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Motorcycle, music and lifestyle festival comes to EC


Africa’s biggest motorcycle, music and lifestyle festival, Bike Fest SA will now be extending its reach to the Eastern Cape. The thrill-seeking biking journey starts with the Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest from February 28 to March 1.


 The annual event, which originated on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, extended its reach due to popular demand. This festival will be marketed on international platforms positioning South Africa as a motorcycle destination. “The festival destinations selected will showcase some of South Africa’s most incredible towns – inland and seaside destinations - and will ensure that all ages and interests are catered for. From the die-hard biker fans through to the musos and foodies, everyone will find something to enjoy at any of the festivals,” said event organiser Vicky Wentzel.


Bike Fest SA is a celebration of the modern biking experience while also retaining its connection to the traditionally explorative soul of ‘old school’ bikers. These family-friendly events are a perfect destination for those seeking quality music, food, and retail stores. Kouga Municipality’s Charl du Plessis said they were positioning Jeffrey’s Bay as a top travel and tourism destination in South Africa: “This region is an iconic surfing location – the second most famous worldwide - but we have extended the tourism experience beyond this. Our pristine Blue Flag beach is wonderful for swimming and relaxation.”


Local biker, Dean Gilbert, who is involved in the on-ground event organisation, said the festival is set to be a ‘motorcycle wonderland’. “Stopping in a small town, like Jeffrey’s Bay, and being greeted by the friendly locals is what makes riding so great.”


 Jeffrey’s Bay Bike Fest highlights includes virtual reality Bike racing, the Kouga Talent Search on Friday, 28 February with R15 000 for first place, Bike Rocker Stage featuring top DJs and artists including Mean Mr Mustard, Koos Kombuis, Early B, Fatman, Bigggy, Wonderboom, Ghapi, Anton Botha, Roan Ash and Jo Black, a Fashion Show & Battle of the Bands and the Benevolent Fund charity initiative raising funds through the Mayoral Mass Parade on Sunday morning.

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