Beaches, culture and history! Port Elizabeth features all three of these. Travellers booking flights to enjoy holidays in South Africa can ponder over visiting this captivating metropolitan city that defines SA in a unique way.

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Port Elizabeth, fondly known as PE, is one of the largest cities in South Africa which is nothing less than a paradise for nature lovers having special penchant for wildlife as well as beachcombers yearning to explore the vibrant world that exists underwater. If you want to explore the magnificence of this metropolis beyond nature and seashore, roam around the cultural attractions flaunting multi-ethnic and diversified facet of the city. Travellers booking flights to visit PE never run out of options to experience the exquisiteness of this part of South Africa. Here’s a list of most preeminent activities for holidaymakers buying tickets to enjoy their holidays at Port Elizabeth.

Addo Elephant National Park
This conservation park is not only the third largest national park in South Africa but also an irresistible attraction among wildlife lovers vacationing in PE. Hordes of animal lovers who board flights to visit the Windy City make sure to buy entry tickets for this protected area and take a close look at the elephants in their natural habitat in addition to other creatures namely Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Southern Right Whale, Leopard and Great White Shark that collectively known as ‘Big 7.’ Wildlife enthusiasts looking for multiple visits round the year can buy ‘Wild Card’ and get rid of buying tickets time and again.

Beaches
Undoubtedly, beaches are among the top rated attractions of this enticing metropolis in South Africa. The city is dotted with five Blue Flag beaches. In other words, travellers spending monies on tickets aboard flights to explore the seaside grandeur of PE can be sure of quality of water as well as safety. Nelson Mandela Bay Precinct’s beaches namely Humewood, King’s, Hobie and Well’s Estate are some of the most prominent sandy strips here. Humewood and Hobie are the must visit for surfers and swimmers. Also, Hobie is also known for hosting sailing and boating events. If booking air tickets to the Windy City with kids, consider adding Kariega and King’s to your travel schedule.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
Arts have become an integral part of the multicultural aspect of Port Elizabeth. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is the best place to explore the artistic richness of South Africa while holidaying in this urban area. Apart from extensive permanent collection, a small exhibition area is dedicated towards holding temporary yet exclusive arts exhibitions. Avid artists and art lovers booking PE flights visit here to appreciate the spectacular works created by few of the most celebrated artists of South Africa such as Berni Searle, Diane Victor, Nicholas Hlobo and Conrad Botes. Entry to the gallery is free; however tickets are required for several events.

Donkin Heritage Trail
Strategically located in the Nelson Mandela Bay, this historic site is a coveted area for every traveller with a knack for peeping into the past. Its proximity to the central business district and an incredible accumulation of majestic monuments and grandiose Victorian buildings keep this enthralling area on the top of the minds of history buffs purchasing tickets aboard flights landing at PE. Besides similar Victorian structures, other attractions that draw of attention of scores of holidaymakers to this area are Fort Frederick, a metal statue of Nelson Mandela and a series of churches and cathedrals.

Myriad of Options for Adventure Cravers
Adventurous souls making reservations on flights destined for this metropolitan city can dive into the pool of thrill whilst being a part of water sports such as surfing, sailing and kayaking. But scuba diving is one activity that lures hordes of adventure seekers looking to satiate their cravings for exhilaration in South Africa. Notable dive sites in Port Elizabeth are Bell Buoy, Thunderbolt Reef and Evan’s Peak. Apart from marine activities, one can also indulge in mountain biking at Baakens River trail and Swartkops Valley Nature Reserve. Hardcore adventurers must consider adding quad biking to their travel plans.

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