Nel­son Man­dela Bay Metropoli­tan Mu­nic­i­pal­ity

With the his­tor­i­cal and nat­u­ral ap­peal of Port El­iz­a­beth at its heart, the Eastern Cape’s prime as­set means busi­ness on a more re­laxed scale

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Travel Guide - - Front Page - Writer: Matthew Staff

outh Africa has an em­bar­rass­ment of riches to show­case to the mil­lions of tourists who grace their shores each year, with few as im­pres­sive and dy­namic as the coastal re­gion of

Nel­son Man­dela Bay.

Named af­ter the coun­try’s most sig­nif­i­cant and renowned leader, and con­tain­ing one of the coun­try’s largest ci­ties in the form of Port El­iz­a­beth, the Eastern Cape-lo­cated area is epit­o­mised by the so-called Friendly City of PE; sell­ing it­self as an ac­com­mo­dat­ing and sun-kissed stretch of ur­ban-meets­beach that brings hol­i­day mak­ers in, in their droves, and gives busi­ness trav­ellers the per­fect re­lax­ing re­treat away from the board­room.

Also com­pris­ing ar­eas in­clud­ing Des­patch and Uitenhage, it is the 16 kilo­me­tre stretch of coast­line that not only acts as one of the coun­try’s main sea­ports along Al­goa Bay, but that sets the scene for the re­gion as a whole. Yet, away from the stun­ning beaches and warm seas there is plenty to see in­land too.

Co­pi­ous mu­se­ums doc­u­ment­ing Port El­iz­a­beth - and in­deed South Africa’s che­quered his­tory are rare walls amid a plethora of nat­u­ral beauty that acts as the pri­mary tourist at­trac­tions, and it is this walk on the wild side that the busi­ness trav­eller should look to take no mat­ter how long their stay in Port El­iz­a­beth.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.