Eastern Cape Information for Tourists
Information for Visitors and Tourists to the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, including Port Elizabeth, East London and Environs, including Accommodation, Airports, Transport and Tours and more. For general information on visa requirements, exchange rates, etc. please visit our South Africa Tourist Information pages.
- Port Elizabeth Airport
Port Elizabeth Airport is affectionately referred to as the "ten minute airport" because it is situated within five minutes of the Central Business District, and no more than ten minutes from other areas of the city.
An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is located in the passage between the Arrivals Hall and the Departures Hall.
The following public transport services can be found in front of the Departures Hall: Taxi Services City; PE Taxi; Hurter's; Adriaan's Taxi's and Airport Taxis as well as shuttle services to various locations.
Various car hire operators have car rental kiosks based at the airport.
A post box is located in the Departures Hall.
Public telephones are located in the Arrivals Hall, Departures Hall and the Sterile Area.
There is a restaurant in the Departures Hall on the first floor, a Coffee Shop in the departures Hall and a Café in the arrivals hall.
An information desk is situated in the Arrivals Hall which operates from 05h30 to 21h30 from Mondays to Fridays and from 07h30 to 20h00 on weekends.
Restrooms are available in the Arrivals Hall, Departures Hall, Sterile Areas and on the First Floor. Baby changing facilities are available in the Arrivals and Departures Ladies restrooms.
- Port Elizabeth and Eastern Cape Accommodation
SA-Venues.com provides a comprehensive directory of Eastern Cape accommodation establishments from luxury 5 star hotels to guest houses, bed and breakfasts and lodges. From our listings you can make enquiries or bookings directly with the establishment owners.
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- Port Elizabeth and Eastern Cape Tours and Day Trips
There are numerous wonderful day tours and sightseeing trips to be done around the Eastern Cape and environs. Link from here to our detailed listing or select Transport, Tours and Travel from the menu above. This section includes car hire companies, airlines, charter flights, and various other exciting travel opportunities. Should you need a travel agent to assist you with any arrangements whilst you are visiting the Eastern Cape, these can be found in this section too.
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- Eastern Cape Car Hire and Transport
Public roads in South Africa are well developed and well sign-posted with driving done on the left hand side of the road. Drivers must have an international drivers license and a minimum of 5 years driving experience to hire a car in South Africa.
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- Eastern Cape Attractions and Destinations
Whether you're in the mood for an informal seaside escape, an encounter with the "Big Five" on safari, or a choice of scintillating city diversions, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the Eastern Cape. Scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of the region, ranging from the lush, evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg and the arid Great Karoo.
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- Shopping in Port Elizabeth and Eastern Cape
There are several "one-stop" shopping centres in Port Elizabeth. Greenacres and the Bridge Shopping Centre in Cape Road, Newton Park, is Africa's largest shopping centre under one roof. Several shops in the city specialise in African arts, crafts and curios. They include Wezandla Gallery and Craft Centre in Baakens Street, African Curios, 18 Main Street, the Wildlife Society Shop, Lawrence Street, and Momentos of Africa Gift Shop at Port Elizabeth Airport. Port Elizabeth has artwalk which links all the art, antique, interior decorating and speciality shops in Central. MOGO is situated at The Boardwalk, and has a selection of fine South African Giftware as well as Mohair goods grown in the Eastern Cape and produced in Port Elizabeth.
Flea markets are held at the following venues: St. George's Park (first Sunday of every month) and Hobie Beach (every Saturday and Sunday).
East London: Oxford Street, together with its feeder streets, is the heart of the CBD and the site of many shops, banks and building societies. Vincent Park Shopping Complex encompasses 65 shops and 1 000 parking bays. Lock Street Gaol, formerly a prison built in 1880, now houses a variety of shops, a flea market, arts and crafts stalls and a restaurant. For a touch of the macabre, you can inspect the death cells and original gallows, carefully restored. On the Old Transkei Road, the Floradale Craft Gallery is worth a leisurely browse.
Popular flea markets are held at the following venues: Buxton Street and Gonubie Municipal Complex (Saturday mornings), Latimers Landing (Saturdays and Sundays), Marine Park and Ann Bryant Art Gallery (Sundays)
- Nightlife and restaurants in the Eastern Cape
Take in a show at the Barn or the Opera House, see the latest movies at a cinema near you or visit the Manville Open-air Theatre for a Shakespeare play (summer only). Wining and dining? Restaurants offer a wide culinary ranging from vegetarian to Italian, Indian, Cajun and Mexican fare. At the end of the day, the Brookes Pavilion Entertainment Complex on the beach is the place to be..
SA-Venues.com presents an exclusive directory of Eastern Cape Restaurants for your dining pleasure. For a fine dining experience see Eastern Cape Restaurants or see Eastern Cape Cafés & Eateries in our Things to Do section for a more trendy or casual dining experience.
The selection of adventure includes the world’s biggest waves, the only snow slopes on the continent, and the highest bungee-jump in the southern hemisphere. The highlights of the Eastern Cape are without doubt the Addo Elephant Park, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, and the surfing capital of ... Things to Do in Eastern Cape
Explore our Eastern Cape Events and Festivals Calendar to see what popular festivals or events are taking place during your planned visit to the Eastern Cape. From sporting events to Food & Wine Fairs, the Eastern Cape is host to a multitude of festivals that take place all year round. Make your holiday in the ... Eastern Cape Events
The Eastern Cape boasts a wealth of flora and fauna, including the "Big Five" (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo), in a malaria free environment. Important conservation areas include the Mountain Zebra National Park and the famous Addo Elephant Park and the Eastern Cape Game Reserves include ... Eastern Cape Game Reserves
A comprehensive set of maps of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Includes a hybrid physical / political map showing the major towns of the province, the largest game reserves and the national roads, relief map showing the terrain in the Eastern Cape and the regions of the province, street level maps of ... Eastern Cape Maps
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