustling city life

The 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

The 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown

Black Eagle Lodges - The Lodge (1)

Eastern Cape

Black Eagle Lodges - The Lodge (1)

our accommodation will surprise you with its friendly atmosphere and competant staff.  All rooms have private entrances and en-suite showers.  less than 5 minutes from the airport.  Close to shops and restaurants as well as major entertainment centres.  Perfect for business or leisure.

ZAR 251

Neptune Guesthouse and Conference Centre (1)

Eastern Cape
ZAR 251

Neptune Guesthouse and Conference Centre (1)

We are in Bluewaterbay on the beachfront and close to the Swartkops river mouth.

ZAR 651

26 On Chamberlain Guest House

Eastern Cape
ZAR 651

26 On Chamberlain Guest House

Situated in Top Town, Queenstown and overlooking the majestic landmarks of Bowkers Kop and Longhill, this exclusive and award winning Victorian Style Guest House provides secure, on-site, privately allocated under-cover parking bays together with swimming pool, honesty bar, lounge with fireplace, and air-conditioned dining room.

ZAR 251

Sandown Lodge (1)

Eastern Cape
ZAR 251

Sandown Lodge (1)

At Africa Beach Bed and Breakfast you will discover a place to unwind in solitude or relax in the company of others, whatever you desire.

Portobello Place Bed and Breakfast

Eastern Cape

Portobello Place Bed and Breakfast

We offer accommodation with DSTV and a minutes walk away from the Eastern Beach.

Dirkies Dream Beach Front Accommodation

Eastern Cape

Dirkies Dream Beach Front Accommodation

Jeffreys Bay, famous for its world-class surfing and accommodation, is more than just a surfer’s paradise.

Mandyville Hotel

Eastern Cape

Mandyville Hotel

Less than 1 km away from Dolphin Beach, Mandyville Hotel in Jeffreys Bay offers spacious rooms, barbecue facilities and free Wi-Fi access.

ZAR 395

Khol Newman Bed and Breakfast (1)

Eastern Cape
ZAR 395

Khol Newman Bed and Breakfast (1)

Beachwalk Bed and Breakfast in Port Elizabeth, offers 4-star accommodation in Port Elizabeth, only 60metres from popular beaches and close to the Boardwalk Casino, Entertainment and Restaurant complex.

Majestic Hotel

Eastern Cape

Majestic Hotel

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The Loerie Hide

Eastern Cape

The Loerie Hide

The four luxury, on-suite bed and breakfast rooms are set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, affording guests an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of East London.

Coral Tree Guest House

Eastern Cape

Coral Tree Guest House

Coral Tree Guest House

Akweja B&B Accommodation (1)

Eastern Cape

Akweja B&B Accommodation (1)

Experience sincere hospitality at Conifer Beach House where customer excellence and privacy are priority.  Feel welcomed by the warm Victorian exterior, at home in front of the fire-place with a glass of wine in-hand or escape to a world of tranquillity in the lush tropical garden… This jewel is in very close proximity to the beach, casino, entertainment centre, golf courses and a mere 5min.

ZAR 1500

HANNAH'S LOG CABINS (1)

Eastern Cape
ZAR 1500

HANNAH'S LOG CABINS (1)

Bukela Game Lodge is a romantic and secluded safari destination tucked away into indigenous trees and bushes at the top of a hidden valley.

ZAR 251

i-Lollo Lodge

Eastern Cape
ZAR 251

i-Lollo Lodge

i-Lollo Lodge is situated at the mouth of the Kromme River facing the Indian Ocean in the picturesque coastal village of St Francis Bay.