King’s Beach, a 1.6km stretch of golden sand between the harbour wall and the neighbouring Humewood Beach, is the perfect family beach, with plenty of space and well-maintained change rooms and ablution facilities.
The warm waters of the Indian Ocean that meet King’s Beach are ideal for swimming and bodysurfing. Professional lifesavers patrol the beach during the week, while qualified volunteers fill on weekends and holidays.
McArthur Pool and Leisure Centre, also known as McArthur Baths, offers heated and cold, fresh water outdoor swimming pools with slides at kiddies pools. Disabled friendly. Kiosk and pool bar on site with access to two restaurants and surf shop. Season tickets available. Full time security and lifeguards making McArthurs Pool and Leisure Centre "your place for safe family fun in the sun." access to adjoining beach.
Iron Man South Africa is the ultimate test of human endurance and the human spirit and is the biggest triathlon on African soil. Each and every year, countless inspirational stories emerge that underline the true spirit of the event. It is a 17 hour celebration of human determination and strength and crossing that finish line is a moment never to be forgotten. The sport has progressed over the years and athletes pushed themselves far beyond what people thought was possible. Ironman has broken into the world of endurance sport and taken it to levels thought impossible.
Located in Summerstrand, the complex is set around a series of man-made lakes and beautiful gardens lit by 40 000 Tivoli lights. There are numerous entertainment venues such as the elegant Boardwalk Conference Centre; the Supersport Arena, which features a regular line-up of comedy and music acts, and the Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Apart from these attractions, the casino has 700 slot machines and 20 gaming tables, including blackjack and roulette.
Although Bayworld Oceanarium’s two dolphins, Dumisa and Domino, have winged it off to Hong Kong, the aquarium remains one of the star attractions in Nelson Mandela Bay. Situated in the heart of the Port Elizabeth beachfront, Bayworld continually dishes up a feast of education and entertainment to thousands of visitors each year. Kids love the little colony of rescued Cape fur and Sub Antarctic seals.
Home to one of the world`s most challenging links courses, it is consistently ranked as one of South Africa`s Top 10 golf courses. The late Bobby Locke considered Humewood Golf Course to be the best in South Africa and said that it compared favourably with the top links courses in the British Isles. Humewood has hosted the South African Amateur 9 times and the South African Open 4 times. Found in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the golf course is a genuine seaside links frequently lashed by the winds off Algoa Bay.