Greyhound goes to Mthatha – fun activities

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Mthatha (or Umtata) is a colourful and lively city with a rich history. Located in the Eastern Cape, this area was home to many of South Africa’s historical leaders namely; Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Sabelo Phama and Bantu Holomisa.

Nestled on the banks of Mtata River, Mthatha is a popular destination for many of our Greyhound travellers!

If you are looking for some fun activities for you and the family when you get there, take a look at some of our top suggestions.


  1. Nelson Mandela Museum – Mthatha

Greyhound goes to Mthatha

The Nelson Mandela Museum forms part of the national legacy projects that honour South Africa’s liberation heroes and is an opportunity of experience to walk in one of the most iconic men in history’s footsteps. It incorporates three sites – the Bhunga Building in Mthatha, the spiritual Mvezo where Mandela was born, and Qunu, his childhood village.

Where better to remember the contributions of the world-renowned icon and beloved late Nelson Mandela than by taking a tour of the place where Nelson Mandela grew up? The Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu, Eastern Cape, is located near former president Nelson Mandela’s childhood home. Here you’ll learn about the earliest experiences of the man who would become South Africa’s first democratically elected president.


  1. Hiking in and around Mthatha

Greyhound goes to Mthatha

If adventure calls your name and you love to hike then you will not be disappointed with the hiking trails on offer a stone’s throw from Mthatha.

One notorious hike worth noting is the Hole in the Wall Hiking Trail. This 9km hiking trail leads along some of the most beautiful landscapes that the Wild Coast has to offer leads to the famous rock formation in the ocean known as “The Hole in the Wall”.

So, lace up those boots, pack some snacks and head off into the wilderness for some time in nature.


  1. The adventure starts on board Greyhound

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There is a famous saying that adventure lies in the journey, not the destination. Well, that could not be more true when your journey starts with embarking onboard Greyhound!

Whether you are travelling to Mthatha from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London or Port Elizabeth plus many more, Greyhound is simply one of the most comfortable and enjoyable ways to get there by road.

We pride ourselves in the excellent maintenance of our fleet for safety on the road as well as enjoyment on the road for our passengers. From comfortable seats to sit back and relax to the ability to stay connected to your loved ones while you travel by keeping your devices charged through our USB charging ports. Play games, read, enjoy the scenery. The journey gives you time to unwind and reflect and simply enjoy our beautiful land and country.


Our Mthatha office is located at 27 St Margarets’s house cnr Victoria& Madeira street, Mthatha and our staff are ready and waiting to welcome you.

Book your ticket to your city of historical discovery online now at or alternatively call our 24hrs Customer Care/Reservations on 011 611 8000. You can also book at any of our trusted partner’s Checkers, Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Makro, Game, Builders or Computicket!

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