You're going to love Port Elizabeth
It's earned the nickname "The Friendly City" and with its personable locals laidback beaches and serene nature reserves it's easy to see why.
Port Elizabeth is great for beach, nature & sightseeing.
If South Africa is on your list you might have Cape Town or Johannesburg on your radar (as you should!). But make time to visit Port Elizabeth with its pretty beaches and wildlife. You can fly between either city and Port Elizabeth in less than 2 hours.
largest city in South Africa
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Getting to Port Elizabeth
Fly right into Port Elizabeth or start your trip in Cape Town or Johannesburg where your chances at a direct flight from the US increase. It's a quick flight from either to Port Elizabeth. Once there you'll likely want to rent a car but metered taxis and ride-shares are also available.
Median airfare by month
$1269 Median airfare from US to Port Elizabeth in January
Median airfare by time before departure
$1587 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
Staying in Port Elizabeth
Stay in the coastal neighborhood of Summerstrand where you’ll find some of the city’s most popular sites. Hike Cape Recife Nature Reserve which also features a sanctuary for the endangered African penguin.
Median hotel rate by month
$62 Median January hotel rate
Median hotel rate by night
$56 Median Sunday hotel rate
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When in Port Elizabeth
Weather in Port Elizabeth
72° Average temperature in January
Eating in Port Elizabeth
What should you order while you’re in Port Elizabeth?
Meat eaters should be sure to try Boerewors, a South African sausage that’s typically a blend of beef, lamb, and/or pork. It’s so popular, in fact, that you’ll find annual competitions across the country.
What you’ll expect to pay (USD)
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service