Port Elizabeth Gqeberha

South Africa

Affectionately named the 'friendly city' by locals, Port Elizabeth (renamed as Gqeberha) has much to offer in the likes of culture, history and spectacular natural beauty. The coastal city is located at the end of the Sunshine Coast close to Jeffreys Bay (known as J'bay) and Addo National Park. This area boasts many epic swimming beaches, wildlife and game drives galore and great water sports. History boffs will also be in their element as the city is peppered with immaculate historic buildings, many of which adopt an Art Nouveau style architecture. The Donkin Heritage Trail is an excellent way to see the best that the city has to offer, linking 51 places of historical interest in the city, including Fort Frederick, which was built in 1799! The interactive Bayworld museum is home to real life dinosaur fossils found in the area as well as life-sized models of these pre-historic creatures. Those seeking some adrenaline can try their luck on PE’s best waves, or stay on land and conquer the Maitland Sand Dunes. All in all, this vibrant city is an undiscovered gem and visitors can enjoy authentic South African experiences without the crowds of other bigger cities.