Experiences in Nelson Mandela Bay!

We custom design each individual tour around your specific needs. We offer a variety of options ranging from cultural tours, wildlife encounters, personalized shopping, cooking, and an in depth look at the artisan and his/her individual story. Allow us to awaken your soul!


Art Experience

Awe Art experiences allow you to work with an artist or crafter on something special you can take home, that represents your travel experience in Port Elizabeth. Spend this time learning a new skill and get a glimpse into the life of an artist or crafter.


Nearlby Island Cruise

Awehness ocean cruises offer a unique boating experience combining a deep love of nature & conservation with a strong desire to share all that Algoa Bay has to offer with both local and international visitors alike. The chartered tours around Algoa Bay are relaxed and fun with a touch of adventure, exploration and discovery. From the Islands to sea life, our bay has something for all.


E-Bike Experience

E-bikes is a great tool for beginners to use to get into mountain biking and the same goes for those that are unable to pedal or ride a standard bicycle, as this may offer more accessibility to some.


Wildlife Experience - Schotia & Addo Elephant National Park

Schotia Safaris is the oldest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, bordering the eastern side of Addo Elephant National Park.

Enjoy your Safari in South Africa on this malaria free reserve, which is probably the most densely stocked reserve in Africa, and with over 40 mammal species and approximately 2000 animals, can offer consistently good game viewing throughout the year.

Schotia was the first reserve in the Cape Province to have free roaming lions and we can almost guarantee sightings of these magnificent animals on every Schotia Tooth & Claw game drive.


Travel/Street Photography Experience

A unique service for photo enthusiasts and that combines instruction on improving your travel photography skills, visits to iconic landmarks and meeting local people from the fascinating city of Nelson Mandela Bay!

Joubert Loots will be your mentor photography guide and share his knowledge of travel and street documentary photography with you.

His photography experiences are suitable for beginners, amateurs, and semi-pro photographers. The itineraries are designed to give groups a flavour of local life in Port Elizabeth as well as opportunities to visit a creative precinct in the heart of Port Elizabeth.


AWE - Guided Hike

The vegetation of the Baakens Valley and Settlers Park Nature Reserve region is rich in diversity with much variation even in a small area. We’ll encounter many different species from forest, fynbos and thicket biomes while walking through this lush river valley. Our walks will focus on traditional uses of many of these plants and their identification. We’ll make use of all our senses and maybe even taste a few of the colourful species encountered. Come and join Awehness on an informative guided hike and learn about the diverse flora in this Nelson Mandela Bay Valley.


Birding Experience

Come and enjoy a morning of birding in the heart of Port Elizabeth with bird expert Andy Nixon. Settlers Park is a bird magnet in the center of Port Elizabeth. Birds in the park include half-collard Kingfisher, Knysna Woodpecker, Grey Sunbird, Peregrine Falcon, Thick-billed Weaver and Black Cuckooshrike. Knysna Turaco are also common in the park! All levels from beginner to experts welcome!