Algoa Bay boasts 40 km of magnificent beaches and, with its perfect combination of warm water, calm sea and fair breezes, it is one of the best sailing venues in the world, and a mecca for all beach and watersports enthusiasts.
The Southern Beaches offer safe and sheltered swimming, body surfing, sunbathing, boardsailing, excellent waves and surfing opportunities as well as interesting inter-tidal sealife while the Northern Beaches offer vast stretches of sand and dunes ideal for long beach walks as well as providing superb angling and swimming opportunities.
Ron Belling Art Museum/Gallery
Houses a permanent exhibition of the late artist's outstanding aviation paintings. Ron Belling achieved the distinction of being appointed the first Official War Artist to the South African Air Force. His subsequent work gave him international recognition. Many of the paintings are set against the backdrop of the early and now much changed urban landscape of Port Elizabeth.
Closed 2nd Saturday, Sunday and Monday of each month.
A Very Friendly City
"A wonderful city, with a small town feel"
Port Elizabeth (PE) is a city with origin of British Settlers. They arrived in 1820. Sir Rufane Donkin and his wife Lady Elizabeth could be called the founders of this very nice place. At that stage it was uninhabited. The city lies in Algoa Bay. Bartholomeus Diaz, the Portugese explorer passed here long before the city was born. He planted a cross some kilometres from where PE (as it is known) actually developed.
There are many reminders of its British roots, places like South End, Norh End, Kensington, Holland Park etc.
Although not the capital, it is by far the biggest city in the Eastern Cape, and the 5th biggest city in South Africa.
Port Elizabeth can also serve as the gateway to the Garden Route. There are many daytrips from PE, example The Addo Elephant Park, Jeffreys Bay,
A easy city to live in, and one I will always return to.
The following pages might be helpful in relation to Port Elizabeth:
Tsitsikamma National Park (2007)
Addo Elephant Naional Park (2008)
Eastern Cape Province (2008)