A weekend getaway to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, offers beautiful coastal scenery, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences. Here’s a plan for a weekend trip to Port Elizabeth, including car hire information:
DAY 1: FRIDAY EVENING – ARRIVAL IN PORT ELIZABETH
Fly into Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) or drive to Port Elizabeth if you’re coming from a nearby location.
Check into your chosen accommodation. Port Elizabeth offers a variety of lodging options, including hotels, guesthouses, and vacation rentals.
DAY 2: SATURDAY – COASTAL EXPLORATION AND ACTIVITIES
Spend the morning at one of Port Elizabeth’s stunning beaches, such as Hobie Beach or Kings Beach. You can swim, sunbathe, or even try your hand at water sports like surfing.
Explore the Donkin Heritage Trail in the historical heart of the city. This trail features several historical and cultural sites, including the Donkin Reserve, the Campanile (bell tower), and the Athenaeum.
Head to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex for dinner. There are numerous dining options and entertainment venues to choose from.
DAY 3: SUNDAY – NATURE AND WILDLIFE
Enjoy breakfast and then set off for a visit to the nearby Addo Elephant National Park, which is famous for its elephant population and diverse wildlife. The park is about a 30-45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth.
Spend your morning on a self-drive safari or join a guided game drive to see elephants, lions, buffalo, and other animals.
For your last evening in Port Elizabeth, dine at a seafood restaurant along the beachfront or try a local South African restaurant in the city.