Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) has become a rather popular destination with locals and visitors due to the accessibility and convenience to explore the city with the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Pass Card. Due to popularity and industry demand this has motivated NMBT to create an electronic NMB Pass to further enhance the attractiveness of the destination.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass is a smartcard access card that provides you with free and discounted admission to a variety of attractions and activities in NMB. This includes amongst others museums, game reserves, scuba diving, art galleries, sightseeing tours and many more. It also entitles you to some great discounts in selected stores for shopping, activities, entertainment and more.
NMBT CEO, Ms Mandlakazi Skefile confirmed, “NMBT has received various requests from tour operators and travel agents interested in selling the NMB Pass. Getting the physical cards to them was creating an obstacle in accessibility. Therefore after signing a deal with Thompsons to sell and promote the NMB Pass we decided to implement an additional card-less pass in the form of a voucher.”
Previously the NMB Pass would need to be purchased and collected in a card format to enable use. The process has however been simplified even further because it can now be emailed and works just like the physical NMB Pass card. To transact the e-pass you will follow the same procedures as with the normal pass card. Additionally the voucher will also indicate exactly what type of pass it is, when it was purchased as well as when it will expire. This will make it easier to identify if the card is still valid or not.
Through the implementation of the upgrades NMBT is further enhancing the attractiveness of the destination aligned to international trends to be mobile friendly and eco-friendly further enhancing the convenience and accessibility to explore Nelson Mandela bay.
There are two types of Nelson Mandela Bay Visitors Passes (packages) namely the 5 in 1 pass as well as unlimited access passes. The unlimited pass rates start from as little as R200.00 for children and R300.00 for adults. The 5 in 1 NMB Pass costs R450.00 and R300.00 for children aged 3 – 12 years.
The 5 in 1 pass includes any five of the attractions and activities advertised and can be used on any day within the 3 month period. You also qualify for the shopping and transport discounts available on the pass for the 3 month duration of the pass validity. The unlimited itinerary passes are valid for 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, and 7 days depending on the period you want to purchase it for. These access passes are bought for a time frame and gives you an unlimited amount of attractions to do in the timeframe you have purchased it for.
To find out more or to get your Nelson Mandela Bay Pass to enjoy the destination visit www.nmbt.co.za
Photo Caption: Nelson Mandela Bay Pass Card and activity guide book as used by tourism blogger @going_somewhere_slowly. Phot credit: Anje Rautenbach.