48 Hours in Port Elizabeth

Our guide to spending 48 hours in Port Elizabeth!

Friday Afternoon / Early Evening 
Get settled and check-in
Arrive in the friendly city and head to your accommodation. 

Budget: Guest House on Irvine set in the trendy Richmond Hill offers good value accommodation and is close to great bars and restaurants.

Mid-Range: Book into Margate Place Guest House in PE’s beachfront area and enjoy being close to the sea.
Top Notch: Why not try Shamwaris’s Port Elizabeth accommodation offering: Shamwari Townhouse – the ultimate in luxury city living.

Friday Night
Head along to Stanley Street in the trendy area of Richmond Hill, here you will find a great choice of restaurants with a wonderful street cafe vibe. Tonight why not  try Yia Yias for some tasty Mediterranean fare and then head along to Bahia Lounge at the Stanley on Bain Centre for a few drinks.

Saturday Morning
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at Posh Pancakes in Richmond Hill – there are a great range of savoury and sweet dishes to choose from.

Following this, take a drive out to Kragga Kamma Game Park, just 7km away and go on a self game drive around the park. There are Rhino, Giraffe and Cheetah to be spotted! A few hours here is a great way to spend a morning.

Saturday Afternoon
Explore Port Elizabeth’s culture and history with a Port Elizabeth City and Township Tour. You’ll get to see and hear about PE’s historic sites and visit the Red Location Museum, a local township and enjoy a drink at a traditional Shebeen. 

Saturday Night
Make your way to the Boardwalk area and go for sundowners at Barney’s Tavern – stunning views. Have a meal and maybe head to the casino to try your hand at a round of Blackjack. If gambling is not your scene, there are plenty of places to enjoy at the Boardwalk, from bars to shops.

Sunday Morning
Today, it’s an early start to see some of Algoa Bay’s wildlife, with a whale and dolphin watching tour. Make sure you book this exciting half-day trip in advance with Big John who will take very good care of you and take you to the best spots to hopefully see some whales, dolphins and penguins. 

Sunday Afternoon
After your busy wildlife watching morning, a delicious lunch awaits you at Memory Lane in Richmond Hill, enjoy a coffee and bite to eat in delightful surrounds and maybe purchase a little something to take away from the deli. Once full take a stroll around this historic area of Port Elizabeth, visiting quaint shops such as Cupboard Love and Silver Spoon Clothing. Then head down to the beach front at King’s Beach and spend some time wandering or splashing about.


Before you go
Enjoy a last bite to eat or early evening drink at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club. The views are stunning and if you are lucky you may even get to see some dolphins frolicking in the harbour!