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
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.
The two stadiums that will host British & Irish Lions Tour tests in Johannesburg are FNB Stadium and Emirates Airline Park. FNB Stadium, dubbed Soccer City, was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and can hold a mammoth 94,736 people! This marvel of a stadium is something to behold and can only be truly appreciated when seen up close in person. The final test of the series will be held in the city centre stadium, Emirates Airline Park. Formerly known as Ellis Park, this 62,567 capacity stadium was the location for South Africa’s infamous 1995 Rugby World Cup win.
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