Nelson Mandela Bay region
The Nelson Mandela Bay region is situated on the South-Eastern coastline of South Africa. Known as the official gateway to the Eastern Cape, this is an affordable, fun, family-focused metropolitan city! Situated 736km east of Cape Town, the region boasts the honour of having the fourth-best climate in the world for a coastal city.
Nelson Mandela Bay, also fondly referred to as “the friendly city”, is South Africa’s fifth-largest city in terms of population. It is the economic capital of the Eastern Cape and a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers. The most widely spoken languages are Xhosa, English and Afrikaans.
Nelson Mandela Bay boasts architectural buildings of Victorian, art deco and modern times, which reflect our changing history while reshaping its image to fit the mould of a world-class tourist destination.
Situated at the start of the Sunshine Coast tourism route, this metro is surrounded by over a million hectares of malaria-free game reserves for tourists to visit.
Activities in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro include swimming at some of the best beaches, art galleries, museums and the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. There are also yacht clubs, golf clubs, diving and riding schools, restaurants for various tastes, township tours and shopping centres to suit all tastes!