Discover Port Elizabeth
Discover Port Elizabeth: Beaches, water sports & sun! If you’re visiting this top South Africa travel spot, book Port Elizabeth & Eastern Cape holiday accommodation online.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Discover Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth is a sprawling port city built on the shores of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape. Port
Elizabeth is popularly referred to as the ‘Friendly City’, and is a popular tourist destination due
to its many excellent beaches, sunny climate, proximity to malaria-free game reserves and rich
Beaches and water sports
Some of South Africa’s finest beaches are found in Port
Elizabeth, and the city is home to three of South Africa’s
Blue Flag rated beaches - Hobie Beach, Humewood Beach
and Wells Estate Beach. The waters off these beaches
teem with sea-life, and it not unusual to glimpse dolphins
and Southern Right Whales from the beach.
Port Elizabeth is sometimes described as South Africa’s
water-sport capital. The waters of the Indian Ocean are a
playground for surfers, kite-boarders, wind surfers, scuba
divers and fishermen. The city’s most popular beaches are
fringed by vibrant cafes and restaurants which provide
superb views over the Indian Ocean.
Museums and historic attractions
Port Elizabeth is home to numerous museums and historic attractions, including the 1923
Campeline belltower, with its excellent views over the city, the King George VI Art Gallery, St.
Georges Park Gardens and the quaint Donkin Houses with their Gothic Victorian architecture.
The Donkin Trail connects all these attractions on a single route starting in Market Square in
the city centre. A walk along the Donkin Trail is a great way to wile away a sunny day in Port
Elizabeth, and also includes some good shopping, with a stopover at Port Elizabeth’s new
The city of Port Elizabeth lies in close proximity to some of South
Africa’s finest malaria-free game reserves. The Addo Elephant
Park is within a short drive of Port Elizabeth and is home to the
Big 5, and also features a coastal reserve where visitors can
glimpse great white sharks and whales.
A number of private game reserves offer luxury Port Elizabeth
accommodation in the midst of virgin African wilderness. The
Shamwari Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth is home to the Big 5
and offers numerous luxury lodges featuring spectacular views of
the park and its wildlife.
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