Port Elizabeth & St Francis Bay

Port Elizabeth & St Francis are the gateway to the Eastern Cape and offer sandy beaches, cultural tours & great links golf courses.


Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the Eastern Cape. It's commonly known as PE, but also recently renamed as Gqeberha - sorry that name is not easy to pronounce. It offer sandy beaches, cultural tours of the city & two top-flight links golf courses at Humewood and St Francis.

Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha has a range of very pleasant boutique hotels for an overnight stay. If you have time, we recommend a boat cruise for whales and dolphins sightings in season. Or perhaps enjoy a round of golf at Humewood?

The attractive coastal resort towns of St Francis Bay and Jeffreys Bay are both are only 45-60 minutes west of Port Elizabeth, on the way to the Garden Route. These make a great place to break the journey.

The village is of picturesque white-washed thatched cottages right on the beach. There's a network of canals throughout the little town. Here you may enjoy swimming, surfing, beach walks and perhaps a round of golf at the top-ranked St Francis Links course.


Nearby Jeffrey’s Bay is famous for its majestic waves. Many surfers regard them as some of the finest in the world.

Jeffreys Bay surfer near Port Elizabeth


Why you may love it

  • Sandy beaches and cultural tours
  • Great links golf courses
  • Boat cruises for whales and dolpins in season

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Did you know
  • Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)Second oldest city in SA
  • Cape St FrancisHome to a SANCCOB Penguin Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

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