Located on the south-eastern coast of South Africa Port Elizabeth is a truly superb South African destination.

Sure there are reasons why Durban and Cape Town are popular coastal hotspots but with an entire coastline to explore why not broaden your horizons a little?

Overlooking Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth’s breathtaking coastline boasts beautiful warm water, protected beaches and a wonderful climate.

Scenic nature trails, historic heritage, magnificent wildlife, cultural experiences and countless water sport activities make Port Elizabeth an ideal destination for your next getaway.

So, if you find yourself in this South African city be sure to check out these attractions.

Stanley Street

Girls having drinks

Located in the heart of one of the city’s oldest suburbs Stanley Street is the place to be if you’re looking for a friendly vibrant atmosphere.

Think of it as Port Elizabeth’s answer to Johannesburg’s Maboneng, Durban’s Rivertown Precinct and Cape Town’s Bree Street. Expect eateries and cocktail bars galore.

Route 67

Whether you’re into interesting artwork or not, make a turn at Route 67 for a celebration of heritage art and culture.

The route features 67 public artworks, one for every year of Nelson Mandela’s work dedicated to the freedom of South Africa. It’s a walking route so pack comfy shoes.

Bayworld

Aquarium

Bayworld is popular with tourists and locals alike and for a good reason. It combines a natural and cultural history museum with an Oceanarium and Snake Park.

Bayworld aims to raise awareness around the conservation of the country’s natural and cultural heritage.

Addo Elephant Park

Elephants

If you’re up for a little out of town action the Addo Elephant National Park is a must-see.

Over 500 majestic elephants call the park home and it is the third-largest national reserve.

The park offers fantastic wildlife experiences like underground hide and lookout platforms at the watering hole.

Baakens Food Truck Funday

Baakens Foodtruck Fundays
Photo: Baakens Foodtruck Fundays

Baakens Food Truck Fundays are a celebration of food, friends, entertainment and fun so if you find yourself in Port Elizabeth on the right day of the week definitely join this street feast.

With gatherings, every second Saturday of the month and Tuesday nights so stop by and indulge in meals, music and craft beer magic.

Getting There

SAA flies directly to Port Elizabeth. Book your tickets now!