Mystery Ghost Bus now permanent aspect of local history

2015-10-14 06:00

PORT Elizabeth’s rich history, folklore and legends are about to be permanently preserved in an entertaining manner, when illusionist, Mark Rose-Christie, the owner-creator of the Mystery Ghost Bus Tours of South Africa, announced recently that the PE version of the tours will now run permanently in his hometown.

This is owing to the unprecedented success of the PE tours now consistently selling out.

“One reason for this seems to be our recent utilization of social media, particularly Facebook, for our marketing. Another seems to be that all of PE’s newspapers and radio stations have become increasingly cognizant of the value of these partly historical tours. And lastly, tourism has grown dramatically in PE, where the tours are increasingly sought by tourists now too,” Rose-Christie explained.

“We now look forward to presenting the Mystery Ghost Bus to tourists increasingly often. Where ghost buses are rare in the world, ours present a fair amount of PE’s history, architecture and legends, which together with the entertainment we offer, make for a comprehensive attraction overall.”

Rose-Christie added that recently SA’s and Cape Town’s key tourists, the Germans, British and Dutch, have also come to know that their South African history actually lies mostly in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, where simultaneously it is these same cultures which have a rich tradition regarding legend tours, particularly ghost and murder tours.

“We, the citizens of PE, can thus generally be very proud of our city, where I’m over the moon that the Mystery Ghost Bus can now run as a permanent attraction for locals, holidaymakers and tourists alike.”

With sell-out tours in September and October, Rose-Christie has opened PE’s first-ever “Halloween” tour on the Mystery Ghost Bus, which will run on October 28. For more details, visit the website www.MysteryGhostBus.co.za or ‘Mystery Ghost Bus of South Africa’ on Facebook with bookings already open at www.quicket.co.za. Costumes are encouraged for the Halloween tour

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