St. Georges Park - Art in the park
Port Elizabeth Beaches
Port Elizabeth Stadium
Fishing in the Eastern Cape




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Local entertainment

Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa’s safest and friendliest cities.

Hosting numerous sporting events, music festivals, street festivals and many other fun activities for the whole family. Port Elizabeth, tagged as the "Water sport Capital" of Africa, offers an abundance of action-packed activities throughout the year. Surf lifesaving, rubber ducking, jet-skiing, canoeing, surfing, paragliding and power-boating events are held on a regular basis. The Shark Rock pier at Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth, is the perfect place to watch the colourful sails of windsurfers skimming along the waters.
Jeffrey’s Bay, a neighbouring coastal town, is world renowned as the “Surf Mecca of the world” and is home to the world’s best right-hand surf break. Also on our doorstep is the World renowned Addo Elephant Park as well as numerous malaria free game parks, ethnic culture, art, and entertainment for everyone.
Nelson Mandela Bay offers varied sporting facilities and the city hosts numerous sports events all year round. The many different sport clubs cater for a variety of all year or seasonal sport activities such as; squash, volleyball, badminton, tennis, roller hockey, cricket, motor racing, horse racing, soccer, hockey, golf, bowls and rugby. The city hosts a variety of national and international sporting events at various venues such as the Sahara Oval St. Georges and the newly build stadium, which was constructed for 2010 FIFA World Cup and regularly hosts rugby games, soccer games and music festivals. Race Courses such as Arlington and the Fairview Race Course provides entertainment for both locals and tourists. The Boardwalk is another exciting leisure attraction in the Eastern Cape, offering 24-hour entertainment for the whole family. There are many retail outlets, The Boardwalk Casino, restaurants and exciting activities for the children.

Kragga Kamma Game ParkKragga Kamma Game Park

Only a few minutes drive from Retreat on Main, you can enjoy a coastal forest and grassland, home to vast herds of African game.

Animals, including White Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species can be well spotted at the game park.

All the animals roam freely, unrestricted in natural surroundings. This owner operated animal-friendly park, where no hunting or other disturbance of the game is permitted, means that you always get close up views and great photo opportunities.

Take a drive in your own vehicle through the park (no need for 4x4) and enjoy viewing the game in any weather conditions from the comfort of your car.

2 hour guided tours, Resturants and enjoy close up interaction with the Cheetah. For more information please feel free to visit their website Click Here.

two elephantAddo Elephant Park

Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide range of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora.

Stretching from the semi-arid karoo area in the north around Darlington Dam, over the rugged Zuurberg Mountains, through the Sundays River Valley and south to the coast between Sundays River mouth and Bushman’s river mouth, Addo covers about 180 000 hectares (444 700 acres) and includes the Bird and St Croix Island groups.

Today this finely-tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. The park can exclusively claim to be the only national park in the world to conserve the “Big 7” – the Big 5 as well as the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coast. For more information please feel free to visit their website Click Here.

Attractions and Activities

A diversity of water and beach sports on offer throughout the year. If you want to brave some of these water sports, Nelson Mandela Bay has many establishments from which to hire equipment.
Unspoiled beaches, with warm waters offer safe bathing spots.
Wildlife and nature reserves in malaria free environment.
A variety of museums and places of historical interest Fort Frederick Prince Alfred Guard Museum Red Location Museum South End Museum Bayworld
The Boardwalk
Relax and pamper yourself in Nelson Mandela Bay

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224 Main Road, Walmer
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
South Africa, 6070


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