Top areas in Port Elizabeth
With such monikers as the Friendly City and the Windy City, Port Elizabeth makes for a very inviting destination for business and leisure travelers. Founded in 1820 by British settlers and located on the Nelson Mandela Bay, they city provides more than just a day at the beach. Port Elizabeth International Airport serves as the gateway to the city and is located not far from a selection of accommodation options.
Port Elizabeth serves its share of business travelers as the city is the center of South Africa’s motor industry. The leisure traveler is certainly catered to as well with a slew of museums such as the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. A Bayworld is located here and includes a museum of its own, plus an oceanarium and snake park. Game viewing is popular in Port Elizabeth with the Addo Elephant National Park and several privately owned game reserves. There are several beaches where you can swim, go diving, or take part in other water sport activities. Shopping opportunities are also well presented at such sites as the Boardwalk and Greenacres Shopping Centre.
Accommodation in Port Elizabeth is broad and ranges from budget rooms in the city to 4- and 5-star properties on the beach. The city center has quite a concentration of attractions and sites with plenty of hotel options in the vicinity. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Port Elizabeth for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.