LEGACY OF THE PAST.
In contrast to the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape is a largely undeveloped province that is often passed over by tourists. Part of the reason for this is the historical legacy of the region, which has seen it carved into black and white areas in a more consolidated manner than elsewhere in the country. The Eastern Cape has thus developed an excessively political culture. The region played a pivotal role in the struggle against Apartheid with many key figures in the freedom movement hailing from the region. Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko both originate from this region.
Humewood Golf Course
For any golfer visiting PE, you must find a way to play at Humewood. The views of the ocean and the holes through the jungle are amazing. Although, they can also be somewhat distracting. Even for the non-golfer, the views and the wildlife are worth at least lunch at the clubhouse. It is tough to recover on the course from a swing thought of...'wow, there are monkeys on the green'.
The Algoa FM Lifestyle Expo & Airshow event
The fifth LIFESTYLE LIVING EXPO will be held for the first time in conjunction with the AIRSHOW at the Algoa Flying Club, Port Elizabeth Airport.
Included in the lifestyle action weekend from the 29 – 31 October, is an expo to inspire new interest in home, leisure, family, food and outdoor living with a wide range of products on view, from art to furniture, flooring to garden decor, toys, outdoor leisure and vehicles. Don’t miss brilliant ideas, special “Expo Only” offers, innovative products, sampling, free advice – it’s a Lifestyle Expo – there’s something for everyone.
On Saturday there will be an awesome Airshow, not seen in PE for ten years. Between 9.30 and 17.00 there will be major acts from the SA Air Force and other participants.
Aircraft that will be seen include:
Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team (SA Air Force)
Oryx helicopter (SAAF)
SANDF Parachute Team
SAAF Casa 212 twin-engined military transporter
Cessna 208 Caravan
SAAF BK 117 Chopper
SAAF Cheetah Supersonic Jet Fighter (See Picture)
Sasol Flying Tigers aerobatic team (using four former Eastern Block L29 jets)
The awesome Sea Fury
L39 Jet flown by Russian Display Pilot, Sobolev Valeriy (Click here for a picture by Werner Hills of Die Burger)
Extra 300 Aerobatic Plane
Boeing Stearman biplane with wingwalker
Yak18T - a light passenger aircraft doing aerobatics...
Fly-by's from various airlines
There will be a static display supported by the South African Police and South African Air Force, including helicopters, experimental aircraft and a flight simulator.
The focus of the Algoa FM Lifestyle Expo & Airshow is a fun day, with entertainment for the entire family, like a beer tent, live music, food stalls, kids area. A free shuttle service will run from Victoria Park High School’s parking area every day, courtesy of the Algoa Bus Company’s “Baby Beth”.
Entry is R40 per adult and R10 for those under 12.