Attractions IN Summerstrand

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. The ...

Landmarks

Shark Rock Pier

Shark Rock Pier is the only pier in the Friendly City, as Port Elizabeth is affectionately known, and provides spectacular views of Algoa Bay, the extensive coastline, and the city. It was constructed in 1998 and measures almost 140 metres. Young and old ...

Attractions AROUND Summerstrand

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 a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 and ...

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 sees ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

The province of the Eastern Cape had never had a world-class football stadium before the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was constructed here for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. This stadium was designed to resemble a massive flower, with petal-like ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Nelson Mandela Voting Line Sculpture

A 38 metre-long metal silhouette sculpture of a string of people – of all shapes and sizes connected together - forms a work of art known simply as Voting Line. At the end of the queue, close to a group of children, and separate from the line waiting to vote, ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Old Harbour Board Building

Just down the hill from Donkin Reserve, the magnificent three-storey Old Harbour Board Building lies on Fleming Street in PE's city centre. It lies in amongst equally impressive buildings like the Railway Station and City Hall, just ...

Golf Courses

Shark River Golf Club

This is a public golf course that undergoes continuous improvement and upkeep to ensure that, while small, it offers a satisfying golfing experience for both keen golfers and beginners. It started out as a five-hole course that simply appealed to those ...

Nature Reserves

St Croix Island Marine Reserve

The St Croix Island Marine Reserve lies in Algoa Bay, a series of three islands (the islands of the cross) just north-east of Port Elizabeth. St Croix and its two sister islets – Jahleel Island and Brenton Rock - are quartzitic outcrops of the Table Mountain ...

Penguin Route / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Popular Tourist Routes

St Croix Island Penguin Colony

St Croix is home to the largest African penguin colony in the world. It lies 4 km offshore between the Coega and Sundays River mouths, part of a group of coastal island clustered roughly into two groups of three islands each. St Croix, a 12 ha rocky island, ...

Uniquely South African / Popular Tourist Routes

The Penguin Route

The diminutive African Penguin with its peculiar gait, black feet, and obvious cute factor is found mainly on islands off our shoreline. It has also taken up residence amongst us in mainland colonies, like Boulders beach and Stony Point, both of which have ...

Activities / Popular Tourist Routes

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 feeds ...

... and a little further afield

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 in ...

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 ...

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 by ...

Entertainment / Popular Tourist Routes

iBhayi Sunshine Saunter Route

Port Elizabeth's version of the Midlands Meander, the Ibhayi Sunshine Saunter Route is a circular tourist route aimed at both locals and visitors to the city. Ibhayi combines beach and country whilst peppering the drive with ...

Nature Reserves

Island Nature Reserve

The Island Nature Reserve boasts dense indigenous Alexandria coastal forest, through which there are a number of pathways and trails along which to walk. These are safe and easy to manage, even for little ones. The Bushbuck Hiking Trail is a 16 ...

Game Reserves

Kragga Kamma Game Park

One would scarcely expect that, just a few hundred metres from the main road, there are some of Africa’s wildest species, exploring what has become their natural habitat. These species include giraffe, zebra, buffalo, rhino, a large variety of antelope, and ...

Nature Reserves

Maitland Nature Reserve

Port Elizabeth’s Maitland Nature Reserve is a rich source of natural beauty and variety. It boasts indigenous coastal forest, stunning views of the Indian Ocean and impressive giant sand dunes. The reserve occupies 250 hectares and is home to a number of ...

Cultural / Landmarks / Memorials

Mkhonto Gawzela’s Frieze at the Campanile

At the start of Route 67 is the Campanile tower, a tall red brick edifice built in honour of the 1820 British Settlers. The origin of its name is Florentine, as is its architecture for Bell Tower, which is what it is - a 170 foot tower at the top ...

Summerstrand as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Amsterdamhoek, Beachview, Blue Horizon Bay, Bluewater Bay, Central Hill, Charlo, Chelsea Conservancy, Colleen Glen, Cotswold, Despatch, Fern Glen, Framesby, Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Humerail, Humewood, Kini Bay, Kragga Kamma, Linkside, Lorraine, Lovemore Park, Maitlands, Mill Park, Mount Croix, Newton Park, North End, Parsons Hill, Parsons Vlei, Perridgevale, Redhouse, Richmond Hill, Sardinia Bay, Schoenmakerskop, Seaview, South End, St Georges Park, Sunridge Park, Theescombe, Uitenhage, Walmer, Walmer Heights, Westlands, Woodlands

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