The Thunder Tour 2012

2012 – The 3rd Thunder Tour – Port Elizabeth stop over - 9 August 2012

Venue: Protea Hotel - Marine Drive Summerstrand

 

Once again we plan a massive thunder tour from Pretoria to George, for all MUSCLE CARS, HOT RODS, STREET RODS AND SUPER CARS. Our aim is a revolutionary event of these cars, touring through 4 provinces in South Africa, stopping daily for a show and shine to the public and then travelling the next town, while admiring each other’s cars as well as our beautiful country. The event will be followed on Facebook, Twitter and even a news crew can thunder along.

Route Plan:

  • Day 1 (Departure), 5th August 2012 at Pretoria Cars in the Park to Clarens;
  • Day 2, Clarens to Aliwal North;
  • Day 3, Aliwal North to East London;
  • Day 4, East London to Port Elizabeth;
  • Day 5, Port Elizabeth;
  • Day 6, Port Elizabeth to George;
  • Day 7, George for the final SHOW AND SHINE

For a preview of what will be on show visit The Thunder Tour website

For accommodation contact Lynn at Homeleigh Halt Guest House. Ideally located in Main Road, Walmer, with easy access to all areas.

Bed & Breakfast,  Bed only or self catered options available.

ABSA Kirkwood Wildsfees – Festival 2012

ABSA Kirkwood Wildsfees 2012

When: 29 June – 1 July 2012

Where: Kirkwood School Grounds, Kirkwood

The 2012 ABSA Kirkwood Wildsfees is raising the bar on its winning recipe of wild activities, including live performances by top South African artists, a wine, jazz and gourmet food lifestyle expo, Kids Zone fun, adrenaline rides, 300 specialist stalls, a massive beer tent, the Isuzu 4×4 Extreme Challenge, a premier game auction, agricultural and wildlife expos, and much much more…

This is certainly the one event of the year you need to put on your list of things to do….for all the information visit the official website here ABSA Kirkwood Wildsfees.

The Eastern Cape offers visitors so much more than you expect.

We hope to see you in Port Elizabeth soon.

For accommodation that is within easy access of all areas of Port Elizabeth, Homeleigh Halt Guest House, Bed & Breakfast style, is ideally located on Main Road, Walmer.

Check availability and book online. For long term stays contact us for a special discounted rate.

“Down the road and around the corner from William Moffet Expressway where you find a host of motor dealerships, Retail Park with Plastics Warehouse, Volpes, Pick n Pay Hyper,Incredible Connection and a host of other stores.

Just a couple of blocks from Moffett on Main (UK Visa application centre plus superb lifestyle shops) and Walmer Park that has everything you need under one roof.

PE Food, Cheese and Wine Festival 2012

When: 29 March – 1 April 2012

Where:

DF Malherbe High School

Corner of Main Rd and 14th Ave, WALMER.

(Excerpt from official website)

Nelson Mandela Bay Food Festival is proud to present an exciting food, cheese and wine festival which will take place between the 29th March 2012 and the 1st April 2012 at the DF Malherbe School grounds in Walmer Park, Port Elizabeth.

With over 200 Exhibitors, large retailers and 20+ food presentations and shows including wine and whisky tasting, wine and food pairing and whisky and cheese pairing.

 This family festival will be really BIG with loads of interesting facts  about food, wine and cheese for you to discover. We invite you to come and  learn from well-known celebrity chefs.

cheeses from around the worldfresh fruit and vegcheese and wine plate

For all the details about the festival please visit the official website: Nelson Mandela Bay Food Festival

Certainly one to add to the “to do” list for the week-end.

Our best wishes for a hugely successful event.

Homeleigh Halt Guest House, offering bed and breakfast or self catered options, is just down the road between 12th and 13th Avenues.

PE Food, Cheese and Wine festival 2012

When: 29 March 2012 to 1 April 2012

Where: DF Malherbe School,  corner 14th Avenue & Main Road Walmer.

Eeden Events is proud to present the PE Food, Cheese and Wine festival which will take place between the 29th March 2012 and the 1st April 2012 at the DF Malherbe School grounds in Walmer Park, Port Elizabeth.

With over 300 Exhibitors and 20+ food presentations and shows including wine and whisky tasting, wine and food pairing and whisky and cheese pairing. This family festival will be really BIG with loads of interesting facts about food, wine and cheese for you to discover.

We invite you to come and learn from well-known celebrity chefs. Our exhibitors range from traditional to contemporary cuisine, to food flavours from around the world including: India, Thai, German, Austrian and many others. Come and enjoy our magnificent South African wines from the top wine farms in our country.

Join our wine and whisky tasting experience where you will pair some of our well known cheeses with wine and whisky. Participate in our “Potjiekos” competition or enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch “Spitbraai”. Bring the kids along to enjoy themselves in the Kids Zone and festival playground.

Contact Person: Hugo van Eeden

Telephone: 0422932201

Cellphone: 0767939890

Fax: 0422932201

Website: www.PEfestival.com

Email:info@PEfestival.com

Homeleigh Halt Guest House, just down the road between 12th and 13th Avenues is your ideal  stopover for this not to be missed event..

You can indulge in as much tasting as you like and walk down the road safely to the Guest House.

For more information contact Lynn on 041 5817111.

Homeleigh Halt Guest House, bed and breakfast style invites you to… “be our guest.”

 

Cat Show – Walmer Town Hall

Date: 24 September  2011

Location: Walmer, Port Elizabeth

Have you got a beautiful kitty cat that can compete with the best?

Then why not come through to the Cat Show in Walmer, Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Even if you don’t have a kitty cat of your own and are just a fan of these furry friends come and show your support.

This is a 4 ring Championship Cat Show.

The breeds are Sphynx, Devon Rex, Ragdoll, Siamese, Tonkinese, Maine Coon, Persian, Exotic, Oriental, Turkish Van, Bengal, Burmese, British Shorthair and Domestic cats.

If you find yourself needing a nibble or a cup of tea to calm the nerves you
will be pleased to know that Catcare will be running a tearoom.

 

Times: 08h00 to 17h00

Entrance: R10 to cover costs

Venue: Walmer Town Hall, cnr 8th Ave and Main Rd Walmer

Telephone: +27 (0)82 704-1650 for more information

PET FRIENDLY Accommodation provided for Owners with their precious pets at Homeleigh Halt Guest House – bed and breakfast style – your home away from home where your treasured cats are most welcome!

Situated on Main Road, we are a few blocks up from the Town Hall.

150 Year Anniversary for St Georges Park

My friend Alan, who is probably one of the most passionate Port Elizabethans, has had his nose in the books and discovered that our magnificent St Georges Park celebrates 150 years of existence on the 6th August 2011.

He has also posed a question viz. how do we celebrate this historical milestone?

I wonder what ideas might be generated by interested people as to how we should suitably commemorate this momentous occasion. For more information view the article on MyPE.

I am having great fun reading Port Elizabeth in Bygone Days written by JJ Redgrave and published in 1947.

As fortune would have it I came across an entry on page 283 detailing the opening ceremony of St Georges Park on 6 August 1861. 6 August used to be marked as Prince Alfred’s Day.

Read more about St Georges Park on the excellent St Georges Park History Web Site by Debbie Derry and Ivor Markman.

Tell us what you think WE SHOULD DO to mark the 150th Anniversary of the opening of St Georges Park in this forum topic: St Georges Park’s 150th Anniversary.

 Book your place now – stay at Homeleigh Halt Guest House where we invite you to “be our guest….”

Accommodation in Port Elizabeth – Homeleigh Halt Guest House on Main Road, Walmer.