Welcome to Sunshine Coast


The region has an English heritage and flavour, thanks to the influence of the 1820 Settlers. These hardy Brits landed at Algoa Bay and, having tried to farm in the midst of internecine clashes between the Boers and the Xhosa, they ultimately ended up in Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and beyond.


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$39.25 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

$206.69 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.

$288.27 Outdoor Activities

Private Amakhala Private Game Reserve Day Tour from Port Elizabeth

This day experience offers visitors a complete wildlife experience. The Amakhala Private Game Reserve offers a product aimed at providing visitors with an experience of the diverse wildlife and landscape including the Big 5, Black Wildebeest, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous other antelope. The reserve offers a range of morning and evening safaris, as well as other activities to enable you to take full advantage of the opportunities to experience the fascinating flora, fauna and bird life of the Eastern Cape. This is a wonderful opportunity to return to nature.Meet at Reed Valley for a short orientation and welcome drinks. Game drive through the reserve including a stop for a sumptuous lunch, before heading off on a tranquil 45-minute river cruise, followed by a further game drive through the other areas of the reserve.

$128.47 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.

$198.06 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!

$328.31 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Addo Elephant National Park and Schotia Private Game Reserve

This full day trip includes a half day game drive through the Addo Elephant National Park and a Big 5 safari at the privately owned Schotia game reserve, including a night game drive.Enjoy magnificent game viewing in this pristine Malaria free area. Enjoy a full day exploring the Addo Elephant National Park, home to Africa's elusive Big 5 including more than 600 Elephants and the privately owned Schotia Game Reserve.Duration: 12 hoursStart Location: Port Elizabeth & Surrounding AreaDeparture Times: Morning pickupDropoff Time: Evening Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditionsFitness Level: Basic fitness is requiredPack: Camera, sun protectionFull Day Itinerary- Pick up in Port Elizabeth from 09h00 Morning session09:00 - 14:00 - Transfer from pick up point to Addo Elephant National Park.- Rest room and curio shop stop.- Guided tour through Addo Elephant Park looking mainly for elephants, buffalo and other antelope.13:00 Lunch- The game drive through Addo Park is done in a closed vehicle as it is a government reserve and we are not permitted to do open Vehicle game drives in the park. - Your Game drive on Schotia is done in an Open Vehicle.Afternoon session14:45 Check in at Schotia HQ Office. Tea/ coffee / juice and biscuits available on arrival.15:00 Commence with guided game drive. Your ranger will look for Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Ostrich and numerous antelope that abound on Schotia.16:30 There will be a short refreshments and toilet stop.16:45 The most exciting part begins. i.e. looking for Lions !! Rangers also look for Hippo and nocturnal animals!19:00 you will return to our Lapa to warm up around the fire.- A scrumptious buffet dinner will be served followed by desert, tea and coffee- Guests usually depart from the Lapa at about 20:45 and enjoy another 10 - 15 minutes night viewing as far as the slide entrance gate to Schotia*Note: Food and drinks are included in the price. 

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