Port Elizabeth, officially renamed Gqeberha (Xhosa)and colloquially often referred to as PE, is a major seaport city and the most populous city in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
It is nicknamed “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City
The city is known for many blue-flag beaches along the city’s urban coastline; its popularity as an international and local holiday destination; and its rich and diverse cultural heritage.
The city’s warm oceanic climate ranks it among the top cities in the world for pleasant year-round weather.
The city represents a large percentage of South Africa’s biological diversity is a confluence point five of the seven South African biomes, namely the Thicket, Grassland, Nama-Karoo, Fynbos and Forest Biomes
The Donkin Reserve in Port Elizabeth, taken in September 2014. It portrays both the older and parts of the newer sections of the monument.
Located at the end of the picturesque Garden Route along the Cape coast, The most popular swimming beaches include King’s Beach and Hobie Beach.
Route 67 is a walking trail consisting of 67 public artworks, symbolising 67 years which Nelson Mandela dedicated to the freedom of South Africa.
Other attractions include the gardens at St George’s Park, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (formerly known as the King George VI Art Gallery), the museum and oceanography room at Humewood, and the new Boardwalk waterfront complex.
The wider area surrounding PE also features game viewing opportunities, including the Addo Elephant National Park, 72 kilometres (45 mi) to the north near the Zuurberg mountain range.
It is also a destination for whale watching with humpback whales sighted between June and August, and again between November and January, southern right whales sighted between July and November, and Bryde’s whales sighted all year round.