Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is named after South Africa’s former President, humanitarian and icon to the world, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, as Madiba was born and spent his formative years in the Eastern  Province.

Nelson Mandela Bay is located on the south-eastern coastline of  South Africa.midway between  Cape Town and  Durban, and 1058 km from  Johannesburg.

The  Nelson  Mandela  Bay  Municipality was established in December 2000, from the erstwhile municipalities of the City of  Port Elizabeth and the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, as well as the surrounding areas.

The city has a population of 1.1 million, making it  South Africa’s fifth largest city in terms of population and the second largest in terms of area. The predominant languages spoken are English, Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.

The Metro has a vibrant industrial sector, with two ports, namely the  Port of  Port Elizabeth and the  Port of Ngqura, making it essentially a transport nucleus.  Nelson  Mandela  Bay a city where all types of businesses, whether small or large, can prosper and grow. The city is the economic power-house of the Eastern Cape Province, being the automotive manufacturing hub of  Africa, and home to Volkswagen, General Motors and Ford.

Our beautiful historic city is also a major tourist destination, boasting 40 km of magnificent golden beaches, warm water, a spectacular coastline and near-perfect weather. It is surrounded by internationally acclaimed game reserves, where large African game roam the magnificent landscape of the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

Nelson Mandela  Bay combines the best of all worlds – the economic opportunities and benefits of a large city, combined with the easy access, un-congested traffic and genuine, warm hospitality that are associated with a medium-sized town.

Nelson  Mandela  Bay  Municipality is living up to its vision: A globally competitive city that works together with the people!