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Things to Do in Port Elizabeth

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Port Elizabeth activities? We have 35 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

Bungy Jump Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 219.20


Definitely not for the faint hearted! Join us for a day trip to the Highest Bungy Bridge in the world, The Bloukraans Bridge at 216m. An experience you will never forget!

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City Tours

Port Elizabeth Walking City Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 24.91


Explore Port Elizabeth – aka the Windy City, Ibhayi ('the bay' in isiXhosa) or the Friendly City as it is affectionately known by locals. This coastal hub in the Eastern Cape has many hidden treasures and some amazing history.<br />Join us in discovering why Nelson Mandela chose to have his name bestowed upon this city! #DiscoverFreedom

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City Tours

Full-Day Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 109.60


The ultimate way to see Port Elizabeth! Discover why Nelson Mandela chose to have his name bestowed upon this city!<br />An all inclusive way to experience one of the oldest cities in South Africa. This tour includes a 2 and a half hour walking tour through the historic city center, a visit to 2 local breweries including tasting and a cultural township experience in one of the oldest townships in South... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Township Experience

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 59.78


A 3 hour guided experience through Walmer township in Port Elizabeth. This is a great cultural experience and an opportunity to experience the rich history and hospitality of the local inhabitants.

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Day Trips

Full-Day Addo Elephant National Park Safari from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 183.95


Addo Elephant National Park - the only place in the world that is home to Africas 'Big 7' - Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, endangered Black Rhino, Elephant (more than 600!), Great White Shark and the Southern Right Whale. This finely tuned ecosystem offers unrivaled biodiversity and a magnificent game... Read More

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Day Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park Guided Day Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 220.35


This full day tour starts from Port Elizabeth and heads towards the Tsitsikamma National Park, arguably the most beautiful National Park in South Africa. This tour includes entry fees into the park, a 2-3 hour Kayak and lilo excursion up the Storms River and a guided hike in this pristine... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Classic Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 1196.87


The fabulous Garden Route is a highlight of any trip to South Africa and if you would like somebody else to take care of the driving while you concentrate on enjoying the scenery, this small group tour is ideal!

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 889.83


The Garden Route is ideally explored on a luxury coach road trip. You can sit back and relax and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua mountain ranges which run parallel to the stunning southern Cape coastline and harbor large stretches of indigenous hardwood forests and expansive lagoons.

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Multi-day Tours

4-Day Garden Route Tour: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 728.88


Explore the Garden Route and its abundant attractions in just four days. Experience the highlights of the Garden Route, traveling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in this four day tour. Visit Tsitsikamma National Park en route to the quaint holiday town of Knysna. Enjoy the bright greens and blues... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Garden Route Backpacking Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 268.25


Enjoy an action packed small group tour while exploring the world famous Garden Route, one of South Africas most scenic areas. Soak up the awe aspiring beauty of this magical coast line as you discover why this area has been given the nickname the 'Garden of Eden' These tours depart on Fridays from... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Backpacker Tour from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 383.22


A small group tour starting in Port Elizabeth and ending in Cape Town, includes Jeffreys Bay, the Garden Route and Route 62 with an optional Addo Elephant Park Safari.

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Tour from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 459.86


A 5 day one way small group tour starting in Port Elizabeth and ending in Cape Town. Highlights include: Jeffreys Bay, The Garden Route, Oudtshoorn &amp; Cape Agulhas (the southernmost point on the African continent).&nbsp;Optional Addo Elephant Park Safari.

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Multi-day Tours

3 Day Walking Trail Package from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 165.55


The Explorer Camp operates during the summer months with the first trail in October and the last trail at the end of April. Each trail is 2 nights with a set departure each Friday of the week (Sunday night can be added as an optional 3rd night on request)<br />The walking trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide. Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours. A game viewing... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Addo Zipline Tour and Giant Swing Experience

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 184.71


A newly opened attraction in Addo, Adrenalin Addo is proud to present the longest double zipline in South Africa. Fast, fun and safe, this exhilarating ride begins from a vantage point 60 metres above the Sundays River, overlooking a valley of citrus fields. For those brave enough to take that... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Addo Elephant National Park Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 206.94


The Addo Elephant National Park is home to the densest population of elephant in the world and is now the third largest national park in South Africa. 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... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Amakhala Game Reserve

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 286.65


After being picked up at Port Elizabeth port, head to Amakhala Game Reserve near Addo Park for a day in the bush, leaving your troubles behind. Meet at Reed Valley for orientation and welcome drinks, followed by a game drive discovering wildlife and enjoying spectacular views, descending into the... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Bloukrans Bungee Jump

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 299.68


After getting picked up at Port Elizabeth port, transfer to Bloukrans Bridge for an unforgettable, unimaginable time, taking in spectacular scenery whilst descending into the gorge. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world's highest commercial bungee bridge. It's also the highest commercial natural bungee... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Treetops Canopy Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 299.68


Transfer to Tsitsikamma National Park to enjoy an exciting 3½ hour treetop canopy tour that includes a light lunch. The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour® takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua yellowwood trees that... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Port Elizabeth City Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 137.96


Whilst enjoying a city tour of Port Elizabeth, you will see the following interesting landmarks: Town Hall, Feather Market Hall, Market Square, Fort Frederick, Donkin Reserve, St George's Park, Settlers Park, Cape Recife and Schoenmakerskop.<br /> <br /> The tour will be... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Half Day City Tour including SAMREC

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 160.19


Enjoy a half day city tour of Port Elizabeth and experience some of the many wonderful sights and sounds this city has to offer. The tour also includes a visit to SAMREC in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. In 2000, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC) – a... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Schotia Game Reserve

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 259.82


You will be picked up at Port Elizabeth port and transferred to Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve directly adjacent to Addo Elephant Park. Schotia is a private game reserve and can take guests as close as possible to get the best viewing of rhino, hippo, giraffe and the king of the beasts, the... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Kragga Kamma Game Park

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 219.97


Lush coastal forest and grassland are home to vast herds of African game, including White rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species. All the animals roam freely and unrestricted in their natural surroundings. This owner-operated animal-friendly park... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Skydiving in Grahamstown

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 505.85


Experience a skydiving adventure a stone's throw from the historic city of Grahamstown—a charming town situated half-way between East London and Port Elizabeth. Enjoy the exhilarating feeling of freefall and the serenity of a parachute ride. Freefall over the historical city of Grahamstown in... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Sundays River Mouth Ferry Cruise

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 153.29


Hop on the river cruise boat the “Sundays River Ferry” and experience a slow and leisurely 2.5 hour cruise on the magnificent and breathtaking waters of the Sundays River estuary – one of the top-rated estuaries in South Africa. Search the unique river banks, bush and... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Sundays River Mouth Sandboarding

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 166.32


Sandboarding just outside Port Elizabeth. Experience the high speed and adrenaline thrill of sandboarding or sand surfing on some of the highest, as well as one of the world's largest, coastal dunefield systems in the world. The Alexandria Dunefield is situated at the mouth of the Sundays River... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Full-Day Addo Elephant National Park Safari

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 183.95


Addo Elephant National Park - the only place in the world that is home to Africas 'Big 7' - Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, endangered Black Rhino, Elephant (more than 600!), Great White Shark and the Southern Right Whale. This finely tuned ecosystem offers unrivaled biodiversity and a magnificent... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Port Elizabeth Walking Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 34.87


A walking city tour through the inner city of one of the oldest cities in South Africa.<br /><br />Situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean, overlooking Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth flaunts an atmosphere of relaxed year-round&nbsp;fun and excitement. A temperate all year... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Ultimate Port Elizabeth Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 109.60


The ultimate way to see Port Elizabeth! Discover why Nelson Mandela chose to have his name bestowed upon this city!<br />An all inclusive way to experience one of the oldest cities in South Africa. This tour includes a 2 and a half hour walking tour through the historic city center, a visit... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Port Elizabeth Half-Day City Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 120.33


An historical, cultural and scenic orientation tour, showing you Port Elizabeth from its interesting origin to the present modern day splendour.

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Port Elizabeth Township Private Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 128.76


This private half-day guided township tour by air-conditioned minivan explores three Port Elizabeth-area townships. Your driver/guide will explain the region's social history, including the country's apartheid past and great successes of the present.

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Private Addo Elephant National Park Day Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 183.95


Deep within the shadows of the dense Valley Bushveld, of the Sundays River region, lies the Addo Elephant National Park. The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area.

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Private Amakhala Private Game Reserve Day Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 293.55


This day experience offers visitors a complete wildlife experience. The Amakhala Private Game Reserve offers a product aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscape.

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Surfing Lessons

Surf Lessons

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 19.16


Take part on a 2 hours beginner surf lesson with a qualified coach and equipment supplied, the surf lesson consists of a theory about surfing as well as an opportunity to try the theory on the water. Also available is a 3, 5 days and a 7 days surf camp where one progresses depending on their abilities to an intermediate surfer and this entails the surf coach having a private intermediate lesson depending on the... Read More

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Tours around Port Elizabeth

Full Day Addo Elephant Park Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 125.93


Visit Addo Elephant National Park home to the densest elephant population in the world. Get to see other wild life too!

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Tours from Port Elizabeth

5 Day Garden Route Tour from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 days - 4 nights
Priced From: USD 860.78


Spend 5 days exploring the superb coastal scenery and exciting sightseeing of the garden route including the Tsitsikamma Knysna and Oudtshoorn!

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