Known as the "Friendly City", Port Elizabeth forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. This second oldest city in South Africa, and commercial capital of the Eastern Cape, offers an abundance of activities and attractions.
In & Around Port Elizabeth
Game Viewing & Bird Watching
A wide variety of game viewing attractions are available less than an hour’s drive from the metro. These include the famous Addo Elephant Park, the Seaview Game and Lion Park, and the Kragga Kamma Game Park. Let the children play with the bunnies or feed the farmyard animals at the Homeleigh Touch Farm. Also see the beautiful bird life with the vast bird watching opportunities available.
Go on boat trips from the harbour to see the island, penguins, whales and dolphins, etc. or to do some deep sea fishing.
Museums, Galleries & Tours
Visit some of the many museums and art galleries in and around the city. Go on guided tours to see the diverse array of historical attractions or the vibrant township and shebeen life of Port Elizabeth. For the historians in the family, the Eastern Cape is a treasure trove of fascinating relics and information about days gone by.
Adventure & Sport
Popular adventure activities include scuba diving, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking, hiking and 4x4 trails, paintball, etc. Also enjoy a day on one of the world-class golf courses.
King's Beach, Hobie Beach & Humewood Beach are all located along Port Elizabeth’s main beachfront & will provide hours of fun in the sun for the whole family.
Shopping & Entertainment
The boardwalk casino and entertainment complex is only a short drive from The Willows and offers entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining experiences. Shop to your heart’s content or see the latest movies in one of the large shopping centre and cinema complexes.
Restaurants & Clubs
Come and experience first-class cuisine when dining in one of the large variety of family and upmarket restaurants and coffee shops. Port Elizabeth also offers an exciting night life with many pubs, night clubs, and taverns, with live entertainment, to pick and choose from.