Newcastle Today 2018


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Inside This Feature

Newcastle’s entertainment calendar
A brief guide to Newcastle’s past
Four ways to relax in Newcastle
The importance of tourism
Shopping destinations in Newcastle
Two decades for Champ Marketing of putting Newcastle on the map
The ideal wedding destination
5 Tips before travelling internationally
Message from the Chairman of Newcastle
Pre-owned vehicle Directory
Map of where to go
Where to stay in Newcastle
Newcastillians have their say
The importance of good hospitality
Haunted destinations
Essential items to have when travelling
Leisure destinations close to home
Newcastle’s night scene
Historical places to visit
Interesting facts about Newcastle and our thanks
Sports in Newcastle


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Looking for something to do in town?

Look no further, as Newcastle has the entertainment calendar that is sure to captivate you and your family.

Vesco Newcastle Winter Festival

This annual four-day event is a must for all. Carnival rides, delicious food, entertainment by local and national stars a wide range of market stalls; the Vesco Newcastle Winter Festival has it all.
Taking place towards the end of April, the entertaining family event welcomes winter with a sizzling hot atmosphere of family

Newcastle Airshow

Every June, the Newcastle Airshow has Newcastillians looking up to the skies.
The event has gone from strength to strength since its inception seven years ago.
With a variety of aerobatic stunts performed by some of South Africa’s top pilots, this is one show that aviation fans need to watch.

CANSA Relay For LifeThe CANSA Relay For Life is a community driven project.

As the Newcastle community strives to create a cancer-free society, this social upliftment project takes place every year in October.

Diwali Festival

Known as the Festival of Lights, the Newcastle sky lights up every year as   families celebrate the auspicious day.
Marking the significance of the day, the community is able to enjoy the celebrations together at the annual Diwali Festival held at Richview Civic Hall.
This event sees the community learning more about the true meaning of Diwali, while enjoying a variety of dances and plays.

Oval Track

For racing enthusiasts, there is the monthly Oval Track meeting. This adrenaline fuelled sport is one where the entire family can have fun, socialise with friends and enjoy the motorsport.
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Newcastle may seem like a one-horse-town, with very little to do.
However, you should not always judge a book by its cover, as there is a lot more to do here than you may think.
From family parks to malls and spas, we have you covered with four places where you can relax.

1. Trim Park:

This is a family park catering for both young and old.
Children can enjoy the fun and entertaining equipment while dad grills a steak on the braai.
The park promises to provide hours of endless fun as well as an opportunity for relaxation.

2. A variety of beauty spas:

This small town has a few beauty spas and hair salons, allowing mom her ‘me’ time.

3. Unique shopping malls:

If you are one of those ‘shopping helps me relax’ kind of people, then Newcastle is the perfect place for you!
With a variety of shopping malls, we will have you feeling like a new person in no time. Nothing beats a great day of retail therapy!

4. Oval Track:

This is more for the motor racing enthusiasts coming to visit Newcastle. The Oval Track provides fast cars, entertainment as well as adrenaline-fuelled excitement, all in one.
Bring along your braai and enjoy a lekker wors-broodtjie while appreciating the motor racing.
Work play stay

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Shopping Destinations

Champ Marketing & Events is 22 years young

“We need to market our town before we market our clients” – this is the motto of Champ Marketing’s Johan Pieters and Christo van der Vyver.
One of the most important projects they tackled was the “Get Newcastle on the Weather” project. The team held a meeting with a provincial radio station to ensure Newcastle’s weather is mentioned in the daily weather bulletins.
After that, a meeting was held with SA Weather to assist with Newcastle being on the TV and other media weather bulletins.
The team did well, and these days Newcastle is on the majority of all news bulletins or weather maps in printed media.
The R34 Memel Road was a big project driven by Champ Marketing. The project only came to an end after numerous campaigns with different organisations, political leaders and business leaders. The Champ team met with the Provincial Team of the Free State, and a promise was made to rebuild the R34 – Memel Vrede Road. Today, the community of Newcastle and surrounding areas can enjoy the fruits of this well organised Champ Marketing project. When you think about an event, marketing or corporate gifts, you think about Champ Marketing & Events. This young company has vast experience in event organising, from 10 people to thousands of people together. Its clients make use of their creative thinking when it comes to product launches and events. The Champ Team provides corporate gifts, clothing and branding to clients. It is a One-Stop-Marketing-STOP for any company.
The Newcastle Airshow and the Bloodbuddy Memel to Newcastle Walk are two of the biggest annual projects organised and owned by Champ Marketing. The team was also responsible for the National Hot Air Balloon Championships for two years.
Make sure to support Champ Marketing & Events –


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McDonald’s Tel:0860-623-623


Marilyn’s Lounge Tel:084-653-7733


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WEhere to stay

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Belvedere’s Guest House Tel:034-318-2825

House Ebony

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Phumula Nathi Tel:034-318-0002


Avalon Manor Tel:034-325-0591


196 Victoria Road Bed and Breakfast Tel:034-315-9126


Capricorna Hotel Tel:034-312-7021

Olive Manor

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Guesthouse Kestrels Tel:034-312-3484


Majuba Lodge Tel:034-315-5011


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