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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 38 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

Bungy Jump Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 245.06


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 27.85


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 122.53


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 66.83


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 205.64


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 246.34


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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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

One-Way Hop-on Hop-off Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 14 to 365 days
Priced From: USD 203.93


Enjoy the freedom to discover South Africa at your own pace with this unique one-way hop-on hop-off bus service between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Travel in the comfort of a 22-seater semi-luxury bus n the company of fellow travelers who share your passion for exploring and adventure. Convenient... 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 1338.05


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

4-Day Garden Route: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town via Klein Karoo

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 916.82


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

5-Day Garden Route Glory Tour: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 994.80


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 299.90


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 428.42


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 514.11


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

Explorer Camp: 3-Day Walking Safari at Shamwari Game Reserve from Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 185.08


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... Read More

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Other Water Sports

3 days surf camp

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 120.56


3 Days surf camp includes 3 x 2 hours surf lessons with equipment, 3 nights dorm accommodation, 3 breakfast with a beverage hot/cold and 3 dinners. Surf lessons departly daily at 10:00 am and 14:00, they depart from the surf camp which is located on the dunes within walking distance to the surf break Kitchen windows where the lessons take place.<br /><br />Also included is a complimentary guided tour to a... Read More

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5 days surf camp

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 200.93


3 Days surf camp includes 3 x 2 hours surf lessons with equipment, 3 nights dorm accommodation, 3 breakfast with a beverage hot/cold and 3 dinners. Surf lessons departly daily at 10:00 am and 14:00, they depart from the surf camp which is located on the dunes within walking distance to the surf break Kitchen windows where the lessons take place.<br /><br />Also included is a complimentary guided tour to a... Read More

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7 days surf camp

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 281.30


7 Day surf camp includes 7 x 2 hours surf lessons with equipment, 7 nights dorm accommodation, 7 breakfast with a beverage hot/cold and 7 dinners. Surf lessons departly daily at 10:00 am and 14:00, they depart from the surf camp which is located on the dunes within walking distance to the surf break Kitchen windows where the lessons take place. After a few lessons one progresses to a more private... 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 295.61


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... 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 257.05


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... 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 384.98


Feel the heartbeat and rhythm of Africa as you become part of a Big 5 safari adventure on Amakhala Game Reserve, a private wildlife conservancy near Addo Park boasting unique topography and fascinating wildlife. You will be transferred from Port Elizabeth port to Amakhala Game Reserve for... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Bloukrans Bungee Jump

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 335.03


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: Port Elizabeth City Tour

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 154.23


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 154.23


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, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre, in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. SAMREC is a non-profit... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Kragga Kamma Game Park

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 237.77


Enjoy a chauffeured game drive through lush coastal forest and grassland, home to vast herds of African game, including White rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species. All the animals at Kragga Kamma roam freely and unrestricted in their... 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 178.65


Hop on the river cruise boat the “Sundays River Ferry” and experience a slow and leisurely 2-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 reed... Read More

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Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Sundays River Mouth Sandboarding

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 192.79


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... 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 205.64


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 38.99


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 122.53


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 148.23


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 149.26


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 248.14


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 346.08


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 21.42


Take part on a 2-hour beginner surf lesson with a qualified surf coach, the surf lesson consists of a theory about the safety, how to catch a  wave ,how to paddle and how to stand on your surfboard. Also on offer is an intermediate surf lessons as well as advanced surf lessons.Jeffreys Bay prides itself with more than 6 different surf breaks as well as the best right hand break in the... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

14-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Mzansi Travel Pass - Port Elizabeth Departure

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 14 days
Priced From: USD 325.60


Only have a certain amount of days to travel’ Travel with The Mzansi Experience hop-on hop-off buses from anywhere in South Africa through about 40 towns and five possible routes on the way. Travel Time is 14 days on any of our routes to your final... Read More

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21-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Mzansi Travel Pass - Port Elizabeth Departure

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 21 days
Priced From: USD 428.42


Only have a certain amount of days to travel’ Travel with The Mzansi Experience hop-on hop-off buses from anywhere in South Africa through about 40 towns and five possible routes on the way. Travel Time is 14 days on any of our routes to your final... Read More

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4-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Mzansi Travel Pass - Port Elizabeth Departure

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 158.52


Only have a certain amount of days to travel’ Travel with The Mzansi Experience hop-on hop-off buses from anywhere in South Africa through about 40 towns and five possible routes on the way. Travel Time is 4 days on any of our routes to your final... Read More

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7-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Mzansi Travel Pass - Port Elizabeth Departure

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 214.21


Only have a certain amount of days to travel’ Travel with The Mzansi Experience hop-on hop-off buses from anywhere in South Africa through about 40 towns and five possible routes on the way. Travel Time is 7 days on any of our routes to your final... Read More

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