Nelson Mandela Bay councillors are appalled by the state of the metro’s resorts, saying officials must come up with a new management model.
The resorts owned by the metro are Beach View, Van Stadens, Willows and Springs.
Springs is the only one being run by the city, while the other resorts are leased out.
At a mayoral committee meeting yesterday, mayor Athol Trollip and his executive urged officials to bring proposals on how the resorts could be managed properly to meet tourism standards.
“The resorts need to be upgraded. We must come up with a model to attract investment,” Trollip said.
None of the resorts were managed properly or maintained and some had been vandalised.
“Despite officials from the department [recreation] telling me that I must visit Springs and see how beautiful it is, it is far from beautiful,” he said.
“It is a shame that another summer season is approaching and our resorts are in such a state.”