No 5 by Mantis – A gem of the Bay

  • 08 February 2018 | By Kerryn Botha

Supporting local never felt so good! No 5 by Mantis (previously Shamwari Townhouse) is an all too familiar name in the tourism industry and better yet, this beacon of excellence is situated right here in Nelson Mandela Bay. No 5 by Mantis is an amazing five star service offering to both business and leisure travellers, but it’s also a wonderful attraction for local Nelson Mandela Bay residents too. This exquisite hotel is a gorgeous venue, has incredible food, a private cinema room, a luxurious wine cellar, a Camelot Spa and a proudly South African art collection. Anything and everything has been thought of. It’s very proudly South African, specifically Eastern Cape, with even the design and workmanship of the building having been commissioned to showcase local talent. It truly makes for the perfect place for any extra special celebrations – with so much to offer, you’ll almost never have to celebrate in the same way twice. 

No 5 by Mantis recently launched their new a la carte menu in their picturesque sixteen seater wine cellar. Dinner in the wine cellar is absolutely magnificent, luxurious and most certainly, a never to be forgotten experience.


Photo by Wayne Barnes of True Friend Productions


Head Chef Wayne Myburgh together with chefs Anele Sopeni and Sipho Mbovane worked tirelessly to put together a menu that emulates No 5 Mantis’ proudly South African heritage, bringing together a truly South African cultural infusion of flavours.


Photo by Wayne Barnes of True Friend Productions



Braised Pork Cheek

served with Pap, Chakalaka Ragu, Baby Leeks and Pork Jus

Photo by Wayne Barnes of True Friend Productions


Asian Springbok Inside Out Rolls

Springbok Fillet, Cream Cheese & Rocket topped with Springbok Carpaccio, Avo Mayonnaise & Balsamic Pearls, alongside Seared Springbok Sashimi


Main Courses

Rooibos Fillet of Wildebeest

Wild Mushroom, braised with Cognac & Rooibos Tea Bag served with a choice of Pap Tert or Herb Crusted Potatoes


Boerewors infused Lamb Shank

Karoo Lamb & Boerewors Jus with Honey Glazed Carrots served with Mashed Potatoes


Ox Tail Potjie Ravioli

Rich Ox Tail Jus, Julienne Baby Carrots served with Mange Tout & Mushroom Puree



Rum Panna Cotta

Served with Graham Cracker, fresh berries and Home Made Guava Ice-cream


An inspired menu in a spectacular setting, it’s certainly a must do foodie experience for any Bay foodie or visitor to Nelson Mandela Bay.

For more scrumptious foodie friendly ideas have a look at all the things to do and see in and around the Bay or pick up a Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Card and treat yourself and your loved ones to a Port Elizabeth Beer Tour or a gourmet picnic at Thunzi Bush Lodge, but if you have a pass, why not do both.

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