Port Elizabeth or Nelson Mandela Bay, often known by its initials “PE”, and colloquially as “The Friendly City”or “The Windy City”, is a major seaport city and most populous city in the Eastern Cape.
Located at the end of the picturesque Garden Route along the Cape coast, the city has beaches in and near it. The most popular swimming beaches include King’s Beach and Hobie Beach.
Port Elizabeth is also a destination for whale watching with humpback whales sighted between June and August, and again between November and January, southern right whales sighted between July and November, and Bryde’s whales sighted all year round. The wider area surrounding Port Elizabeth also features several game viewing opportunities.
The city boasts many local historic attractions – the Campanile (bell tower), built in 1923 to commemorate the arrival of the 1820 Settlers and offering a viewpoint over the city; the city hall (1862); the Donkin Reserve park and monument; and the old stone Fort Frederick itself (1799) – to name but a few.
Route 67 is a walking trail consisting of 67 public artworks, symbolising 67 years which Nelson Mandela dedicated to the freedom of South Africa. The artwork is a celebration of South African culture and history.
Port Elizabeth is a beautiful city, full of rich heritage – a great place to buy your next home! Please contact our head office to arrange a home inspection for this area.