Nelson Mandela Bay is named after former South African president, Nelson Mandela. Situated on the south-eastern tip of Africa, Port Elizabeth boasts 40 km of pristine beaches and coastline, and can undoubtedly be known as the water sports capital of South Africa. The city has a broad range of attractions from history and heritage, eco tourism, beaches, entertainment and wildlife viewing. The city is a melting pot of cultures as it is the first meeting point of the Khoisan, Xhosa, English, Dutch and German people in South Africa.
PE as the city is affectionately known has the best city beached in South Africa, with miles of golden sand, warm water, diving, surfing and safe bathing beaches. The city has been called the watersports capital of South Africa. Various bars and the casino are located around the beachfront.
Easy day drives from PE will get you to a variety of world class big 5 game reserves to suite every budget, from a day entrance at Addo Elephant park to luxurious five star safari packages.
The vibrant city centre has both historical interest and for foodies the cosmopolitan area of Stanley Street in Richmond hill is where the hip and happening people hang out.