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Port Elizabeth

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route. On tour of Port Elizabeth and its many cultural attractions, you can delve into the city's rich history, from its origins as a Portuguese trading port, to the Boer Wars and the apartheid struggle. Nature lovers will enjoy the many hiking trails, picturesque drives, and game reserves you can explore while on a Port Elizabeth vacation. A water sports heaven, the city and its surroundings provide endless opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, surfing, and whale watching. Port Elizabeth is in Eastern Cape. Use our South Africa road trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to Port Elizabeth and other destinations.
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Port Elizabeth boasts a wide range of accommodation options, mostly overlooking the sandy coastline. Budget-constrained tourists can opt for one of the backpacker lodges or a rental property. Mid-market establishments abound, with numerous guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and inns scattered around town. If you're looking for a luxurious lodging choice, 4-star hotels, stylish beachfront villas, and private game reserves might be the answer.
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