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Nelson Mandela Bay Pass

The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass, a smartcard access card, provides you with free admission to a variety of attractions and activities in Nelson Mandela Bay. This includes amongst others museums, game reserves, scuba diving, art galleries, sightseeing tours by train, bus, boat, and many more. It also entitles you to some great discounts in selected stores for shopping, activities, entertainment and more. The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass offers flexibility, convenience, variety and savings. Be sure to get your Nelson Mandela Bay Pass and discover all the excitement that Nelson Mandela Bay has to offer. Simply show or transact your pass and receive the special offers available at the participating facilities. The more you see the more you save! The booklet is you official guide to all the offers you recieve.

Download Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Booklet
Your guide to the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass
Download NMB Pass Commission Agreement
Members of NMBT wishing to sell the NMB Pass at a 10% commission can complete the attached and return to NMBT. NMBT will then load you as a vendor enabling you to sell the NMB Pass

Top activities and attractions

Find out what to do in Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch and surrounds) by using any of the following documents:

Download Culture Vulture Route Map
The Culture Vulture Map lists cultural and historical attractions found within Nelson Mandela Bay. Explore the route and discover our rich History and Culture.
Download Outward Bound Route Map
The Outward Bound Route contains all Wildlife & Nature and Adventure & Sport attractions. So if you enjoy the outdoors then explore this route.
Download Kiddies Karousel Route Map
The Kiddies Karousel Route Map contains activities and attractions for the kiddies and young at heart to explore.
Download Food & Feast Route
The Food & Feast Route is a compilation of Restaurants, Taverns, Entertainment and Cocktail Bars. So explore Nelson Mandela Bay at night.
Download Suggested Itineraries
Suggested Itineraries for your visit in Nelson Mandela Bay with various options fit for everyone.
Download 5 Biome Route Brochure
Nelson Mandela Bay represents a large percentage of South Africas biological diversity in that it is a meeting point for 5 of the 7 South African Biomes, namely the Thicket, Grassland, Nama-Karoo, Fynbos and Forest Biomes.
A simply stunning saunter thru coast & country is a suggested tour option for lovers of beach views and beautiful country areas. The Sunshine Saunter Route covers some of Port Elizabeth’s most scenic areas such as Schoenies, Sardinia Bay, Chelsea, Theesco
The diverse scenery and activities of Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas offer tourists a huge variety of experiences to choose from. Nelson Mandela Bay is an eco-city, a historical, cultural, conferencing and a fun-in-the-sun-city! If you are trave
Download Route 67
A Brochure of Route 67 in Port Elizabeth with Map and Art Guide.


Nelson Mandela Bay Membership Forms and Other Downloads.

Download Tourism Road Signage Application Form
Application form for tourism road signage in the Eastern Cape Province.
Download Certificate of acceptability for food on premises
This certificate is required for Restaurants, or accommodation facilities who serves meals. The application must be handed in at 4th Floor Brister House, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Central, Port Elizabeth. For more info contact 041 506 5413/5400.
Download Crime Prevention
Crime prevention hints, tips and contact details.
Download NMBT Membership Application Form
NMBT Membership Application Form


Maps of Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch, Colchester) and surrounds.

Download Uitenhage Map
Tourist map of Uitenhage.
Download Despatch Map
Tourist map of Despatch.
Download Bethelsdorp (Van der Kempskloof) Map
Tourism map of Bethelsdorp and Van Der Kempskloof.
Download New Brighton Map
New Brighton tourist map.
Download Colchester/Cannonville Map
Colchester/Cannonville Tourist Map.
Download Port Elizabeth Map
Port Elizabeth Map
Download Nelson Mandela Bay Overview Map
Nelson Mandela Bay Overview Map
Download Nelson Mandela Bay Perspective Map
Nelson Mandela Bay Perspective Map. Nelson Mandela in perspective to Africa, South Africa and the Eastern Cape.
Download Donkin Heritage Trail Map
Map of the Donkin Heritage Trail. Full booklet available at the Donkin Visitor Information Centre.
Download Addo Elephant National Park Map
The latest Addo Elephant National Park Map
Download Garden Route Tsitsikamma Natures Valley Camp Map
Garden Route Tsitsikamma Natures Valley Camp Map
Download Garden Route Tsitsikamma Storms Camp Map
Garden Route Tsitsikamma Storms Camp Map
Download Garden Route Wilderness Camp Map
Garden Route Wilderness Camp Map


Download Nelson Mandela Bay Meetings and Incentive Planner
Your guide to planning events, conferences and incentive trips to Nelson Mandela Bay - Uniting Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch

Hiking Trails

Maps of Hiking Trails in and around Port Elizabeth. This includes the following trails: Aloe Walking Trail, Coastal Fynbos Trail, Flamingo Trail, Lower Guinea Fowl Trail, Maitland Nature Reserve Trail, Sacramento Trail and Springs Walking Trails.

Download Aloe Walking Trail
Aloe Walking Trail Map
Download Coastal Fynbos Trail
Coastal Fynbos Trail Map
Download Flamingo Trail
Flamingo Trail Map
Download Lower Guinea Fowl Trail
Lower Guinea Fowl Trail Map
Download Maitlands Nature Reserve Hiking Trails
Maitlands Nature Reserve Hiking Trails
Download Sacramento Hiking Trail
Sacramento Hiking Trail
Download Springs Walking Trails
Springs Walking Trails
Download Bushbuck Trail Map
Bushbuck Trail Map
Download The Trail of the Roseate Tern
The Trail of the Roseate Tern - Cape Recife Map and Description.


Research and Statistics for Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch and Colchester).

Download 2011 Annual Tourism Research Report
2011 Annual Tourism Research Report for Nelson Mandela Bay - Port Elizabeth. Visitor Numbers, Accommodation Occupancy, Economic Impact Analysis and more.
Download 2014 Annual Tourism Research Report
2014 Nelson Mandela Bay Annual Tourism Research Report

Tourism Services

Download Translater List
Emergency Language Supporters.
Download NMBT Annual Report 2012 - 2013
Download Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Strategic Plan 2014 - 2
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017. This document represents the plan for Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism’s integrated programme of work for the period July 2014 – June 2017. The plan is aligned with the strategic objectives of the Ne
Download Fish Farm Appeal Decision
Fish Farm Appeal Decision by the Minister of Environmental Affairs. Appeal Decision - PROPOSED SEA BASED AQUACULTURE ZONES IN PORT ELIZABETH (PE FISH FARM), EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE
Download NMBT Annual Report 2014-15
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Annual Report 2014-15.
Download The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a Non-Profit Company, representative of a broad spectrum of businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is the largest business association in the Eastern Cape. Our membership consists of approximately 800 members.

Tourism Publications

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Publications

Download Travel Wise Handbook
The Travel Wise Handbook contains tips and information regarding responsible and green tourism.
Download Travel Wise Pocket Guide
Travel Wise Pocket Guide
Download Visitors Guide 2012-13
Visitors Guide 2012-13
Download NMB Golf Course Guide
A guide to some of the best golf courses in and around Nelson Mandela Bay.
Download Visitors Guide 2015-16
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Visitors Guide to Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch for 2015-16. 10Mb
Download Nelson Mandela Bay Trade Brochure
Nelson Mandela Bay, home to Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch is the only metropolitan area that was allowed by the former president to bear his name. The area is renowned for its big 7 safari’s , has, 5 of the 7 biomes of South Africa and boast a

South African National Parks

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism is an official booking agent for South African National Parks. Tel. 041 583 2030 e-mail

Download South African National Park Booking Offices Easter
Contact details for South African National Park Booking Offices in the Eastern Cape
Download South African National Park Booking Request Form
Please complete this form should you wish to request a booking at any South African National Park and e-mail or fax to or 041 582 2573

Tours and Activity Product Fact Sheets

Download Alan Tours - Half Day Tours
With experience forged and tempered under the African sun in some of Southern Africa’s more remote and prestigious game reserves, the expertise of qualified FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) and cultural guides who specialize in all aspe
Download Alan Tours - Full day Tours
With experience forged and tempered under the African sun in some of Southern Africa’s more remote and prestigious game reserves, the expertise of qualified FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) and cultural guides who specialize in all aspe
Download Calabash Tours Products
Calabash Tours Products FIT and Groups
Download Ezethu Tours
Ezethu Tours (Est 2004) is a family owned and managed business based in Port Elizabeth South Africa. We specialise in Heritage Tours tailor-made to suit leisure and Business travellers. The company was established by Sithembiso Geoff Foster when he saw
Download Adrenalin Addo Fact Sheet
Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, we are an outdoor activity centre that promises spectacular fun and adventure for everyone. From zip lining, giant swinging to canoeing, we cater for both the adrenalin junkies out there and the more a
Download Ezethu Cultural encounters
Want to experience the different cultures of the Eastern Cape? At Ezethu Tours we are knowledgeable about the different cultures of the Eastern Cape. We were born here and have an intimate knowledge of the region.
Download Ezethu Tours - Discover the heart and soul of NMB
What makes a good story? Not just elements of intrigue, surprise, passion, despair or victory – but a good story teller! Sithembiso Geoff Foster, a true son of Nelson Mandela Bay, is a born story teller having seen and experienced the hardship, joys and
Download Ezethu Tours - Footsteps of Struggle Heroes
Port Elizabeth and the greater Eastern Cape was the birthplace of many resistance struggles dating from around 1799 till 1895. Nelson Mandela Bay, consisting of Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch, is also known as the Home of Freedom or the “birthp
Download Ezethu Tours - Karoo Explorer
Discover the charisma of the Karoo, a land of grandeur, sweeping skies and wide horizons... of space, silence and champagne air.
Download Ezethu Tours - Sundays River Valley adventure
The story of the Sundays River Valley is one of majestic grey pachyderms, flightless dung beetles, orange blossoms and a place where the Zuurberg Mountains meet the Alexandria sand dunes. A place where you can glide down a sand dune on a sandboard, gent
Download Raggy Charters
Port Elizabeth is a hidden gem in South Africa for whale watching, and other wildlife viewing. With seasonal visits from Southern right whales, humpback whales, and indo-pacific humpback dolphins. We have the largest breeding colony of African penguins in
Download The Real African Penguin Experience
The Penguin Patrol is an exciting and educational day out for tourists and locals alike to have a Real African Penguin Experience. Transportation between activities, lunch and afternoon tea are all included in the package
Download Route 67 walking tour
Route 67 consists of 67 Public Art Works symbolising Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of work dedicated to the Freedom of South Africa and includes 67 steps leading up the second largest flag in Africa. The artworks were designed by local artists from the Easter
Download Addo Cruises and Sand Sledding
Sundays River Ferry offers the perfect outdoor and teambuilding activity just outside Port Elizabeth. A short drive from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown lies the village of Cannonville and Colchester. Situated on the estuary of the scenic Sun
Download Addo Full day tour - Alan Tours
Addo Elephant National Park with its population of over 600 African Elephants, herds of Buffalo, Lions and Leopard amongst the many species of antelope, Zebra and Warthog as well as the rich and diverse bird and reptile life that inhabit this expanded Nat
Download Arts & Antiques Tour Port Elizabeth - Alan Tours
Visit King George VI Art gallery and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. Chinese miniatures and Indian Textiles are on display amongst the many temporary exhibitions held here. The majestic old buildings housing these galleries are close to the hi
Download Addo Elephant National Park and Elephant Back Safa
Descend into the valley to meet the three large but gentle Elephant bulls we will ride for a once in a life time experience through the thickets, viewing the other species on the reserve from the backs of these incredible creatures.
Download Addo Elephant National Park and Sunset River Cruis
We leave the reserve to meet the ferry on the Sundays River, an estuary on the border of the Addo Elephant National Park where we board a ferry for a leisurely cruise on this wide calm waterway searching the reed banks for a wide diversity of birdlife and
Download 4 x 4 Kabouga section Greater Addo Elephant Nation
Depart in 4 x 4 vehicle for the Kabouga section, Greater Addo Elephant National Park. We travel via the picturesque town of Kirkwood before entering the rugged northern areas of this famous National Park. This is a unique experience and one will meet with
Download The original Big 7 Safari Algoa Bay and Addo Eleph
We board the boat for an awe-inspiring marine safari into the protected waters of Port Elizabeth’s Algoa Bay searching for Dolphins, Seals, Sharks and the seasonal Humpback and Southern Right Whales. Under expert guidance we circumnavigate St Croix Island
Download Bird Watching in and around Port Elizabeth - Alan
We depart for the Cape Recife Lighthouse and Nature reserve and a guided tour of the SAMREC, the South African marine re-habilitation centre At the light house we orientate and learn the history of Cape Recife and its working Lighthouse. We search the sh
Download Afroventures Half and Full day Tours
Afroventures Adventure Company is an adventure tour operator that conducts Tours, Safaris and Daytrips from Sedgefield on the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth – the capital city of the Eastern Cape. The company was founded in 2014 by two passionate adventu
Download Port Elizabeth Beer Route
Hop on the bus and join us as we take you to visit three manufacturers of Craft Beers, over a period of three hours. Visit Dockside Brewery, meet the Brew Master view and discuss the manufacturing process, then taste four different beers enjoyi
Download SAMREC
SAMREC’s Marine Bird Rehabilitation and Education Centre, situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, allows visitors to experience nature through sight, sound and touch.
Download Addo Elephant Park Tour - Mosaic Tourism
The day starts with collecting our guests from their accommodation in Port Elizabeth before heading to South Africa’s third largest national park, Addo Elephant National Park in our quest to see the Big 5. This incredibly diverse malaria free park is ho
Download Authentic Township Tour - Mosaic Tourism
The half day tour is a truly AUTHENTIC TOWNSHIP TOUR where the hope and history of our fantastic country is encapsulated and shared. Guests get to experience the full kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and experiences that are synonymous with Township livin
Download City Tour - Mosaic Tourism
Our tour starts with a brief look into the region’s pre colonial history, beginning with the San, Khoikhoi, early Portuguese explorers and Dutch farmers before journeying to the historical heart of Port Elizabeth to explore its wealth of colonial and post
Download City Wine Estate Tour - Mosaic Tourism
Enjoy a snapshot City Tour (+ 45 minutes) en route to Theescombe Estate Wines, Port Elizabeth’s only Wine Estate. Founded in 2006 when the first 500 vines were planted but had to wait until 2010 for the first harvest to be bottled and enjoyed.
Download Samrec 2 Sacramento Tour - Mosaic Tourism
Shortly after collecting our guests at their accommodation in Port Elizabeth we visit the South African Marine bird Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC). SAMREC is situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. This incredible facility serves not o
Download BOMO Tours
BoMo Tours offers personalised tours throughout Southern Africa. Whether you want to see the Etosha National Park or Sossusvlei and the Fishriver Canyon in Namibia, the Okavango delta or Chobe National Park in Botswana, Victoria Falls or the Great Zimbabw
Download The Humewood Golf Links
The only true links course in Africa.
Download 7 Day Baviaans Mountain Biker
hop on our bikes and enter the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, a pristine natural area of approximately 270 000 hectares of unspoiled, rugged mountainous terrain. This area also boasts a wide variety of wildlife such as Cape Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Kudu, Cape
Download 11 Day Eastern Cape Explorer
Explore the adventure province called the Eastern Cape
Download 15 Day Eastern Cape Extreme
This tour passes through some of the most rural areas with high rates of unemployment, all accommodation used along the wildcoast region is partly owned by the communities we pass through and act as important sources of employment and skills training for
Download 17 Day Southern Africa Explorer
Activities Included: Port Elizabeth Walking City Tour, Guided hike from Coffee Bay to Mdumbi, 4x4 Tour of Lesotho, Guided hike of the Amphitheatre Mountain Range and Tugela Falls, Guided Big 5 game drive in The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve (open safari

Accommodation Fact Sheets

Download Radisson Blu Hotel Port Elizabeth Fact Sheet
Radisson Blu Hotel Port Elizabeth Fact Sheet
Download Victoria & Alfred Factsheet
This historic building (once the hunting lodge of Lord Milner- circa 1890) has been lovingly restored and extended to provide luxurious accommodation and conference facilities. Ideally suited for business and leisure, the V&A is close to the airport, CBD
Download Summerstrand Hotel
Summerstrand Hotel Fact Sheet

Private Game Reserves

Download Kuzuko Lodge - 5 star
Also known as the “Place of Glory”, Kuzuko Lodge is built high upon a hill in a private section of the northern part of the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park. It is here where breathtaking views, from your private veranda, are complemented by
Download Kwantu Private Game Reserve
Kwantu offers a once in a lifetime wildlife experience, including the famed African Big 5. Moreover, guests can experience an up-close encounter with exotic predators at the predator educational and rehabilitation centre. They can also enjoy a personal ex
Download Amakhala Game Reserve
Situated in the Greater Addo and Frontier Country area is a spectacular stretch of rolling hills near the coastline of the Eastern Cape that has undergone a remarkable transformation into a vibrant internationally renowned conservation initiative.
Download Bush Lodge Amakhala - Factsheet 2016
Discreetly positioned in the bush at the top end of an open valley in the reserve, each of the superlative en-suite, tented and thatched suites overlooks a watering point with big sky views. Each suite has a secluded private viewing deck with intimate plu

Volunteering programs

International volunteering is when an individual volunteers their time to work for organisations or cause outside of their home country. In most cases, volunteers work in developing countries on international development programs with local partners that address basic needs such as education, health and sanitation.

Walmer is one of the few places in South Africa, where during Apartheid years a community of mostly Xhosa people remained to exist in the middle of the white communities. Even though the ruling party tried to evacuate this community it continued to exist
In 2000, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC), a non-profit organization, was formed in Port Elizabeth after the disaster of the sinking of the ship the Treasure close to Cape Town in 2000. A large amount of oil was spille
Download Love Story
Love Story is the ongoing inspirational story of a group of local residents in Port Elizabeth that decided to do something about the poverty and hungry people they see on their streets every day.
The Missionvale Care Centre operates in the extremely poor informal shack land township of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth, South Africa - part of the wider Nelson Mandela Metropol. It was founded by Sister Ethel Normoyle, from humble beginnings, under a tr