The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) is part of the Eastern Cape SUV Challenge together with the other partners, where thrill seekers in 100 SUVs from 16 – 18 November, will venture into the wilderness of the rich heritage and tourism of the province in an effort to celebrate the centenaries of Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu.
The 3-day off road challenge will be packed with SUV drives in the hilly and mountainous province, where road safety will be highly observed and promoted with stopsmade where the province’s rich cultural heritage assets will be visited and further through emulating the Ubuntu values by making a difference in the communities through a variety of charity events.
“We are excited to be part of this legacy project that not only boasts the tourism landscape of the province, but understands that without the rich, cultural and diverse heritage in this province, there wouldn’t be tourism,” said Chief Executive of the NHC, Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa.
The Eastern Cape’s rich and vibrant cultural history has been created over a number of years’ pre-colonialism against which many freedom stalwarts born in the province became prominent South African politicans such as Steve Biko, Govan Mbeki, Chris Hani, Former statesmen Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki; Walter Sisulu, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Oliver Tambo and may others. This makes this province a true home of legends. The rich cultural heritage makes the province ideal for the development of a strong tourism that ultimately has the potential of developing its communities for sustainable development.
The departure point will be at Kings beach to UmhloboWenene FM studios. A second stop will be at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital where a charity event will be held in the hospital in honour of MaSisulu. The following day, 17 November the third stop over will be at the Nqadu GreatPlace where the MEC for transport in the EC, Mrs WeziweTikane will be hosting the SUV team to handover netball, soccer and rugby balls including kits for surrounding villages’ youth.
For more information about the Eastern Cape SUV Challenge, please visit: www.suvchallenge.co.za