Bayworld
Bayworld Entrance
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Welcome to Bayworld, Nelson Mandela Bay

One of the leading tourist attractions in Nelson Mandela Bay, Bayworld is unique in Southern Africa, embracing a natural and cultural history Museum combined with a Snake Park and Oceanarium, and a house museum at No. 7 Castle Hill. It is located in the heart of the Port Elizabeth beachfront and serves up a feast of edutainment to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The main activities of the Complex are research and education aimed at stimulating a greater awareness of the need for conservation of South Africa’s natural and cultural heritage. Research and education programmes focus on marine life, reptiles, maritime and local history.

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Load Shedding

In terms of the Eskom schedule, we will be experiencing load shedding. When we experience load shedding our operations will be temporarily suspended for that period until the electricity is back. Please check the load shedding app for our group 5, Area 8  

No member of the public is allowed to enter the complex for Health and Safety reasons.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by these changes

PARKING AREA AT BAYWORLD

Please note that part of the visitors parking area will be utilized by the appointed engineering company as their site office as they will be over seeing the relocation of the animals as well as the demolition of the Oceanarium. This is an interim arrangement until the project is complete and we apologize profusely for any inconvenience caused.

Load Shedding
No. 7 Castle Hill Oceanarium at Bayworld
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animals at bayworld

hours
Monday - Thursday   09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Weekends and Public Holidays   Closed
Ticket Sales Until:   15:45
Friday Ticket Sales Until: 15:30
     
PRESENTATIONS:
Seal and Penguins   Unavailable
Snakes Interaction   12:00pm
Seal and Penguins Feed   Unavailable
ticket information
Adults R30.00
Students & Pensioners R25.00
Children (3-17 years) R20.00
Children (under 3 years) FREE

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contact information
PHONE:
041 584 0650
 
E-MAIL:
pr@bayworld.co.za
 
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Cnr Beach Rd & Brookes Hill Dr, Humewood
Port Elizabeth, 6013
 
POSTAL ADDRESS:
P.O.Box 13147, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, 6013
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WHALES, DOLPHINS, TURTLES, SHARKS OR SEALS
ALIVE OR DEAD

071 724 2122

PENGUINS AND OTHER SEABIRDS: SANCCOB
041 583 1830 / 064 019 8936
SNAKES: SANDULA CONSERVATION
082 261 9280
TERRESTRIAL WILDLIFE: WILDLINES
082 332 3660
DOMESTIC ANIMALS: ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
041 366 1660