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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