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Port Elizabeth, also called "The Friendly City" or just "PE" is South Africa's fifth largest city and is located on the Indian ocean coast half-way between Cape Town and Durban. The tourist information is in the Donkin Reserve in the town centre and another office at The Boardwalk (Marine Drive).
Port Elizabeth was founded by British settlers in 1820 and was named after the wife of Rufane Donkin, Acting Governor of the Cape Colony at that time. The city is located on the Algoa Bay and forms together with the neighbouring towns of Uitenhage and Despatch the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality.
All major South African coach companies offer regular schedules from / to PE
There is a public bus transport system within the city.
Accommodation ranges from hostels to more luxury accommodation. Whatever you want, you can find without trouble.