South Africa is certainly not short of beautiful destinations to visit. Whether you are travelling from afar, or just taking a domestic break there are so many choices available. One of the lesser known spots for holidaymakers is Port Elizabeth. Let’s take a closer look at this hidden gem.
Port elizabeth is South Africa’s second oldest city. Situated on the Eastern Coast, it is often considered to be the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape. The area is home to around 1.5 million people all of whom enjoy the laid back lifestyle. Despite the booming economy, Port Elizabeth has managed to maintain that small town atmosphere, so much so that many South African people refer to it affectionately as “The Friendly City’.
Port Elizabeth features long stretches of white sand beaches along its somewhat undeveloped coastline and life in the city pretty much revolves around the ocean – even in winter! Humewood beach has a blue flag, designating them one of the world’s top class beaches while Algola Bay features 40km of beaches with special protected areas for swimming, sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing. Port Elizabeth is a nature lover’s paradise with opportunities to go on boat cruises and sea diving trips to enjoy the stunning coastline terrain. There is also the Seaview Game & Lion Park and the Kragga Kamma Game Park is close proximity giving visitors a chance to check out some of South Africa’s bountiful wildlife.
There is something for everyone in Port Elizabeth. When you have had your fill of nature and beach relaxation, why not ramp up the adrenalin with shark diving or mountain biking. Alternatively, enjoy a ride on the world famous Apple Express steam train and take in the view from the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world. Add the vibrant market place with flea markets, shopping opportunities, restaurants and live entertainment into the mix and Port Elizabeth is the ideal holiday destination. Book your flight now!