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Spoiling Your Man In Port Elizabeth
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Spoiling Your Man In Port Elizabeth

Men are notoriously difficult to shop for. Spoiling your man in Port Elizabeth can be a real challenge, even when you have the best intentions and a pretty good idea of what he likes. For couples in Port Elizabeth, there are a number of options when it comes to spoiling him with a day of fun and adventure. Ladies, remember that you may need to have a spirit of adventure and be a little innovative to make these romantic, if this gift is being given as a celebration of an anniversary, for example. But, with love and a little creativity, anything in possible! Deep-sea fishing Algoa Bay i...
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Port Elizabeth Markets
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Port Elizabeth Markets

The Port Elizabeth Markets are so much fun. Usually held outdoors, they offer locals and visitors the opportunity to browse stalls with so much to offer. Markets are usually really varied, offering a wide array of food, clothing, gadgets and accessories. They appeal to a broad base of the population and are usually excellent for shoppers on a budget. Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, offers visitors plenty of shopping opportunities, including a number of markets. These are ... The Flea Market on the Beachfront Every weekend, hundreds of stalls line the promenade along the beachfront. These...
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The Red Apple Farm Stall near Port Alfred
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The Red Apple Farm Stall near Port Alfred

The Red Apple Farm Stall is less than 30 kilometres from Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape, and is set apart by the owner’s very real passion for South Africa as well as their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint that they and their customers leave behind. As a typical farm stall, The Red Apple offers plenty in the way of homemade goodies, but also serves delicious breakfasts and lunches and is an ideal day out for the family. The Farm Stall at The Red Apple has a huge variety of hunger-busters, homemade preserves, health foods and much more. Much of the stock is produced locally ...
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Seeing The Friendly City From Above
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Seeing The Friendly City From Above

Another year has come and gone and I was pressed to find an anniversary gift for my husband. He’s not the romantic type, so unless it’s edible or makes a big noise, it just doesn’t hit the spot with him. The challenge was on and, with the help of John Huddlestone and his team, I managed to get an ear-to-ear smile out of Sheldon as he boarded a R22 helicopter for a flip around our home town of Port Elizabeth. This flying school, Helicopter Charter & Training, has been thrilling visitors and educating flying enthusiasts since its establishment in 1993. John Huddlestone is the chief flight...
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Camping In Baviaanskloof
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Camping In Baviaanskloof

Baviaanskloof is an area just 120 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth, nestled within rugged mountains and boasting an endless variety of nature’s finest to enthral those that love the outdoors. Its untouched beauty, seclusion and abundance make Baviaanskloof one of the country’s most idyllic camping spots. The entire area of Baviaans includes the Baviaanskloof Mountain Range as well as the small towns of Willowmore and Steytlerville. While small, these towns have a very distinct culture of their own, which creates a definite vibe around this Karoo Heartland area of the Eastern Cape. Summ...
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Shopping In Jeffreys Bay
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Shopping In Jeffreys Bay

Affectionately known as J-Bay to locals and regular visitors, Jeffrey’s Bay is well known for a number of reasons. Its biggest “claim to fame” is almost certainly that it was host to one of the legs of the annual surfing competition, the Billabong Pro. With its reliable swell and temperate weather conditions, this has become the favourite surf spot of thousands of sporting enthusiasts, not least of who are the world champs. This competition draws thousands of visitors to this small town every year. Before, during and after the event, these ones take the opportunity to get the most out of J...
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Building Castles On The Bay’s Beaches
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Building Castles On The Bay’s Beaches

Port Elizabeth, the biggest town making up Nelson Mandela Bay, is famous for its more than 40 kilometres of beautiful shoreline. What makes the many beaches of PE really special is how very different they are from one another. From pristine stretches of uninterrupted white sands and turquoise waters to rugged hideaways that are littered with teeming rock pools that meet the scrubby vegetation on the dunes. There are beaches for surfing, sun-tanning, swimming, snorkelling, SCUBA diving, or just playing on the shore. For generations, the Port Elizabeth beaches have lured visitors from all...
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The Shell Festival
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The Shell Festival

Jeffrey’s Bay is best known as the surfing Mecca of champions and sportsmen from all over the world. The same beaches that host these local and international surfing enthusiasts and their spectators are home to another South African treasure. This is the extensive collection of exquisite shells that occur naturally along these shores. As the chill of winter dissipates and spring is well on its way, the annual Shell Festival lures thousands of South African and foreign visitors to Jeffrey’s Bay to see some of the beauty that exists in its shell variety. More than 600 types of shells come in ...
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Explore the Pumba Private Game Reserve
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Explore the Pumba Private Game Reserve

The Pumba Private Game Reserve is situated on Lake Kariega in the heart of the Eastern Cape. This luxury reserve showcases the true beauty of South Africa within the comfort of opulent lodges and world-class amenities. As the home of some of the world’s most beautiful animal species (including the Big 5), Pumba promises visitors a really rewarding wildlife experience. Pumba Private Game Reserve makes for the perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon, a family getaway, business trip or spa escape. It is close enough to towns like Grahamstown (a 20-minute drive, in fact) and Port Elizabeth...
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Explore the Kariega Game Reserve
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Explore the Kariega Game Reserve

The Kariega Game Reserve is a stunning escape in the heart of the Eastern Cape, boasting each of the magnificent Big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant). However, nature-lovers are in for a very rewarding experience because, in addition to these impressive species, there is a plethora of other animals to see within their natural habitat. This includes almost 300 bird species and 25 different kinds of game. International visitors are assured that this entire area is a malaria-free zone, so no extra precautions need to be taken. The reserve is situated on the Kariega River and ...
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5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet
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5 Things to Do in Graaff Reinet

Graaff Reinet is a historical town in the Karoo Heartland of South Africa. This area is known for its spectacular countryside that is ideal for farming. And, although this town enjoys a politically historical value, it is also the site of fascinating fossils and other archaeological wonders. It is the fourth-oldest town in the country and boasts more heritage sites than anywhere else in South Africa (at more than 220 different sites). Visitors to Graaff Reinet have plenty to do and see during their visit to the Karoo. Here are five of our favourite Things to Do in Graaff-Reinet Val...
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Falling in Love in (with) Coffee Bay
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Falling in Love in (with) Coffee Bay

Often, the thing that makes a destination so very special for us is the memories that it invokes; the special meaning it has to us personally. Coffee Bay, on the Transkei coastline, is one of those places. In fact, it is where I fell in love with the man I’ve been married to for eight years now, and will always give me a bit of the “warm and fuzzy”. A lot has changed since that December holiday in 2003, but the vibe of Coffee Bay and its unspoilt beauty remains. Rolling emerald hills end in dramatic cliff faces of black rock that plunge into the turquoise sea waters below. White beaches str...
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Kicking Back at the Kirkwood Wildsfees
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Kicking Back at the Kirkwood Wildsfees

The Kirkwood Wildsfees is fast becoming one of the Eastern Cape’s largest, and most successful, events. It is characterised by a really festive ambience with plenty of sights, sounds, competitions, stalls and performances. Set in the heart of the little “dorp” of Kirkwood in the Sunday’s River Valley, the Wildsfees was originally intended to showcase agricultural and wildlife-oriented. Any other time of the year, Kirkwood is a sleepy hollow in which locals enjoy the tranquillity of the Eastern Cape bushveld and surrounding mountains. Some of the top performers in South Africa travel to b...
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The African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary and Endangered Species Breeding Centre
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The African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary and Endangered Species Breeding Centre

About 50 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and 30 kilometres from Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape is the African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary. Nestled within a fertile valley, this provides a welcome escape for visitors, but an important rescue and protection initiative for a number of wildlife species. The beauty is awe-inspiring, making for a very special and memorable experience. There are over 200 different animal species (including an array of birds) that currently reside in the spacious enclosures at African Dawn. Some of these species include... Black Eagle Knysna Loerie Blue C...
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Some of the Best Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
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Some of the Best Restaurants in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is the hub of the Eastern Cape and a popular tourist destination, particularly during summer. It is also bursting at the seams with awesome places to eat, often complete with stunning views of the sea. Being so spoilt for choice; we have identified some of our favourite spots to wine and dine in the Friendly City. Raasoie The inviting atmosphere of a restored old Walmer home is only the first little hint to the magnificence that awaits hungry patrons. The menu is extensive with plenty of vegetarian options. Although the focus is mainly on authentic Indian curries (such ...
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