So, you are planning to visit Port Elizabeth, and you are thinking about what do you need to know about Port Elizabeth before booking your accommodation at Tree Tops Guesthouse, here’s all you need to know about this beautiful city;
Port Elizabeth or “The Friendly City” as it commonly known to many is one of South Africa’s coastal towns boasting a subtropical climate with abundant sunshine. Port Elizabeth has become a firm favourite amongst tourist because of its proximity to some of South Africa’s best wildlife destinations and of course for its beautiful beaches. Below are the essentials to know before you embark on your trip.
Port Elizabeth has a subtropical climate, this means hot and humid summers characterize it, and mild winters, with January being the hottest month in Port Elizabeth with an average temperature of 22°C and the coldest in June at 15°C, this weather makes Port Elizabeth a prime location to visit all year round.
Port Elizabeth has a very active surfing scene dating back to 1962. The first organised surfing competition took place in 1964, and has seen surfers from all over the world flocking to the beachfront ready to ride the waves of the beautiful beaches surrounding the “Friendly City”. Below we’ve listed some of the favourite surfing spots in the Windy City;
• Shark Rock Pier
• Flat Rocks
• Bluewater Bay mouth
Port Elizabeth is rich with recreational places throughout the city, and surrounding areas, from safaris to picnic spots The Friendly City caters for the whole family. Here are some of the best recreational spots that you can’t miss when you visit when in Port Elizabeth.
• Kragga Kamma Private Game Reserve - Day Visits
• Sardinia Bay Beach
• Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve
• Londt Park Miniature Railway
With so much that Port Elizabeth has to offer one of the best ways to take it all in is a bus tour, these are ideal for families and tour groups. These bus tours provide a variety of some of the Windy City’s precious and hidden gems and are just what you need to close of your trip to this beautiful part of the world on a high. See some of the bus tours on offer below.
• 3 Day Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth
• Full-Day Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour
• Full Day Tsitsikamma National Park Tour from Port Elizabeth
• Full day Port Elizabeth City and Township Tour