Sun sets finally on Seaview landmark

SAD DAY: DA councillor Vicky Knoetze, James Shamley, centre, and building inspector Bennie Schmidt watch the Seaview Hotel being demolished Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN.
SAD DAY: DA councillor Vicky Knoetze, James Shamley, centre, and building inspector Bennie Schmidt watch the Seaview Hotel being demolished Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN.

IT served as a Royal Navy base during World War 2, attracted throngs of visitors for decades, and buzzed with events, dinner and dancing during its heyday.

But yesterday marked the end of an era in Nelson Mandela Bay when contractors began tearing down the old Seaview Hotel.

The demolition of the historic hotel has been on the cards for almost a year, after building engineers condemned it in May last year, declaring it a health and safety hazard and in a state of total disrepair. -Rochelle de Kock

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One thought on “Sun sets finally on Seaview landmark

  • April 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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    I remember the venue well,it had an atmosphere and the bands were great,but like the rest of the country the ruination and destruction will continue until we reach the stage Zimbabwe is in God help South Africa!

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