Change the world



Nelson Mandela University’s South Campus situated in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth is considered the main campus of the university and it houses the main administration, including the office of the Vice-Chancellor, in its 18 story main building. This campus is built on a private nature reserve covering 830 hectares and a conservation site for fynbos vegetation. The reserve has 22 mammal species (including springbok), 16 reptile species, four amphibian species, and 66 bird species. The 4.8km Grysbok Trail is great for hiking and starts at the Biological Sciences parking area. Nelson Mandela University is also the only university in South Africa to offer game drives in a 4X4 vehicle.  This campus is home to the High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope centre housing four state-of-the-art electron microscopes including the only double aberration corrected transmission electron microscope on the African continent, which in layman’s terms means it can view atoms!

A large number of academic programmes are offered on this campus and include degrees and diplomas in science, education, business, commerce, law, humanities and health sciences.

In addition to academic facilities. sport is an important aspect of this campus which houses a fitness and aquatics centre, a Higher Performance Complex, a sport stadium and an indoor sport centre.

Academic Programmes


More Info

Student Facilities and Services

More Info

Contact us
Nelson Mandela University
Tel: 041 504 1111