Port Elizabeth
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  • Port Elizabeth: River Cruise on the Sundays River

    1. Port Elizabeth: River Cruise on the Sundays River

    Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the majestic Sundays River passing the Alexandria Coastal Dune field and many local birdlife feeding in their natural habitat. The cruise also includes a stop at one of the highest sand dunes. If you climb to the top, you will be treated to spectacular views of the bay. Tours are from 1.5 to 2.5-hours and are perfect for small or larger groups, families, friends, bird watchers or birthday parties, bachelor/ achelorette parties and year-end functions.     Guests are welcome to bring along their own snacks and drinks.  

    Music is bad on Sunday I expect soul music or something relaxed unlike the music was in a boat as if we were in a night club

  • Port Elizabeth: Addo Elephant National Park 2-Day Safari

    2. Port Elizabeth: Addo Elephant National Park 2-Day Safari

    Spend 2 days exploring the 3rd largest national park in South Africa with a local guide and look for elephants and other animals in the wild. Learn how the park was created in 1931 when only 11 elephants remained in the area, and how the finely-tuned ecosystem is now home to one of the densest elephant populations on earth. Enjoy 2 game drives to look for some of the park's 600 residenct elephants, along with lions, buffalo and endangered black rhino. Marvel at the landscape as you look for spotted hyenas and leopards, along with different species of antelope and zebra. Keep a close look out for the flightless dung beetle found almost exclusively in the area. The park is the only national park in the world to conserve the Big 7 – the Big 5 plus the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coast. This 2-day safari includes overnight accommodation, 1 breakfast, 2 lun...

    Very good tour. Guide able to sight loots of animals. Food was good and on our second day , we had a boat tour on the Sundays river which was amazing.

  • Port Elizabeth: Sandboarding with Short Boat Trip

    3. Port Elizabeth: Sandboarding with Short Boat Trip

    Travel down the picturesque Sundays River to the Alexandria Dune field; the largest and most impressive dune field in South Africa. Suited to beginners and experienced sandboarders, choose from 2 or 3-hour sandboarding tours which give you ample time to learn some new skills and have a great time while doing it. If you are not quite comfortable to stand on the board, try a sit down or belly-board ride down the dune. Otherwise the guides will show you how to master the technique of standing on the board as you surf down the dune.

  • Full-Day Safari with Traditional Braai'd Lunch

    4. Full-Day Safari with Traditional Braai'd Lunch

    Your experienced and enthusiastic guide will do their best to locate as much of the game available in the area and interpret their behavior for you during your drive. The first few hours of the tour are usually good to see antelope, zebra and lion. As this safari covers all time periods of the day, you should have the opportunity to see most game species. Stopping for a tea and coffee break at around 10:30 AM, you will continue on the game drive for sightings of elephants and buffalo near the watering holes. At lunchtime you can enjoy a delicious South African braai with juice, mineral water, beer and white wine. After lunch continue on the safari before being returned to your place of accommodation. Refreshments will be served throughout the drive.

  • Port Elizabeth City Walking Tour

    5. Port Elizabeth City Walking Tour

    Explore one of South Africa's oldest cities on a 2-hour guided walk. Start at Port Elizabeth’s Campanile Memorial, at the entrance to the railway station. Continue to Route 67 and follow a trail that combines both historical and modern-day elements of the culture of the Eastern Cape. It pays tribute to Madiba’s 67 years of service to South Africans. Visit the Donkin Reserve at Belmont Terrace and the old lighthouse. Admire old Victorian churches, newly renovated terraced cottages, and a lighthouse that once guided ships into Algoa Bay. Other attractions include Fort Frederick, City Hall, Market Square, and St. Georges Park, which is the oldest cricket ground in South Africa.

    Freddie very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Showed no annoyance that we berthed late due to weather. Was a little uncomfortable being taken into a shop to buy water when we were told street was controlled by Nigerian drug dealers, better to have water on minibus ready.

  • Hlosi Game Lodge: Half-Day Safari with Optional Boat Cruise

    6. Hlosi Game Lodge: Half-Day Safari with Optional Boat Cruise

    See local wildlife in its natural habitat on a half-day safari tour. Make your way to the Amakhala Game Reserve, about an hour's drive away from Port Elizabeth. Your experienced and knowledgeable ranger will show you around the malaria-free reserve. Experience unforgettable wildlife sightings and breathtaking scenery from the back of an open safari vehicle. Choose to take an optional 1-hour boat cruise on the beautiful Bushman's River, the lifeblood of the reserve that teems with rich birdlife. Have the chance of spotting hippos in the water and the Big Five on the riverbanks.

  • 4-Day Addo to Karoo All-Inclusive Safari

    7. 4-Day Addo to Karoo All-Inclusive Safari

    Spend 4 days exploring national parks on the lookout for the region's Big 5: elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and Cape Buffalo. Spend 3 nights in camps located near and within the national parks with the luxury of full-board and expert guides. Day 1  The day starts with pickup from your accommodation in Port Elizabeth, then head out on a full-day safari in Addo Elephant National Park. Addo is the third-largest national park in South Africa and home to a huge variety of wildlife, including more than 700 elephants, as well as lion, the endangered black rhino, Cape buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, antelope, an array of bird species, and the unique Addo flightless dung beetle. Dinner and overnight at a camp on the edge of the park. Day 2 The tour heads to the Mountain Zebra National Park. Opened as a nature reserve for the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra...

  • Travel Pass Hop-on Hop-off Bus - Cape Town to Johannesburg

    8. Travel Pass Hop-on Hop-off Bus - Cape Town to Johannesburg

    Plan your own route, decide where to start, which stops you would like to make, where you finish your trip and how much time you want to spend in each town. Depending on the travel pass you choose, your ticket will only expire after 8 days, 14 days or 21 days. Choose your desired pick-up and drop off points from a list of over 200 accommodations in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and dozens of smaller towns along the way. Enjoy the flexibility to get on and off as many times as you want. Either pre-book all of your stretches in advance or book each section of your itinerary as you travel if you prefer to be more spontaneous (at least 72 hours notice is recommended). Reserve your desired bus rides with the local tour operator by providing your name, ticket number, departure date, pick-up town and accommodation and drop-off point. You will be given a confirmatio...

  • Central Wildcoast: 5 Day backpacking & Hiking Tour

    9. Central Wildcoast: 5 Day backpacking & Hiking Tour

    Hike along the beautiful central Wildcoast region of South Africa. Visit the iconic "Hole in The Wall" and experience rural Xhosa culture. Start from Port Elizabeth with overnight stops in Chintsa, Lubanzi, Coffee Bay, and Mdumbi. Learn the language of the locals and immerse yourself in the Xhosa culture.

    Visit the extraordinary formation of the "Hole in The Wall", The Mapuzi Cliffs, and the Mdumbi Beach, once voted the most beautiful beach in South Africa.

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What people are saying about Port Elizabeth

The guide Freddie Edward was absolutely superb. This was also the case with the guide who showed us around the Campanile. She was called Tammy ( Tamsin) and her enthusiasm and knowledge were incredible. We saw many other places including the City Hall, the former market square, the Donkin Reserve, the Piazza Mosaic and the Voting Line. All explained with enthusiasm by Freddie who was happy to share his knowledge too of everyday life in South Africa.

We had a great full day tour with our guide Joel. From the pick-up in our accommodation to lunch (delicious South African "braai") everything was organized very well. Joel knew all the tricks on how to best find the animals and we saw lots of elephants, kudus, zebras, buffalo, turtles and even a few lions. Of course, it's always a matter of luck with the animals, but Joel just got everything out for us. Thanks for that!

direct pick up from Cruise Terminal and 30 mins transfer to National Park, change of car, we used Jeeps for the park, first encounter with Zebras after a few minutes followed by Elephants and a lot of other animals, nice coffebreak with great views, very good explanations from our guide and a very good BBQ in the bush with excellent food. Great safari experience

If you want to see lots of elephants, Addo is your place. We saw lots of other wild animals too. Our driver was difficult to hear (open jeep) but whenever we said 'stop' to look closer or shoot pictures, he stopped. He was also able to spot lions which we had no way of spotting, as they were far away.

I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything, the breath taking beauty of the river that expose you to the ocean was marvelous. The view of the sand dunes......I can do this repeatedly