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One of South Africa’s largest cities and most beautiful cities is Port Elizabeth, which is also known as The Bay. It is located within the Eastern Cape Province which is 770 kilometres east of the capital city, Cape Town. The city stretches 16 kilometres in Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in the country.
The second oldest city in South Africa
The city is also known for its nicknames: “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City”. The first nickname is derived from it’s hospitality, friendliness and the laid-back nature of the locals. The second oldest city of South Africa is a home to stunning beach fronts and coastal wonders as it also is a place for travelling with a campervan hire.
The blend of the modernity and simplistic natural landscape is clearly seen here with the metropolis juxtaposed against the golden sandy beaches with its pristine blue waters. All year round In these waters is the perfect opportunity for whale watching. During the months June to August and between November to January, humpback whales can be seen swimming, often peeking through to allow for them to be seen. Southern right whales can be sighted between July and November. Meanwhile, all through the year, Bryde’s whales can be found swimming freely.
Port Elizabeth is a hub of watersports activities making it the watersports capital of South Afric a. The place to do this is at the Algoa Bay some activities you can do here include scuba diving, game fishing charters, surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding, among many more.
The city is also full of historic and oceanic museums. Some of these are the bell tower or the Campanile, the city hall, the Donkin Reserve park and monument and the old stone Fort Frederick. Here you can also take long walks at the gardens of St George’s Park, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, the acclaimed Addo Elephant Park. Drive away to other locations in South Africa such as Upington, Durban or Kempton Park.