Port Elizabeth is also known as South Africa’s “Friendly City”. The city is well known for being a favourite amongst South Africa’s sun seekers. If you are looking to explore one of South Africa’s coastlines then PE is a wonderful destination. Book a flight to Port Elizabeth and hop on a plane and visit this wonderful city.
The city of Port Elizabeth is also known for its wind and during certain times of the year and is then called the “Windy City”. Port Elizabeth is also a wonderful gateway if you are planning a trip trough the Garden Route or wish to travel to Durban through the Transkei.
About 80 km’s west of Port Elizabeth you can find Jeffrey’s Bay, which is known as a holiday destination, its super tubes for surfing. Once a year, J’bay, as called by the locals, sees the Billabong Pro Surfing Competition, which draws international surfing professional to this wonderful holiday town.
Port Elizabeth Attractions
One thing that makes PE great is that is not short on attractions and activities. In and around PE you will find some of the greatest game reserves, golf courses and other great activities.
Located a stone’s throw from PE, you will find Addo Elephant Park. The park is well known as a popular diverse wildlife conservation park. Being part of Sanparks, you are sure to have a ball going on game drives and watch elephants playing and drinking at the water holes.
Located 75 km outside Port Elizabeth lies Shamwari Game Lodge, which also offers some great scenic views and diversity of wildlife. Voted as the World’s Leading Safari and Game Reserve and Conservation Company for many consecutive years, you are sure to be treated as royalty.
As mentioned previously, Jeffreys Bay is not located far from PE and you will be able to experience this wonderful holiday town in its full glory. During holiday times the town is packed with holiday goers and parties, especially on New Years. Visit the Billabong Factory Shops and other factory shops if you love branded clothes.
Together with St Francis, Jeffreys Bay offers some world-class surfing and recreational beaches. St Francis and Cape St Francis are beautiful. St Francis Bay is more like a village than a traditional South African town. It boasts with white houses with straw roofs and has an atmosphere that cannot be felt anywhere else.
Flights to Port Elizabeth Airport
All flights to PE lands at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ). The airport is also known as the “10 minute airport”. The reason being is how close the airport is located to Humewood Beach and the rest of the city. Staying in or around the city, its great to know that you won’t have far to drive after your flight.
Port Elizabeth is not an international airport. Therefore if you’re planning to fly to an international destination, you will need to connect via Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) or Cape Town International Airport. Search and book flights to Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Car Rental
Port Elizabeth Airport contains numerous kiosks for car rental services and getting in an around the city is very easy. If you can’t wait to book a car in PE, when you arrive, you can always rent a car in Port Elizabeth using FlyWise.co.za
Best Time to Visit
Port Elizabeth enjoys a subtropical climate and has light rain throughout the year. Summers are generally warm with temperatures rising to 25 degrees Celsius. The city is less humid than other parts of the East Coast. During the winter months it is much cooler, but mild, with the mercury rising to a maximum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius.