Port Elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, also called "The Friendly City" or just "PE" is South Africas fith largest city and is located on the Indian ocean coast half way between Cape Town and Durban.

Table of contents [showhide] 1 Understand

2 Get in

2.1 By plane 2.2 By train 2.3 By car 2.4 By bus

3 Get around

4 See

5 Do

6 Learn

7 Buy

8 Sleep

9 Contact

10 Get out

11 External links

Understand Port Elizabeth was foundet 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.

Get in

By plane PE`s airport is located just a few kilometres out of the city and has regular flights to Johannesburg, Durban and other South African airports.

By train The central train station is in downtown PE and offers connections to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

By car PE is easily accessible by motorways from Cape Town via the Garden Route, Bloemfontein and East London.

By bus All major South African coach companies offer regular shedules from/ to PE

Get around There is a public transport system within the city. Also the inner

See Beaches Donkin Reserve and Donkin Heritage Trail Museums


surf the beach visit Addo National Park visit Tsittikama National Park

Sleep Accommodation ranges from hostels to more luxury accommodation. Whatever you want, you can find without trouble.

Contact Cape Town's area code is 41, prefixed with a '0' when calling from elsewhere within South Africa.

Get out Interesting places around PE include the above mentioned Tsittikama and Addo National Parks.

External links

Port Elizabeth offical home page: http://www.pecc.gov.za/1.htm