Welcome to Eastern Cape

Private wildlife reserves and national and regional parks abound: see the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) or migrating whales and dolphins. You’ll find tranquillity and culture in the towns of the semi-arid Karoo; the imposing Drakensberg peaks and little-known valleys in the Highlands; good surfing in the Indian Ocean, coupled with amazing cultural experiences on the Wild Coast; and history throughout, including the legacy of some famous local sons – Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Steve Biko.

Top experiences in Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape activities

$34.46 Shore Excursions

Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Port Elizabeth Walking Tour

The city tours start from the Campanile Memorial - an important landmark situated in the heart of the city. We then proceed to follow route 67 - an exciting arts and culture heritage trail that runs through the city. Route 67 incorporates 67 art works that were completed by 67 local artists, these include both historical and modern day pieces that showcase South African history and the people and culture of the Eastern Cape. It also pays tribute to Nelson Mandelas 67 years of service to South Africans.  The tour also includes a visit to the Donkin Reserve at Belmont Terrace and the old lighthouse that offers the best views of the city. Here you will find yourself surrounded by a mix of exquisite old Victorian churches, newly renovated terraced cottages on Donkin Street; and a lighthouse that once guided ships into Algoa Bay. Itinerary:9.30am: Pick up from cruise ship terminal10am: Start of walking tour11.30am: Refreshment stop12.30pm: End of walking tour1pm: Drop off at cruise ship terminal

$127.58 Shore Excursions

Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Port Elizabeth City Tour

Whilst enjoying a city tour of Port Elizabeth, you will see the following interesting landmarks: Town Hall, Feather Market Hall, Market Square, Fort Frederick, Donkin Reserve, St George’s Park, Settlers Park, Cape Recife and Schoenmakerskop. The tour will be conducted by a qualified English speaking driver guide. Additional language guides are available on request at an additional rate. All transport is in air-conditioned vehicles and the rate includes return transfers to Port Elizabeth port. Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s second oldest city and also the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape. It is situated on the south-eastern coast of South Africa (most southern country on the African continent). PE forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro which also includes the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch (approx 1.5 million people). What do the locals call Port Elizabeth? Anything from “PE”, “The Windy City”, “Die Baai” to “Ibhayi”. About our people: We like to refer to ourselves as laid-back. Our economy is booming, but we still have that small-town feel. Port Elizabeth is a rapidly developing metro and was also a proud host city in the Soccer World Cup 2010!What’s “lekker” about PE? Just about everything: great (moderate) weather all year round, beautiful beaches (including the Blue Flag beaches of St Georges Beach and Humewood Beach), low crime rate, strong economic growth, major university (NMMU) and schools, the Boardwalk Casino, major hotels and guesthouses, shopping centres, very little traffic congestion and much more to mention.

$196.68 Shore Excursions

Port Elizabeth Shore Excursion: Kragga Kamma Game Park

Enjoy a chauffeured game drive through lush coastal forest and grassland, home to vast herds of African game, including White rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species. The professional guides provide you with interesting, detailed information on the animals and the historical background of the area.All the animals at Kragga Kamma roam freely and unrestricted in their natural surroundings. This owner-operated animal-friendly park – where no hunting or other disturbance of game is permitted – means that you always get close-up views and great photo opportunities.Enjoy a chauffeured drive through the park in an air-conditioned vehicle (no need for 4x4) and enjoy viewing game in any weather conditions from the comfort of the vehicle.At Kragga Kamma Game Park, fall in love with capturing African wildlife moments!

$122.62 Private & Custom Tours

Private Port Elizabeth Half-Day City Tour

The third largest port in South Africa and the country's fifth biggest city, Port Elizabeth, is ideally set on the beautiful beaches of Algoa Bay.Often referred to as "The Friendly City" Port Elizabeth has more than its fair share of warm water beaches, estuaries and rivers, providing superb watersports playgrounds. There are endless opportunities for surfing, angling both surf and deep sea, yachting, power-boating, boardsailing and diving.An historical, cultural and scenic orientation tour, showing you Port Elizabeth from its interesting origin to the present modern day splendour. Visit No 7 Castle Hill Museum, the Donkin Reserve, the main educational institution of UPE; the Pier at Hobie Beach; the city centre, Early Settler Museum; Fort Frederick and Settler’s Park.

$123.47 Cultural & Theme Tours

Port Elizabeth Township Private Tour

This private four-hour township tour begins with a pickup from your central Port Elizabeth or beachfront accommodation around 1:30pm. You'll be driven by air-conditioned minivan to New Brighton, a township established in 1903, and one of the first officially black residential areas in Port Elizabeth. From there you'll visit the townships of Kwazakhele and Zwide south of the city. Throughout the tour, you'll meet talented artists at work, visit a community-run school, and learn about township life. The tour also includes a stop at the Donkin Reserve, which features historical walking trails, monuments to the region's first British settlers, and a lighthouse. The tour concludes around 5:30pm, when you'll be returned to your overnight accommodation. All entrance fees are included in the price of the tour. Note that two people per booking are required and infant seats are available with advance request.

$205.26 Outdoor Activities

Addo Elephant National Park: Private Tour from Port Elizabeth

The Sundays River Valley Route/Addo region is only an hour's scenic drive from the wonderful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the rich 1820 Settler history of Grahamstown. Addo Elephant National Park is the place to see the famous Addo elephants as well as mile after mile of verdant citrus trees, bearing fruit all winter and filling the air with the wonderful scent of their blossoms in springtime. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. Enjoy a drive through this park. Stop for lunch (not included) at a picnic area inside the park overlooking a waterhole.