Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa (now known as Gqeberha) hugs scenic Algoa Bay. Nicknamed “the Friendly City,” Port Elizabeth welcomes many South Africa cruises and acts as a gateway to Eastern Cape adventures. Bring your bathing suit—there are miles of pristine coastline to explore and acrobatic dolphins who leap out of the water when the moment’s right. Port Elizabeth has a reputation for pleasant weather with sunshine and cooling sea breezes. Stroll sand dunes or watch locals gallop their horses on the shore. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take a safari in one of the nearby reserves to see where lions, elephants and Cape buffalo roam. If history and culture are a draw, visit Fort Frederick, built in 1799 to stop the French during the Napoleonic wars. To deeper your understanding of Apartheid, tour the South End museum, which tells the sobering story of South End’s lost past. Amble Route 67, a collection of 67 art pieces from local artists that honor the life of Nelson Mandela. South Africa cruises are incredible, no matter what you end up doing.

Top 3 Things To Do In
Elizabeth, South Africa

1 Safari Adventure Retreat to a private game reserve to observe monkeys and zebras in their natural environs and then enjoy dinner and wine.
2 Addo Elephant Park Spend the day watching magnificent elephants and other animals from Africa’s big five list.
3 Route 67 Be moved by a trail that highlights 67 artworks by Eastern Cape artists--one for each year Mandela devoted to public life.

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