Port Elizabeth, South Africa
#5 in Best Places to Visit in South Africa - Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa’s largest cities, a blooming harbor and a popular destination for tourists who seek all sorts of activities. It is located in the South Eastern Coast of the country, the locals like to call it simply PE, but it is also often referred as the Windy City.
Port Elizabeth is one of the main centers of trading and traffic of the region, but this kind of development is still combined with a life of a small town. Port Elizabeth is a suitable destination especially for families – there is something to do in the city for all age groups.
Things to do in Port Elizabeth
Kids would definitely enjoy visiting Addo Elephant National Park – the third largest one in the whole of South Africa! Other places worth visiting are Seaview Game and Lion Park, Kragga Kamma Game Park and Bayworld, which consists of oceanarium, a snake park and a museum. Bayworld is a must-visit place for those who love to pump up their adrenaline as it is possible to do some diving with the sharks there!
Visiting Port Elizabeth is particularly exciting to those who enjoy sea-sports and simply relaxing by the seaside. Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the most famous destinations for surfers since every July it is the hometown of Billabong Pro ASP World Tour surfing competition.
The bay is one of the most popular tourism destinations of the city and the country and has been recognized as a Blue Flag Beach, meaning that it is a world class beach. This evaluation has been given to other beaches of the town too, including St. George’s Beach and Humewood Beach. Nelson Mandela Bay is also a great area for sea-lovers as basically it is 40 km of coast and sea area, meant for all kinds of sport and leisure activities.
The list of attractions in Port Elizabeth can go on and on, but you simply have to visit this amazing city and you are guaranteed to find something for your own taste.