Make use of car hire in Port Elizabeth to experience the dozens of attractions that surround this fascinating place...
You can drive the Outward Bound Route to see the varied flora and fauna, go on a safari in one of the nearby reserves and experience the Big Seven - Great White shark, humpback whale, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - both in the reserves and along the coastline. Game viewing, diving and sailing are very popular activities that allow you to see as much of the local wildlife as possible.
Also well worth visiting are Cape of the Rock, which is the most southern point of Africa, Uitenhage, Despatch, Colchester and Sundays River. As well as the myriad outdoor attractions, you'll find great shopping, restaurants, hotels and other entertainments on offer in the city itself.
To truly experience this part of South Africa, make a car a part of your holiday plans. With car rental, Port Elizabeth becomes a great base from which to see the sights of the Eastern Cape Province.
An hour's drive north will take you to Addo Elephant Park. It's South Africa's third-largest national park and home to almost 600 elephants. You can also see wildlife closer to Port Elizabeth at the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve. Here you'll find zebra, giraffe and cheetah, among many other species. The reserve isn't too far from another great attraction in this part of the world - the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
Round off your stay with the must-see Cape Recife Lighthouse. It's only a 30-minute drive from Port Elizabeth, but the zebra-striped structure, built in 1851, carries an almost iconic status in South Africa.