Nelson Mandela Bay is one of South Africa’s important sea ports. The
city, the largest in the Eastern Cape, lies on the south-eastern
coastline of South Africa. About 1.5 million people inhabit the Nelson
Mandela Bay Municipality area, making it South Africa's fifth largest
city in population size and the second largest in area.
Nelson Mandela Bay is the host city of the national soccer teams
from Ghana, DRC, Mali and Niger.
The stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
AFCON matches will be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The
stadium is named after South Africa's former President, humanitarian
and world icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who was born and spent his
formative years in the Eastern Cape. The stadium seats 50 000.
The Africa Cup of Nations 2013 takes place during the months of
January and February 2013. Nelson Mandela Bay is known for its
sunshine, temperate climate and exhilarating sea breezes. The weather
will be hot, with possible wind and/or light rain.
Remember to pack your floppy sun-hats, plenty of sunscreen, flip
flops and light clothes.
Port Elizabeth has a wide range of accommodation offerings, from
star-graded B&B’s and guesthouses to luxury hotels.
To get a list of star -graded accommodation in Nelson Mandela Bay
please visit the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa www.tourismgrading.co.za.
Things to do in Nelson Mandela Bay
Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa's major destinations for
tourists, many of whom come simply to enjoy the many fine beaches in
and near the city.
Adventure in Nelson Mandela Bay is designed around the great
outdoors. There are wreck diving, shark diving, kayaking,
deep-sea-fishing, 4x4 trails, hiking trails, quad biking options,
cycling routes - and when all else fails grab a surfboard and head for
Nelson Mandela Bay has excellent and varied sporting facilities. Its
many active sports clubs cater for bowling, golf, tennis, badminton,
squash, volleyball, pool, darts, athletics, cycling as well as seasonal
sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey, roller hockey, cricket, motor
racing and more.
Greenacres Shopping Centre is a trendy shopping mecca situated in
the heart of the city. Take a trip down Marine Drive and stop in at a
restaurant or bar overlooking the ocean. Or visit Boardwalk Casino and
Entertainment World and prepare to be thrilled.
How to get here
Port Elizabeth Airport is the gateway to the city and province. The
city is well serviced by busses and taxis, and you can hire a car once
you’re in town.
To find out more contact:
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
PO Box 116 , Port Elizabeth , 6000
Tel: +27 41 502-0000 / 1 / 2