Port Elizabeth is located on the Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This coastal town is conveniently situated for those either starting or ending a trip along the Garden Route and Whale Coast, or enjoying a malaria-free Eastern Cape Reserve safari. Coastal boat tours are available for whale and dolphin spotting, and there are some scenic walking trails in the surrounding area too.

About Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is one of the cleanest and safest places for a beach holiday in South Africa. The beaches here have superb water quality, dedicated environmental and safety management and international Blue Flag status. Whilst fishing is not permitted, snorkelling, diving and surfing are all popular activities.


What to Do in Port Elizabeth

There are plenty of things to do in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding area, from visiting museums, having fun on the Boardwalk and checking out Route 67, to hiking in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, exploring Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve and relaxing on the beach. Visits can also be arranged to see rescued marine birds at the Southern Africa Foundation for Conservation of Coastal Birds, and Port Elizabeth is also an excellent jumping off point for Eastern Cape game reserve safaris.

Best Places to Stay in Port Elizabeth

Typically, Port Elizabeth is used as an overnight stopover at the start or end of a trip along the Garden Route or a visit to an Eastern Cape Reserve. Whether you are visiting for a night or enjoying a longer stay, there are a number of Port Elizabeth accommodation options that we can recommend. 

Talk with one of our experts today to discuss the best options for you.


Best Time to Visit Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth can be visited year-round, but the best time is between April and September when temperatures are cooler and there is less rain.

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How to Book a Port Elizabeth Holiday

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