NEW Adventures with your NMB Pass

  • 08 December 2016 | By Anje Rautenbach

The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass has not only encouraged visitors to experience and explore the best of the Bay, but local residents are also grabbing the opportunity with both hands to get to know their home turf a bit better.

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

- Henry Miller

Besides the fact that the NMB Pass Cards make activities and sights in and around Nelson Mandela Bay affordable and accessible, the Pass, just like the Bay, is ever-evolving and moving forward.


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Just in time for the season of school holidays, family-time and relaxation, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has welcomed 5 brand-spanking-new activities to the endless list of adventures and discoveries you can get up to in and around the Bay with your NMB Pass.

While the new activities are all based in the heart of the Bay, Port Elizabeth, some of the Pass Card activities can take you as far as Plettenberg Bay where you can visit Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland and other activities are closer to home such as a free entry to Addo Elephant National Park, a game drive at Kuzuko Lodge or adrenalin-infused thrills like sandboarding at Sundays or even ziplining.


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5 New Activities in Port Elizabeth with the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Card

Pearson Park Resort

Get your tent, fishing rod, binoculars and bathing costume this summer because your arms, legs and soul will get a rejuvenating work-out at Pearson Park Resort on the banks of the Sundays River where you can get the chance to fish, swim, do watersports, camp and watch birds.

What you get with your NMB Pass: Free entrance and canoe or bicycle rental in Pearson Resort.

Read more about Pearson Park Resort.

Marine Training and Consulting

Have you ever dreamt about experience the underwater-world? Get in the water with Marine Training and Consulting. They offer a wide variety of ocean related activities from boat cruises, to snorkeling shallow reefs to PADI 5 Star Recreational Scuba Diving (beginners to Instructors level).

What you get with your NMB Pass: Free Discover Scuba diving course in the pool. Pass holders can also choose to do 1 ocean dive for only R200.

Read more about Marine Training and Consulting.

Free Ama ‘TUK-TUK Beacons of Hope’ Tour

Experience the Bay and our fresh oceanside air from a 3-wheeled Tuk-Tuk tour. The tour starts and ends at Bayworld and will take visitors to Cape Recife Lighthouse with its spectacular ocean views all the way to the balcony of the Bay to the Donkin Lighthouse and Pyarmid as well as to some other sights in Central which forms part of the Heritage Route.

What you get with your NMB Pass: Free Tuk Tuk Tour.

Read more about Free Ama ‘TUK-TUK Beacons of Hope’ Tour.

Mohair South Africa

The story of how Angora goats 'mehhh'-ed their way to the Bay is quite fascinating. Wool and mohair are some of the primary active agro-processing industries in the Eastern Cape and you can get the story, the goods and a gift in Port Elizabeth when you visit the Mohair Headquarters in Walmer.

What you get with your NMB Pass: You’ll receive a free gift; a Mohair Angora Goat.

Read more about Mohair South Africa.

Baywest Ice Rink

When summer gets too hot head to Baywest for not just shopping, but also skating, at the Baywest Ice Rink where you can slip, slide and glide over the ice.

What you get with your NMB Pass: Free ice rink entrance and skate hire.

Read more about Baywest Ice Rink.

Get the App

Less than three weeks ago, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism showed their tech-savvy digital side as they introduced a FREE app, Nelson Mandela Travel Guide, that “provide visitors an in depth look into Nelson Mandela Bay and all the exciting activities and experiences that lie within it”. The app is completely free and quick to download (only 6MB) and it is compatible with all devices.

If you are not yet familiar with the NMB Pass Card yet – the costs, the offerings, the perks and value -   then visit the

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