A superb holiday mecca, the city offers an unbeatable and diverse
mix of eco-attractions as a family and adventure holiday destination:
scenic nature trails and magnificent wildlife experiences, 10
long, golden beaches, historic heritage and a unique coastal climate
- rated fourth best weather in the world!
This major seaport and tourist destination is set along the dazzling
shores of Algoa Bay, and is fondly referred to as the Friendly
With numerous beautiful beaches, each with its own attractions
and activities, Port Elizabeth is fast becoming known as the Watersport
Capital of South Africa. And do not forget the 12 popular surfing-spots
in Port Elizabeth and even more surfing in Jeffrey's Bay, just
a few kilometers away.
The Algoa Bay National Sailing Week, annually held in May, is
a national sailing regatta with top-class racing yachts from all
over South Africa competing in the spectacular five-day challenge.
The event promises exciting spectator viewing, with most of the
races taking place around buoys off Shark Pier.
Algoa Grand Prix
An indoor circuit boasting the highest standard of tracks and
kart maintenance and the latest technology in timing system.
The famous narrowgauge steam train running regularly to Thornhill
A popular entertainment development on the Humewood beachfront.
Brooke's Pavillion Entertainment Complex
A beachfront entertainment complex operating most of the day.
To commemorate the landing of the 1820 settlers.
Built between 1858 and 1862, it serves as a Council Chamber and
A replica of a cross for St Gregory donated by the portuguese
Donkin Lighthouse Building
The city's original lighthouse, located on Donkin Reserve and
built in 1861.
Ford Little Theatre
Home of the Port Elizabeth Music and Drama Society, who occasionally
stages small productions.
Manville Open Air Theatre
The venue for the Summer Shakespearean Festival.