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[[Image:South_Africa-Port_Elizabeth-Hobie_Beach01.jpg|thumb|400px|PE Beaches]]
  
 
'''Port Elizabeth''' [http://www.mandelametro.gov.za/] (''or just PE if you want to sound South African'') is [[South Africa]]'s fifth largest city and is located on the Indian Ocean coast half-way between [[Cape Town]] and [[Durban]], in the [[Eastern Cape]], about 260 km from [[Knysna]]. Also known as ''the friendly city'' and ''the windy city'', it tends to live up to both names.
 
'''Port Elizabeth''' [http://www.mandelametro.gov.za/] (''or just PE if you want to sound South African'') is [[South Africa]]'s fifth largest city and is located on the Indian Ocean coast half-way between [[Cape Town]] and [[Durban]], in the [[Eastern Cape]], about 260 km from [[Knysna]]. Also known as ''the friendly city'' and ''the windy city'', it tends to live up to both names.
[[Image:South_Africa-Port_Elizabeth-Hobie_Beach01.jpg|thumb|400px|PE Beaches]]
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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===By car===
 
===By car===
 
All the national car rental agencies have offices in the city.
 
All the national car rental agencies have offices in the city.
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* <listing name="CABS Car hire" alt="" address="90A Hugh Road, Walmer" directions="" phone="+27 (0)21 386 5500" url="http://www.cabs.co.za/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="+27 (0)21 385 1110"></listing>
  
 
===Public bus===
 
===Public bus===
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[[image:South_Africa-Port_Elizabeth-Hobie_Beach02.jpg|thumb|Hobie Beach]]
 
[[image:South_Africa-Port_Elizabeth-Hobie_Beach02.jpg|thumb|Hobie Beach]]
  
PE is a wonderful jumping-off spot for '''game viewing'''. There are elephants and other birds and animals at [[Addo Elephant National Park]] and many privately owned game reserves in the area, as well as great area for viewing marine life in the form of dolphins, whales and African penguins.
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PE is a wonderful jumping-off spot for '''game viewing'''. There are elephants and other birds and animals at [[Addo Elephant National Park]] and many privately owned game reserves in the area.
  
* <do name="Raggy Charters" phone="+27 (0)73 152 2277" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.raggycharters.co.za">Whale & Dolphin Watching, Penguin Island Cruises and Beachfront Cruises</do>
 
 
* <do name="African Dawn" alt="Wildlife Sanctuary" address="Thornhill" directions="" phone="042 2860 710" url="http://www.africandawnwildlifesanctuary.com/" hours="9am-5pm" price="" lat="" long="">African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary offers a selection of birds and wildlife to view including Cheetahs, Servals and much more. Braai and picnic places available.</do>
 
* <do name="African Dawn" alt="Wildlife Sanctuary" address="Thornhill" directions="" phone="042 2860 710" url="http://www.africandawnwildlifesanctuary.com/" hours="9am-5pm" price="" lat="" long="">African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary offers a selection of birds and wildlife to view including Cheetahs, Servals and much more. Braai and picnic places available.</do>
 
* <do name="Beaches" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Hobie, Humewood, Kings and Wells Estate Beach are the main swimming beaches. Humewood, Wells, Kings and Hobie have all been awarded Blue Flag status .</do>
 
* <do name="Beaches" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Hobie, Humewood, Kings and Wells Estate Beach are the main swimming beaches. Humewood, Wells, Kings and Hobie have all been awarded Blue Flag status .</do>
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* <do name="Kragga Kamma Game Park" alt="" address="" directions="Follow the M15 west from the city center for about 15 minutes" phone="+27 (0)41 379-4195" url="http://www.kraggakamma.com" hours="Gates are open from 8AM to 5PM" price="R30 entrance fee" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]">You can either sleep in the camp or take self drives during the Day. White Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and others.  Excellent value small park.</do>
 
* <do name="Kragga Kamma Game Park" alt="" address="" directions="Follow the M15 west from the city center for about 15 minutes" phone="+27 (0)41 379-4195" url="http://www.kraggakamma.com" hours="Gates are open from 8AM to 5PM" price="R30 entrance fee" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]">You can either sleep in the camp or take self drives during the Day. White Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and others.  Excellent value small park.</do>
 
* <do name="Links Humewood Golf course" url="http://www.humewoodgolf.co.za"></do>
 
* <do name="Links Humewood Golf course" url="http://www.humewoodgolf.co.za"></do>
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* <do name="Raggy Charters" phone="+27 (0)41 378-2528" email="[email protected]">Whale Watching, Penguin Island Cruises and Fishing Charters</do>
 
* <do name="The Mountain Club of South Africa" phone="+27 (0)41 365-5543" email="[email protected]" url="http://eas.mcsa.org.za">Climbs, walks and a rock climbing school.</do>
 
* <do name="The Mountain Club of South Africa" phone="+27 (0)41 365-5543" email="[email protected]" url="http://eas.mcsa.org.za">Climbs, walks and a rock climbing school.</do>
 
* <do name="Voetsac Hiking Club" phone="+27 (0)41 581-2109">There are a number of hiking trail, and walks in and around the city: Maitland Nature Reserve, Aloe Hiking Trail and more.</do>
 
* <do name="Voetsac Hiking Club" phone="+27 (0)41 581-2109">There are a number of hiking trail, and walks in and around the city: Maitland Nature Reserve, Aloe Hiking Trail and more.</do>
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*<do name="South End Museum" alt="" address="Cnr.Humewood & Walmer Blvd" directions=" South End " phone="041-5823325" url="www.southendmuseum.co.za" hours="09.00 -16.00" price="donation" lat="" long="">The South End Museum offers glimpses of the lost past. From its walk-on map to historical photographs and displays of the life and times of the people of South End, the Museum provides a living memorial to the victims forcibly removed by the infamous Group Areas Act.</do>
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*<do name="Soith End Museum" alt="" address="Cnr.Humewood & Walmer Blvd" directions=" South End " phone="041-5823325" url="www.southendmuseum.co.za" hours="09.00 -16.00" price="donation" lat="" long="">The South End Museum offers glimpses of the lost past.From its walk-on map,to historical photographsand displays of the life and times of the people of South End,the Museum provides a living memorial to the victims forcibly removed by the infamous Group Areas Act.</do>
 
===[[Scuba diving]]===
 
===[[Scuba diving]]===
  
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*<eat name="Fushin Sushi &amp; Eastern Cuisine" alt="" address="Shop 5, Stanley on Bain, Stanley Street, Richmond Hill" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.fushin.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Port Elizabeth's most exclusive sushi restaurant, this place is trendy, intimate and friendly. Located in the upmarket, historic area of Richmond Hill and very centrally located.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Fushin Sushi &amp; Eastern Cuisine" alt="" address="Shop 5, Stanley on Bain, Stanley Street, Richmond Hill" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.fushin.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Port Elizabeth's most exclusive sushi restaurant, this place is trendy, intimate and friendly. Located in the upmarket, historic area of Richmond Hill and very centrally located.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Primi Coastal" alt="" address="Marine Drive, Humewood" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.primi-piatti.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A very trendy pizza restaurant ideally located on the beachfront.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Primi Coastal" alt="" address="Marine Drive, Humewood" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.primi-piatti.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A very trendy pizza restaurant ideally located on the beachfront.</eat>
*<eat name="Salt" alt="" address="30 Stanley Street, Richmond Hill" directions="" phone=" +27 41 582 2402" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Budget-friendly and something on the menu for every mood. The burgers are particularly tasty, the brie and cranberry burger is a definite recommendation and the green salad sauce is to die for.</eat>
 
  
  
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*<drink name="BuZZ Bar" alt="" address="Humerail" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.redzworld.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located next to the Paxton Hotel, BuZZ is a very popular night spot for PE's young people. Playing urban dance music and boasting a very trendy atmosphere, BuZZ is a favourite in Port Elizabeth.</drink>
 
*<drink name="BuZZ Bar" alt="" address="Humerail" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.redzworld.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located next to the Paxton Hotel, BuZZ is a very popular night spot for PE's young people. Playing urban dance music and boasting a very trendy atmosphere, BuZZ is a favourite in Port Elizabeth.</drink>
 
*<drink name="Cubana - Port Elizabeth" alt="" address="Marine Drive, Humewood" directions="" phone="+27 41 582 5258" url="http://www.cubana.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Port Elizabeth's most exclusive nightspot - definitely not to be missed!</drink>
 
*<drink name="Cubana - Port Elizabeth" alt="" address="Marine Drive, Humewood" directions="" phone="+27 41 582 5258" url="http://www.cubana.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Port Elizabeth's most exclusive nightspot - definitely not to be missed!</drink>
*<drink name="Salt" alt="" address="30 Stanley Street, Richmond Hill" directions="" phone="+27 (0)41 582 2402" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Budget-friendly. Wide range of drinks: beers, wine and great cocktails.</drink>
 
  
  
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===Budget===
 
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Umoya Self Catering Cottages" address="84 5th Avenue, Newton Park" phone="+27 (0)84 086-6917" fax="+27 (0)86 274 9472" email="[email protected]" url="http://umoya-cottages.co.za/" price="From R165 pppn"> Modern self catering cottages. With a fully equipped kitchen, private braai (bbq) area and full satellite television, you are guaranteed a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Umoya Cottages are located centrally in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth. </sleep>
 
 
 
* <sleep name="Kings Beach Backpackers" address="41 Windermere Road, Humewood" phone="+27 (0)41 585-8113" fax="+27 (0)41 585-1693" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.backpackafrica.co.za" price="From R60 pppn"> Cool little backpackers with friendly staff. Check out the kitchen you have to add your name and comment to the millions added over the years by previous backpackers. The staff can arrange safari trips to [[Addo Elephant National Park|Addo]] and Schotia Safari Parks for around R1000 (be warned that this is R200 more expensive than doing it yourself, but this does include travel to and from the parks, which are approx 30 miles away. </sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Kings Beach Backpackers" address="41 Windermere Road, Humewood" phone="+27 (0)41 585-8113" fax="+27 (0)41 585-1693" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.backpackafrica.co.za" price="From R60 pppn"> Cool little backpackers with friendly staff. Check out the kitchen you have to add your name and comment to the millions added over the years by previous backpackers. The staff can arrange safari trips to [[Addo Elephant National Park|Addo]] and Schotia Safari Parks for around R1000 (be warned that this is R200 more expensive than doing it yourself, but this does include travel to and from the parks, which are approx 30 miles away. </sleep>
  
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* <sleep name="At Sta-Plus Guest House" email="[email protected]" address="11A 10th Avenue, Summerstrand" phone="+27 (0)41 583-34112" url="http://www.atstaplus.com" >Large sheltered swimming pool, BBQ facilities, off-street parking, laundry service. 150m from Pollock Beach, 5 min from golf course, university, or boardwalk casino.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="At Sta-Plus Guest House" email="[email protected]" address="11A 10th Avenue, Summerstrand" phone="+27 (0)41 583-34112" url="http://www.atstaplus.com" >Large sheltered swimming pool, BBQ facilities, off-street parking, laundry service. 150m from Pollock Beach, 5 min from golf course, university, or boardwalk casino.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Beachwalk B&B" phone="+27 (0)41 583-3594" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.beachwalk.co.za" address="1 Second Ave, Summerstrand" price="From R250 pp sharing">60m from the beach and 400m from the Boardwalk. 4 star</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Beachwalk B&B" phone="+27 (0)41 583-3594" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.beachwalk.co.za" address="1 Second Ave, Summerstrand" price="From R250 pp sharing">60m from the beach and 400m from the Boardwalk. 4 star</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Holiday Inn" address="La Roche Drive, Humewood">Close to King's Beach. The hotel is a short walk away from Bayworld Aquarium.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Holiday Inn" address="La Roche Drive, Humewood">Close to King's Beach. The hotel is a short walk away from Bayworld Aquarium.</sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Homeleigh Halt Guest House" alt="" address="253 Main Road, Walmer" directions="" phone="+27 (0)83 414-3301" url="http://www.homeleighhalt@mweb.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From R290pps incl. breakfast" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Homeleigh Halt Guest House" alt="" address="253 Main Road, Walmer" directions="" phone="+27 (0)83 414-3301" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.homeleighhalt.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From R290pps incl. breakfast"></sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Jabula Lodge" alt="" address="36 Avonmount, Summerstrand" directions="" phone="+27 (0)41 583-1263" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.jabulalodge.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="From R560 per room"></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Jabula Lodge" alt="" address="36 Avonmount, Summerstrand" directions="" phone="+27 (0)41 583-1263" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.jabulalodge.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="From R560 per room"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Sir Roys at the Sea" phone="+27 (0)41 582-2377" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.sirroys.co.za" price="From R350 pp sharing" address="Cnr Perrot and Newcon roads, Humerail"></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Sir Roys at the Sea" phone="+27 (0)41 582-2377" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.sirroys.co.za" price="From R350 pp sharing" address="Cnr Perrot and Newcon roads, Humerail"></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Treetops Guest House" alt="Guest House Port Elizabeth" address="44 Albert road, Walmer" directions="" phone="+27 (0)41 581-0147" url="http://www.treetopsguesthouse.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" fax="+27 (0)41 581-5525" email="[email protected]">Free transfers to and from the airport</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Treetops Guest House" phone="+27 (0)41 581-0147" fax="+27 (0)41 581-5525" email="[email protected]" address="44 Albert road, Walmer">Free transfers to and from the airport</sleep>
  
 
*<sleep name="Shamwari Townhouse Boutique Hotel" phone='+27 (0)41 502 6000"  
 
*<sleep name="Shamwari Townhouse Boutique Hotel" phone='+27 (0)41 502 6000"  

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