Attractions IN/AROUND Charlo

Museums / Entertainment

Bayworld Museum Complex

The Main Museum of Bayworld blends cultural and natural history. Embark on an exciting journey through time and through the fascinating world around us. Marvel at the diversity of museum displays, from prehistoric dinosaurs to ethnic beadwork as well as ...

Whale Route / Popular Tourist Routes / Activities

Whale Watching in Algoa Bay

Algoa Bay is a major part of the coastline of Nelson Mandela Bay, the main town of which is Port Elizabeth. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the beaches of this bay to enjoy the warm, safe swimming waters and great weather. The Indian Ocean ...

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Marine Protected Areas

Bird Island Marine Protected Area

Bird Island Marine Protected Area lies just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. It is a group of islands (Bird Island, Stag Island, Seal Island and Black Rocks) that are home to more than a few red-data listed seabirds, whilst the reefs around the ...

Entertainment / Landmarks

Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex

A feature of Port Elizabeth’s beachfront in Summerstrand is the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. This complex is a veritable hotspot for shopaholics, hungry patrons, young ones, parents, and those hoping to cash in on their luck at the casino ...

Nature Reserves

Cape Recife Nature Reserve

Cape Recife Nature Reserve is one of the best bird-watching locations in Port Elizabeth. The Cape Recife Nature Reserve offers beautiful beach, natural dune vegetation of fynbos, rocky outcrops, view birdlife from bird hide, small animals (look out for ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Cora Terrace

Port Elizabeth's most famous terraced houses are the row of double-storey examples in Donkin Street, built between 1860 and 1880. They've been photographed from all possible angles, and given a couple of coats of paint ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Donkin Heritage Trail

The Donkin Heritage Trail is named after the Acting Governor of the Cape Colony at the time, Sir Rufane Donkin. South Africans are well acquainted with the history of the 4000 British settlers who arrived by ship and visitors can walk in their footsteps ...

Heritage Routes / Landmarks

Donkin Street Houses

Just over the road from the Donkin Reserve is Donkin Road. It's a hill that runs down towards the harbour and at its crest lie a series of Victorian terraced houses that have become famous. The houses, built ...

Beaches

Eastern Cape Beaches

The Eastern Cape in South Africa boasts some of the world’s best beaches and 800 km of unspoilt picturesque coastlines where blue oceans tumble onto quiet beaches. The Eastern Cape coastline is a mecca to all water sports enthusiasts and has a popular ...

Memorials

Fort Frederick

Like many national monuments, Fort Frederick first appears as little more than a few brick walls, albeit old walls that seem to hold little significance or attraction for visitors. It is only in learning the history behind a building that it takes on a ...

Nature Reserves

Groendal Wilderness Area

The 30 000 hectare Groendal Wilderness Area protects the water catchment area of the Swartkops River (KwaZungha River), with the Groendal Dam in its centre. Lying within the Groot Winterhoek Mountain range, this wilderness area has rugged terrain incised ...

Golf Courses

Humewood Golf Club

One of South Africa’s top-rated golf clubs, Humewood is a true Links course which has hosted numerous PGA events, including the South African Open. The course is surrounded by coastal bush and, although it is close to the centre of Port Elizabeth, one ...

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