Port Elizabeth

Known locally as PE, and “The Friendly City”, this beautiful coastal holiday city situated in the Eastern Cape is well known for its first-rate beaches, variation of water-sports, attractive waterfront, wildlife attractions and friendly residents.

Nestled along the Algoa Bay coastline, integrating the Algoa Bay Harbour and Yacht Club, Port Elizabeth is also occasionally termed the ‘Windy City’ – thanks to the South-Easter wind keeping the beaches and surf breaks healthy whilst supporting a solid sailing community in the area.

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Suggested Activities En-Route

Wavecrest Surf School

Jeffreys Bay Surf School

Addo Wildlife

Crisscross Adventures

Suggested Restaurants En-Route

Kitchen Windows Beach Restaurant

The Bay Pasta Co

Cosmos Cuisine

Tangelo Restaurant

Suggested Accommodation En-Route

Beach Cabanas

Jeffreys Bay Backpackers

River Bend Lodge


In addition to the numerous coastal attractions Port Elizabeth offers delectable eateries, an impressive accommodation array, a large choice of shopping malls and markets, a variety of activity attractions and things to do, particularly suited for families.

PE holds title as a premier destination for close encounters with the abundant fauna of the area. Accommodating part of South Africa’s BIG 7 the Southern Right whale and great white shark. Located within close proximity of the Addo Elephant National Parks residential leopard, lion, cape buffalo, black rhino and of course the famous Addo Elephants.

With this in mind, one can enjoy a boat based whale and dolphin watching excursion offering a once in a lifetime encounter with these magnificent and playful marine mammals paired with a trip into the Addo Elephant National Park. Highly recommendable.

PE also offers a vibrant nightlife which compromises of clubs, bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. There are also annual and seasonal festivals such as the famous Splash Festival, and many other activities for children.