Geography and History
The Bay of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) is located on the South-Eastern coast of of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa along the shores of Algoa Bay. Port Elizabeth, known as the "Friendly City", offers true freedom of choice. Nelson Mandela Bay is named after South Africa's former President, Nelson Mandela. The estimated population of Nelson Mandela Bay comprises over 1,1 million, making it South Africa's sixth largest metropolitan municipality in terms of population and the sixth largest in terms of area. Other towns in this district include Uitenage and Despatch.
Port Elizabeth is a favourite holiday destination boasting with a perfect combination of warm water and gorgeous stretches of white sandy beaches. The city is known for its over 40Km coast that boast a multitude of Blue Flag Beaches and hours of sunshine to enjoy them in. After a fun day out visitors will be spoiled for choice when it comes to enjoying the fun and entertainment of the Nelson Mandela Bay nightlife.
Port Elilzabeth offers a wide selection of attractions... Experience the Big 5 in a malaria free area. Port Elizabeth boasts with the Big 7 (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Humpback Whale and Great White Shark).
There is the Addo Elephant National Park, Seaview Game & Lion Park, Kagga Kamma Game Park and many more!
You will find the best of all worlds – the economic opportunities and the benefits of a large city with a local community that is warm and hospitable.
Accommodation options in Port Elizabeth range from Bed and Breakfasts, Guest houses, Self catering, Game Lodges, Luxury Hotels, Camping and much more!
|Port Elizabeth Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27 (0)41 582 2575|
|Fax:||+27 (0)41 582 2573|