Perfect hideaways in Port Elizabeth
Known as “The Friendly City”, Port Elizabeth has something special to give to every visitor. Its relaxed atmosphere and complete hospitality are two things which will charm the socks right of you. So, without further ado, here follows a few perfect hideaways in Port Elizabeth.
Donkin Heritage Trail
Shift seamlessly back into time as you walk along this five-kilometre trail, a scenario closely resembling that of the 1820 Settlers who walked the same path. You will find no less than 47 national monuments and historical sites on this trail and learn some fascinating facts about the city.
Addo Elephant Park
There is no better place to escape than to the Addo Elephant Park set in the picturesque Eastern Cape landscape. Being a haven to over 550 elephants, it is considered the third largest national park in South Africa.
The Township Tour
Immerse yourself in the local culture of Port Elizabeth and embark on a tour where you get to mingle with locals and, for a short while, become part of a culture many may not have experienced before. From home-brewed beer tasting to a traditional Xhosa meal; it is here where you will experience the hospitality I’ve mentioned earlier.
Cape Recife Lighthouse
Situated on the south entrance to Algoa Bay, the Cape Recife Lighthouse is considered one of SA’s most iconic lighthouses. In 1902, many sailors and rescuers alike lost their lives to a devastating hurricane.
Emlotheni Memorial Park
This Park is dedicated to six anti-apartheid activists who were executed in 1964 and during the 1950s, this park often served as a meeting place for ANC rallies. It is a lovely way to learn of our vibrant history.
Nelson Mandela Bay
Apart from being named after our beloved former president, this destination is teeming with things to see and do. Did you know that Nelson Mandela Bay is the largest wool and mohair producer in South Africa?
Find out what the hype surrounding Route 67 is all about by taking this epic arts journey which celebrates 67 years of Nelson Mandela’s political life through works of art produced by local artists.
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