SA Freedom Weekend Insider: Chill out in PE this weekend

2018-04-09 12:35 - Saara Mowlana
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The weekend is back and it's time to lay back with some cool and chill things to do with or without a bae in the Bay.

This is what PE has in store for you this lazy long-weekend with Freedom Day on the move:

Friday, 27 April

SEE: Witness horse-racing under the moonlight with Fairview Racecourse in Draaifontein Road, Greenbushes, for Live Thoroughbred Horse-racing. 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. 

DO: Go to the Sports & Adventure Festival taking place at Fairview Action Arena - 5 A-Side Soccer on the corner of Mimosa Road and Frank Landman Street, Fairview. The fun kicks off at 09h00 and runs until 21h00. The prices are yet to be confirmed. For more information, email:

TASTE: If you're hungry, or if your name is Peter, head on down to Hungry Peter for some tasty curry in a hurry grub to quell your hunger. This flavour trip is located in Beach Road, Summerstrand at The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino. The average meal price sits at around a comfy R45.

EXPLORE: Visit Kragga Kamma this Friday and experience a wide range of game on a guided or self-driven tour. Located in Kragga Kamma Road, Port Elizabeth, this game drive experience allows guests the option of a self-drive tour at an entry fee of R80 for adults, R40 for scholars (3 - 18 yrs old) and FREE for pre-school kids (0 - 3 yrs old). Guests who wish to have an optional hop-on guide are charged R550. For more rate information, click here

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Saturday, 28 April

SEE: Have some Ele-phun at Addo Elephant National Park in Paterson Road, Addo. SA citizens get in at R68 per day for an adult and R34 per day for a child. For more information on rates, click here

DO: Bibliophiles can get their fix at Mundy's Book Exchange located at 73A Cape Rd, Parsons Hill. Get lost in a book and maybe adopt a new one while letting another leave the nest of your bedroom shelf. For more information, call 041 373 8520.

TASTE: Get your weekly dose of spilling the tea 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 experience. 

EXPLORE: Visit the Donkin Lighthouse based in Belmont Terrace, Donkin Street between 09h30 and 15h30 on Saturdays and enjoy your trip to Giza sans visa with the pyramid that sits alongside the lighthouse making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. For more information, call 041 582 2575.

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Sunday, 29 April

SEE: Pay tribute to Led Zepplin with the Led Zeppelin Tribute happening at The Music Kitchen in Mangold Street, Newton Park. The party will be rocking between 19h00 and 22h00. Tickets cost R200 and can be bought at The Music Kitchen. 

DO: Take a calming Sunday stroll along the Summerstrand Boardwalk in Beach Road, Summerstrand, for absolutely FREE. 

TASTE: Grill your hanger at Grillers Diner in Cape Road - between 5th and 6th Avenue in Newton Park. Meals average at about R80 - giving you value for your settled beef in a classic diner decor setting. 

EXPLORE: Enjoy a Sunday ferry cruise to wrap up your weekend with Addo's Sunday River Ferry located in Aquavista Cres, Colchester. Rates vary depending on the type of cruise desired and whether or not you wish to include catering - for more on this, visit their website