Port Elizabeth Sightseeing

  • More InfoUpdated: 8 months ago
    This large park in the heart of the city with its wide lawns and shady plantations is an old favorite among residents and visitors alike.
    • More InfoUpdated: 11 months ago
      The Cape Recife lighthouse was built in 1851. The lighthouse warns passing ships of the dangers of the equally romantically named Thunderbolt Reef, which has claimed many ships. The reef is named after the HMS Thunderbolt, a...
      • More InfoUpdated: 11 months ago
        The City Hall was built between 1858 and 1862. The attractive clock tower was only added in 1883. City Hall was proclaimed a national monument in 1973. It burnt down in 1977 and was rebuilt.
        • More InfoUpdated: 11 months ago
          The most prominent feature on Port Elizabeth's shoreline besides the harbours, Shark Rock Pier is the only pier in the city.
          • More InfoUpdated: 11 months ago
            This impressive conservatory with its Victorian characteristics was designed and erected by Boyd and Son of Paisley, Scotland, dismantled into sections and transported to Port Elizabeth where it was re-erected under the...
            • More InfoUpdated: December 2015
              Centrally located on Port Elizabeth's beachfront, the Boardwalk not only offers the chance of a flutter in the casino, but a wide range of entertainment and places to shop and eat as well.
            • More InfoUpdated: 11 months ago
              The Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial was manufactured by the Saracen Foundry of Walter MacFarlane of Glascow in Scotland.
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                The Horse Memorial consists of life-sized bronze figures of a horse about to quench its thirst from a bucket held by a kneeling soldier, together with the inscribed granite plinth on which it stands and the base of which...

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                PEMBBA Area

                The Port Elizabeth Metro Bed and Breakfast Association (PEMBBA) is not limited to the Port Elizabeth area, and also has members in :

                The Greater Addo Elephant National Park Region which includes Addo, Colchester, 
                Paterson, Sundays River Mouth.

                The Storms River/Tsitsikamma and St Francis Areas Area.

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                Activities and Attractions

                Port Elizabeth’s rich cultural heritage guarantees history lovers a unique insight into the Bay and the Eastern Cape's diverse and remarkable past.

                Historical and significant figures from Nelson Mandela Bay include, amongst others, Govan Mbeki, political activist and father of former President Thabo Mbeki; Oliver Tambo, political activist and life-long friend of Nelson Mandela; Athol Fugard, actor, director and playwright; Olive Schreiner, well-known authoress and writer of "The story of an African Farm"; and Cliff Drysdale, well-known tennis player.

                From rocky shores to indigenous floral fynbos: from stretches of golden beaches and unspoilt sand-dunes to lush indigenous forest and untamed wilderness areas. The nature reserves within, and on the outskirts of Nelson Mandela Bay offer a wonderful range of options to experience the great outdoors.

                Located in and around the Metro are: Settler's Park, Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve, The Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Maitlands Nature Reserve, The Island Nature Reserve, Addo Elephant National Park, Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area and Groendal Wilderness Area.