Nature & Parks in Port Elizabeth

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Nature & Parks in Port Elizabeth

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  • Exploration813540
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first stop on a 20 night tour as a family of 4. We stayed 2 nights and absolutely loved this place – safari for beginners before we went to Addo! Waking up with giraffes walking past the terrace was magical.

    The staff are super friendly and really helpful. On the first night we asked for food to be left in the room for us to reheat as we arrived after the restaurant closed. We were in a self catering lodge, but actually had breakfast and early dinner in the restaurant the second day. The kids loved the upstairs bedroom in the lodge.

    We did a self-drive and also the guided safari. I would recommend doing both although the road can be a bit of a challenge in a sedan. We would go back again just to see the giraffes in the morning.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • goody2808
    East Yorkshire44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the most amazing 3 days at Shamwari.
    Stayed at Bayethe, please see my detailed review.
    Our experience was absolutely incredible, beyond our expectations.
    Ruan was our guide, he is exceptionally knowledgeable on all aspects of wildlife & nature, it was our great pleasure to have had 6 varied drives with him, we could not have wished for more, including all the laughs we had along the way!
    Ruan is also a very talented photographer, he is a tremendous asset to both Shamwari & Bayethe.
    Hope to return one day.
    Amanda, Jason, Sal & Guy
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Jordan C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The accommodation of the lighthouse villa was exceptional and extraordinary! It couldn't have been more perfect for our Honeymoon. Lin, the manager and host does an amazing job with her team at making sure all your needs are met and your stay is comfortable. Real value for money. The location and views from the villa are unparalleled. Definitely would recommend as a honeymoon or romantic destination with your partner - the whole team really went out of their way to make our stay as memorable and as special as possible.
    Michael & Jordan Swartz
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Ermfl
    246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited four game preserves, and this was by FAR our favorite. Here's why:
    Our guide (she was a young British lady - wish I could recall her name!) was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the animals, the history, the terrain... clearly she was passionate about her field! Also this is a very large preserve, so we were able to see so many animals, including elephants, giraffe, and lions! The tour vehicle was in good condition (compared to others we were on!) and we while it was still "rustic" and "authentic," it was not so jarring as to be uncomfortable. Truly if you can only visit one, make it this game drive. It was our very best!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK8 797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s very clear that the wellness of the birds here is a priority. A very small sanctuary hospital 🏥 with staff that volunteer to help.
    Go and see the beach and lighthouse too which is up the road
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK8 797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were brought to Sardinia bay as part of our tour of port Elizabeth. Wild side of the peninsula our guide said. Unfortunately the barrier wasn’t safe to get down to the beach 🏖 the day we were here. Quiet on a weekday and very hot in January.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • hungryhippo24322
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walks but minimal supporting information. River Walk quite nice but not suitable for wet conditions. The Protea are abundant and stunning
    Written 17 December 2023
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  • Mike_G6308
    Cape Town, South Africa473 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to watch the 20XXX cricket, it is the best place to watch cricket in South Africa. The brass band keeps the vibe going .
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • Lebo Tshikane
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Without the aquarium place is not the same anymore. Little to see, however kids enjoyed themselves at the museum. Hopefully soon the aquarium will be restored.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • Andre R
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa48 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely easy day hike. Awesome scenery and beautiful water holes. Just lots of ticks on the hike so have your tabard ready.
    Written 25 February 2019
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  • IanH
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating models of every sort, from petrol engined locos to proper coal fired steam.
    Rides are cheap and give good value for your money.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 382 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    King's beach is just 3 km away from City Hall, Port Elizabeth. It is the closest beach to the city, directly south of the harbour. Located in the suburb of Humewood the ambiance is more relaxed and also safer than downtown.

    There is a huge car park and behind the low dunes a park with pond. On reaching the sandy beach area there are public toilets. On the beach there is a cabin for lifeguards, though I did not see anyone there. The beach is clean and the water is mostly calm as the coastline retreats here a bit. Overall a lovely beach.
    Written 14 December 2021
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  • Mpho M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So worthy, Summerstrand was beautiful with beautiful beaches. Donkin was informative especially the 67steps
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 382 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hobie Beach in Summerstrand is just 4 km from PE City Hall. It is the most popular place on the coast near PE to visit, as there is a white sandy stretch of beach combined with entertainment. Cafés and bars, restaurants, souvenir vendors and photographers who take your picture for a fee, a nice promenade with a pier, it is for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.

    For those who like to jog there is the Hobie Parkrun behind the low dunes towards the southeast all the way to Pollock beach.

    Hobie beach can be quite crowded when the weather is good. It is very quiet if it is rainy and windy.
    Written 20 December 2021
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  • LodgeonMain
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It would be impossible to highlight a favorite because this place is all that and so much more! I held a bearded lizard, touched everything I was allowed to which started with holding Mia the owl when we arrived, saw more than I have in a lifetime including Jeremiah the biggest bullfrog and my mind was just blown from start to end! This place is heaven on earth for real!
    Written 8 January 2023
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