The Second International Conference
of the African Marine Waste Network.
Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa.
23 – 27 MAY 2022


Situated within one of South Africa’s largest bays, Algoa Bay, home to a bounty of amazing marine wild life and Blue Flag Beaches.

The greater Nelson Mandela Bay has something to offer for everyone.

The Eastern Cape is well known for its oranges, prickly pears, angora goats and dairy farms. The centrepiece of Nelson Mandela Bay’s arts and culture industry is right in the inner city after local development agency, the MBDA, has coupled a CBD infrastructure renovation with a public art campaign, giving the city-centre a facelift with an artistic twist.

Nelson Mandela Bay is prime business plus destination. One that offers the business travellers’ niche, intimate business tourism facilities against a pristine natural backdrop, and a host of diverse experiences, including malaria-free big 7 experiences within close proximity of the city and beach.


The languages most spoken in PE include isiXhosa, English and Afrikaans, and no matter which language the locals address you in, they will treat you with a warmth and friendliness that matches no other South African city.


PE offers a vibrant dining out experience from pizza and a craft beer to Springbok Carpaccio and Pinot Noir.  For those seeking to experience the more culinary side of Gqeberha, there are many delicious restaurants to choose from:

The Boardwalk Hotel offers a choice of

The Bayside Pantry

An à la carte menu for lunch and buffet dinners. Roasts, casseroles, curries, pasta and stir fries.

Kiplings Brasserie

Fine dining. Fresh and seasonal dishes. Traditional Indian Cuisine meets Traditional South Africa

Namak Restaurant

Fine dining. Traditional North Indian Cuisine.

Lobby Lounge

Workspace. Teas, coffee, light meals & drinks.

Sun Café

Light meals. Breakfast, salads, burgers, wraps and other light meals.

Tshawe Bar

Fine cigar lounge. Premium drinks.

Other restaurants in the Summerstrand area, near the conference venue area

Coachman on the Bay


Blue Waters Café

Beachfront. Diverse menu, sushi, seafood, grills.

Something Good Roadhouse

Beachfront. Easy dining.

La Kouzina

Greek & Italian Food. Pizzas, Pasta, Cocktails.

Ginger the Restaurant

Beachfront. A fusion of elegant chic and classic fine fare.

Hungry for more?
Visit our official tourism site for a full directory of restaurants in Nelson Mandela Bay.


Take PE’s Donkin Heritage Trail to sightsee our iconic buildings and monuments and visit the daily African craft markets along the beach front to shop for unique souvenirs.

Travel just outside PE to view the Big Five in the Addo Elephant National Park, boasting spectacular views of the Algoa Bay from afar and incredible elephant sightings. For the hikers, on PE’s doorstep, we have a hiking trail up the Lady Slipper Mountain. This trail is suitable for Novice hikers who want to take a slow and steady ascent to a breath taking view from Algoa Bay to Jeffreys Bay.

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.

Sanccob Port Elizabeth

Raggy Charters

Kwantu Game Reserve

Kragga Kamma Game Park

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

Donkin Reserve and Pyramid

The Donkin Heritage Trail

Addo river cruises

Bloukrans bungee

Birds of Eden

Addo Elephant National Park

Visit the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website for a range of activities, events and ideas for things to do while you’re visiting.