A superb holiday mecca, the city offers an unbeatable and diverse mix of eco-attractions as a family and adventure holiday destination: scenic nature trails and magnificent wildlife experiences, 10 long, golden beaches, historic heritage and a unique coastal climate - rated fourth best weather in the world!

This major seaport and tourist destination is set along the dazzling shores of Algoa Bay, and is fondly referred to as the Friendly City.

With numerous beautiful beaches, each with its own attractions and activities, Port Elizabeth is fast becoming known as the Watersport Capital of South Africa. And do not forget the 12 popular surfing-spots in Port Elizabeth and even more surfing in Jeffrey's Bay, just a few kilometers away.

The Algoa Bay National Sailing Week, annually held in May, is a national sailing regatta with top-class racing yachts from all over South Africa competing in the spectacular five-day challenge. The event promises exciting spectator viewing, with most of the races taking place around buoys off Shark Pier.

Port Elizabeth Activities:

Bayworld offers a variety of live animal displays, including dolphins, seals, penguins, fish, snakes and crocodiles. Historical exhibits include shipwrecks, dinosaurs, Xhosa beadwork, historical costume, local fossils and much more.

Port Elizabeth Museums
The Castle Hill Museum, the King George VI Art Museum and Gallery and the St. Croix Motor Museum are a few of the many museums in Port Elizabeth.

Parks and Gardens
Nature Reserves, Parks and Gardens within and close to Port Elizabeth and walks within the city limits.

Various options for scuba diving can be found close to Port Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth boasts a number of magnificent golden beaches. With its perfect combination of warm water, calm sea and fair breezes, it is a Mecca for all beach and water sport enthusiasts.

Algoa Grand Prix
An indoor circuit boasting the highest standard of tracks and kart maintenance and the latest technology in timing system.

Apple Express
The famous narrowgauge steam train running regularly to Thornhill Village.

A popular entertainment development on the Humewood beachfront.

Brooke's Pavillion Entertainment Complex
A beachfront entertainment complex operating most of the day.

City Hall
Built between 1858 and 1862, it serves as a Council Chamber and concert/lecture hall.

Dias Cross
A replica of a cross for St Gregory donated by the portuguese Government.

Donkin Lighthouse Building
The city's original lighthouse, located on Donkin Reserve and built in 1861.

Ford Little Theatre
Home of the Port Elizabeth Music and Drama Society, who occasionally stages small productions.

Manville Open Air Theatre
The venue for the Summer Shakespearean Festival.


Find accommodation near the following airport(s) in Port Elizabeth:

Port Elizabeth Airport
Tel: +27 (0)41 507 7319

Universities & Colleges:

Find accommodation near the following universities & college(s) in Port Elizabeth:

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel: 041 504 3911


Find accommodation near the following hospital(s) in Port Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Donkin Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)41 585 2323

Life St George’s Hospital
Tel: 041 392 6111

Livingstone Hospital
Tel: +27 (0) 41 405 9111

Netcare Greenacres Hospital
Tel: (041) 3907000

Oasim Private Hospital
Tel: +27 41 585 6537

Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital
Tel: 0413923911


Find accommodation near the following stadium(s) in Port Elizabeth:

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Tel: 041 408 8900
St George's Park
Tel: 041 585 1646

Port Elizabeth Map: