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There are two main Gqeberha holiday packages to choose from. Both of these guided trips will start here and end in Cape Town. You can look forward to seeing ostriches in Oudtshoorn and visiting holiday towns such as Hermanus and Mossel Bay.
Choose from our best selling Port Elizabeth tours and excursions and book either a 3 day or 4-day getaway.
The Windy City, as Gqeberha is so affectionately called by the locals, is a fantastic starting point for many a holiday. Close to the Garden Route, a bit of a drive from Cape Town, and with so many conservation parks, both private and national in between, guests are spoiled for choice when planning their memorable tours from Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha.
There is so much to explore when travelling through this part of South Africa. The rolling green, misty hills of the Eastern Cape give way to mammoth mountains the further you travel inland. Any tour of this area will expose you to sights unlike any other in the country. Whether it’s a day tour you are considering or a few days on the road that has your eye, Southern Circle’s scenic tours from Gqeberha are simply unforgettable.
Many would agree that the Eastern Cape is a secret paradise. Well away from the kinds of tourist hot spots such as the Kruger National Park, Cape Town and Johannesburg, the Eastern Cape and all of its routes are so expansive that you can travel for quite a distance without coming across many people.
About Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha
Gqeberha is the perfect place to tour. This major city is about 770 km from Cape Town and it stretches about 16 km along Algoa Bay, making it one of South Africa’s most important ports. Gqeberha (in the past shortened to PE by locals) is actually the largest, the most Southern city of Africa, situated further south than Cape Town. The city forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality and it is home to about 1.3 million people.
A place of industry and tourism, Gqeberha has a lot to offer. The city is found at the end of the Garden Route, making it a great starting point as well, depending on the direction in which you wish to travel (there is no right or wrong way to see the Garden Route). Its position on the Cape Coast also makes it the ideal place to spend some time on the beach, and Port Elizabeth has some of the best. Two of the beaches that have earned the best reputations are Hobie Beach and King’s Beach.
The city itself is home to a number of exciting, historic attractions. The Donkin Heritage Trail, which includes the bell tower which was built to commemorate the 1820 settlers, the city hall, the Donkin Reserve Park and the monument as well as Fort Frederick are all inspiring attractions and showcase beautiful examples of early South African architecture.
Nelson Mandela and the legacy he has left in South Africa is one of the biggest reasons why many visit Gqeberha. On Route 67, travellers can follow a walking trail featuring 67 works of art, each made to symbolize a part of the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent in jail. Art lovers can extend their journey by visiting the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.
Being on the coast, Gqeberha has become the place to see oceanic wildlife. Between June and August, and again between November and January, whale watching opportunities are plentiful. Often, whales can be spotted from high vantage points or from tour boats. And if wildlife sightings are your objective, the Addo Elephant National Park is just a stone’s throw away.
Guided Tours from Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha
Many holidays in the Eastern Cape begin and end in the Windy City. Southern Circle has two fantastic, affordable tours that leave from Gqeberha:
- Garden Route – 3 Day Garden Route Tour Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha to Cape Town.
This is the perfect tour if you are looking to pack a whole lot of fantastic locations into one exciting tour. Leaving from Gqeberha, the tour takes guests into the heart of the Garden Route and the Little Karoo, travelling all down the coast, taking in all the famous sights along the way. Guests will see the gorgeous mountains and lush natural forests for which the route is so well known, while also stopping off at various popular locations. After a few exciting days of travelling, the tour rounds off in Cape Town. Day 1 starts off in Gqeberha, and we’ll explore the Garden Route and Knysna on this day. The next day will find us further along the Garden Route, and we’ll also stop off in George and Oudtshoorn. On the final day, we’ll explore the rest of Oudtshoorn before ending off in Cape Town.
- Garden Route Guided Tour – 4 Day Tour from Port Elizabeth / Gqeberhe to Cape Town.
Giving guests an extra day on the road, this guided tour will provide guests with more time on the road. Not missing out on any of the many exciting destinations, guests will enjoy a full experience of the wonders of the Garden Route, Winelands, various national parks and so much more. This once in a lifetime tour begins in Gqeberha and ends in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Day 1 is spent exploring Gqeberha, the Garden Route, and Knysna, day 2 includes time in George and Oudtshoorn, on day 3 we explore more of Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay and on the final day we tour Swellendam, Hermanus and Cape Town.
Book unforgettable tours from Gqeberha today and see why more tourists are choosing South Africa as their destination of choice.