Welcome to Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth!
A sparkling ocean, breathtaking African setting, and a sense of freedom encircle the expanse of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Port Elizabeth forms the centre of Nelson Mandela Bay along with Uitenhage and Despatch, two small towns on the perimeter of the Nelson Mandela Metropole. There is something special about this bay. There has to be, as it was the only metro allowed to be named after former president Nelson Mandela. His “spirit of freedom” is captured in the people of the Bay, as well as their surroundings.
Life On The Bay
With 40 kilometres of beaches offering endless fun in the sun to visitors, it is no surprise that Port Elizabeth is also known as the “Watersport Capital of Africa”. Along with catching a wave, gliding across the ocean in a speed boat or holding on for dear life while being pulled by a speed boat, the options are endless.
The Windy City
Some sort of wind, be it a breeze or gale force, is always blowing in Nelson Mandela Bay. But numerous days of sunshine soon banishes the windy day from one’s mind. The weather is ideal for having fun in the sun all year round as the summers are warm, the winters mild and rainfall sporadic.
The Wild Side Of The Bay
Game parks such as the Seaview Lion Park and the Kragga Kamma Game Park are within the boundaries of the metro. Here wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, giraffes and springboks can be viewed. Another beacon that stands proud in the heart of Port Elizabeth is the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. First used during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, it has now become a regular host to various sporting events.