Spend the morning diving on a coral reef and the afternoon spotting the Big Five in a private game reserve. Hop on a boat and head off to see colonies of seals, penguins and dolphins. Port Elizabeth is blessed with safe, warm seas, long sandy beaches and lots of sunshine perfect for swimming, surfing and sailing. The fifth-largest city in South Africa, Port Elizabeth also offers plenty of scope for landlubbers, including a couple of great museums, fun restaurants and bars and a vibrant township scene.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.