Popular with the sobriquet "The Friendly City" or "The Windy City," Port Elizabeth city is one of the most favorite tourists destinations. It is situated at the southeastern coast of Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. By virtue of having coastal location, it has mild subtropical weather and light rain throughout the year.
How to reach:
The city airport is fourth busiest airport in South Africa, but it is domestic airport; therefore, international tourists primarily need to land either at Durban International Airport or Cape Town International Airport. However, the city airport has been upgrading and extending the runway to accommodate international flights for upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010.
Attractions in the City:
Situated at scenic Garden Route along the Cape coast, City has various historical sites including Campanile (bell tower), the city hall, old stone Fort Frederick, and Donkin Reserve Park and many other tourists' places such as the King George VI Art Gallery, St George's Park, Settler's Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, Boardwalk waterfront complex, and the museum and oceanography room at Humewood.
Moreover, Port Elizabeth city is popularly known as the "Watersports" capital of South Africa because it boasts watersports events annually. In addition, picturesque Algoa bay offers several adventurous and fun games including scuba diving, surfing, game fishing charters, kiteboarding, and windsurfing.
Where to Stay
Port Elizabeth city has many hotels located nearby the downtown area of the city. The cost of accommodation is very compatible and hence you can adjust easily. However, there are also some of five and four star hotels, where you can get the world class luxurious facilities with high security.
Sport & Events
The city has special facilities for the various sports such as cricket, rugby union, hockey, football, and many others. Above all, exclusively for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium has been built.
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Last Updated on: October 24th, 2017