Destination

Port Elizabeth Holidays

Doorstep to the Garden Route

As well as being on the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth is in a prime, doorstep location for many of South Africa's other attractions, including the coastal region's top game parks and Indian Ocean beaches.

Make time to explore the culture of this stylishly rejuvenated town; pack up a picnic and meander through Van Staden's 500 hectare wild flower reserve – a wonderland dedicated to the preservation of indigenous flora, such as proteas, succulents, ericas, leucadendrons and fynbos; and relax on the beaches that frame the bay, while observing dolphins and whales at Algoa Bay. 

Port Elizabeth has a subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine. April's Splash Festival offers music, water sports and fireworks on Hobie Beach and you'll find religious celebrations and cultural festivals throughout the year. 

Destination Highlights
  • Take the Donkin Heritage Trail, a five kilometre self-guided walk
  • Relax, swim and sunbathe at popular Hobie Beach or Kings Beach
  • Take a drive through Kragga Kamma Game Park and see free-roaming rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, nyala and more
  • Explore Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
  • Visit St Croix Island Marine Reserve to see penguins, Cape fur seals, sharks and dolphins

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