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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our covid-19 approach

Our approach hasn’t changed since the start of the pandemic.

We have done the following:

  • To minimize the transmission our employees come to work for two or three days per week.
  • The wearing of masks are compulsory.
  • Sanitize is regularly done and temperatures recorded when employees set foot on the premises.
  • Sanitizers are at strategic places within the complex also at the classrooms.  
  • Social distancing is encouraged and employees are discouraged from visiting other sections unless its work-related.
  • No patron is allowed on the complex without a mask.
  • Social distancing is also maintained when patrons set foot on the complex.
our covid-19 approach
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animals at bayworld

hours
Monday - Friday   09:00 - 16:30
Weekends and Public Holidays   Closed
Ticket Office Close:   15:45
     
PRESENTATIONS:
Seal and Penguins   11:00am
Snakes Interaction   12:00pm
Seal and Penguins Feed   15:00pm
ticket information
Adults R40.00
Students & Pensioners R35.00
Children (3-17 years) R30.00
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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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
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