Greyhound explores Nelson Mandela Bay: 4 must-dos when you’re there!
Greyhound explores Nelson Mandela Bay! Where stunning beaches meet history and culture, where wildlife meets arts and adventure, you’ve arrived in Nelson Mandela Bay: The southern gem of South Africa’s tourist scene and the place you must visit if you haven’t been.
Honorably named after former president and global icon, Nelson Mandela, the bay is the official gateway to the Eastern Cape and the picturesque city of Port Elizabeth.
Here at Greyhound, where you can get there on a luxury bus from just about anywhere, we’re offering up 4 brilliant things to do when you arrive.
Go on, take some time to squeeze them in – you’ll thank us later!
Visit the Campanile and take in the views
Port Elizabeth is rich in many architectural gems but richer still in history! Few historical visits in South Africa are as fascinating then as the Campanile. It was built to commemorate the arrival of the 1820 settlers and is now symbolic of South Africa’s diverse people and intriguing past.
As an attraction, it contains the largest carillon of bells in the country, including a magnificent chiming clock. If anything, climb it to say ‘I did it’ and enjoy some extraordinary views from above the city.
Visit one of the countless beaches – then end your day at the Board Walk
Nelson Mandela Bay has over 40km of golden beaches and relaxing waves. Not too warm, but not too cold, it’s the near perfect place to be if you’re keen to take in a late summer on the beach.
From Sardinia Bay to Hoby Beach, from Kings Beach to Blue Horizon, the number of extraordinary options at your disposal is unbelievable. Then – finish your day at The Board Walk. Movies, restaurants and a casino will leave the whole family entertained.
Spot the Big 7 at Addo Elephant National Park – yes seven!
The Addo Elephant National Park was set up to save the Eastern Cape elephant and buffalo, and is now the only place in the world where you can view the Big 7! Elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, the Humpback Whale and Great White shark all in one day? Well, if you’re super lucky – indeed!
As a safari getaway, the Addo is now a world-class destination and we cannot recommend it enough.
For the artist at heart, Nelson Mandela Bay has 67 surprises
Within the inner depths of this ever-intriguing city, you’ll find the Donkin Reserve – home to a portion of 67 incredible pieces of art situated throughout the city. It commemorates Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of political life and is called the Route 67 – an extraordinary route that leads tourists and visitors to several museums along the way.
It is but another taste of an astonishing story – one where Nelson Mandela bay shines brighter than ever.
So what’s got you intrigued about Nelson Mandela Bay? The beaches or the art, wildlife or entertainment? Whatever it is, we’ll get you there.
For luxurious bus tickets to the Eastern Cape and back again – to Port Elizabeth and the broader Nelson Mandela bay – we’ve got you covered.
Book your tickets at www.greyhound.co.za or call us on 011 611 8000 | 087 352 0352.
See you there!