Things to Do in Port Elizabeth

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Beachview

Beachview

Beaches in Beachview (27.6 km from Port Elizabeth)

The attractive beach at Beachview is situated on a section of Port Elizabeth’s coastline that is fantastic for long beach walks. Beachview is a good place for beachcombing and to start hiking to the next beach at Maitlands. Lifeguards are on duty during peak season but swimming is not safe due to strong rip currents and backwash.

Friends Coffee Bar

Friends Coffee Bar

Bars in Framesby (6.6 km from Port Elizabeth)

A Coffee Shop where one can sit and relax with friends or alone, enjoying good coffee or tea and good food.

Hobie Beach

Hobie Beach

Beaches in Port Elizabeth (13.5 km from Port Elizabeth)

All the rage for swimming, sunbathing and body surfing, Hobie Beach is the venue for the annual Splash Festival as well as the Beach Volleyball and World Boardsailing Championships. The calm seas, blissfully warm water (between 18 to 21 degrees in summer) and beaches patrolled by professional lifeguards provide the perfect combination for a family...

Bluewater Bay

Bluewater Bay

Beaches in Bluewater Bay (849.9 km from Port Elizabeth)

Bluewater Bay is a beautiful stretch of beach that is great for swimming, fishing and surfing. In peak season the beach is patrolled by life guards, and there is a kids playground and ablution facilities available.

Humewood Beach

Humewood Beach

Beaches in Humewood (12.1 km from Port Elizabeth)

Humewood Beach is one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s numerous golden sandy beaches offering excellent swimming and amenities. Lifeguards are on duty from November to April during the peak holiday season (Blue Flag season). Facilities for the disabled are outstanding. This includes special wheelchairs that can be used on the beach and in the sea....

Sunridge Village Shopping Centre

Sunridge Village Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls in Sunridge Park (6.3 km from Port Elizabeth)

This is a shopping centre in the Western Suburbs that has a supermarket, a CNA, restaurants, a hairdresser, a hardware shop, a travel agent and other businesses.

Walmer Park Shopping Centre

Walmer Park Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls in Walmer (7.3 km from Port Elizabeth)

Walmer Park Shopping Centre offers everything under one roof. Clothing, home interior, jewellery, grocery, stationery, pet, music shops as well as various eating establishments and movie theatre. www.walmerparkshoppingcentre.co.za

St Georges Strand

St Georges Strand

Beaches in Wells Estate (14.9 km from Port Elizabeth)

St Georges Strand is Port Elizabeth's most northern beach stretching all the way up to the Coega Harbour breakwater. A long jetty heads out into the sea from the sand dunes. Although the water is blissfully warm, take care as surf conditions can be dangerous. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer holiday season. Be prepared to walk a fair...

Roseate Tern Trail

Roseate Tern Trail

Hiking Trail in Schoenmakerskop (2 km from Port Elizabeth)

Cape Recife Lighthouse is the third oldest lighthouse on the South African coast and was built in 1851. Stay on the beach past the lighthouse and go towards the car park at Chelsea Bay. From here you follow the gravel road. Then it will be a short climb to ruins of historical lookout buildings. Continue on the gravel road to the gate. Take...

Guinea Fowl Trail

Guinea Fowl Trail

Hiking Trail in Port Elizabeth (3.7 km from Port Elizabeth)

The Guinea Fowl trail is located in the Baakens River Valley at the centre of Port Elizabeth. The walking trail is divided into an upper and a lower section. The Upper Guinea Fowl trail is six kilometres long and takes approximately two hours to walk. The trail starts at 3rd Avenue in Walmer and ends at Sunridge Park at Kragga Kamma. The Lower...

St Croix Motor Museum

St Croix Motor Museum

Galleries and Museums in Newton Park (3.8 km from Port Elizabeth)

The St. Croix Motor Museum has a fine private collection of vintage and classic vehicles dating back to 1901. If you have an interest in classic vehicles, then this is the place to visit. About 80 cars are on show, dating from the early century to the 1960's. Many other items related to the motor industry are also on display. The museum is open...

Greenacres Shopping Centre

Greenacres Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls in Greenacres (4.1 km from Port Elizabeth)

Greenacres Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Port Elizabeth, the economic hub of the Eastern Cape. This trendy shopping mecca forms part of a one-kilometre complex that entices visitors from afar to indulge in retail therapy. Two choices in parking facilities are on offer. There is an outdoor parking space and a three-level parking...

St Croix Motor Museum

St Croix Motor Museum

Galleries and Museums in Port Elizabeth (4.3 km from Port Elizabeth)

The St. Croix Motor Museum is located in St Georges Park. On display is a private collection of vintage and classic motor vehicles, dating as far back as 1901. Many of the vehicles are for sale. The museum was created by Eben de Vos and is housed in an airplane hangar beside Mill Park. There are about 80 vehicles on display, ranging from the...

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Sports Stadiums Clubs in North End (4.8 km from Port Elizabeth)

Situated on the North End Lake which is an idyllic setting for match days, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is the Eastern Cape's first dedicated football stadium. Features include a three-tier design with two rings of skyboxes. Five first-round, one second-round, one quarter-final, and the third-place play-off 2010 FIFA World Cup matches kicked off...

Metlife Plaza

Metlife Plaza

Shopping Malls in Linton Grange (5 km from Port Elizabeth)

Metlife Plaza is a small shopping centre in the western suburbs with a supermarket, restaurants and coffee shops, clothing shops, a Postnet and banking facilities.