Jendamark Bellbuoy Challenge

Home Stay

Coming from overseas and need accommodation?

Zports are looking to immitate the successful Ironman South Africa Home Stay program for athletes taking part in the Nelson Mandela Bay World Cup. We ask Nelson Mandela Bay citizens to open up their homes and be host to one or more athletes. This way you will meet new and exciting people, who will bring the spirit of International competition to your home.

The Home Stay program is intended to help out-of-town (especially international) athletes to participate in our events and visit our country, who would normally not be able to do so due to accommodation costs.

The program also allows the host family to learn about another country’s culture, sport and way of living.

Home Stay Application Form for the Families

Timing of Home Stay program:

It's hoped that participants from all over the world would arrive in Nelson Mandela Bay between 1st April and 6th April. Some of these athletes would like to stay with a family to get in contact with local people.

What does the athletes expect from the host family?

As a host family, all you have to provide for the paddler is a bed and bathroom. He will also need a safe place to keep his belongings and possible a surf ski. The host family does not have to cook for the paddler. The paddler has to organize his own drinks and food.

Can we charge something for the hospitality?

Usually you do not receive any cash payments, but the athletes normally invite you to stay in their house if you ever travel overseas and want to meet them again.

Why should I give an athlete a home stay?

Our goal as organisers is to get the whole of Port Elizabeth involved in our events. When hosting an ahtlete you will be introduced to the fascinating world of international sport.

What is the procedure to get a home stay athlete?

Send your application form to us via Fax: 041 484 7860 or email as per application form and we will contact you when an athlete is in need of accomadation.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mike Zoetmulder on 041-484 7860.

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