weekend has returned and it's time to ring it in with the Bay this weekend!
Here's what the Friendly City has
in line for you:
Friday, 13 April
SEE: Gallop on
over to Fairview Racecourse to witness Live Thoroughbred Horse-racing between
12h00 and 18h00. Entry is free and group bookings are available. Safe and
secure parking options are promised and there will be full catering, bar
facilities and betting facilities at the event.
the South End
Museum on the corner of Humewood Road
& Walmer Boulevard in South End, Port Elizabeth. The museum's operational
hours are 9h00 - 16h00 on Mondays through to Fridays and 10h00 - 15h00 on
weekends. There is no entrance fee but donations are encouraged for the
maintenance of the museum.
TASTE: Enjoy fine
dining at Ginger and
set the tone for your weekend chill. They are open daily for lunch between
11h00 - 15h30 and for dinner between 18h00 - 22h00. The average price for a
meal is around R165 and you can find Ginger located in Marine Drive,
through Pearson Conservatory in
St George's Park, Park Drive in Central PE. Time travel through Victorian
architectural history and get lost in the floral wonder or merely just picnic
in its shade. Entry is free and the park is open between 08h00 and 16h00 on
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Saturday, 14 April
SEE: Check out
the Southern Kings vs Cardiff Blues at
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Gates for the rugby showdown opens at 17h00, kick
off is happening at 19h35 and the game ends at 22h00. Tickets cost R10 (for a
scholar ticket - available at the stadium ticket office), R50 (for the
unreserved, open stand seating area) and R150 (for the reserved Royal Lounge
seating) - the latter two prices can be bought here.
DO: Get fit
every Saturday with the Hobie
Beach Park Run that treads a smooth 5km through
P.E from 08h00. The run is free - all you have to do is register online beforehand
and you're good to go.
TASTE: Get your
tea on this Saturday with the Tea by the Sea event
takes place at The Verandah at The Beach Hotel. This permanent Saturday event
stirs into motion between 11h30 - 14h00 and charges guests R85 each for the tea
your inner Beauty or Beast at the Old Library - a Victorian
Gothic era portal is nestled in central Port Elizabeth and will transport you
to another time before even reading a book. The trading hours vary in the week
and the library is closed on weekends - view all of the operating hours here.
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Sunday, 15 April
SEE: Sea and
assist some penguins over at SANCCOB situated
in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Marine Drive. The Port Elizabeth Centre
offers self-guided tours at a cost of R40 per adult and R25 per child /
pensioner and Home Pen feeding times are 09h00 and 14h45. There is also a
coffee shop where you can grab a quick cuppa and a bite to eat. For more
information, visit their website or
call 041 583 1830. Go on a virtual tour here.
DO: Get jazzy
by the water with the Jazz by the River event
that goes down at Bridge Street Brewery in the Baakens Valley every Sunday
between 13h00-16h00. The event, hosted by Tim Sedso, has no entrance fee
allowing you to save your coin for the beverages.
TASTE: Whet your
appetite at the Sunday Lunch at Bridge Street Brewery which
takes place every Sunday lunchtime at Bridge Street Brewery in the Baakens
Valley and costs a measly R65 per person.
the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship participants
kicking into gear in Nelson Mandela Bay this Sunday between 06h30 and 23h59.
General entries are closed, however professional athletes and partners can
still register here. For more information,
check out their facebook.