Things to do in and around Port Elizabeth

The historical city of Port Elizabeth, now Nelson Mandela Bay, has much to offer the tourist in terms of its cultural heritage, architecture, monuments and cultural settings.

The city was the gateway to settler frontier country that is now the setting for an unblemished, natural wilderness of game parks and eco-tourism in a malaria free region of South Africa.

But it is the contemporary features that most attract and entertain visitors to our friendly, vibrant city.

National Parks, Game Farms and Wilderness Areas

  • Addo Elephant Park;
  • Baviaans Kloof  Wilderness Area;
  • the watersport paradise of Jeffreys Bay;
  • St Francis Bay;
  • Cape St Francis and the gateway to the Garden Route;
  • Tsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay.

Sport Attractions

The Annual Ironman competition, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for rugby and soccer, St Georges Park for cricket. The Tuna Classic fishing competition is a firm favourite.

Art, History and Culture Attractions

Route 67, Donkin Memorial, The Athenaeum, George VI Gallery

Leisure Activities

Ocean Diving, book an exciting Ocean Safari and educational Penguin Patrol day out if you are as mad about penguins as we are and want to help save them, as well as finding whales, dolphins, seals and other marine life in Algoa Bay! “We will go out on a boat trip in the morning in search of as much wildlife as possible and then the rest of the day will be filled with a visit to SAMREC and Bayworld!’

Day Trips

Port Elizabeth Events Calendar