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To facilitate, direct, coordinate, promote and manage the provision of efficient and effective tourism development, destination marketing and tourism experience management services in Nelson Mandela Bay in collaboration with private tourism and other stakeholders.


Nelson Mandela Bay, an excellent value-for-money-family-fun-in-the-sun-holiday destination, named after Nelson Mandela – humanitarian, freedom fighter and world icon of peace – is located 763 km east of Cape Town, is regarded as the "official” gateway to the scenic Eastern Cape Province and the world-renowned Garden Route. 

There is nothing quite like the African bush, and no better place to view wildlife than in the Eastern Cape. From rocky shores to indigenous floral fynbos, from stretches of golden beaches and unspoilt sand-dunes to lush indigenous forest and untamed wilderness areas, the nature reserves within, and on the outskirts of Nelson Mandela Bay offer a wonderful range of options to the great outdoors. Big 7 (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Southern Right Whale and White Shark) and other safari’s in and around Nelson Mandela Bay is an activity everyone should enjoy. The numerous game reserves in and around the city offer the perfect mix of fauna and flora. These splendid, sometimes untouched areas have developed into one of South Africa's main wildlife viewing destinations. 

Algoa Bay, the coastal region of Nelson Mandela Bay, boasts 40 km of magnificent golden beaches as well as one of the most diverse marine eco systems in the world. The bay includes protected islands that hosts the largest Cape Gannetry in the world as well as 50% of the world’s African Penguin population. The Bay is also known as the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the world with approximately 28 500 Bottlenose Dolphins using the Bay, and has been declared an International Hope Spot for its Marine Biodiversity. Port Elizabeth’s pristine beaches are legendary, three of which boast full Blue Flag status.  Wide expanses of golden sands and warm water are ideal for safe sheltered swimming, other water sport and beach leisure activities.

Most of the attractions and activities have been packaged through a destination pass. This pass is your ticket to adventure as it provides you with free admission to a wide variety of attractions & activities in Nelson Mandela Bay.


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