Oliver Tambo District Municipality

O.R. Tambo District Municipality is situated along the eastern side of the Eastern Cape Province. It is regarded as one of the tourist attraction areas in South Africa.

O.R. Tambo International Airport

This is mainly due to the fact that it lies along the coastline of the Indian Ocean that stretches for up to 160km. This coastline boasts of the fact that it mainly consists of indigenous greenery.

OR Tambo District Municipality symbol

Fauna and flora still dominate most of the unspoilt natural vegetation in most tourist attraction areas. This is attributed to the fact that areas like Port St Johns, Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay,

Map of OR Tambo district

Mkambathi Game reserve are still largely underdeveloped and even small developments in terms of buildings do not affect the greenery and tranquility prevailing.

Most people who want to escape their harsh environments in big cities prefer these areas for relaxation. The inhabitants of these areas are mainly rural and live by practicing their old cultures and customs.

O.R. Tambo District municipality further boasts itself by being the birthplace of the prominent leaders of the liberation movement of S.A.

It is here that both Nelson Rolihlalhla Mandela and Oliver Reginald Tambo (popularly known as “O.R.”) grew up facing the harshest economic realities of life i.e. hunger and poverty which led them to take up arms and be one of the outstanding leaders in the whole world.

Apartheid activist OR (Oliver Reginald) Tambo

O. R. Tambo District Municipality is made up of the following municipalities:

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality
Nyandeni Municipality
Port St Johns municipality
Qaukeni Municipality
Ntabankulu municipality
Mhlontlo Municipality
Mbizana Municipality