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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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5 Third Avenue Guesthouse

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5 Third Avenue Guesthouse

5 Third Avenue Guesthouse is located in the garden suburb of Walmer, is the closest of any form of accommodation to Port Elizabeth Airport. We offer B&B and Self-catering accommodation in 8 rooms

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Coastline Weekend Getaway - R950

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Coastline Weekend Getaway - R950

Spend sunny days along the coastline of Port Elizabeth. Create ungrforettable memories when staying at Ibhayi Town Lodge this Summer and save 50% in the process. 

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2017 SUMMER: GARDEN ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

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2017 SUMMER: GARDEN ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

4 Days / 3 Nights Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna

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5* Boardwalk Hotel & Casino: Cosy Winter deal

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5* Boardwalk Hotel & Casino: Cosy Winter deal

Enjoy fantastic savings at the Boardwalk!

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Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2!

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Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2!

Take advantage of this great deal and enjoy the holiday you've been dreaming of! Book your 3-night getaway at Singa Lodge and only pay for 2 when you stay between 01 May to 30 September 2017.

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Stay 3 nights, only pay for 2!

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Stay 3 nights, only pay for 2!

Save by staying longer at Ibhayi Guest Lodge! The longer you stay; the less you pay. Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2! Enjoy a free breakfast included in your booking. 

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Hlosi Game Lodge Kids Stay Free!

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Hlosi Game Lodge Kids Stay Free!

Take the family on a trip of a lifetime and book your family safari holiday at Hlosi Game Lodge. Our luxury family suites and family safari tents accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in two separate be

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2017 SUMMER: GARDEN ROUTE PACKAGE

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2017 SUMMER: GARDEN ROUTE PACKAGE

4 Days / 3 Nights Jeffreys Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna