Reasons To Visit Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth, the fifth largest city in South Africa, is situated along Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape Province. With its coastal location, Port Elizabeth is an ideal seaside getaway and offers many fun activities like surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling, while active travelers will find plenty more to do on land such as a visit to the African Dawn Sanctuary or completing one of the hiking trails in the region. Within Port Elizabeth itself you will find a thriving city with many top-quality shopping centers, oceanfront restaurants and vibrant pubs and bars, while the city also offers plenty of fascinating museums and learning centers like the South End Museum and the Sukume Museum and Xhosa Culture Center.
Arriving In Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth International Airport is located just 4 km from the center of Port Elizabeth and handles a range of domestic flights across South Africa. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Port Elizabeth will not be able to find any direct flights, but you can quite easily transfer at another airport in South Africa before continuing onward to Port Elizabeth to make the journey a lot easier.
Port Elizabeth International Airport is made up of a single passenger terminal and offers all of the amenities and facilities you would expect, so you’re sure to find everything you would need. There are a few different restaurants available and a couple of coffee shops for meals and refreshments, while you will also find a variety of travel and souvenir shops. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi for up to four hours, so you can surf the web to help pass the time. You could consider a rental car in Port Elizabeth if you want to explore the beautiful country at your leisure.
Port Elizabeth Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to South Africa, you will have to have a valid visa so give yourself plenty of time to complete an application before your journey. In Port Elizabeth the weather is at its warmest from December until March with average highs of around 25 degrees, while it still stays fairly warm throughout the rest of the year. You will need to put your clocks back by two hours to get on local time in Port Elizabeth, while the currency utilized in South Africa is the South African rand.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, read our guide to the best places to visit and things to do in South Africa.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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