Holidays to Port Elizabeth

South Africa
Port Elizabeth is a city in southeastern South Africa. Its coastal location and consistent good weather make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Visitors flock year round to the sun drenched beaches to relax and partake in various water sports. The most popular beaches are …

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How to get to Port Elizabeth

Here's what you need to know about getting to Port Elizabeth. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Port Elizabeth takes 14 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Port Elizabeth

Typical Holiday Price

£811 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Port Elizabeth varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Port Elizabeth.

Where to stay in Port Elizabeth

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Port Elizabeth, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Port Elizabeth

flowcomm | FlickrKing's Beach
King's Beach
ChadCooperPhotos | FlickrShark Rock Pier
Shark Rock Pier
Nadine Larter | Trip by SkyscannerHolmeleigh Farmyard
Holmeleigh Farmyard
Nadine Larter | Trip by SkyscannerSamrec Pinguinstation
Samrec Pinguinstation
Africa Deluxe Tours | FlickrBridge Street Brewery
Bridge Street Brewery
flowcomm | FlickrDonkin Reserve
Donkin Reserve
South African Tourism | FlickrHobie Beach
Hobie Beach
Nadine Larter | Trip by SkyscannerBayworld

Reviews of Port Elizabeth

Nadine Larter
Nadine LarterPort Elizabeth

Ah my little town. I have called this often overlooked little gem of a place home for the last 16 years and I must admit that I still love it. Our beautiful beaches and the friendly people. The great places to eat and the beautiful scenery that exists for miles outside of the city. And let's not forget the temperate weather, because if you're anything like me, your favourite kind of weather is weather that doesn't make you feel obligated to talk about the weather, and there's no better place to find that kind of weather than here.

Max Hodge
Max HodgeLondon

The city of Port Elizabeth signals the end of the Garden Route, as you then start to enter Wild Coast territory and move closer to Durban along the coastline. It certainly doesn't have the attractions that cities such as Cape Town and Durban offer, but is still a pleasant stop to break up your journey. The nearby Addo Elephant park is perhaps a better place to base yourself slightly further on from PE, with several nice lodges available right next to the park entrance. Expect plenty of elephants (surprisingly) as well as the rest of Africa's big five.


Small town which we explored aft the Game Reserve enroute to Kysna which is abt 4hours away.

Carmen Gould
Carmen GouldJohannesburg

Very pretty and filled with old buildings. During August beautiful days but there is a chilly wind. Known as the Windy City.

Nearby destinations

Plettenberg Bay