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B&B Port Elizabeth

by glover.ron

I am looking for good B&B accommodation for 1 night for 4 couples Tues 25 Jan
before going on to Shamwari Game Reserve

Re: B&B Port Elizabeth

by GiselaP

I can recommend these B&B's in P.E. - they offer excellent quality and four star accommodation:
Fifth Avenue Beach House, close to beach
Thunzi Bush Lodge, outside of PE, awesome nature place
Africa Beach B&B, close to beach

Travel Tips for Port Elizabeth

PRESTER JOHN.

by PEE-WEE

Opposite the Post Office in Market square is a monument to the mythical king who supposedly ruled over the three Indies somewhere near Ethiopia. It was his reputation that helped drive explorers to find the sea route to India.
In 1165 a letter supposedly written by Prester John, describing his country as a land of natural riches, marvels, peace and justice, was given to the Byzantine emperor and to the Holy Roman emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Thus began the quest for the wealth of Prester John. King John II of Portugal specifically instructed the expeditions of his time to discover this fabulous kingdom. The legend endured until the 18th century and died only after the Scottish explorer James Bruce had travelled through Ethiopia.

Seaview Lion Park

by Jacksprat

SEA VIEW GAME PARK is one of few parks or places were you can actually hold and play with a lion cub. The cubs are hand reared and the adults are kept in the park.
Other animals which are kept for rehabilitation include lynx, bushpig, monkeys and wild birds of prey. Animals in the game reserve include Zebra, Giraffe, Wildbeest and small buck.

GAME RESERVES IN AND AROUND P.E.

by PEE-WEE

On the wild side, Port Elizabeth has an extensive selection of game reserves offering a rich diversity of wildlife right on her doorstep.

There are several game reserves where one can view the Big Five (elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Early morning and late afternoon game drives through the wilderness in a specially equipped game viewing vehicle, together with an armed game-ranger as escort, are provided.

The notable Addo Elephant National Park was originally proclaimed in 1931 to support and save the last vestiges of Eastern Cape Elephant and Cape Buffalo from extinction, it is now home to almost 300 elephants Various other notable private game reserves such as Schotia Safaris, Kariega Park and Shimba Safaris provide wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers with exciting and memorable wildlife experiences.

A valuable drawcard for tourists is the fact that the Eastern Cape can claim to be totally Malaria-free.

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