Port Elizabeth and the rest of Nelson Mandela Bay has culture. It has history, nature, heritage, good food, its own energy and friendly people. It's South Africa's fifth-largest city and is filled with excellent restaurants, small shops and big malls, museums, hiking trails (Maitland Nature Reserve, Aloe Hiking Trail), markets, art galleries, a place to go fishing, and more than a few opportunities to surf and scuba dive. Hobie, Humewood, Kings and Wells Estate Beach are the main swimming beaches. All boast Blue Flag status too.
A playground for holiday-makers and road-trip enthusiasts, the Wild Coast's open roads feature some of the most exquisite ocean scenery. Stretching out from the KwaZulu-Natal border right down to the city of East London in the Eastern Cape, the agenda for travellers heading along this incredible route is a whirlwind of hiking, camping and beach-based adventures, with plenty Xhosa crafts markets to catch the eye.
Set in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, this malaria-free area and its Addo Surrounds promises a new adventure around every corner, especially at the wildlife strongholds of Shamwari Private Game Reserve and Amakala Game Reserve. It's tough for us to tell you which one is best, so you might just need to experience them both to decide for yourself. Whether you're travelling with your partner, a group of friends or your whole family, nothing beats a Cape to Addo road trip, ending at the Windermere by Mantis in Port Elizabeth.