Focus on Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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 City.

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.

Activities

Algoa Grand Prix
An indoor circuit boasting the highest standard of tracks and kart maintenance and the latest technology in timing system.

Apple Express
The famous narrowgauge steam train running regularly to Thornhill Village.

Boardwalk
A popular entertainment development on the Humewood beachfront.

Brooke's Pavillion Entertainment Complex
A beachfront entertainment complex operating most of the day.

Campanile
To commemorate the landing of the 1820 settlers.

City Hall
Built between 1858 and 1862, it serves as a Council Chamber and concert/lecture hall.

Dias Cross
A replica of a cross for St Gregory donated by the portuguese Government.

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.

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