Gqeberha: Tales of Adventure and Exploration

  • 01 December 2023 | By Nomkhita July

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Although this adventure quote might sound cliche and a bit overused, it’s one thing that all adventurous people agree on. You’ll never grow if you only do the familiar. Try jumping out of your circle and see what happens. Let’s take a look at some of the activities that Nelson Mandela Bay has to offer all you adventure seekers out there!!


Crisscross Adventures

For twenty-four years Crisscross has been one of NMB’s leading adventure tour companies. Crisscross Adventure offer safe, great quality and affordable adventure tours of the Greater Addo with their vast selections of activities to choose from to keep the adventurer in you thrilled and excited. Crisscross Adventures offers activities from sand boarding, quad biking, canoeing and so much more.


Valley Crag Indoor Climbing

THE LARGEST INDOOR CLIMBING CENTRE IN THE EASTERN CAPE!! That alone is reason enough for you to make your way to The Valley Crag Indoor Climbing Centre. What we love is their combination of adventure and exercise with a gym area fitted with climbing related training equipment as well as traditional cardio equipment for an all-round fitness experience. Some of their service include team building events, children’s sport climbing, birthday parties, outdoor climbing and so much more.


Raggy Charters

Raggy Charters is one of the oldest Marine Eco Tour company combined with a conservation project in Africa and the only whale watching permit holder in the city. At the heart of the company is the commitment to environmental responsibility with the vessels designed with eco-friendly practices in mind. They specialise in taking tourists, corporate office party groups, TV crews and marine wildlife enthusiasts on ocean safaris to watch the whales, dolphins, African penguins, and other natural wonders of Nelson Mandela Bay.


Adrenaline Addo

If you are looking for great fun and adventure look no further!! Only 20 minutes from the world renowned Addo Elephant Park. Addo Adrenaline has it all! From ziplining to the crazy stomach-in-your-throat giant swing, it is all about letting go and trying new experiences in an outdoor adventure park that embraces the motto ‘life is for living’. An ideal getaway for families and friends, and the top tier adventure venue for corporate groups and school camps.



Embark on an unforgettable journey with Helipilot Charters where luxury meets adventure in the skies. Experience the ultimate in personalized travel as you take command of your itinerary, whether it’s a scenic tour above NMB’s most iconic landmarks, a swift and stylish airport transfer or a romantic sunset flight. Helicopter Pilot Training Centre provides the ideal location for corporate departures and general entertainment due to its close proximity to the Port Elizabeth International Airport.


Pro Dive

An ideal choice for an unforgettable family adventure beneath the waves. With a focus on safety and accessibility, dedicated and experienced guides cater to all ages and skill levels, making it a perfect outing for the entire family. Activities include sea kayaking, reef snorkelling and scuba diving training lessons. Pro Dive provides gear for rental, guidance and a commitment to creating lasting memories whether you are with the little ones or just enjoying a solo adventure. Come enjoy the enchanting world beneath the surface.


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Sundays River Adventures and Addo Cruises & Sand Sledding

Experience the thrill of sliding gown towering sand dunes with Sundays exhilarating sandboarding! So, strap up and feel the rush as you surf down soft, golden dunes whether you’re a seasoned sandboarder or a first-time adventurer, the experienced instructors ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. Their equipment caters to a range of participants, with standing boards resembling snowboards and belly boards that offer sitting or lying positions. Addo Cruises and Sand Sledding is the oldest river cruise company on the Sundays River and have many years of experience. Charter the river cruise boat “The Sundays River Ferry” and experience a two and half hour leisurely cruise on the most top rated estuaries in South Africa. Search the river banks, bush and reed beds for a wide variety of bird life and smaller animals like the duiker, bushbuck or the stately Kudu.  This diversity makes it an ideal activity for families on the go and anyone with an adventurous spirit. 


Oceanside Surf Store

Oceanside offers a wide range of fun Sporting activities, swimwear and sporting gear for the whole family to enjoy. Services such as the Learn to Surf Programme which boasts only the best coaches offers visitors a chance to release their inner surfer and join in the exciting sport. The services on offer also include rentals on Stand Up Boards, Roller Blades and Bicycles. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy!



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