We heard about the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass when we met with some of the tourism people at WTM Africa just before we left for our road trip. While hearing about something and actually looking at the benefits in detail are two different things, after further encouragement, we touched base with the tourism office when we got to Port Elizabeth and found out some more about it.
One of the places the Pass allows you free access to is Addo Elephant Park. I must admit that I’m not a safari junkie and I probably wouldn’t have bothered but people in PE are really passionate about elephants. According to the SANPARKS website, it will cost R58 per adult and R29 per child (with South Africa ID) to just enter the Park so it was a no brainer really that this would be the first thing we used our pass for.
You will need to make a booking to use this pass via the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism office though. They will get you a reference number which you will quote at reception when you get there. All I can say is WOW! You HAVE to do this! And from this point on, I’m just going to let the pictures convince you.
If you’ve liked our Facebook page, you would have seen the video I shared and some more pictures.