Bayworld Oceanarium and Museum


Please note that the Oceanarium has sadly closed down for the time being, and the dolphins have been relocated. The museum and snake park are still operational.

Bayworld Oceanarium is part of the Port Elizabeth Museum Complex and is one of Port Elizabeth's most popular attractions. Situated along Marine Drive overlooking the beachfront in Humewood, Bayworld's focal point is the 60m long, 45m wide Dolphin Lake from which one can watch amazing displays of the power and agility of the Indian Ocean's Bottlenose Dolphin. Daily shows allow visitors to come and spend time with the dolphins, seals, penguins and other marine life, and learn about their natural behaviours as they play games with their trainers.

Also at the Port Elizabeth Museum Complex; one will find the Port Elizabeth Museum and the Snake Park. The third oldest of its kind in South Africa, the Museum is a large and diverse cultural and natural history museum with displays centred on dinosaurs, marine and bird life, Xhosa culture and much more. One should not miss the 15m skeleton of the last Southern Right Whale to be harpooned in Algoa Bay, and the replica of one of Bartholomew Dias' Crosses.

The Snake Park is home to a display of various snakes and other reptiles including rare Madagascan ground boas. A visit to Bayworld and the museum is guaranteed to keep young and old entertained.

Also part of the museum complex, although not on the same site, is the No 7 Castle Hill Museum which is found in the centre of town and is housed in a Victorian house dating back to 1827.

Map of Bayworld Oceanarium and Museum

Accommodation nearby Bayworld Oceanarium and Museum