Good shops and restaurants
great place to bring out the surf board
with General Motors, Ford and Volkswagen having Plants here, I am sure , as in the past, you'll be able to partake in a tour of the assembly plant.some years back, when VW began marketing cars in China, Jetta were manufactured here and exported by the shiploads to China, hese days in globalisation, the PE plant probably manufactures certain...more
I visited the Port Elizabeth Dophinarium in December 1983. That is so long ago, that I doubt I can give advice. Firstly, that is too long ago for me to remember properly. Secondly, over twenty years, so much can happen, that even if I did remember, I doubt it would be accurate so much later. I do remember that I had a wonderful day there! All I can...more
One of the popular hotspots in Port Elizabeth, is the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World.Only a few minutes walk from the beach is this resort that offers a variety of things to do for visitors to Port Elizabeth.Restaurants, Bar's, Casino, a multitude of shops and even a hotel, makes this a popular stop.Have a cocktail in one of the many bars...more
The Walmer Township is one of the only areas to avoid forced removal during the Apartheid era. The community is launching the Sakhume Museum and Xhosa Culture Centre, at the Human Dignity Centre. Local art and cuisine are part of the show and for a small amount extra a local group will entertain.more
I went on a guided tour into one the seven townships in the area of PE. When we arrived at the township, we were met by a local guide who told us about the history of the area. We heard about how it was created during the Apartheid years, but also about the current situation of the township. We went for a long walk through the township. We were...more
I found that the Holiday Inn was a bit out of the way, although you do enjoy the smell of the sea...more
When I travel, safety, cleanliness and cost are the most important factors when considering...more
A great budget hotel situated approx eight minutes from Port Elizabeth’s CBD and 10 minutes from the...more
Its special because you are ushered in as if awaited and welcomed in spite of no reservation.Staff and surroundings NOT austere and unfriendly, rather, warm and enfolding you in a warmclean pleasant surrounding . Totally relaxing, setting the right mood for one to leisurely studythe menu and decide what to eat. A party of eight people, we selected,...more
Our first impressions of this restaurant was extremely negative. The waitress informed us that we could not order anything from the menu, but only a set menu, which she brought to our table, scribbled on a 5cmx5cm piece of paper. She was also unaware about the wine list.We decided to leave. On our way out, we were met by the chef and we explained...more
One of the better restaurants in Port Elizabeth. It is not a new establishment, you will still find their old location in Central - the sign has not been removed.The menu is good and you will most probably find something you would like to try.It is advisable too book, as it is very popular.Wine list is average.more
For all the times I have visited Port Elizabeth, I have made a stop at Squires to have a meal there.Squires is a small chain of Grill Restaurants that serve top quality meat dishes ranging from Beef to Ostrich, in a very nice atmosphere.The service was very very good, and the food was just simply incredible.Do yourself a favour and go... hmm my...more
I'm not one to post sensationalistic poor reviews of places (in fact, this is the first pub/restaurant review I've ever posted), but my experience at Barney's was so bad I can't resist.After many suggestions, I stopped in to watch a world cup match. The place was crowded and had a band playing. We had to pay a steep cover even though we were going...more
Aqua is a must goto club if you like to dance and have a little fun. Usual age group 18-30. Aqua is a gay cub but you would never think so...All kinds welcome. The place is packed by midnight and doesn't close until the sun comes up.ID required at door and you will be searched Woman - no Skirt or dressesMen - No Shortsmore
I found Stage 7 to be an ideal place to go and really relax and have a wonderfull evening, the place is calm, very very clean, the staff are friendly and very professional. We went there to check the place out, we were so surprised, i couldnd believe how amazing our time there was.We found out that the place is owned by a Portuguese lady that sings...more
Port Elizabeth is well conected with most major cities is South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban etc.Several airlines flies to and from PE, including SAA (flysaa.com), British Airways, Nationwide and some budget airlines.There are goog car-hiring facilities at the airport.more
We flew to Port Elizabeth to go and do a safari at Kariega game reserve in Kenton-on-Sea, the reserve arranged our very reasonably priced transfer for us and we were met at the airport by Cedric, one half of All Seasons Tours and TransfersWhat a great guy ! After settling us into his comfortable car we set off, he gave us lots of great information...more
520 Reviews and Opinions
One of the better shopping malls in Port Elizabeth. The bookshop, Forgaty's, deserves special mentioning. It has a fantastic range of books, and often very good books on Port Elizabeth and South Africa. Also very helpful and knowledgable staff.It becomes very busy during weekends and Christmas Holidays. There are also cinemas and a...more
Port Elizabeth has a large number of stalls and shops all over the city that sells local crafts. The local ppl of this area are very talented and you could fiind quite unique and different things to take home. The pictures I have included are objects made out of wire and beads.
It is advisable to avoid Strand street as there is a high crime rate in the area and several tourists have been robed there
Unique Suggestions: Avoid splashing out cash and camras & cellphones should be kept concelled as oftern as possable
I am off to live and work with endangered animals or so I thought, African Dawn is a bird and monkey sancutuary near Thornhill, between Prt Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay. Not the best birthday I have had.
The place was really only birds, 2 monkeys and some cheetahs that we could not go in with. If you are booking this through I to I, then be away that you are not going to be monitoring wildlife. There is no running hot water in the kitchen and bathroms in hte restaurant and kitchen.
Taxi to Jeffreys Bay is 150 rand for upto 3 people and 50 rand per person over 3.
The new stadium for the Soccer World Cup is almost completed in PE. It is a beautiful building and will function as a multi-sports arena after the World Cup.It is built at the North-End Lake, which makes it a beautiful setting.As you fly in to PE, it is amazing how big this stadium is compared to other buildings you see from the sky.This is a great...more
The Market square and the beaches of Agola Bay are worth visiting.
Very "English" in Character.
The garden route is parallel to Ocean, and features lakes, mountains, beaches and steep cliffs.
Jeffery's Bay is popular surfing beach.
The Tsitsikamma Forest Park contains manyhuge Yellow-Wood trees, the national tree of South Africa.
You can see the Big Tree, more than 800 years.
Then descend by a sharply turning road into the Blue Gorge where the trees are draped in a moss called "Old Man's Beard".