spots for sailing, Algoa Bay boasts world class scuba diving sites, fishing, wind-surfing and much more.
Located on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth you will find the famous Addo Elephant National Park. From rocky shorelines, across plains and valleys, and into mountain areas each with their own unique biodiversity; this is the only site in the world where the Big 7 can be viewed. Do not pass up the remarkable opportunity to see elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos, whales and great white sharks in their natural habitat. The Addo Elephant National Park is known to have the world’s largest concentration of elephant herd; more than 450 of these gigantic land mammals roam the protected terrain of Africa.
Daily flights are offered locally from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg airports, and internationally to Port Elizabeth International Airport. Accessing the Addo Elephant National Park is only 73 km from Port Elizabeth and is an ideal self-drive safari destination.
Suggested Stay Details
Spend at least 2 to 3 days in the area especially if you are traveling between the Garden Route and Cape Town and you want to get off the beaten track.
Type of Experience
Elizabeth would be complete without a visit to the Red Location Museum. The award winning museum incorporates an innovative perspective which challenges the traditional notion of museums. It exhibits the lives and groups who opposed the Apartheid regime through the use of cubicles separated by rusted metal sheets, the same metal used to build shacks in the surrounding shantytowns.
Settler farmhouses are among the few iconic accommodations on offer within the game parks. Offering 21st century hotels, spas, casinos and gold resorts; Port Elizabeth does not run short on the exquisite luxuries of life either.
Port Elizabeth and the surrounding areas consist of 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes which sweep from rocky shorelines, across plains and valleys, and into mountain areas each with their own diversity.
the years, farms were bought out, the land rehabilitated and incorporated into the reserve. Currently, the elephant population has risen to more than 450 with other wildlife being introduced as well.