National hobbie cat championship


The national hobbie championship was held during the last long weekend of April. Gale force winds on the first day of the races were followed by very little wind for the following days. The bay was animated by 50 colourful hobbie cats sailing between Hobie beach and Bell Buoy.

The sardine run is on !!!!

Every year, the Sardine Run natural phenomenon takes place along the east coast of Africa, with sardines swimming up the Agulhas current from the south waters  of Africa up along the east coast to Mozambique passing along PORT ELIZABETH;  No need to say that with the sardines, comes all the predators looking for their protein-rich sardine concentrate 🙂 those are the whales (who take this opportunity….nature works wonders, to go up the stream to the warm Mozambique channel to have their calves), the sharks, the dolphins, the gannets (those are incredible birds looking like kamikaze planes hitting the sea surface and swimming deep to catch the sardine…) incredible sights!

Nelson Mandela Bay offers all this “sardine run” procession a haven, a place to rest during storms and high swells, so get to book your outing, for the day, or for the week OUT THERE and DO NOT MISS this opportunity! Contact Rainer at expert-tours or Louis at Prodive

Sardine Run

Opening of the season with lots of fun and activities

Today, 16th December, tradition obliges, will see the official opening of the season in Nelson Mandela Bay with a fireworks and laser show tonight a the Pier of Hobie Beach, Summerstrand.

Weather forecasts report a hot, sunny, beautiful weekend and crowds of holiday makers should flock the beach this weekend! Go go Nelson Mandela Bay Port Elizabeth!!!!

Do not miss also the Seafood Festival held at the Noordhoek Fish Club on the 17th and 18th December!