Port Elizabeth Guide
On the southern coast of Africa, the city of Port Elizabeth is a unique place. With 16 kilometres of coastline and fairly constant warm temperatures, it is suitable as a holiday destination all year round.
When in Port Elizabeth, your stay is not complete without viewing some of the region’s flora and fauna, playing a few rounds of golf, or enjoying some water sports. Port Elizabeth offers many nature parks, from a lion park, general game parks, to marine life parks. Swing a club at one of the many public and private golf courses, with some designed by professional golfers such as Jack Nicklaus. In addition, swim, snorkel, windsurf, or scuba dive in the warm aqua waters of Port Elizabeth.
With a population of around one million people (including the suburbs), the city offers a wide variety of restaurants, historical sites, and evening entertainment. Port Elizabeth offers food ranging from informal lunch counters to five-star dining. Many restaurants are moderately priced whilst some specialise in particular cuisines. For African food, try the small Hackle Wood Hill on Prospect Road. For a European menu, try Vovo Telo for lunch, or visit Ginger for more of an Asian influence. Port Elizabeth is truly a place where the entire world meets, and this is reflected in the vast array of food choices.
Port Elizabeth offers several unique accommodation choices. These include stays on private game reserves, in country homes, unique B&Bs, and full-service hotels in the heart of the city. For those on a budget or are trekking, cheap hotels in Port Elizabeth or on the outskirts can easily be booked. A stay in or near one of the nature preserves is a once in a lifetime opportunity and is highly recommended by prior visitors.