DISCOVER NELSON MANDELA BAY
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.
Fine dining. Fresh and seasonal dishes. Traditional Indian Cuisine meets Traditional South Africa
Fine dining. Traditional North Indian Cuisine.
Workspace. Teas, coffee, light meals & drinks.
Light meals. Breakfast, salads, burgers, wraps and other light meals.
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.
Greek & Italian Food. Pizzas, Pasta, Cocktails.
Ginger the Restaurant
Beachfront. A fusion of elegant chic and classic fine fare.
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.