Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Elephants, lions, zebra, giraffes and wildebeest - these will likely be your traveling companions when you are ashore in Port Elizabeth, because this charming town is the coastal facade for a vast region of healthy, vibrant game parks. If a safari is on your mind, you have come to the right place.

Port Elizabeth is your gateway to some of the finest game parks in all Africa. Alternatively, there are miles of glorious beaches, shopping, museums, and an aquarium that showcases the marine life of the Indian Ocean.

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Points of Interest

  • Game Reserves
  • Addo Elephant Park
  • Port Elizabeth Bayworld Museum Complex
  • Donkin Reserve
  • Rhamaphosa Village
  • Township Community Center
  • Port Elizabeth City Sights
  • Local School
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  • Game Reserves

    A drive through Port Elizabeth's reserves in an open-air safari vehicle offers a bird's eye view of the regions game and wildlife, including the "Big 5" (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino).

  • Addo Elephant Park

    This finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, and the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

  • Port Elizabeth Bayworld Museum Complex

    As one of Port Elizabeth's major tourist attractions, Bayworld embraces a natural and cultural history museum combined with an Oceanarium and Snake Park.

  • Donkin Reserve

    The Donkin Reserve features park benches, walking paths, the Opera House, a lighthouse and a memorial to the wife of Sir Rufane Donkin, the founder of the village of Donkin.

  • Rhamaphosa Village

  • Township Community Center

  • Port Elizabeth City Sights

  • Local School

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Port Elizabeth on Foot

2 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-380
  • Port Elizabeth City Sights

One of the best ways to discover a new port is on foot. Lace up your comfortable shoes and embark on a two-hour pedestrian tour that introduces all the top historic and cultural highlights of the "Friendly City." As you stroll, your guide will share fascinating facts and local lore.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$99.95

Port Elizabeth Highlights

3.5 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-200
  • Port Elizabeth City Sights

This is a perfect overview for first-time visitors who prefer relaxed, motorcoach exploration. Gaze out the window at the city's historic and scenic highlights, stopping for photos along the way. Fill your camera with images of City Hall, Nelson Mandela Stadium, and vistas from Shark Rock Pier overlooking Algoa Bay.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$129.95

A Glimpse of Township Life

4 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-205
  • Township Community Center
  • Local School

This social history experience provides a realistic yet uplifting view into the lives of contemporary South African life in the townships. Drive through the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, see the developmental challenges inherited from the apartheid past and visit a community art center and a school where students introduce their tidy classrooms.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$229.95

Addo Elephant Park by 4x4

5 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-460
  • Addo Elephant Park

Climb into a 4X4 open vehicle and enter the Addo Elephant Park, 126,000 acres of bush country, home to 300 pachyderms, which were hunted almost to extinction by the 1920s. You'll hopefully encounter this rare animal as well as a variety of other game recently introduced to the reserve.

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Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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AUD$299.95

Pumba Private Game Reserve

8 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-470
  • Game Reserves

Take off on an incredible one-day safari adventure at Pumba Game Reserve, heralded for its scenic beauty and abundance of wild animals. Venture off-road in an open-air safari vehicle to explore 14,000 acres of privately owned wilderness in search of Big Five game and the rare white lion. Lunch at the Safari Lodge.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$449.95

South Africa's Penguins

4 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-500

Port Elizabeth is home to the largest African penguin colony in the world. Travel to Algoa Bay Yacht Club and embark on a three-hour cruise to the island of St. Croix to capture wildlife photographs of everyone's favorite "tuxedo clad" birds. Look out for bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales along the way.

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AUD$479.95

Lalibela Game Reserve Safari

8 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-474
  • Game Reserves

Prepare to be captivated by the mighty Big 5 as well as other predators such as cheetahs, hyenas, jackals and lynx on a 4x4 safari at the Lalibela Private Game Reserve. Traverse the reserve, where the wildlife freely roams, then return to the Visitor's Center for a buffet lunch.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$499.95

Kariega Private Game Reserve Safari

7.5 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-472
  • Game Reserves

Heed the call of the wild on a 4x4 safari through the Kariega Private Game Reserve. Stretched out on 12,355 acres of pristine Eastern Cape wilderness, the reserve is home to the Big 5. Following the safari, enjoy a buffet lunch at the lodge overlooking this awe-inspiring African landscape.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$499.95

Private Sedan - Half Day

4 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-900

A private vehicle (sedan class) is the perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. It is perfect for a single/solo traveler or couples and an excellent choice for guests with mobility limitations. Enjoy a half-day with a driver.

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AUD$949.95

Private Sedan - Full Day

8 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-905

A private vehicle (sedan class) is the perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Perfect for single/solo traveler and couples and an excellent choice for guests with mobility limitations. Enjoy a full day with a driver.

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AUD$1349.95

Shamwari Bayethe Luxury Tented Camp (Double)

72 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-810

Come face-to-face with the Big 5 during twice-daily safaris at Shamwari Bayethe Luxury Tented Camp, inside Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the malaria-free reserve noted for its conservation efforts. During your three-day/two-night adventure you'll be staying in luxurious tents with amenities such as private deck and plunge pool, fireplace, mini-bar and more.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal; Includes snack

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AUD$4799.95

Shamwari Game Reserve & Lobengula Villa (Double)

72 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-812

Embark on a thrilling Overland Tour to Shamwari Private Game Reserve, an award-winning 44,478-acre reserve noted for its efforts in conservation. Relax in the comfort of the Lobengula Lodge, search for big game, indulge in high tea and relax with drinks and snacks at dusk in the bush.

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AUD$4799.95

Shamwari Bayethe Luxury Tented Camp (Single)

72 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-811

Come face-to-face with the Big 5 during twice-daily safaris at Shamwari Bayethe Luxury Tented Camp, inside Shamwari Private Game Reserve, the malaria-free reserve noted for its conservation efforts. During your three-day/two-night adventure you'll be staying in luxurious tents with amenities such as private deck and plunge pool, fireplace, mini-bar and more.

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AUD$5199.95

Shamwari Game Reserve & Lobengula Villa (Single)

72 hours | Port Elizabeth | PLZ-813

Embark on a thrilling Overland Tour to Shamwari Private Game Reserve, an award-winning 44,478-acre reserve noted for its efforts in conservation. Relax in the comfort of the Lobengula Lodge, search for big game, indulge in high tea and relax with drinks and snacks at dusk in the bush.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$5199.95