Mongoose Manor

245 Circular Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

by solasola

Hello all,
I need some transportation information. If I land at the airport in Port Elizabeth but need to get to Grahamstown, what would you recommend? Are buses reliable? Would I take a taxi to the bus station and then catch a bus to Grahamstown? Any advice would be appreciated!

RE: RE: Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

by Gerald_D

JC Shuttle Services: Send SMS to +27 83 590 2196 (Wally - father) or +27 83 444 8232 (Johan - son) to get e-mail address. One-way price max R340 if only one passenger.

L&C Travel: contact Leon at +27 84 629 1514 or e-mail lc-travel@imaginet.co.za

(I got the phone numbers of Johan & Leon from the info desk at PE Airport. Spoke to both of them who were driving at the time (Johan insisted on stopping first before speaking further - he sounds the safer driver). They only drive their shuttles per pre-booked request - not per a fixed timetable)

RE: RE: Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

by Gerald_D

So Johan calls Wally, Wally calls me, and gives me this info:

http://www.grahamstown.co.za/tours_and_transport_transport.asp

Helpful people, like most of us South Africans! Use Johan & Wally if you can (JC Shuttle).

RE: RE: Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

by solasola

Thanks everyone for the fast replies!

RE: RE: Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

by solasola

Hi Gerald,
The pre-booked shuttle sounds great but expensive: R340. What are your thoughts? Or is it worth it considering the distance. I've been checking out Translux buses as well, although I don't know how easy it is to get to the bus terminal from the airport.
Sola

RE: RE: Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

by Gerald_D

Sola, I don't know the details of getting from the airport to the PE bus station, or from the GRH bus station to your residence, or if the bus time coincides with your flight time (probably only one scheduled bus per day).

Maybe tell a shuttle company that you are willing to wait till later in the day till they have a bigger load of passengers? If one of them is based in Grahamstown, ask to do their evening home trip with them?

Travel Tips for Port Elizabeth

THE BIG APPLE OF P.E.

by PEE-WEE

Apple Express Steam Train

This famous narrow-gauge steam train operates from Port Elizabeth on a regular basis to Thornhill Village, 53km from Port Elizabeth and offers one day excursion trips. One of the stops is the Van Stadens River Bridge, where passengers may disembark and stroll over this famous narrow gauge and admire the view before photographing the oncoming train as it slowly steams over.

Addo Elephant Park

by PierreZA

Addo Elephant National Park is only about 70km from PE, and the new gate only 40km. It is a great Park, which borders have recently been expanded.
It is not only elephants you will find, but also lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, many different antelope etc.
If you don't have the oppurtunity to stay overnight, do at least a daytrip to this wonderful park.

Port Elizabeth, I miss you.

by wanderlust7

"Animals"

One of the first things I experienced when I moved in was the variety, quantity and size of the animals...very different compared to my midwest. Ranging from common rain spiders, to poisonous snakes, guinnea fowl, lions or elephants, P.E. has it all - even the Big 5. A few game parks include Pumba, Addo, Zebra National Park (about 3 hours north).

"Project for Conflict Resolution and Development"

PCRD is an amazing organization created just as Apartheid was officially illegal. They work with communities in areas of local governance and capacity building, youth, education and health. Besides their main projects they take on a lot of leadership and conflict transformation trainings. They also network with national NGOs to increase awareness of previous and current projects and toolkits.

"Oh the Outdoors!"

P.E. is central to many outdoor activities, including Bungee Jumping, Tree Swinging, beaches, hiking, camping, open air and closed shopping - traditional markets and malls. Though its not necessarily an outdoor activity, there is a diverse range of restaurant experiences - Indian, Afrikaans, Thai, Traditional Xhosa, English, Cape Malay, organic cafes, pubs/nightclubs...to name a few.

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