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Port Elizabeth Tourism Overview

About Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is South Africa's second oldest city and also the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape. It is located on the South Eastern Coast of South Africa. It is one of the major seaports and tourist destination and is fondly known as the "Friendly City". The town has numerous golden beaches, each with its own attractions and activities and wonderful shopping plazas. It is an excellent holiday Mecca, totally away from the hustle- bustle of the life having perfect weather and locations to relax.


Tourist Attractions - Best Places to Visit :

Port Elizabeth is the plethora of tourists attractions and hangouts. The town has wide assortment of places to visit that will surely leave you spell bound. The most popular attraction is the beachfront that includes the Oceanarium, a museum, and a snake park.

  • The Bayworld Oceanarium : - The Bayworld Oceanarium is popular amongst thousands of people for its Bottlenose dolphin shows. Besides this, there is also an aquarium tank where the visitors can watch a vast array of marine life through glass portholes.
  • The Snake Park : - The Snake Park contains remarkable variety of indigenous reptiles in their natural habitat.
  • The Museum : - The Museum exhibits the rich cultural and natural history of the town by displaying some of the notable models of sailing ships and giant replicas of dinosaurs that roamed here.
  • Grahamstown : - Grahamstown is located in the northeast of Port Elizabeth, is presided over, from the top of Gunfire Hill, by the 1820 Settler's National Monument, an arts and theater complex.
  • Addo Elephant Park : - Addo Elephant Park is a well known game reserve in the Port Elizabeth where there is more than 300 varieties of elephants.
  • St George's Park : - St George's Park is a recreational center for the city boasting of awe-inspiring landscapes and beautiful surrounding gardens.
Currency : Rand is the currency used here.
Geographic Coordination :

Port Elizabeth is 33°57'29"S 25°36'00"E

Area :

The total area is 1,845 Km2.

Population : The total population calculated in 2005 was 737,600.
State : Port Elizabeth lies in the province of Eastern Cape.
Country : South Africa.

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