Sometimes the best surprises come in little packages and the same can be said for the outstanding artistic treasures that Port Elizabeth holds. Although one of the smaller major cities in South Africa, Nelson Mandela Bay houses a treasure trove of forward-thinking and expressive art that is thought to provoke and highly appealing.
For a unique and outdoor artistic experience follow Route 67, a fabulous exploration through the creative expression of South African artists. The route consists of 67 public artworks that symbolise Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of activism dedicated to the freedom of South Africa. It forms part of the greater Nelson Mandela Bay Art Journey and begins at the Campanile before moving on to the Vuyisile Mini Market Square in the centre of the city. It then continues through the staircase at St Mary’s Terrace and finally explodes in a celebration of colour, art, and heritage at the Donkin Reserve.