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IRONMAN African Championship 2024

Tri Travel invite you to come on an adventure with us and be part of our 2024 IRONMAN South Africa tour, with a choice of 5 and 7 night packages available.

Event Date 16 Apr 2024
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Tri Travel invite you to come on an adventure with us and be part of our 2024 IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa tour, with a choice of 5 and 7 night packages available.

7 Night Tour Dates: Tuesday 16 April – Tuesday 23 April 2024

5 Night Tour Dates: Thursday 18 April – Tuesday 23 April 2024

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 Friendly City”, stretches for 16 kilometres (10 mi) along Algoa Bay and is one of the major seaports in South Africa.

With a whole lot of 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. With the help of local experts, 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 & Casino

Located a stone throw from the race area, The Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre & Spa offers a luxurious retreat with a spa and a gym.

The beachfront property boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and air-conditioned rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean. Fitted with carpeted flooring and fine bedding, each room enjoys much natural light from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Some rooms feature a balcony offering ocean views. A flat-screen TV is standard across all rooms, which also include an en suite bathroom with a complete set of toiletries.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar on site, and limited room service is also available. Alternative dining options can be found in many restaurants nearby. Guests can unwind with a soothing massage or relax in the sauna. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas.

The Boardwalk hotel is without a doubt our flagship hotel on our tour and is always a favourite amongst our traveling athletes!

The Courtyard Hotel

This four-star hotel has a modern design and provides a selection of spacious, stylish accommodation in well-appointed rooms. It offers good on-site dining options and is close to both the Port Elizabeth Airport and numerous attractions.

The Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth also boasts an outdoor pool and views of the Ocean. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hair dryer.  This hotel is next to the famous Boardwalk Resort complex conveniently set directly opposite Humewood Beach. The rooms offer convenient amenities and are brightly decorated with tasteful furniture. Each room has a kitchenette, and the majority of the rooms provide ocean views. Some units have a seating area for your convenience.


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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