The aQuellé River Mile

Local Development

Zsports Events SA, in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, host the Colchester Sports Day - Leaving a Legacy project.


Schools from the local area are invited to take part in an inter-schools event on River Mile Saturday where the kids get to enjoy the following competitions;

  • 5km Fun Run (team of 10)
  • Netball Competition (team of 10)
  • Soccer Competition (team of 10)

It's a wonderful morning with the schools and all the kids get to experience the Legacy of Africa's oldest open water swimming event, The Nelson Mandela Bay River Mile.

 See our 2020 picture gallery (click here)

Hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay this is Africa's oldest open water swimming event - established in 1924.