A project team led by the MBDA, in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality and the Eastern Cape Provincial DSARC have the vision to develop an iconic world-class ocean city showcasing its diversity of people, culture, heritage and environment. The project team was positioned to influence this outcome through its approach of collaboration and partnerships, with the Business-, Government- , Educational Institutions and communities.

The Bayworld Precinct Development survey aimed to engage your imagination and ensure that all stakeholders have a chance to have their input on the future of this iconic precinct of our city. This was your chance to imagine the Bayworld Precinct the way you would love to see it and to shape those dreams into reality, by 2020.

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ʼn Projekspan begely deur die MBDA in samewerking met die Nelson Mandela Bay Munisipaliteit en die Oos-Kaap Provinsiale DSARC het ʼn visie is om ʼn ikoniese wêreldklas-stad langs die kus te ontwikkel wat diversiteit, kultuur, erfenis en die omgewing ten toon stel. Die projekspan was geposisioneer om hierdie uitkoms te beïnvloed met ‘n benadering van samewerking en vennootskap met die Besigheids-, Regerings- en Onderwysinstansies en gemeenskappe.

Die Bayworld Buurtontwikkeling opname het gepoog om u verbeelding te betrek en te verseker dat alle belanghebbendes ʼn kans het om hul insette op die toekoms van hiérdie ikoniese buurt van ons stad te lewer. Hierdie was jou kans om die Bayworld Buurt, soos jy dit graag sou wou sien, te visualiseer en om hierdie drome teen 2020 ʼn werklikheid te maak.

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Iqela lenkqubo ephethwe yiMBDA, ihlangene noMaspalati waseNelson Mandela Bay kunye neEastern Cape Provincial DSARC ibinbombono wokuphuhlisa esi sixeko simbaxa, isibeke kwizinga eliphezulu. Ibizimisele kukubonakalisa ukwahlukana kwenkcubeko, izithethe, uluntu nesimo sentlalo. Ukuze libe nefuthe kwisiphumo sale nkgqubo, eli qela lisenzisene norhulumente, amashishini, amaziko emfundo kwakunye noluntu ngokubanzi

Lo mvavanyi-zimvo wophuhliso lwe-Bayworld Precinct ubujolise ekubeni azibandakanya nemibono yenu ukuze kuqinisekiswe ukuba bonke abachaphazelekayo babe nethuba lokuba negalelo kwikamva laledolophu. Eli ibilithuba lakho lokucinga ngeBayworld Precinct ngendlela onqwenela ukuyibona iyiyo kuze lomaphupha afezeke ngo2020.

Enkosi ngokuvakalisa izimvo zenu – sisa hlalutya zonke iimpendulo zenu.


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Bayworld opens its doors to the public.

We at Bayworld are pleased to announce that, as of the 5th of October 2020, our doors are once again open to the public. It has indeed been a long and testing journey, as we had to put the health and safety of our clients, our employees and stakeholders first. We have taken this time to make sure that Bayworld is able to operate in compliance with COVID-19 regulations as promulgated by the Government.

Bayworld Director, Luvuyo Mini says, "Bayworld offers stakeholders, locals and visitors an amazing and unique tourism and education experience with over 100 000 scholars coming through the doors annually. The move to level one means that we can welcome guests safely."

We are proud to publicise our COVID-19 safety mitigation measures such as screening, temperature checks and placement of numerous sanitiser stations throughout the facility.

Mini added, "Given our capacity and space configuration and in-line with the 50% safety rule, only visitors inside the Oceanarium during animal feeds will be permitted within the parameters of clearly marked social distancing guidelines."

"We also wish to take this moment to pass our sincerest condolences on to all those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic, may their souls rest in peace," concluded Mini.

Bayworld is open from 09:00 - 16:30 and our ticket office closes at 15:45. Our discounted entrance fees are as follows:

● Adults - R40.00
● Pensioners and Students - R35.00
● Children under the age of 3 years - R30.00

What to expect.

Visitors can expect to experience the Seal & Penguin presentations at 11:00, followed by the Snake Park presentation at 12:00. The Seal & Penguin Feed is at 15:00.

Museum collections and exhibitions include, but are not limited to:

● Herpetology
● Marine Mammals
● Cultural History
● Cinderella
● The First People of the Bay
● The Costume Hall
● The Xhosa Gallery
● Curiosity Corner

On request and by appointment, behind the scenes and guided tours will be provided by our curators. Only a maximum of 5 people will be permitted to view the collections, visitors are urged to call us on 041 584 0650 or email to inquire and make an appointment.

Special Announcement - Digitisation of Bayworld.

In-line with the Bayworld 2020 Redevelopment Programme, the MBDA will in the coming weeks embark on the digitisation of the Bayworld School Programme. Dorelle Sapere, Senior Project Manager at the MBDA says, "the digitisation process is set to propel Bayworld into the future, offering world-class, interactive digital experiences for visitors. The aim is to elevate the visitor experience through alternative engagement platforms whether onsite or offsite."

For more details please contact:

Wongalethu Benya - Bayworld Public Relations

Office number - 041 584 0650

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Port Elizabeth