Eastern Cape

UNLOCK THE EASTERN CAPE’S HIDDEN GEMS AND JOIN THE NATIONWIDE HUNT FOR 1 MILLION RAND

This week the TOMSA/Sunday Times Finders Keepers team travelled from Durban down the R61 to the Wild Coast Sun, then on to the Wild Coast and the quaint city of Port Elizabeth. The team enjoyed the hospitality of TOMSA levy contributors at the Wild Coast Sun, Coffee Shack Backpackers, Aloe Grove Guest Farm, Kuzuko Lodge and Summerstrand Hotel. They were proudly transported by Europcar.

On their way south, the team enjoyed an adrenaline thrill at Oribi Gorge before hitting the beach at the Wild Coast Sun. Then it was on to Coffee Bay where they were awed by the spectacular sight of the Hole in the Wall. They hiked along the cliffs to visit a natural, wave-fed rock pool called “The Jacuzzi”, braaied crayfish on the beach and visited the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, before heading on to Port Elizabeth and then Queenstown.

For you to get a bonus entry towards the grand prize (R1 m), all you have to do is take a picture of yourself at any TOMSA Levy Contributing business (car rental, Accommodation, tour operator, attraction & travel agency). The name of the business must appear in the picture for you to qualify for the bonus entry. Visit www.tomsa.co.za to see the list of TOMSA levy contributor businesses across the country.


Weekly prizes

This week's fabulous holiday prizes from a TOMSA levy contributor for a family of four are as follows:

Wild Coast Sun
2-night stay, 2 adults & 2 children (under18y) sharing, including breakfast

Coffee Shack Backpackers
2-night stay for two people sharing including breakfast, dinner and a surf lesson

Kuzuko Lodge
2-night weekend for 4 people sharing, including breakfast, dinner, high tea and 2 game drives daily

Summerstrand Hotel
2-night stay for 2 adults & 2 children, including breakfast

Simply register and answer three out of the five questions correctly and your details will automatically be entered into the weekly draw for the fabulous holidays, as well as into the main draw to win one million rand in cash. Winners of the above holiday prizes will be notified this week and their names published in the Sunday Times on 28 August.


We have a reputation of being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly local staff. Right on the beach, Coffee Shack has clean, safe, budget accommodation. Choose from traditional thatched ensuite and private rooms, dormitories and camping.
Contact number: +27 (0) 47 575 2048
Email address: happydays@coffeeshack.co.za
Website: www.coffeeshack.co.za/accommodation/


Aloe Grove is nestled in the picturesque Eastern Cape countryside. We offer our guests a unique opportunity to enjoy luxurious and unique decorated thatched chalets, warm hospitality, great food, adventure and spectacular views of the tranquil surroundings. We also offer guests the opportunity to do bass and trout fishing, bird and game viewing, hiking or mountain biking on our selected trails. Whether you are looking for a place to hide and get away from the old routine, spoil your staff to one of our exclusive function venues, planning your dream wedding or if you are just wanting to take the children for a fun weekend in the countryside, Aloe Grove and it's staff are there to provide for your every need.
Contact number: +27 (45) 839 5910
Email address: info@aloegrove.co.za
Website: http://www.aloegrove.co.za/contact.html


Situated in a private section of the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, Kuzuko Lodge is gloriously situated high upon a hill overlooking the vast expanse of the big five reserve below. If privacy, peace and quiet, fresh air, no traffic or light and sound pollution is what you were looking for then you have just found the perfect place. This family friendly five star bush lodge welcome’s children of all ages and caters for your child’s every need from special menus, age appropriate outdoor activities, babysitters, camping cots and much more. Guests are housed in 24 luxurious chalets of which three are wheelchair accessible, featuring an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk in shower, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, colour television, direct dialling telephones and free WiFi. Chalets can either be made up as double or twin rooms with a sleeper coach for children under the age of 12.
Contact Number: +27 42 203 1700
Email address: kuzuko@legacyhotels.co.za
Website: www.legacyhotels.co.za/en/hotels/kuzuko


From the moment you step into our lobby at the Summerstrand Hotel and you begin to experience the subtle interplay of colours, artwork, light and music…..you’ll feel special and pampered….as our full range of services are delivered with the credo – “Hospitality from the Heart”. Nestled on the shores of Nelson Mandela Bay, between the warm Indian Ocean and the Humewood Links Golf Course. 127 rooms – perfectly arranged with views of the beaches, golf course and private landscaped gardens – await you.
Contact number: +27 41 583 3131
Email address: reservations@hotsummer.co.za
Website: www.summerstrandhotel.co.za


Less than a two hour scenic drive along the South Coast from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, the Wild Coast Sun is a family-friendly resort that offers premium accommodation and leisure activities in the Eastern Cape.
Contact number: 039 305 9111
Email address: crobook@suninternational.com
Website: www.suninternational.com


Europcar has established itself as one of South Africa’s leading global car rental companies; one which prides itself on delivering locally relevant, world-class service excellence with a dynamic and fresh attitude. Its payoff line of ‘Moving Your Way’ encompasses the company’s global strategy to be a key player in shaping the future of mobility, together with its commitment to exceptional customer service. The company, owned and managed by the Imperial Group*, has operated exclusively as Europcar since 2009 having a rich 35-year history with its roots as Imperial Car Rental.
Voted Africa’s Leading Car Hire Company at the 2013 World Travel Awards – for the eight consecutive year – the organisation is just as conscientious when it comes to social responsibility, and supports a number of programmes focusing on children, education, HIV/ Aids and poverty alleviation. Sustainability is also a business imperative and the company focuses heavily on the promotion of environmental responsibility, awareness and behavior throughout its operations, with the primary goal of reducing its outputs.
Europcar offers a fleet peaking at 20,000 vehicles at over 85 locations throughout Southern Africa - and through the global Europcar network, offers car rental access to around 220,000 across 150 countries, and is the proud carrier of the Sunday Times Finders Keepers team throughout KZN and the Eastern Cape.
Contact details: 0861 131 000
Website: www.europcar.co.za


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