Known as “The Friendly City”, Port Elizabeth stretches for 16km along the Algoa Bay and is considered the water sports capital of South Africa – perfect for indulging in water sports and outdoor activities like surfing, jet-skiing and exploring some of the most beautiful blue flag beaches South Africa.
Humewood beach is recognised as South Africa’s oldest blue flag beach, an award given to impeccably clean beaches that are friendly to the environment, making this an ideal destination for families looking for a beach holiday in South Africa.
Flights take approximately 14 hours when flying from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) Airport via Johannesburg. Travel options include Economy and Business Class, whilst all passengers can enjoy complimentary on-board food and drink during the flight.
Book a memorable holiday to Port Elizabeth with British Airways with a choice of Economy and Business Class fares. Travellers can combine flights, accommodation and car rentals to enjoy additional savings. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. With British Airways, you can check in for your flight online or via your mobile phone and can also choose your seat up to 24 hours in advance*. *Free seat selection 24 hours in advance is not available if you are travelling on a hand baggage only (Basic) fare.
Port Elizabeth Airport is located 7.5km (4.7 miles) from Port Elizabeth. Organise car rental with British Airways to enjoy great rates and flexibility when travelling around Port Elizabeth. Public transport is available, however it is recommended to pre-book car rental and airport transfers to ensure a stress free journey from Port Elizabeth Airport to your intended destination.
Booking your airport transfers and flights with British Airways can help travellers save money, whilst shuttle bus and private transfer services are available when organising your flight to Port Elizabeth. Travellers wanting to explore Port Elizabeth may want to consider hiring a car. By booking car hire with British Airways, you’ll be able to enjoy more locations with great deals on a range of high quality vehicles. Benefits include road side breakdown cover and collision cover.
Hotels we recommend along the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth
With its award-winning beaches and laidback lifestyle, South Africa’s ‘Friendly City’ couldn’t be friendlier. Yet Port Elizabeth – or PE as it’s known to locals – is enjoying a sustained period of urban renewal and several historic areas have become exciting new hubs. No extra leave? No problem. Here’s how to spend a perfect 48 hours in the city.