PLACES TO VISIT
1.THE WRECK OF THE SACRAMENTO
Relive a piece of history by visiting the cannon of the Portuguese warship the Sacramento who run aground at Schoenmakerskop outside Port Elizabeth on 30 June 1647.
2.ALGOASAURUS AT BAYWORLD
A unique dinosaurs Algoasaurus bones was discovered in 1903 near Despatch. The museum is the third oldest of its kind in South Africa. Other interesting exhibits include a skeleton of the last Southern right whale harpooned in the bay, and a replica of the Dias Cross.
3.SUNDAYS RIVER FERRY
Explore the world renowned Alexandria / Colchester dune fields on a 2,5 hour river cruise on the Sunday River Ferry.
From the top of the Donkin Lighthouse you can see awesome views. The Lighthouse now serves as a tourist office.
St George’s Park is known as the oldest Park in Nelson Mandela Bay. On September 12, 1882 the exquisite example of Victorian architecture was opened. It hosts interesting hot-house flowers and orchids when they are in season.
The historic Victorian Gothic building was built as a Public Library which still operates today in the Market Square.
7.PENGUINS AT SAMREC
This is a marine bird rehabilitation centre situated in the Cape Recife Reserve. At the hospital visitors can learn more about caring for the injured penguins.
8.GANACHE PATISSIER & CHOCOLATIER
There delicately hand-crafted pastries, chocolates and mouth-watering chocolate-dipped Madelines can be bought from a petite shop in Baywater Mall.
9.AFRICA’S DOUBLE ZIPLINE
This is the longest dual zipline experience in Africa. The zipline has a automated stopping system for safety purposes.
10.SHARK ROCK PIER
This iconic shark rock pier is the only pier in the city and it stretches out languorously into the bay. The best plase to watch the sun rise and views of the city.
OTHER PLACES TO SEE
The best way to travel in Nelson Mandela Bay is by bus, taxi or car hire.Nelson Mandela Bay is good to visit anytime of the year.
Because of the little variation in climate conditions, it is a year around holiday destination.