A comprehensive transport network helps to facilitate such comfortable gallivanting from attraction to attraction by either road or rail; although self-driving is advised to enjoy the optimum experience.
Before even contemplating the internal logistics though, the region already houses a comprehensive hub in terms of arriving in Nelson Mandela Bay; its airport, harbour and roads all geared up to link the Eastern Cape not only to the rest of South Africa, but to the rest of the continent and beyond.
As such, Port Elizabeth Airport connects both domestically and internationally to a host of destinations, and once you’re settled in the city or surrounding areas, any number of options are available in order to begin exploring the region.
“Taxis, hotel transport and plenty of car hire options are available from the airport while shuttle services offer a convenient mode of transport in and around the city, as well as in the surrounding areas,” explains Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism. “Taxis offer reliable, convenient, courteous and quick service. Municipal buses, operating as a service to people living within the Nelson Mandela Bay, travel to all parts of the city and residential areas.
“Various affordable car hire companies are available for visitors who prefer to explore the city by themselves. You can choose from small economy class cars to convertibles and 4x4s. Trailers and caravans are also available for hire at different outlets.”
Making the most of the excellent road network may be the way to go in order to reach every corner of the region, but one leftfield mode of travel could be by water if you have a spare day or so to indulge.
By “cruising” you will be able to get a first-hand sense of what Nelson Mandela Bay is really all about: i.e. the Bay!
“This is the ultimate eco-tourism experience and could be the highlight of your stay,” Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism continues. “This is the ideal way to take in the scenic beauty of its ocean life, meet our whales, dolphins and seals eye to eye.
“There are many different options to choose from, whether you prefer a chartered boat or a guided excursion or the wind to take you out to sea, we’ll provide what you need.”
Port Elizabeth International Airport
Taxis offer reliable, convenient, courteous and quick service