The past two weeks have been hectic. I’ve been to the SATSA conference in Stellenbosch and a Karoo Heartland meeting in Jansenville, spent way too much time catching up (and I’m not even there yet) and in the process of all of this missed a few posts in the last week. I even thought about just taking a break for a few weeks but then realised that somewhere I’ll have to catch up again. Anyhow, it’s Video Friday and today’s video is a time lapse by Chris Wright of the beachfront starting on New Yaer’s eve 31 December 2014 and ending on 2 January 2015. I just loved the whole scene passing by.
While looking for a video to share for this week’s Video Friday post, I found this one by YouTuber David Everard cruising along the PE beachfront on his skateboard.
Videographer Jan Jordaan spent a few days in Port Elizabeth recently to attend a wedding and did some sightseeing with his camera and drone.
I spent the week in Durban at the annual Tourism Indaba hosted by South African Tourism and can’t but help to feel very positive about the country’s tourism industry. To tell the truth, tourism is the industry that has the potential to create the most jobs in South Africa and can become one of the keys to cutting down on the country’s unemployment rate. But that isn’t what this post is about. As it is Video Friday, I am sharing the latest SA Tourism promotional video. Experiencing SA in one minute.
This week’s Video Friday post is another one of Renaldo Gouws‘ drone aerial videos, this time of the striking coastline of the Wildside featuring Cape Recife and Schoenmakerskop.
Today’s Video Friday post is a video by toasted2010 showing some nice aerial footage of the Donkin Reserve and Summerstrand area filmed in December 2013.
For a big period of the time that I worked for Nelson Mandela Bay the tagline used by the organisation was “Discover Freedom”. It was a play on words using the link of Nelson Mandela’s name and freedom from Apartheid but also referred to the freedom the city offers visitors to choose what they want to do without saying “you have to do this or that”, our wide open spaces, wildlife and many attractions. When I started working there in 2007 this was the destination marketing video that we were using and to be honest, I still enjoy it.
While looking around YouTube in search of a video to post for this week’s Video Friday post I came across this one featuring video footage from the late 50’s and 60’s. Not a lot of vintage footage like this around.
The Port Elizabeth to East London Surfski Challenge takes place every two years and this year about 80 paddlers participated. This week’s Video Friday post is one by Mark Roach showing a couple of highlights of the 2016 challenge.
Port Elizabeth and Algoa Bay isn’t called the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World for nothing. I picked up on this video posted by Judy Venter on YouTube which Judy filmed off the pier from her kayak. Amazing seeing these animals so close up in the wild.