The Nelson Mandela Metro’s Summer Season is officially underway with a “things to do list” as long as your arm.
Sun, sea, endless beaches and numerous events are lined up to keep the most discerning tourist happy.
The traditional and popular season opener once again wowed the crowd and thousands of holiday makers made their way out to watch the fireworks.
The events are part of the tourism draw-card for the metro, but the main players are its three Blue Flag beaches.
— Mkhokheli Bandla (@Mkho_Bandla) December 16, 2014
More than 40 countries including Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean and several European states are participating in the programme.
There are nearly 4 000 Blue Flag beaches and marinas around the world.
The region also offers much more away from the beach.
The local hospitality industry is also reporting healthy reservation numbers and is expecting it to improve further from the weekend.
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