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 Validity & Types of passes
 How to use the NMB Pass
 Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Prices
 Where to buy or check balance / validity
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The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass – Your passport to discovering the local's best kept secrets.

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 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!


What can I do with the pass?
Click here to see all the offers

Validity & Types of passes

There are two types of Nelson Mandela Bay Visitors Passes namely:

  • The 5 in 1 pass as well as
  • unlimited access passes

Click here to see the pass prices

The 5 in 1 NMB Pass


The 5 in 1 pass is valid for 3 months and limits you to any 5 of the offers. The City and Township tour offer is limited to either a City Tour or a Township Tour and pass holders can not do both with one pass.


The 5 in 1 pass includes any five of the attractions and activities advertised and can be used on any day within the 3 month period. You also qualify for the shopping and transport discounts available on the pass for the 3 month duration of the pass validity. The pass expires 3 months from the date purchased.


NMB Unlimited Itinerary Passes


The unlimited itinerary passes are valid for 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, and 7 days depending on the period you want to purchase it for.


The Nelson Mandela Bay unlimited itinerary Passes are valid for use on consecutive days only. At the end of your validity period or when you have visited all the attractions, the pass will expire and will no longer allow access to attractions. Your pass will cease working at the end of the last day dependant on the number of days purchased, regardless of how often you have used it in between. Each offer is limited to one entry or use per attraction per pass.


The smart card records when and where you first use your Nelson Mandela Bay Pass, as well as how long the pass will remain valid for. This means that regardless of what start date you give when you buy the pass, your Nelson Mandela Bay Pass is activated the moment that you first use it at an attraction or activity provider. It is important to note that a ‘day’ is based on a calendar day, so should you first use your pass at 5 pm on Wednesday, Wednesday is counted as day one of your pass usage.

Please note the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass offers are valid for a specific period based on the periods negotiated with each product. All passes bought are valid for use for 3 months from date of purchase / issue and have to be used within this period; however this can be extended if agreed so by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism.


How to use the NMB Pass:


Step 1: Buy your NMB Pass: where to buy

Step 2: Plan your trip using the guide or see offers here: NMB Pass Offers

Step 3: Present your NMB Pass on arrival at participating operators to receive your benefits


Booking Ahead


Most of the tours and activities included with the Pass allow you, and some require you, to book ahead using the number on the front of your Pass. Each attraction’s webpage has information on how to book, terms and conditions and will indicate if prior bookings are essential. All products / offers are subject to availability and weather dependant if outdoor based.


Please Note: Tours and some activities may require credit card information upon booking, you will only be charged if you fail to show up for your tour or the activity. The City and Township tour offer is limited to either a City Tour or a Township Tour and pass holders can not do both with one pass.



Where can I buy the Visitors Pass or check my balance / validity of my card?

Order your pass online here: Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Order Form


Alternatively you can contact any of the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism - Visitor Information Centres:


PE Airport Visitor Info Centre: +27 0(41) 581 0456/7

PE Airport, Shop 57, Ground Floor, Arrivals Hall, Terminal Building, PE Airport, Allister Miller Drive, PE

Monday to Sunday from 07h00 to 19h00


Boardwalk Visitor Info Centre: +27 0(41) 583 2030

The Boardwalk (opp. Hobie Beach), Marine Drive, Summerstrand

Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 19h00


Donkin Visitor Info Centre: +27 0(41) 585 8884

Donkin Reserve, Belmont Terrace, Central, Port Elizabeth

Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h30; Weekends from 09h30 to 15h30





 In addition, the pass can be purchased at participating, shopping centers, game reserves, museums, hotels and various participating accommodation establishments and travel agents, please refer to the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website or email  for full list of participating stores and suppliers.

 Click here to see the pass prices


NMB Pass Packages

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