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Editorial: 26 February 2015

I have to take my hat off to Carleen Arends, the Director of Tourism (and a few other things) at the Kouga Municipality.  She is a mover and shaker of note.

Through the Kouga Local Tourism Organisation the KM gives financial assistance to the local tourism offices, but thanks to Carleen and her team the Kouga will also be represented at various trade shows – the first being the Beeld Holiday Show this coming weekend, later Getaway as well as WTM.

It was also possible for the KLTO, again through the KM, to produce a beautiful Kouga Tourism Routes Map, available from the respective tourism offices, one of many projects earmarked for this year.  Watch this space!

A big thank you to Carleen, Carina, Khalipha and Cassandra, your hard work is much appreciated.

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2014/5 Events Calendar

Saturday 28 February

08:00 St Francis parkrun

09:00 – 12:00 Morning Market @ 167 St Francis Drive

St Francis Golf Course – Kouga League

March

Thursday 5 March

19:00 Full Moon Beach Run & Walk from Cape St Francis Resort.  5km.  Registration at Joe Fish from 19:00, race starts at 19:00.  Headlamps required.  Free entry. Read more …

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Community Diary

Fridays

  • 08:30 – 13:00 Bridge Club at St Francis Links, contact Wendy McKenzie on 042 294 0541
  • 08:30 – 09:30  The Studio, Village Centre:  Yoga for all levels
  • St Francis United Christian Church Home Groups:  10:00 Pat Munro (042 294 0583)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Nadine’s Boot Camp for Girls, contact 079 509 2071
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Balobi Fresh Fish Market @ Port St Francis – 042 2940 148
  • 13:00 Tabs at Bowls Club
  • From 14:00 Tennis lessons by coach Clare Millson –  group or private, adults and children at the St Francis Bay Tennis Club.  Contact Clare on 042 294 0630 or 0732215524. Read more …
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Annual Rotary Golf Festival set for early March

The annual Rotary Makro Golf Festival in St Francis Bay is set to take place on 7 and 8 March 2015. The title sponsorship has again been claimed by retail giant Makro in Port Elizabeth with the intention of raising substantial amounts for Rotary projects in St Francis. Read more …

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Photos by Sea Snappi – 6312 and surrounds…

These pics are a true reflection of not only our life in the the greater St Francis and the Kouga, but in South Africa – enjoy them with me, a remarkable diary of what we all share in 6312…! Read more …

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All set for second Nautical Festival!

The second Nautical Festival, hosted by St Francis Tourism, will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April at Port St Francis, with more events taking place every day in St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis till Saturday 2 May. Read more …

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Include local community in tourism plan

Community tourism provides economic opportunities, an authentic experience and creates a new niche market for tour operators to access, according to Diana McIntyre-Pike, President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism ( IIPT).  Diana presented a workshop on community tourism at the IIPT World Symposium ‘Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities through Tourism’, held recently in Johannesburg. Read more …

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Penultimate round of ocean racing this Sunday

The penultimate round of the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series takes place this Sunday morning at Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth. Round 9 for Season 10 of the popular Ocean Series is expected to draw large crowds as participants take part in 6 simultaneously run events on PE’s premier beach from 9am. Read more …

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New staff at Kouga Wind Farm

The Kouga Wind Farm at Oyster Bay has strengthened its team by appointing Babalwa Kani to the position of Community Liaison Officer and Fanie du Preez as Technical Officer. Read more …