Things To Do in Port Elizabeth

The Port Elizabeth region is situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Whale Watching In Bluewater Bay

Where? Bluewater Bay
Between July and December of every year, the Eastern Cape coastline is frequented by Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales. These animals glide past the shore; breaching, lobtailing and spy-hopping as ...

McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex

Where? Humewood
The McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex, ideally situated along King’s Beach Promenade adjoining onto Kings Beach, is now an excellent water recreational facility. The Complex comprises two open-air warm ...

Campanile Tower

Where? Central
Standing tall and proud over the city centre of Port Elizabeth in Nelson Mandela Bay, The Campanile has long been an iconic feature on the Friendly City’s skyline. Although it was finished in 1922, its recent ...

Diving In New Denmark

Where? Humewood
New Denmark is a dive site off the coast of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape and consists of two peaks with overhangs and arcs investigate with lots to discover. In summer you will see big schools of juvenile ...

The VW AutoPavilion

Where? Uitenhage
Uitenhage is a tiny town, but is the famous home of the Volkswagen plant, which churns out these vehicles at an impressive rate. This small epicentre plays an integral role in putting the Eastern Cape on the ...

Donkin Lighthouse

Where? St Georges Park
The Donkin Lighthouse is the city's original lighthouse, located on Donkin Reserve and built in 1861. The light house is a National Monument and is also the best vantage point for an overall view of the city, ...

Drostdy Museum

Where? Uitenhage
Part of the Uitenhage Museum, the Drostdy Africana Museum exhibits stages of growth for the city, from buildings, furniture, appliances, clothing and so much more. Take a trip through time and see just how ...

The Paris Maru Wreck

Where? Humewood
For a fantastic wreck dive, get down to Port Elizabeth Harbour and out to the Paris Maru Wreck. After crashing into Roman Rock in 1934, she sunk to the depths creating an artificial reef now home to a ...

Thunderbolt Reef

Where? Summerstrand
Advanced Divers will enjoy Thunderbolt reef which starts at Cape Recife and reaches out close to Shelley Beach. Large Boulders, deep furrows and drop offs make this an exciting area to explore with such a vast ...

Gondwana Café

Where? Humewood
Gondwana is a trendy African café with views that take your breath away. This hotspot is popular amongst the young and vibey professionals and students of Port Elizabeth, who recognise this as the place to be ...

Bayworld Oceanarium

Where? Humewood
The Bayworld Oceanarium is a popular destination amongst tourists and locals in Nelson Mandela Bay. Take along the whole family for a fun filled day of education and entertainment. The predator tank displays ...

Greenacres Shopping Centre

Where? Greenacres
As Port Elizabeth’s largest shopping centre, Greenacres welcomes more than a million visitors every month; from PE and further abroad. This mall, built in 1981, is situated along Cape Road and is ...

Bridge Street Brewery

Where? South End
Bridge Street Brewery, situated right on the banks of the Baakens River, is a trendy, and über popular café bar, bistro and, notably, micro-brewery. In addition to really tasty food and good portions, Bridge ...

The Beer Yard

Where? Richmond Hill
The Beer Yard, in popular Richmond Hill, offers not just craft beer, but burgers, pizza and salads as well. Visitors describe it as the best beer and cider in town, with a great atmosphere to boot. The ...

The Verandah Restaurant

Where? Summerstrand
The Verandah is aptly named, as this restaurant enjoys the perfect location – on the open verandah of The Beach Hotel. The views extend over the grassy picnic patch and to the white beaches being lapped by the ...

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