Daily flights with South African Airways (SAA) and Kulula domestic airline connect Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, taking 1 hour 15 minutes. Flying between Port Elizabeth (PE) and Durban, also takes 1 hour and 15 minutes whilst cheap flights from Johannesburg take 1 hour 45 minutes.
Three bus companies (Translux, Greyhound and Intercape) serve Port Elizabeth, connecting the city with Cape Town, Durban, East London, Grahamstown and Johannesburg. A hop-on, hop-off mini-bus shuttle, called the Baz Bus, also runs between PE and Cape Town, as well as Durban. Cheap mini-bus taxis can also be used to travel between Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey's Bay and even Cape Town. There is a rail service running between PE and Johannesburg. Numerous car hire companies operate in PE.
The Port Elizabeth International Airport provides access to the city of Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Located some 5 km's from the city centre, this international airport was formerly called the H. F. Verwoerd Airport. From the Port Elizabeth International Airport you can take a taxi or hire a car.
With over 40km of beach front around Algoa Bay, there is no shortage of water based activities. Kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing, boat cruises, diving or just lounging in the African sun and swimming in the sea.
Route 67 is a self guided tour around PE that takes in 67 art pieces that celebrate Nelson Mandela’s years devoted to public life in South Africa. Take in a mix of cultural artifacts from Victorian churches to massive silver wind pipes that catch PE’s famous wind and turn it to music to the lighthouse that once guided ships into Algoa Bay.
In the heart of Port Elizabeth’s beachfront experience Bayworld, a unique combination of natural and cultural history Museum, Snake Park and Oceanarium.
Mingle with locals and engage with authentic Xhosa hospitality in Port Elizabeth’s local township. Visit the Red Location Apartheid Museum, taste home brewed beer in a shebeen and indulge in a home cooked traditional meal in an unforgettable experience.