If you’re looking for a close weekend getaway in Port Elizabeth, look at Bergrivier Eco Retreat in Thornhill, Port Elizabeth. The perfect stay and hikes.
Welcome to the food in Lower Baakens Valley: a meal for any time of day. This selection of restaurants is some of our favourites in Port Elizabeth. The food scene in Port Elizabeth will have you coming back for more!
The Three Sanctuary Pass: Jukani Wildlife, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is the best way to learn about wild animals in an environment that protects them. The three sanctuaries in The Crags area form the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA). They are award-winning sanctuaries (winning ‘Best Animal Welfare Initiative’) and should definitely be visited at least once in your life. The sanctuaries promote Responsible Tourism.
After an unforgettable experience at the off the grid tipi in Knysna for my birthday, a romantic weekend at the four-star Thunzi Bush Lodge was a great addition to our birthday month! Thunzi Bush Lodge is a mere 30 minutes from central Port Elizabeth. The experience at the lodge was perfection.
A mere 7 minutes (~3.8 km) from Jeffreys Bay is a great place that we highly recommend: the Marina Wharf restaurant. Add in a boat cruise and your day will be well spent.
One of the things we love about living in the Eastern Cape (also locally known as ‘the adventure province’) are the numerous game parks scattered through the province. We posted about our day trip to Kragga Kamma Game Park – a beautiful game park just outside Port Elizabeth. This post will take you to the Addo area, which is home to the Addo Elephant National Park. The Park is one of the largest South African National Parks (SANParks), covers five different biomes and hosts the Big 7 – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, southern right whale and the great white shark (we saw your Big 5 Kruger and raised you by two 😉 ). The Park includes a Marine Protected Area. Addo sees hundreds of thousands of tourists annually.
Port Elizabeth has a brilliant combination of friendly people and amazing markets. One of the best things about our town is that “Support Local” is fully embraced. Here is your alphabetical guide to some of the markets in our beautiful bay.