Port Elizabeth is located in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape, where South Africa’s most iconic hero was born. Port Elizabeth, or PE, is known as The Friendly City and will be a welcome host during The British & Irish Lions Tour. The port city sits in Algoa Bay of the Indian Ocean and boasts beautiful sandy beaches with water sports being very popular in the area. Take a look at our highlights of Port Elizabeth below and be prepared for your visit to The Friendly City! Sign up to our newsletter and keep up to date on our tour packages to South Africa in 2021.
Port Elizabeth’s centrally located Boardwalk offers endless entertainment with arcades, bars, a casino, restaurants, go-karting, shopping and more all within walking distance of each other. The stunning lights make it a beacon for all to visit where it is a hub of activity, The Boardwalk is an excellent location to have some fun in Port Elizabeth. At night the musical fountain puts on a fantastic water and light displays with vivid colours and modern music.
Bayworld is one of Port Elizabeth’s leading attractions with an Oceanarium, Museum and Snake Park for visitors to enjoy. Situated along Marine Drive overlooking the beachfront in Humewood, Bayworld’s focal point is the 60m long, 45m wide Dolphin Lake from which visitors can watch amazing displays of power and agility from the Indian Ocean’s Bottlenose Dolphin. The Museum is a diverse cultural and natural history museum with displays centred on dinosaurs, marine and bird life, Xhosa culture and much more.
Port Elizabeth’s Route 67 honours the 67 years Nelson Mandela dedicated to the fight for South Africa’s freedom from oppression. With 67 open air public works of art on show on the trail, it takes you on a journey through time and includes the second largest flag in South Africa. Guided tours of the route are available from the Donkin Lighthouse Information Centre and are highly recommended to further expand your experience.
Built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is now the home to PRO14 side The Southern Kings and the Eastern Province Kings. The unique structure is designed to depict the protea, South Africa’s national flower. The stadium has a capacity of 46,000 and will host the South Africa Invitational v The British & Irish Lions midweek test match. We’ve been to Port Elizabeth many times for PRO14 tours to South Africa and it is always one of our favoured locations during the tour.
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