Watch: Nelson Mandela Bay New Year timelapse

Port Elizabeth timelapseA screen grab from the video showing the fireworks display just after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Staff writer

South Africa’s sunny coastal cities have a longstanding and fun tradition to usher in each new year: fireworks over the ocean on New Year’s Eve, and then everyone – but everyone – flocks to the beach on New Year’s Day.

YouTube user Chris Wright captured all of this at the Port Elizabeth beachfront in Nelson Mandela Bay in a timelapse video condensing the festivities from 31 December 2014 to 2 January 2015 into just one minute and 45 seconds.

Watch the video: