7 Wanderlust-Inducing Videos of Nelson Mandela Bay

  • 24 October 2018 | By Anje Rautenbach

Visitors and locals to Nelson Mandela Bay often share their experiences on social media by using the hashtag #ShareTheBay and just a quick scroll through Instagram will show you just how diverse the Bay is; whether it is a photo on a beach, at a fashion show or between herds of elephants.

But if a picture paints a thousand words, then a video throws a few million more onto the canvas!

Below are 7 videos of Nelson Mandela Bay - filmed and edited by visitors and locals –to give your wanderlust a good ol’ stir. These videos will keep your head in the clouds and fill you with excitement for your next adventure.

Markets of the Bay

The market scene in and around Port Elizabeth has expanded a lot over the years, and there is always something new just around the corner. Have a watch as YouTuber Matthew du Plessis vlog his experience at the Goodnight Market. Click here to subscribe to his channel and if you want to read more about the different markets, click here.

For event details, visit Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism’s website.


Bird's eye view of the Bay

There's nothing like a bit of drone footage to give you a better understanding, view and perspective of an area and in this video Matthew Overton takes us to new heights; sit back, click play and soar above Port Elizabeth! To subscribe to Overton's channel click here. You can also read this blog post: 10 Epic Drone Shots of Nelson Mandela Bay.


A Sandy Adventure

The Eastern Cape is known as the adventure province of South Africa and the Bay is home to its fair share of thrilling activities. Family travel bloggers and vloggers, Chasing the Rainbow, filmed their sandsledding experience on the mighty dunes at Sundays River and if you're still wondering what to do over summer, this might be the perfect cool-down activity for your family. Click here to subscribe to Chasing the Rainbow's YouTube channel and also read: Got weekend plans? Head for the Sundays River.


Nelson Mandela Bay - An all-in-one City

Take a tour through the diversity on offer in Port Elizabeth, from the dunes to the waves, the sights and sounds. Jan Jordaan captures the Bay in such a way that it fills you with pride to call this place home. Subscribe to his channel and read: 67 Reasons to Love the Bay.


Yesteryear memories on the Apple Express

The Bay was buzzing with nostalgia a few months ago when the Apple Express once again pulled into Port Elizabeth. The official Facebook Page of the Apple Express said, "Even though the Apple Express is not operating, while the future of the line is being considered, the shed has been busy and we have our second locomotive in steam. For the first time in more than 20 years, the Humerail Narrow Gauge Depot has TWO locos in steam - simultaneously!"

Fingers crossed for more Apple Express adventures in the future. Have a look at another one of Jan Jordaan's videos.


Fresh air at Groendal Nature Reserve

If you are looking for a "hidden gem" then take a drive out of Port Elizabeth towards Uitenhage's side. The 30 000 hectare Groendal Wilderness Area is the only legally-proclaimed wilderness in the Eastern Cape, rich in fauna and flora with about 180 bird species recorded. It is a hiker's paradise and Gavin Lloyd from Outdooreco.com recently hiked the Lower Blindekloof Trail with his family, to subscribe to his channel, click here


Addo Elephant National Park

It is difficult to mention the Bay without mentioning Addo Elephant National Park, not just because of the legendary elephants but also because of the wildlife variety and the multitude of activities on offer and places to explore in the Greater Addo Region. SANParks put together a video showcasing the diversity of South Africa's third largest national park. Have a look and also read: 9 Things to do in and around Addo Elephant National Park.


Remember to share your Nelson Mandela Bay adventures on social media with the hashtag, #ShareTheBay!

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