The third annual Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Sevens rugby festival promises to provide an adrenaline-filled opening of the season with top-notch family entertainment for young and old on the menu.

This world-class event, which takes place at Pearson High School from December 12 to 14, will lead in the summer season.

NMB Sevens’ marketing director, Laurence Finn, says they are offering people a weekend of unrivalled entertainment in the city.

“Whether it’s fun for the kids in the Spur Kids Zone, a beer for dad in the beer garden, a massage and pedicure for mom or two music concerts for the whole family, we have it covered.”

According to him, the kids’ zone will offer plenty of entertainment for little people.

“Few restaurant chains know more about kiddies’ entertainment than the Spur. They will bring along Playstation games and jumping castles like they provide at most of their restaurants.”

But, says Finn, this is not all, Spur will also provide a giant slide, a climbing wall, a mechanical bull and quad bikes to ensure a fun time for everyone.

Since the focus is on entertainment and relaxation, moms do not have to fret about packing lunch boxes. “There will be a very impressive variety of food available at the event,” according to Finn.

Spectators will be spoilt for choice with a full “menu” of eats available, including a spitbraai, pancakes, biltong, pies, pizzas, Chinese stir-fry, noodles, sosaties, Spur burgers and sweets.

Taking entertainment to the next level, organisers roped in the talents of Eden and Shine4 for a Friday night gig and Kurt Darren and DJ Ossewa on the Saturday evening. These popular acts will be supported by top local performers on both days.

“The world’s leading rugby sevens tournaments are known for having the best entertainment,” says Jacques Steyn, NMB Sevens’ director of rugby. “The secret to success is creating a true family festival.”
He says at only R150 for adults and R90 for students and scholars, the festival offers excellent value for money.

Weekend passes can be obtained from For more information, visit or phone Finn on 084 507 3175 or Steyn on 083 458 4390.

Issued by:

Full Stop Communications

Coetzee Gouws
082 575 7991
041 368 4992

On behalf of:

Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens