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IRONMAN African Championship 2021

Tri Travel invite you to come on an adventure with us and be part of our 2021 IRONMAN South Africa tour, with a choice of 5 and 7 night packages available.

Event Date 14.03.21
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Avg. Air Temp 23° C
Avg. Water Temp 20° C
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Tri Travel invite you to come on an adventure with us and be part of our 2021 IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa tour, with a choice of 5 and 7 night packages available.

7 Night Tour Dates: Tuesday 9 March – Tuesday 16 March 2021 

5 Night Tour Dates: Thursday 11 March – Tuesday 16 March 2021

The Event

Port Elizabeth is one of the major cities in South Africa and it is situated in the Eastern Cape Province. The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed “The Windy City”, stretches for 16 kilometres (10 mi) along Algoa Bay and is one of the major seaports in South Africa.

With 75 Kona slots up for grabs and rated as the 2nd Best International Race venue, it’s no surprise that up to 35% of the field each year are international athletes.

The Tour

Our IRONMAN South Africa Tour provides athletes and spectators with a seamless travel solution that will ensure you can fully focus on your participation in the event, and soak up all that Port Elizabeth has to offer.

By working with local partners, we ensure intimate knowledge of the race and local area is available at your fingertips to best prepare you for race day. This tour will enable you to relax, knowing your experience travelling to South Africa will be seamless and enjoyable, allowing you to make the most of the event.

Tri Travel make travelling to South Africa as easy as possible. All the logistics are taken care of so you have a seamless travelling experience, and arrive fresh and ready to begin your race week preparations.

We are pleased to offer a 5-night or 7-night tour and accommodation package, with the following inclusions.

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation (5 or 7 night packages available)
  • Round trip transportation (including airport and shuttle during race week)
  • Bike transport (from race site to hotel)
  • Meet and Greet at the airport
  • Guided by experience tour leaders
  • Bike/Run Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Safari and lunch (Yes, we’re going on a Safari!)
  • Daily Hotel Full Breakfast
  • Spectators, family/friends function
  • Exclusive tour gifts and merchandise
  • Access to physiotherapist
  • Access to bike mechanic

Throughout the tour, our team of experienced Tour Leaders will be on hand to provide support, advice and assist you with your race week needs.

Tri Travel offer a range of travel solutions, including pre and post race tours and travel, the best flight options and discounted travel insurance.

We have secured some of the best event accommodation for our tour members. All of our accommodation is located at the most convenient location so our athletes can enjoy the best of the event week activities and the race day.

The Boardwalk Hotel

The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth offers Premier Luxury hotel accommodation only a few minutes away from the Blue Flag awarded Hobie Beach. Not only popular for its Premier Luxury hotel, The Boardwalk is also a unique entertainment and dining venue.

Radisson Blu

Discover the ocean on your doorstep at this stunning Port Elizabeth hotel. Situated just 300 meters from beautiful Blue Flag beaches, our Port Elizabeth Hotel offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, while its city centre location provides easy access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Town Lodge

Located in Summerstrand opposite the beachfront, it is a short walk from the beach; close to the
Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World; Nelson Mandela Bay stadium and SA Airforce Museum. The hotel offers fast and reliable WiFi, sparkling pool and deck plus sundowner bar with spectacular views of the ocean.

Event Location

Nelson Mandela Bay—named after the freedom fighter and world icon of peace — hosts Africa’s most renowned triathlon.

Getting There

Travelling to Port Elizabeth from an international destination is possible via one of South Africa’s major international airports. Athletes are recommended to fly in to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) where our team will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Location Highlights

Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), a destination named after Nelson Mandela – is located 763km east of Cape Town and 1066km from Johannesburg. Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s second oldest city and the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape. It is situated on the South Eastern Coast of South Africa (most southern country on the African continent).

Nelson Mandela Bay is surrounded by world-class tourist destinations that showcase the abundance of wild beauty that is indigenous to South Africa and the Eastern Cape. This gives athletes and spectators the chance to become tourists as they get the opportunity to visit these unique locations, including its beautiful coastline.  One of PE’s greatest treasures are the clean beaches and warm water, making it an ideal water sport destination.

Apart from its outdoor attractions, the city of Port Elizabeth boasts features such as the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex – directly across the road from Hobie Beach – which is always a popular destination during Ironman weekend.

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IRONMAN South Africa summons the wild at heart to the journey, the adventure and the race of a lifetime.

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