Your vacation agenda in Port Elizabeth will be filled up with a number of activities to ensure the most memorable holiday vacation. Start off at the beaches, where you can relax and feel the sun on your back, then spice up your day with a fun-filled activity such as going on a safari trip or heading to one of the fun parks.
Port Elizabeth features many excellent beaches where you can laze around and get soaked up in the sun. All beaches surrounding Port Elizabeth boast of golden sand and offer a variety of water sports. Notable beaches include King’s Beach, one of the most famous and safest in South Africa; Humewood Beach, perfect for swimming and body-surfing; and Hobie Beach, famous for its annual volleyball contests and board ailing championships.
Tsitsikamma National Park, west of Port Elizabeth, with its cliffs and beaches, is an ideal destination for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Most of the park lies under the sea and it boasts of fascinating underwater trails. There are many impressive snorkeling and scuba trails, but the scuba trails are only for those with diving qualifications. On the beach, you can observe a pristine coastal wonderland of ferns, flowers, streams and ravines.
Children will love Port Elizabeth as it offers a wide range of fun parks. McArthur’s Pool and Leisure Centre is equipped with international-level water recreational facilities consisting of two open-air, warm freshwater pools; a large swimming pool; changing rooms; and a children’s water chute and splash.
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World boasts a go-kart racetrack, a mini golf adventure course and many rides and bumper boats. You can also find an amusement park and an amphitheater here. Another good choice is Funtasia, where kids can enjoy themselves at the kiddie’s section, get on a safari train and hop in jumping castles. There are also indoor bumper cars and pool tables.