Friendly City

Port Elizabeth, also known as the Friendly City, is a large port city on the east coast of South Africa in the Eastern Cape.

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Khoisan era About 100 000 years ago modern humans began to expand throughout Africa. They became the San, who later met up with south-bound Khoi pastoralists from the north and...
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1820 Settlers The 1820 Settlers were several groups or parties of white British colonists settled by the British government and the Cape authorities in the South AfricanEastern...
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British Colonialism Between 1731 and 1765 more and more slaves were bought from Madagascar. In 1795, the Cape Colony became a British colony, before it was returned to the Dutch...
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1954 modern tourism era Located at the end of the picturesque Garden Route along the Cape coast, the city has beaches in and near it. The most popular swimming beaches include...
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Space Age Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. To date only orbital space tourism has taken place provided by the Russian Space Agency,...
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Port Elizabeth is a large city in South Africa. It is situated in the Eastern Cape province, one of the nine provinces which divides South Africa into its major regions, not only graphically but also in terms of culture and ethnicity. The city is often called by its short name PE but also nicknamed "The Friendly City" or "The Windy City". It stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. It is also referred to as Africa's Watersport Capital.

Port Elizabeth was founded as a town in 1820 to house British settlers as a way of strengthening the border region between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa. It now forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality which has a population of over 1.3 million.

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Central Reservations is a quick and easy-to-use booking system for holiday makers in Port Elizabeth. Our home-based booking office is conveniently situated in Central, Port Elizabeth.

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Port Elizabeth is a popular holiday destination. The weather is generally mild which makes it popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

People flock here for:

  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Kayaking



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