Family Fun in PE

10 August 2017

Port Elizabeth is home to many fun filled activities for all ages. The following is simply a guideline of what you can include on your itinerary when staying in the beautiful bay. 

Nelson Mandela Bay Pass

The pass allows you to experience the best of PE for 3 months with unlimited activities to choose from 

1-day unlimited activities pass – R300 adults, R200 kids

2-day unlimited activities pass – R375, R230 kids

3-day unlimited pass – R450, R260 kids

7-day unlimited pass – R800, R500 kids

* Children's passes are valid for ages 3 - 12 years only

The Wreck of the Sacramento 

The Portuguese warship the Sacramento ran aground here Schoenmakerskop just outside of Port Elizabeth on 30 June 1647. The 72 survivors attempted a perilous journey to a Mozambique port. 

Hire a guide for the day or go it alone with a copy of the “Guns of Sacramento” by David and Geoffrey Allen. Entrance is Free and there are wonderful coastal trails to do between Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay (we recommend the 8km trail).

Free Tour of the Volkswaggen Auto Pavilion

Car lovers will be in heaven on a pre-booked tour at the Volkswaggen Factory in Uitenhage. Encounter the oldest "kombi" in South Africa and see many other attractions like a show where a car gets sliced in half by a laser. Tours go for as little as R10 for adults and R5 for kids under 16. Specials prices are available for pensioners and include a tour of the Autopavillion. This is the only automobile discovery centre on the continent and only the fifth worldwide. The NMB pass entitles you to free entrance.

Donkin Lighthouse for city views

There are awesome views of the city from the top of Donkin lighthouse, which now serves as a tourist office. Built in 1961, it’s over a 150 years old.

Hop on Beer Route

NMB pass holders receive a free tour of three craft breweries. At the first stop at Dockside Brewery you’ll meet the brew master and get to ask him questions about the brewing process, you’ll also taste four different beers, enjoy some baked beer bread, before heading over to Bridge Street Brewery to meet their brew master.

Find more fun activities by following the link below to suit your family needs. Most activities do not cost more than R100


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