Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is known as the Friendly City

One of the largest cities in South Africa, Port Elizabeth is known as the Friendly City because of the wonderful local hospitality and kindness that visitors receive. It’s a very popular place for holiday trips since it offers tourists plenty to do and see, especially on its gorgeous beaches. Port Elizabeth is full of both natural beauty and historical heritage which make it an ideal holiday destination.


Things to do in Port Elizabeth



The last thing you’ll have to worry about is running out of activities and things to do in Port Elizabeth during your visit. The sprawling beaches are lovely places to swim, surf, and buy trinkets from beachside vendors. Also, don’t forget to enjoy your breakfast at one of the delicious beachside restaurants for a lovely way to begin the day.



For sporting activities, Port Elizabeth has excellent cricket grounds and golf clubs where you can enjoy a relaxing game in the sunshine.



You can visit Bayworld to see a museum, oceanarium, and snake park. There are also several other museums attesting to the local history and culture of South Africa.


African Dawn

African Dawn is an incredible place for game viewing where you will see wild birds, cheetahs, and other exotic animals.


Getting out of the city

The harbor itself is a wonderful historic site to visit. It is also the location of the train station which you can take to visit other parts of South Africa. Cape Town is just a train ride away and is a great place to visit if you have the time.


When to go to Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth has fairly mild weather with cool winters and warm summers. It is sometimes called the “windy city” because of the strong winds which make it a great surfing destination. While there is no wrong time to visit Port Elizabeth, the summer offers more of the festivals and celebrations, including the Prawn Festival in May.


Port Elizabeth Facts

Population312 392
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageAfrikaans, English
CurrencySouth African rand
AirportPort Elizabeth Intl, South Africa (PLZ)

Port Elizabeth average temperatures

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Golf in Port Elizabeth

There are a bunch of great courses near Port Elizabeth, so if you are looking for a great golfing experience, this is a great destination to consider. Just south of the city you will find the most centrally located club, Port Elizabeth Golf Club, and their 18 hole golf course. In the same area, south of the airport, you can play on Humewood Golf Club and to the west you will find Wedgewood Park Country Club, filled with reflecting ponds and creaking oaks.

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