Home to some of South Africa’s most revered citizens like Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, the Eastern Cape is a treasure chest of rich tradition and culture. You’ll also find Coega in Port Elizabeth, mandated to develop and operate the 11 500 hectares of industrial land adjacent to the deep water port of Nggura. No pressure there! With a vision to be a champion for socio-economic growth in the province, who better that Miliswa Filtane, Key Account Manager at Coega to share some of the Eastern Cape hot spots and nuances with us – just for you!
The Eastern Cape has one of the most beautiful coast lines and warm beaches to go with it says Miliswa. “The Eastern Cape has an untouched coast line that is green, scenic and tranquil. It’s a place where work and vacation can happen side by side. You won’t hear us complaining about that.
“Ideal for conference, venue prices are generally lower than the larger cities. There are a wealth of conference and exhibition facilities too including custom built centres designed to top international specifications. The Eastern Cape also makes for a spectacular wedding location.
Access to major game farms are generally in close proximity to these conference venues as well, making this the perfect opportunity to treat colleagues or clients to a real South African experience following a successful 2-day conference. Or have that safari honeymoon you’ve always wanted.
If you’re looking for a thrill, you’ve come to the right place too. “The Eastern Cape offers a lot of adventure and extreme sports. From zip lining to bungee jumping, canoeing or surfing. And that’s just to mention a few.” And for those who are happier to watch their friends and family getting their adrenaline fix and hearing about it all later, there are some great spots to let your hair down too. Kitchen Windows Beach Restaurant and Nina’s Real Food being just two.
And now that you know about the province, what about the people? “Eastern Cape people are very warm and welcoming” says Miliswa, “they are always willing to assist a stranger and go the extra mile to provide great or excellent service at affordable prices” – In that case we’ll see you there.