Archive: November, 2013

Port Elizabeth Game Reserves

Game Reserves

Port Elizabeth is the main city of Nelson Mandela Bay and the Eastern Cape. It is a coastal town that is also known as the Friendly City and, when visitors have been here and met the locals, there is no confusion as to why it has earned this name. Although Port Elizabeth has always been one of the quieter cities of South Africa, it continues to grow as a very popular tourist destination, particularly over the summer holidays when the hotels in Port Elizabeth are filled to capacity and its spectacular beaches are littered with bronzed bodies and families playing on the white sand.

 

Another of Port Elizabeth’s main tourist attractions is the wildlife to which it and its surrounds are home. There are a number of game reserves and parks in and around Nelson Mandela Bay that continue to welcome tourists from all over the world. In these, animals like elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes and zebras are commonly found. This entire region is malaria free, making it ideal for families with little ones.

 

Some of the most popular game reserves in the area include … Read more

The Sukume Museum in Port Elizabeth

The Sukume Museum and Xhosa Culture Centre is an unassuming little treasure nestled behind the massive Walmer Township of Port Elizabeth. It may be small and basic, but that does not mean that what is inside is not fascinating and fun for young and old alike. In fact, the humble exterior belies the intriguing experience beyond the doors.

 

The purpose of this facility is primarily to uplift the local community, giving people (especially mothers) the opportunity to improve their own lives, gain training and educate their children. The attached primary school is, therefore, of utmost importance to the local families, many of whom cannot afford school fees. Therefore, the goods that are available at this museum (arts, crafts, clothing and accessories) have all been made by these children’s mothers, and the proceeds go towards the education of the little ones. Read more

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