The pristine beaches, the warm Indian ocean, the local food scene, the promenade markets, the relaxing sounds of nature, the open spaces. All the best of the Bay. It's All Yours!


During September 2020 we will be giving away some awesome bay experiences. There is 4 weekly themes and 3 ways to enter each week with a winner selected per entry type.

3 ways to enter:

We will choose a winner each week for each of the following categories:

  1. Create an artwork - drawing, painting of the weekly theme. Take a photo or scan it and send it through to competition@nmbt.co.za.
  2. Take and share a photo - Take a photo of the weekly theme and share it on social media tagging @NelsonMandelaBay and #ShareTheBay.
  3. Create and share a 30-60 second video  -  Create a 30-60 second video showcasing the theme for the week tagging @NelsonMandelaBay and #ShareTheBay on social media.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please ensure that the posts privacy settings are set that it is visible to everyone otherwise we might not pick it up.

Weekly Themes:

Week 1 (1-7 September):  NMB Icons - Buildings, Landmarks, People that you associate with Nelson Mandela Bay.

Week 2 (8-14 September): Wildlife & Nature - Fauna, Flora, Landscapes, Beachfront, Bush, Mountains, Hiking Trails experiences. 

Week 3 (15-21 September): Heritage & Culture - Historical buildings, cultural activitities, entertainment, museums etc.

Week 4 (22-30 September): Food and Entertainment - Share your food and Entertainment experience in the city whether it is homemade or in a restaurant.


Terms & Conditions 

  1. Competition opens on 1 September 2020 and closes on 30 September 2020. Only images shared online tagging @NelsonMandelaBay and using the #ShareTheBay hashtag during this time, will be considered apart from artwork entries that can be also be emailed.
  2. Winners will be chosen at random on a weekly basis for judging by panel selected from industry stakeholders, and announced as such on NMBT’s Facebook page on selected days. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. By entering this competition, the entrant confirms that they are the owner of the artwork, photo, or video and that any claim over the use of the material is for the entrant. Permission is also granted for EDTA/NMBT to use the material in the promotion of the destination and sharing of material on various media platforms. 
  4. Winners to make contact with NMBT via Inbox to claim prizes.
  5. Prizes all valid until end June 2021 unless otherwise stated or agreed upon.
  6. Employees of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality EDTA department and Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism are not eligible to win, nor are the employees of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism’s advertising agency.


Prizes include:

  • 1 x night stay at The Beach Hotel for 2, Raggy Charters Ocean Cruise for 2 pax
  • 16 pax half day Guided Addo Tour 
  • 3 hour Sandboarding trip for 12
  • 1 x night stay at Pumba, 1 Night Stay Bellevue Forest reserve, Giraffe walking Safari for 2
  • Pine Lodge - weekend for family in 3 star chalet and Stampede cruise for 3 pax
  • Helicoper flip and 2 nights stay at any Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge or Road Lodge in South Africa!
  • Awehness Art Experience for 7 Pax
  • Route 67 Walking tour, Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park and a 1 night stay in Lalapanzi Luxury Suite
  • Two-Nights stay at any Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge or Road Lodge in South Africa!, Canoe rental and equipment for the Nkukamma canoe trail from Sundays River Adventures
  • 1 x night stay at The Sands for 2, Sardinia Bay Horse riding experience for 2 and Gourmet Picnic for 2 at Thunzi Bush Lodge
  • Holmeleigh Farmyard entry fee, animal feed, a scrumptious farmhouse breakfast and beverages for four people, House Boat rental for 2 pax for 2 nights on Sundays River (weekdays).
  • Sundays River cruise for up to 30 pax