Win a trip to The Boardwalk

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Feeling the need for a getaway with your significant other? With its mild spring temperatures, Nelson Mandela Bay is an ideal destination. Enter this competition and you and a loved one could soon be off to the ‘Friendly City’ for a stay at Sun International’s luxurious Boardwalk Hotel and Casino.

With its mild climate and loads of attractions, Nelson Mandela Bay has plenty on offer this time of year. Enjoy a taste of the beachfront lifestyle with stunning sea views and a brisk stroll along the promenade, followed by a dip in the Indian Ocean.

Sun International’s luxurious Boardwalk Hotel and Casino is one of the top spots in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth). The hotel offers sweeping views of Hobie Beach, which boasts Blue Flag status, and the famous Shark Rock Pier, which melts into the Indian Ocean beyond.

The Boardwalk offers a choice of top restaurants and bars and is the only licensed casino in Nelson Mandela Bay. Try your luck on exciting slot machine games, tables of roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat and amadice.

Get the keys to the city with a Nelson Mandela Bay Pass. This smart card provides free admission to a host of attractions and activities including museums, game reserves, art galleries, sightseeing tours and much more. Art lovers will be especially inspired by the colourful Route 67 ‘walk of art’ created by Eastern Cape artists to honour the late Nelson Mandela, the region’s most famous resident.

Whether you explore Nelson Mandela Bay on land or at sea, you will experience nature at its best. Meander through the beautiful Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve and along deserted beaches on one of Heavenly Stables’ well-schooled horses. Look for dolphins and whales swimming along the shore or head out to sea for a deep-sea fishing experience.

The picturesque riverside village of Colchester offers another fun land and water experience. At the Sundays River Adventures, you will find various activities – sandboarding, canoeing, boat cruises and a restaurant serving South African-inspired meals and snacks.

For a unique Big Five experience, venture an hour outside of the city to the Addo Elephant National Park. It’s the third largest park in South Africa, and it stretches along the Sundays River Valley to the river mouth. Here a marine reserve protects one of the largest colonies of Cape gannets in the world, as well as about 50% of the total population of endangered African penguins living in the wild.

Addo is famous for its elephants, but now it’s also home to the Big Five, as well as sea mammals – whales, great white sharks, African penguins and seals. The area is also the bottlenose dolphin capital of the world.

There are plenty of spring specials at the moment. So, book now, hop on a plane and see for yourself why Gqeberha is called the ‘Friendly City’.

One lucky reader can win a mid-week break for a couple valued at R25 800 in total. To win, simply answer the following question:

Where can you use the Nelson Mandela Bay pass for free entries and discounts? (scroll down to enter)
The prize includes:
  • A three-night, mid-week stay for two at The Boardwalk Hotel valued at R12 000 (breakfast included).
  • Dinner vouchers from The Bayside Pantry for any two nights of your stay, valued at R700 per night. Enjoy a buffet spread featuring tantalising favourites like pastas, meat, salads and appetising fish dishes.
  • On arrival, you will be welcomed with goodie bags valued at R300 each from Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism as a reminder of your visit to the “Friendly City”.
  • During your stay, you can explore the city with an unlimited access Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Pass valued at R2 000 each.
  • Spot the Big Five in Addo Elephant National Park during a half-day game drive experience for two (valued at R3 800).
  • Relax on a river cruise down the majestic Sundays River while you soak in the spectacular views and observe birds and other animals in their unspoilt, natural habitat. The Sundays River Adventures experience is valued at R2 000.
  • Explore the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve and beach on horseback. Heavenly Stables caters for all levels of riders using horses and ponies. The experience is valued at R2 000. Riders need to wear long trousers and closed shoes. Helmets will be provided.
  • All activities include transfers.

The competition has ended. Thank you.
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