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2018 IMESA Companion Tour proudly sponsored by
WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2018
LEFT: Route 67 CENTRE: Campanile RIGHT: Donkin
Explore Port Elizabeth’s Route 67 stopping at various points. Route 67 consists of 67 Public Art Works symbolising Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of work dedicated to the Freedom of South Africa and includes 67 steps leading up the second largest flag in Africa. The artworks were designed by local artists from the Eastern Cape. The route is a proud celebration of our cities heritage and history.
Companions will climb the famous newly renovated Campanile. The Campanile contains the largest carillon of bells in the country in addition to its chiming clock. When its song time, the tower tops ring out with a carillon of the original 23 bells, conjuring nostalgic cries of history. The excursion will end with a little picnic at the Donkin with cold drinks and treats.
THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2018
LEFT: Angelic Wings Ceramics RIGHT: Baywest
Creative ceramic art class for about 2 hours at Angelic Wings Ceramics. This includes all equipment required. Companions will be taken to Baywest to do some shopping ending their excursion with a lunch at Melissa’s in Baywest.
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2018
LEFT: Cape Recife lighthouse CENTRE & RIGHT: SAMREC
Companions will visit the 24 metres high Cape Recife lighthouse. It is the turning point into the bay and warns mariners of Thunderbolt Reef and other hazards which have to be given a wide berth. The tower is built on a rock foundation, known as D’Urban, and it situated on a headland in the midst of a large expanse of sandy beach.
SAMREC is Port Elizabeth’s new marine bird and penguin rehabilitation and education centre. The centre’s purpose isn’t just to rescue and rehabilitate, but to also inform and educate the public through their different programs. Companions will tour the marine rehabilitation and education centre and experience nature through sight, sound and touch.
Breakfast will be provided.