Report 2018

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Introduction
Port Alfred, heart of the Sunshine Coast, is conveniently situated midway between the metros of Port Elizabeth and East London, making travel to the destination convenient by air or road. Well known for its pristine environment, glorious beaches and many natural attractions, Port Alfred is a seasonal holiday destination, peaking over the December period.

Event organizers, Zweli Nkwinti and Dave Lawson teamed up with the main sponsors, Martin and Linda Bekker of the Royal St Andrews Hotel, sharing a dream to make Port Alfred a holiday destination of choice. With the growing phenomenon of sports tourism as a key activity, the Amanzi Festival was born, making use of the natural attractions of Port Alfred.

In 2017, Amazing Events, the forerunner to the Amanzi Festival, took place for the first time over the easter period. Encouraged by the response, a decision was taken to create a bigger and better festival with international participation, thus the 2018 Amanzi Festival was born. The event was a great success, benefiting local businesses, creating jobs and exposing the town as a destination to be reckoned with. In addition, visitor numbers over this period more than doubled compared to the previous year.