As a student or a holiday maker visiting the Nelson Mandela Bay for the first time you might find yourself being a fish out of water with all the exciting happenings that are happening in the city not to mention all the places you would need to visit whilst you are staying with us. We have a roundup of all the top 5 places and experiences you would need to visit that are close to all our residences.
- King’s Beach
King’s Beach which is located in Summerstrand is a popular tourist destination that is often frequented many times during the year. There are also various events that are held at or near the beach such as the Splash Festival which takes part during the Easter holidays or the Ironman Competition which draws in crowds from all over the world.
- The Donkin Reserve
The famous landmark which now houses the statue of Nelson Mandela is a popular tourist attraction. The history of the landmark dates back to 1861 when the lighthouse was built. The iconic stone pyramid was a romantic sentiment from Sir Rufane Donkin to his wife Elizabeth, who also happens to be the namesake of the city. The site is located in Belmont terrace which is a walk away from our 549 on Gavan Mbeki Residence
- Queen Victoria Statue
The iconic Queen Victoria Statue which is housed in front of the Main Library was first built in 1897 during Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The statue has now recently been refurbished by Anton Momberg who is a Port Elizabeth based sculptor in 1992.
- Greenacres Shopping Centre
The shopping Centre is the main shopping Centre in the city. There might be many shopping centers that have been built recently but the Greenacres shopping centre still remains as the most popular one amongst students. The benefit of staying at one of our residences is that the shopping center is close to the
- Township Tours
Township tours have become popular amongst first-time visitors in Port Elizabeth. The township tours entail visiting the popular townships in Port Elizabeth such as Kwazakhele, New Brighton, and Zwide which contain rich historical landmarks such as the Red Location Museum and the Mendi Memorial