Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the Addo Elephant National Park. Visitors to this city in the Eastern Cape can also take part in exciting water sport activities like scuba diving amongst ship wrecks and coral reefs or enjoy live local and international entertainment acts.
This Eastern Cape hub is blessed with 13 beaches where a huge variety of watersports take place. Port Elizabeth is particularly suited to wind and kite surfing as well as all kinds of boating. For land based fun activities visitors can enjoy a variety of walks in the city at St Georges and Settlers Park, also there is a great promenade along the Summerstand beachfront.
Adventure options are varied and plentiful. Port Elizabeth has an interesting mix of architectural styles both old and new and has the most Art-Deco buildings in the country. Interesting historic sites include the City Hall and Public Library, No 7 Castle Hill Museum, Campanile Clock, Fort Frederick and Donkin Reserve.
Township and cultural tours are a must for enjoying the vibrant diversity of Port Elizabeth. For something different, Central Hill is one of the most haunted places in the city and the setting for thrilling ghost tours and evening walks.
For entertainment and shopping opportunities, Port Elizabeth has a number of venues, The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Summerstrand has a peaceful lake and garden setting. Visitors to this city in the Eastern Cape of South Africa will find a vast array of things to do and eat. At Bay World there is the Port Elizabeth Museum, Snake Park and Oceanarium - for dolphin shows and underwater observation of various sea creatures.
Elsewhere in town are The Bridge and Greenacres Centre on C.J. Langenhoven Drive, which together form a huge complex suitable for all interests and tastes. The malaria-free Eastern Cape is fast becoming a world class eco-destination with vast tracts of land for game reserves and parks.
The Addo Elephant National Park and a number of game reserves near Port Elizabeth offer Big Five game viewing (Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard). A variety of other activities can be enjoyed such as bush walks and quad biking. Port Elizabeth is perfectly placed for quick and easy access to these areas and Settler Country which has many historic towns and sights.
Port Elizabeth is also the gateway to beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and the famous Garden Route. Adventure seekers and nature lovers will find the Tsitsikamma to be a fantastic place for a great day out exploring the ancient forest.
Activities in this Eastern Cape area include canopy tours, bungee jumping and zip-lining also watersports on the river and along the coast, while abseiling can be enjoyed in the mountainous areas.