It’s all access to Bay for Chinese visitors

Lee-Anne Butler

A GROUP of 30 Chinese tourists visiting Nelson Mandela Bay this week is the largest group of foreign visitors to make use of The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass, an access card which provides free admission to a variety of attractions and activities.

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism marketing manager Titus Cheune said the card had been developed with the assistance of its twin city, Göteborg in Sweden.

It allows users free access to museums, game reserves, scuba diving, art galleries, sightseeing tours and much more. It also entitles buyers to discounts in selected stores for shopping, activities and entertainment.

“People are always accusing us and saying there is nothing to do in the city, so we decided to develop a system to show people all our attractions and to make them more affordable,” Cheune said.

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This is what Mandela Bay pass entitles you to

NELSON Mandela Bay Pass holders have access to the following discounts and activities:

Bayworld – free entry,

Donkin Heritage Trail – free guide book,

The Donkin Reserve and Pyramid – free entrance and more,

Free City or Township Tour,

Fairview and Arlington race course – free race card, drink, R50 voucher,

Heavenly Stables – free riding,

Holmeleigh Farm Yard – free entrance, animal feed and breakfast,

Humewood Golf Club – free round,

Nelson Mandela Bay Science & Technology Centre – free entrance,

Ocean Divers – free dive,

Open Sky Entertainment Park – free round of putt-putt,

Paintball Heaven – free paintball outing including gear and 100 paintballs,

Route 67 – free 30-minute walk,

Sundays River Ferry – free trip,

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – free stadium tour,

Walmer Golf Club – “Little Walmer” – free round of golf,

Raggy Charters – 25% off Penguin Island cruise and whale watching tour,

Stormsriver Adventures – 20% discount on a tree top canopy tour,

Sundays River Sandboarding – 45% discount on a three-hour sandboarding tour,

Addo Elephant National Park – free day visit,

Daniell Cheetah Project – free entry,

Kragga Kamma Game Park – free entrance,

Kuzuko Lodge – free game drive and lunch,

Kwantu Game Reserve – various offers available,

SA Marine Rehabilitation & Education Centre – free entrance, tour,

The Boma Reptile World – free entrance and reptile demonstration,

Thunzi Bush Lodge – gourmet picnic,

Seaview Predator Park – free entry,

Addo Elephant Back Safaris – 30% off an elephant safari,

Amakhala Game Reserve – Hlosi Game Lodge – 15% off full-day safari,

Pumba Private Game Reserve – 35% discount on a Pumba day safari,

7 Castle Hill Historical Museum – free entry,

ART Gallery – 5% discount on fine art and ceramic purchases,

Red Location Museum – free entry,

The Ron Belling Art Gallery – 5% discount on any item bought,

Uitenhage Historical Museums – free entry,

VW AutoPavilion – free entry,

Various shopping offers available at The Boardwalk, Greenacres and Walmer Park as well as certain participating restaurants,

Camelot spa also offers passholders a complementary 30 minute flotation pool therapy session for each massage booked and 15% discount on all massages,

Car Rental – pass holders receive 15% discount,

Prices are subject to change and start from as little as R280 for unlimited access cards and R400 for the 5-in-1 adult passes.

For more information visit or contact Doné Louw on or on 041-5822575.

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