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Nelson Mandela Bay to host major tourism conference: SATSA 2018 Conference

Nelson Mandela Bay to host major tourism conference: SATSA 2018 Conference

L-R: Dewald Nieman, Eastern Cape Chapter Chairperson; Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism CEO, Ms Mandlakazi Skefile and SATSA Chief Executive Officer, David Frost at the recent Eastern Cape chapter meeting and conference venue site inspections. Nelson More »

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The much awaited 5th Annual Ebubeleni Music festival promises to be the biggest ever music concert in Port Elizabeth by far.  New and a bigger venue with very user-friendly facilities.

“Aldo Scribante Racetrack is this year’s venue.  We have been looking for Ebubeleni’s home for the past 4 years and Scribante Racetrack just seems to be what we have been looking for, – plenty of safe parking, massive revellers’ space to picnic and dance, braai facilities, sheltered Vendors’ Food Stalls, Easy Access to the venue, just off ramp from main road for people coming from all the townships and suburbs and people entering Port Elizabeth from all angles” said Marc Mahambehlala, Project Manager of Ebubeleni Music Festival.

The event will be held at Scribante Racetrack on the 30th of December, the last [Friday]weekend of 2016. The growth of this festival has seen its support by revellers, primarily and initially from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro increase to a national event status seeing revellers from all over the country’s nine provinces trek down to Port Elizabeth to enjoy the festival.

What has marked this event’s uniqueness from the other motley of music festivals around the country is its family orientated theme, where people bring their picnic baskets, cooler boxes, camp chairs etc. Another insistence of the organisers is all inclusiveness of the event wherein all genres across all races are accommodated in terms of performing artists thus embracing the spirit of togetherness and social cohesion.

This year’s line up has been carefully selected to cater for young and old and it includes Mzansi’s multi-awards winners Mafikizolo, The Legendary – Tsepo Tshola from Lesotho; seasoned Xhosa R&B Singer Ringo Madlingozi; American Vocalist Monique Bingham; American Grammy Award Nominated R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress Syleena Johnson of “I’m Your Woman” fame. Also sharing the stage will be South African chart toppers appealing mostly, but not limited to, youth TiMO ODV, Musa , Fifi Cooper, Emtee, Babes Wodumo, DJ’s:  SPHEctacula & Naves and Port Elizabeth Born stars, Vusi Nova, Phinda Matlala and NaakMusiQ supported by the very best of Nelson Mandela Bay’s local artists.

Tickets are still very reasonable although the line up is so beefed up, in November only, there is a special for one to see their favourite artists with an Early Bird ticket at R160 for general access, from December it is back to R200 for a general ticket, R250 for Golden Circle, R700 for VIP and R50 for Cooler Box Tickets.

Tickets can be purchased from Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and House & Home stores nationwide. Revellers must please make sure that they purchase all their tickets before the event including the Cooler Box Ticket, because strictly no tickets will be sold at the gate.

Gates at Scribante Racetrack will open at 10:00am and the festival starts from 12:00 until late.  People are urged to come early to secure their picnic and braai spots. Revellers can either bring their meat or buy braai packs from various Tshisa Nyama’s at the venue.  There will also be a Public Cash Bar for any top ups and enough Food Stalls who will be sponsored by White Star Super Maize meal.

We have also partnered with Uber and would like to encourage people to please consider leaving their cars at home and rather use Uber Services so that they can be 100% sure of enjoying themselves without worrying about driving tired after hours  and of their safety.  To sign up they can get a safe and reliable ride with the Uber app. First ride is free up to the value of R100 when you download the app and sign up with the promo code EBUBELENI16.

The 5th Ebubeleni Music Festival is brought to you and supported by The National Department of Arts and Culture, National Lotteries Commission, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Mzansi Magic Music, Vodacom, Umhlobo Wenene FM,  KQ Fm, The New Age Newspaper and Mahambehlala Communications.

For more information, please contact Mahambehlala Communications on 041 819 9898 or  like us on Facebook (Ebubeleni Music Festival) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Announces Its Travel Guide App

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) is proud to announce the launch of its newly upgraded mobile application “Nelson Mandela Bay Travel Guide”, now offering an updated user interface, improved functionality and updated information, providing users with a smooth and easy to use mobile platform, for locals and visitors alike who are eager to explore the Bay.

The upgraded NMB Travel Guide application aims to provide users with an in depth look into Nelson Mandela Bay and all the exciting activities and experiences that lie within it, serving as a constant source of relevant and updated information, such as: Upcoming Events, Things To See and Do, Accommodation, Transport, Business and Emergency Contacts and Free Wi-Fi Spots.

“Many people who will see the application for the first time would be very surprised at how much there is to do in this city, be it site seeing, heritage, amenities or entertainment, Nelson Mandela Bay has a lot to offer, and our newly updated app encompasses all there is to do in the city, in an easy to use mobile format. I would like to encourage all to download the app and start exploring today.” Shared Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Ms Mandlakazi Skefile

The initiative also seeks to boost the local economy, by exposing and referring users to locally owned businesses such as restaurants, accommodation venues and shopping facilities. The application also comes with a pin point mapping system, which accurately navigates the user to the highlighted destination. Users are now able to communicate directly with a product, through various forms of communications media links (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & TipAdvisor), as well as share specific points of interest via social media and email.

Commenting on the benefits of the application, Portfolio Chairperson for Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture, Cllr Andrew Whitfield said: “Through the utilization of technology and keeping with the times, this application not only gives visitors access to a variety of activities and experiences in Nelson Mandela Bay, but also stimulates the local economy through the exposure it provides to the business owners whose services are listed on it.”

The deals offered on the application aim to create loyalty amongst users and add great value to locals who are looking for activities in the city. Deals and special offers also benefit business owners by attracting more feet through their doors, thus stimulating the local economy.

Event organizers are able to list their events on the application and the NMBT website at no charge, enabling local events to reach a much wider target audience. To list an event on the website, visit:

“Access to information is a form of empowerment in itself, and I believe that this will not only provide tourists with an overview of the city, but residents as well. All these factors go far in growing our local economy and creating much needed employment within various sectors of the market.”  Said Executive Director for Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture: Anele Qaba

The application is free to download on all mobile platforms (Android, Apple & Windows), making it compatible with all mobile devices. The application is small in size (6MB), allowing a quick and easy download. For more information, contact Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism at 041 582 2575, or visit our website: