Entertainment and Nightlife
The variety of entertainment activities and restaurants are endless and affordable in Port Elizabeth.
Happy Valley is an ideal family outing setting with its strolls in pleasant surroundings and an enjoyable fairy-tail and nursery rhyme setting of coloured lights in the summer evenings. There are lily ponds, rockeries, gigantic palms and peaceful retreats in which to sit.
Bayworld Oceanarium and Snake Park
Bayworld opens up a new dimension to the mysteries of the sea world with its unique daily dynamic dolphin and seal presentations at 11:00 and 15:00 in the Oceanarium. Allow yourself to be enthralled by tortoises, snakes and crocodiles at the Snake Park, the oldest in Africa. Other family amusement centres and attractions include the Lighthouse (ten- pin bowling), Paintball Heaven, The Magic Company (Go-Kart Track, Putt-putt mini golf, video and games arcade), Splash World (super tubes) cinema venues and many more.
Whatever your taste buds desire you can acquire in Nelson Mandela Bay. Whether it is from seafood to Chinese and Italian to Greek, Nelson Mandela Bay can cater for your needs. Listed below are some of the restaurants in Nelson Mandela Bay and the restaurant category they fall under;
- Buffalo Bills Steak Kraal
- Cafe Brazilia
- Rome Restaurant
Traditional African Restaurants
- Las Vegas Tavern
- Billy’s Tavern
- Up the Khyber
- Raasoie- The Kitchen of India and many more
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World
Nightlife takes on a new perspective with The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World. It adds style to entertainment in the friendly city. A careful mixture of specialist shops, crafts, restaurants and entertainment venues set around a man-made lake creates a unique leisure and entertainment experience. The Casino has electronic, smart card operated slot machines. Casino gaming includes Wide Area Progressive Slots and comprises slot games such as Dream Machine, Superslam and Millennium Mania as well as Hollywood slots while the tables offer American Roulette and Magic Poker. The complex is open 24 hours a day.
Pubs, Taverns and Cocktail Bars include
- Barney’s Beachfront Restaurant
- Coco De Mer Restrobar
- Gondwana Cafe
- Billy’s Tavern
- The Island Seafood Grill and Bar, Pine Lodge Resort
- Memphiz Fusion Cafe
- Jeya Jazz Corner Tavern etc
The Opera House
This is a home of many famous artists. There are two theatres housed in the building. The Barn which is a cabaret venue and the Main Stage was built for ballet and musicals.