Last minute plans for the long weekend

  • 12 April 2017 | By Anje Rautenbach

The long-awaited long weekend is upon us and if you’ve been too busy with work and life and just the idea of making plans have slipped through your fingers don’t fret…Nelson Mandela Bay can hook you up with some last minute activities for your four-day-weekend.

By now you should know that there is something for everyone to do in the Bay; whether you prefer a quiet event, a pump of adrenalin or something on the loud side.

Something for Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Card Holders…

Do you have a NMB Pass Card? Not yet? Head on over to the website and get yourself the key to the city (and surrounding areas as far as Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route) with discounts, free entries and special offers.

There are different types of passes and there is a special price for kids between the ages of 3 and 12.

Whether you want a city or township tour, head to the spa, go horseback riding or learn how to dive and/or surf, the Pass Card have you covered.

Something for the hikers…

Put on those hiking boots, tie the laces in double knots and make sure your energy snacks and water is packed before you head out on one of the Bay’s hiking trails.

Head to Uitenhage for the refreshing pools of Groendal (Blindekloof), go on the Bushbuck trail in the direction of Lady Slipper, go up Lady Slipper or stay close to home on the Humpback Dolphin Trail. Find out more about other hiking trails in and around the Bay by reading this blog post by Firefly the Travel Guy.


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Something for the kiddies…

During the long weekend there are loads of fun activities for kids in Nelson Mandela Bay from Easter egg hunts to face painting and balloon sculpting. Read Keep the Kids Busy in the Bay this Vacation to get an idea of what you can do this weekend.


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Something for the festival goers…

From the 14th until the 17th of April it is time for another Splash Festival in the Bay; there will be arts and entertainment like DJ Easy B, Skank n Roots and Wicus van der Merwe, family fun like a hypnotist and Easter egg hunt as well as sporting activities like beach volleyball, jet ski racing and rugby.

Need more information? Click here.

Something for the history buffs…

Visit some of the Bay’s oldest sites via a Heritage tour or grab that smartphone and a set of earphones to experience the Donkin Reserve and surrounds via a 70 minute audio tour brought to you by VoiceMap and recorded by a Bay local who said, “Places are about people, and all the buildings we’ll see are a reflection of the endeavours over almost 200 years of the people who turned this remote corner of Africa into a bustling port city. If like me you are passionate about history, and especially the courage and tenacity it took for people to carve out a new and successful existence for themselves, then this tour is for you."

You can also download the Nelson Mandela Bay app for more information about our city!


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Something for the shoppers…

Go to one of the Bay’s malls or head to beach for a flea market weekend tradition that has been around for a few decades. Click here to find out more.

Something for the adrenalin seekers…

It’s all in the name; go seek adrenalin at Addo Adrenalin as you slide down a zipline or double swing, enjoy a Sundays River Boat Cruise and a bit of sandboarding while you're at it!


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Something for the caffeine addicts…

Nelson Mandela Bay is home to a number of incredible coffee shops where cakes, brunch and caffeine treats await. Why don’t you try one of our Bay’s top 10 coffee shops or, tell us which coffee shop deserves to be on the list as well?

Something for the mermaids and mermen…

By the looks of it the weather is still looking good over the long weekend. Pack a picnic basket and go to the beach, take a dip, wax that surfboard or maybe go diving? With your Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Card you can get free offers and/or a discount on a few water-based activities in the Bay, click here for more information.


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Something for the wine connoisseurs…

Enjoy a wine tasting in the Bay thanks to the Life is a Grape Wine Shop in Walmer; you’ll have the opportunity to taste 5 different wines and it is only R50 per person. It is most definitely wine o’clock in the Bay, don’t you think?

Something for the wildlife lovers…

Home to the Big 5 and home to the Big 7; spend a day at Kragga Kamma Game Park or go a bit further to Addo Elephant National Park or Kuzuko Lodge. With your Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Card you can get free entrances and a free game drive at Kuzuko Lodge


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