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 It’s the research work and learning international conference, it will take place in Grahamstown, the main focus being on transgression and transformation.
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Humewood Golf Course

Eastern Cape
Humewood Golf Course

The Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth belongs to the top ten in the country and hosted the South African Open four times. The course surrounds the impressive double-storey club house, from where one can enjoy the beautiful views of the course itself and Algoa Bay. Humewood is known to be tough. The fairways are undulating, the bunkers deep, and the frequent strong winds, often gale force between October and January, top it up. This is one of the finest courses in the country and golf-loving delegates may want to enjoy the course that spans 18 holes and is just over 6km long. There is a well-appointed clubhouse with a fantastic view of the ocean as well.

Walking Tour Of Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape
Walking Tour Of Port Elizabeth

Explore Port Elizabeth, Ibhayi (“the bay” in isiXhosa) or the Friendly City as it is affectionately known by locals. This is the coastal hub of the Eastern Cape and has many hidden treasures and some amazing history. With its rich history and variety of attractions, delegates can enjoy a walking tour of the city – stopping off at the Campanile (commemorating the 1820 settlers), Donkin Reserve, Vuyisile Mini Square, Fort Frederick and the South End Museum. City tours often start from the Campanile Memorial – an important landmark situated at the entrance of the railway station and then proceed to follow Route 67 – an exciting trail that combines the best elements – both historical and modern day – of the people and culture of the Eastern Cape. It also pays tribute to Madiba’s 67 years of service to South Africans.

For Fantastic Wildlife Experiences

Eastern Cape
For Fantastic Wildlife Experiences

Both the Kragga Kamma Game Park and Seaview Game and Lion Park are situated close by, giving delegates the chance to interact with creatures of the wild. Lush coastal forests and grasslands are home to vast herds of African game, including white rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species. All the animals roam freely, unrestricted in their natural surroundings. This is an owner-operated, animal-friendly park, where no hunting or other disturbance of the game is permitted, therefore you always get close-up views and great photo opportunities. Take a drive in your own vehicle through the park on the well-maintained roads (no need for 4x4) and enjoy viewing the game in any weather condition from the comfort of your car. For those really close encounters, choose the two-hour guided tour in an open game-viewing vehicle with a professional guide providing you with interesting information on the animals and the historical background of the area.

The Red Location Museum

Eastern Cape
The Red Location Museum

The Red Location Museum stands out amidst a collection of brightly coloured houses, with distant views of the ocean. Its iron, wood and steel construction echoes its shanty town location and recalls the oppressive days of apartheid. This is an award-winning museum where visitors can explore the struggle for freedom, situated on the site of the city’s first black township. It is definitely worth a visit for some insight into the past. It's a museum about memory and metaphor that seeks to engage with the nation's recollections of an unjust past, using exhibitions depicting the horrors of institutionalised racism and the heroic efforts of the anti-apartheid movement. It's one of only two museums in the country specialising in apartheid history (the other is the Apartheid Museum near Soweto, Johannesburg) and it's the only museum in South Africa that houses an internal mausoleum. Visitors should see the Red Location Museum as an extension of daily life in an extraordinary township, so stay a while and take advantage of a local tour and the cultural encounter of a lifetime in the company of the residents of New Brighton.

A Cruise To The St. Croix Island Marine Reserve

Eastern Cape
A Cruise To The St. Croix Island Marine Reserve

Is a highlight for visitors to Port Elizabeth. This is home to the largest breeding colony of African penguins – there are over 20 000 of them. Bottlenose dolphins are also often spotted from the boats, and sea birds, shipwrecks and Cape fur seals will probably all make an appearance. Raggy Charters, in combination with the Baywatch Marine Conservation Project, offers expertly guided whale-watching, dolphin-watching and African penguin-watching cruises in South Africa. Raggy Charters is the only licensed boat-based whale and dolphin watching permit holder in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. If you are as committed to wildlife as the Raggy Charters team of Algoa Bay, then book an exciting and educational Penguin Patrol day out. Not only will you get to see animals in their natural habitat but you also get to experience how they are saved and rehabilitated. It is an early morning start with a boat trip in search of as much wildlife as possible, and then the rest of the day is filled with a visit to SAMREC and Bayworld!

Magnificent Beaches

Eastern Cape
Magnificent Beaches

From the numerous Blue Flag beaches in Port Elizabeth to the exquisite stretches of unspoilt sand along the Wild Coast, the Eastern Cape is home to some of the finest beaches in the country. There are six swimming beaches, stretching from Bluewater Bay on the N2 towards Grahamstown, to Sardinia Bay in the west. The temperature of the water is warm, peaking at 23 degrees Celsius in summer and around 16 degrees Celsius in winter. The city of Port Elizabeth is very proud of its international Blue Flag status, awarded to King's Beach, Wells Estate Beach and Humewood Beach. All have good water quality, excellent lifesaving standards, parking and clean ablution facilities. These beaches continue to uphold their Blue Flag status and are a proud attraction in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape's beaches are more wild and unspoilt when compared to the many commercial beaches in South Africa. Visit these pristine beaches and experience something different.

Take A Township Tour

Eastern Cape
Take A Township Tour

Experience life in the townships on the outskirts of East London and Port Elizabeth; enjoy spending some time with the local folk; buy a few homemade objects; enjoy the local music; perhaps taste some local beer at a tavern or eat marogo at a nearby restaurant. A morning spent in the Port Elizabeth townships and settlements of Zwide, KwaZakhele and Ramaphosa puts you in the midst of a bustling street market, where sidewalk barbers, wire artists and hooting taxis hold sway. And rest assured – your touring company is an expert crew with a social conscience. During a midweek Port Elizabeth township tour, you'll find places like Zwide, KwaZakhele and Korsten humming with activity. A troop of streetwise goats look left and right before crossing. A few mothers stand, gossiping at a tap and collecting water while their children play. Further along on your township tour, you'll find a market. On sale, everything from fruit and clothes to beaded cell phone holders and doilies. Under an awning, a hairdresser shaves all the hair off his customer's head – they call it the chiskoplook. There's nothing quite like Port Elizabeth township tours – they are so full of life.

Follow In The Footsteps Of Madiba

Eastern Cape
Follow In The Footsteps Of Madiba

Follow In The Footsteps Of Madiba

Learn About Traditional Xhosa Culture

Eastern Cape
Learn About Traditional Xhosa Culture

In the Eastern Cape, your delegates will have the opportunity to explore traditional Xhosa culture – learn about cultural practices and enjoy the singing, dancing and marriage customs when visiting one of the authentic cultural villages in the province. Enchantment winds through the Xhosa language, dress and rituals. Their language is often called the “click” language because of its three dominant clicks, which came about when the Xhosa mixed with the Khoisan. In Xhosa culture, the women are easily recognised by their heavy dress, matching turban and coloured dots decorating their faces. This will be a true South African cultural experience that will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Learn To Surf In J-Bay

Eastern Cape
Learn To Surf In J-Bay

Jeffreys Bay is known as the surfing capital of South Africa. As a result, there are some surf schools in the area just waiting to teach your delegates a thing or two about getting onto a board and heading out into the ocean. While no-one has any great expectations for beginners, it’s a fun activity and a great team-building opportunity. Although it’s technically a fishing village, what makes J-Bay special is that a wave can run for up to 800m, offering surfers an unbeatable and everlasting ride. J-Bay features a number of surf breaks that harness the approaching swell as it meets the offshore reef. The most famous of these is Supertubes or “Supers” where, on good days, a 4ft to 8ft wave runs from the point along the reef and includes a classic barrelling section, before closing out at a spot called Impossibles.

Horse Riding At Addo

Eastern Cape
Horse Riding At Addo

You won’t miss an elephant sighting if you book your delegates to enjoy a horse riding adventure at the Addo Elephant National Park. The vast national park has over 450 elephants and is an ecological gem in the area. You can also enjoy hiking trails, 4x4 trails and marine eco-adventures. All horse trails within the Addo Elephant National Park are conducted by experienced guides on sure-footed, well-trained horses. Riding hats are available for visitors’ use if required. Addo horse trails depart from the main camp to the Nyati area, which is home to elephants, buffaloes, black rhinos, zebras and antelope.

Bungee

Eastern Cape
Bungee

One, two, bungee! When you’re about to leap off the Bloukrans Bridge, you’re about to safely plunge 216m into the gorge below. As far as adrenaline rushes go, you don’t get much better than this. And the beautiful surrounds don’t hurt either. For team-building opportunities, your more adventurous delegates may want to bungee jump off Bloukrans Bridge. For those who prefer “soft adventure”, there are walking tours onto the bridge for perfect photo opportunities. The Bloukrans Bridge, at 216m, is the highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world and attracts adventure seekers from all over the globe. It’s found along the scenic Garden Route, offering one of the most spectacular bungee jumps in South Africa, if not the world. This slick, professional bungee operation is run by Face Adrenalin, a member of the Southern Africa Tourism Association. These specialists in South African bungee jumping put safety first with all equipment conforming to international standards, and highly trained and experienced staff ensuring that you enjoy the jump of a lifetime.

The Valley Of Desolation

Eastern Cape
The Valley Of Desolation

Set in a curl of the Sundays River, the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest settlement in South Africa and has seen more than two centuries of travellers, adventurers and prospectors pass through its streets. Today it is a vibrant centre for tourism, game farming and traditional agriculture. For something completely different, have your group take a 4x4 trip into the incredible valleys and sheer cliffs of the Valley of Desolation. Part of the Camdeboo National Park and operated by SANParks, there a number of outdoor activities on offer, including hiking and birding in spectacular scenery. When you stand at the Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo National Park, surrounded by precariously balanced dolerite pillars rising to heights of 120m, you could imagine you're standing in God’s quarry. This national park practically surrounds the historic town of Graaff-Reinet and offers a variety of landscapes and activities to the visitor. With the plains of the Great Karoo as its backdrop, prehistoric fossils on the valley floor tell of a landscape formed hundreds of millions of years ago.

Nelson Mandela Museum

Eastern Cape
Nelson Mandela Museum

Follow in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps by visiting the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, Mandela’s ancestral home. Enjoy guided tours of the area and discover the South Africa that formed this great man. To give a true overview of Nelson Mandela in all phases of his life, from his youth in Qunu to his role as statesman, the museum – built in his honour – comprises three separate structures: the Bhunga Building in Mthatha; the Qunu component; and an open-air museum at Mvezo, where Madiba was born. Situated on the N2 highway in Mthatha, in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, it promises visitors a memorable cultural experience and insight into the life of Nelson Mandela, with guided tours and a heritage trail that follows in his footsteps.

Addo Elephant National Park

Eastern Cape
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth is rated as one of the best places in Africa to see elephants up close. It's also South Africa's third largest reserve with an enormous diversity of species and vegetation. Addo Elephant National Park is a sanctuary for more than 550 elephants, lions, buffaloes, black rhinos, leopards and the unique Addo flightless dung beetle. Enjoy game drives, horse riding, 4x4 trails and guided walks. The park also incorporates a marine section where you will find Great White sharks and Southern Right whales, which means that South Africa’s Addo is one of the few reserves in the world that can boast having the Big Seven! Addo is just a short drive from Port Elizabeth, the largest city in the Eastern Cape, where visitors can pick from a range of accommodation and adventure activities.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Eastern Cape
Shamwari Private Game Reserve

At Shamwari Private Game Reserve you can stay in luxurious accommodation, enjoy Big Five game drives and relaxation retreats, learn about rhino conservation, and visit the wildlife rehabilitation centre. Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape, offers visitors award-winning luxury accommodation in the heart of malaria-free big game country. Game viewing and responsible tourism go hand in hand as you view the Big Five and enjoy five-star pampering and cuisine. Shamwari Private Game Reserve stands in a class of its own. It has been voted the best game reserve and conservation company in South Africa for 10 consecutive years. After a morning of admiring magnificent wildlife, you deserve a treatment in one of three luxury spas. You can also spend the afternoon at one of the local beaches nearby, before enjoying the sunset back at the reserve, with drink in hand and the sound of jackals performing a suppertime serenade.

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