We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Features Animals
Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 584 0650
Review Highlights
Beautiful but we want more

Fantastic place, but I wish there was more. A few years back this was the best place to go to but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Addo, South Africa

The museum and exhibition was very informative, for someone with a toddler it was too much to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Read all 132 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“reptile park” (3 reviews)
“seal feeding” (2 reviews)
Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 584 0650
Write a Review
Reviews (132)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place, but I wish there was more. A few years back this was the best place to go to but now Mc Donalds has more clients than they should have. Animals are mysterious and marvellous creatures and we should have more to show everyone...More

Thank botha2017
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and exhibition was very informative, for someone with a toddler it was too much to see but would definitely go again. We attended the feeding and it was the cherry on top. Staff friendly and entertaining, will definitely visit the Bayworld again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Really dissapointed with my re-visit at Bayworld. Of what was once a thriving Oceanarium it is now a depressing site. 4 seals, 2 sea turtles, a colony of penguins, 2 crocodiles, a few snakes and a few tortoises and about 10 small fish tanks..thats it!...More

Thank Brentrock
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Absolutely loved it. From the live sea animal show to the fashion history line they have displayed. I would just like to bring under your attantion that they named a shell wrong. The pancy for one. It is not a sea-dollar. (The white shell with...More

Thank Estellllle
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Only given an average rating for Bayworld as a whole but the museum is great and well-worth a visit for all the family. Something for everyone to learn about. The aquarium is much smaller now but the glass cases give one a close-up view especially...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The visit takes about 2-3 hours. They do animal interactions throughout the day and the animals are well cared for. Apart from the seals, penguins, snakes and other reptiles, the place also functions as a natural history museum, so educational for young and old.

Thank R5581XBjenniferw
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Like almost all they places ive visited the past week, this place may just as well cloae down..Did the same tour as 10years back but the establishment has been neclegted and only a shadow of its formwr glory. So sad you actually have to pay...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

What an awesome event. I thought we will be there for an hour but ended up being there for almost six hours. The kids loved everything. Dinosaurs, ninjas, spider man, tortoises, snakes and so many many more things and then the treasure hunt...... If you...More

1  Thank DiamandiCD
Reviewed 25 May 2017

in spite of what you can read, it still is a no-miss place - the exhibition side, although old is very interesting for all ages - try to get there for the snake interaction - the lady in charge is brilliant

Thank philippe D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot believe the amount of things there are to do for an adult R45, kids R35 and you are there for nearly 2 hours, anywhere else in the world and that would have cost US$45 and there would not have been that much stuff...More

Thank Chazzy k
Nearby Restaurants
The Coachman Restaurant
648 reviews
.31 km away
Blue Waters Cafe
694 reviews
.99 km away
Raasoie The kitchen of India
54 reviews
.06 km away
Nando's Summerstrand
58 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World
853 reviews
1.20 km away
Nu Metro Boardwalk
13 reviews
1.46 km away
Nu Metro Walmer Park
11 reviews
1.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bayworld staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines