Nelson Mandela Bay

Coasting along the warm waters of Algoa Bay on South Africa’s Sunshine Coast, Nelson Mandela Bay wins over the hearts of all who visit with its diverse travel and leisure attractions. From heritage steeped in proudly South African history to eco-tourism, beaching, business, wildlife and entertainment, Nelson Mandela Bay checks all the boxes as an all-rounder travel destination.

Home to bustling cities including Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch, Nelson Mandela Bay is the gateway to the Eastern Cape. The good vibes can be felt across the region as it lays claim to good food, dolphins, nightlife and so much more!

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Algoa Bay

Algoa Bay, the coastal region of Nelson Mandela Bay, boasts 40 km of magnificent golden beaches. Holding inviting warm water, calm sea and a good breeze on most days, it is one of the best sailing venues in a popular location for beach and water sport enthusiasts.

The swimming beaches at Algoa Bay are patrolled by fully trained professional lifeguards during the summer season, which means avid swimmers and sunbathers can rest assured and happily enjoy a beach holiday.

Rich in History

There is a cultural heritage to Nelson Mandela Bay that is almost unmatched. History lovers will be awed and inspired by its diverse and remarkable past.

Nelson Mandela, being one of the most prominent and significant figures from this region, is not the only one. Others include: Govan Mbeki, political activist and father of former South African President, Thabo Mbeki; Oliver Thambo, political activist and life-long friend to Nelson Mandela and Athol Fugard, actor, director, and playwright, to name a few.

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