Umtamvuna’s unique history explored

2016-06-02 06:00
 Photos: vusi mthalane At the ‘meet and greet’ (from left) Theresa Samuelson, Megan Brunette and Lencel Celliers.

Photos: vusi mthalane At the ‘meet and greet’ (from left) Theresa Samuelson, Megan Brunette and Lencel Celliers.

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AS the C.H Mitchell bridge over Umtamvuna River turns 50 this year, Ugu South Coast Tourism’s­ Umtamvuna area committee­ hosted guests to a “meet and greet”, which included a boat cruise and an information-sharing session.

Speakers at the event stressed the importance of doing more to promote the unique history of Umtamvuna and Port Edward, which has not been exploited to its full potential.

In 1552 the Portuguese ship São João ran aground near modern-day Port Edward on the nearby coast.

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