Activities

We offer a booking service and activities for your convenience and entertainment when you stay in our Lodge. It ranges from Day Safaris over sightseeing tours to Heritage Trails. Here are some examples for your information. All activities must be booked at least 2 days in advance.

The Dondi Lodge Activities include:

The Donkin Heritage Trail

Nelson Mandela Bay bears the rich legacy of an area which saw the first meetings of Khoisan, British, Dutch, German and Xhosa people. As the landing place of the 1820 Settlers, it boasts some of the finest architectural attractions in South Africa. The Bay offers a wealth of treasures in the form of historical attractions, museums and places of interest, which are guaranteed to provide a journey of discovery through its diverse history and culture!

The 1820 Settler history and architectural delights of the historical central city can be explored at leisure on a self-guided walking tour. Amble along the 5km Donkin Heritage Trail which links 47 places of historical interest in the old Hill area of central Port Elizabeth. (Donkin Heritage Trail booklet sold at Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism’s Donkin Reserve Information Office.)


Fleming Square, adjacent to the City Hall.

The Prester John Memorial is dedicated to the mythical king-priest, Prester John, and the Portuguese explorers who discovered South Africa. It was the quest for Prester John as a Christian ally that led to expeditions to reach him by sailing around Africa. The Monument consists of a large Coptic cross and, in the central circle, are the figures of Prester John and a Portuguese navigator. The monument was unveiled in 1986 by the Portuguese Ambassador.


Safari Game Reserve

Day Safari with Lions, Rhinos Giraffes and more animals. For a great wildlife adventure we recommend a Day Safari in combination with a visit at ADDO Elephant National Park in the oldest game reserve in the Eastern Cape. If you like to go very close to lions and all other game on a open Landrover you should not miss this 4-Star Safari. Since we work with the Kwantu Game Reserve we heard nothing but praise about this adventure. The rates are affordable and the quality is superior. You will be picked up at our Lodge at 9.30 in the morning and will be back at approx. 21.30hrs in the evening. All meals are included.


Addo Elephant Park

Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape, lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the francolin's call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace.

The original Elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area - today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. And their Addo has only just begun with plans to expand the 164 000 ha Addo National Elephant Park into a 360 000 ha mega-park. In addition, plans include the proposed proclamation of a 120 000 ha (296 500 acre) marine reserve that includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins.


Port Elizabeth City Tour

A classic tour, covering the history, cultures and sights of this coastal city. Travel along the beachfront, past the harbor development towards the old town of Port Elizabeth. Visiting Settler's Park before driving past St George's Park, the home of Eastern Province cricket; The final destination being the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Centre.

Snake Park, Museum & Oceanarium

Nelson Mandela Bay has one of the most well resourced Oceanariums in South Africa. Family can enjoy a day watching Dolphin shows, Snake handling and more.

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