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Port Elizabeth

Nicknamed "the windy city", or the very appealing "friendly city", Port Elizabeth is actually also one of South Africa's largest cities. Hotels in Port Elizabeth have also added to the rich portfolio that this city enjoys.

It is also the start to the Garden Route, a popular tourist attraction, from the eastern side of the route. If that wasn't testament enough to the city's beauty, it is also famous for the whale watching offerings, with humpback whales being viewable between July and November annually, and Bryde's whales spotted all year round.

Port Elizabeth also has a very strong historical pull. For those looking for culture-filled outings during their stays, there is Route 67 – a popular art installation in the form of a walk through 67 pieces of work symbolising the 67 years Nelson Mandela was incarcerated in prison on Robben Island during apartheid.

It's not surprising that, being on the coast, Port Elizabeth has cultivated quite the water sports culture, and is in fact referred to as the water sports capital of South Africa, with Algoa Bay being a popular tourist and locals spot for scuba-diving, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

If spectator sports are more your scene, then you'll be pleased to learn about Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup that was held in South Africa. Originally for soccer, the stadium is now multi-faceted and in 2011 became the home to the South Africa's leg of the annual IRB Sevens World Series, the South African Sevens.

Knowing that there are many different reasons to visit the friendly city, from business to family trips and even just an impromptu adventure, we have accommodation options to suit every budget and need in Port Elizabeth. With such an array of Hotels in Port Elizabeth, you can Plan a luxuriously relaxing seaside holiday at our Courtyard Hotel, or stay in the practical and budget-friendly Road Lodge while you explore all the adventure and entertainment options at your fingertips. Staying for business? Our hotel at the airport, or our City Lodge Hotel and Town Lodge options are located close to all the amenities.

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