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Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pizza Place
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“This is our largest and latest shopping mall in the city. It’s about 15min away and has great spots to eat, play and shop.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“A slow drive through the park, with a lunch break at their restaurant, can easily be achieved in a day visit. Overnight accommodation is also available.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Some say this is the best Mall in PE (regarding quality and variety of shops).”
  • 25 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Head down to the beach front, enjoy the sand and see and wrap up the experience at the local roadhouse!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Boardwalk is more than just a hotel and casino, but visitors can expect a musical fountain at night, which is a must see, movie theaters, restaurants and cultural shops and other shopping areas. There is enough fun areas for the kids. It is walking distance from the beach area where visitors can walk on the shark rock pier and enjoy a swim. The Boarwalk also require a drive of about 30 min. It offers safe parking and walking distance to the beach area and the casino. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Nature
“This is a special part of our city which holds a lot of our city’s history. Times of visiting need to be adhered to due to the neighborhood, but it is well worth the visit. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local microbrewery with a lot of tables and great food selection. This place can turn into a full blown party from Thursdays until Sundays.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“9min drive The most popular place to go for a bit of dancing, with live DJ's and a beach view, and good food”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love how rooted this place feels, from the farm stall, right through the restaurant and all around. The menu is great, and they cater for low carb or Banting guests. It really is a unique place. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Greenacres Shopping Mall has all the shops you need, including Woolworths and Checkers for groceries.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“Sards Beach a one of the favorite local hangouts. It’s a great spot for a sundowner (take your own), straight after work. Be prepared to climb a massive dune, but the scenic setting is worth it!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“11min drive This pub restaurant is a favourite due to its deck with a sea view, and often has live music and karaoke nights ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great food, ambiance & regular specials - breakfast & lunch on Raleigh street, 2 minutes away”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food and friendly staff. Our most favorite pizza pasta place. Steaks are also great. Never disappoints us”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Amazing food, with your host George, who has been in the restaurant trade for over 30 years. Stunning Views and amazing food, this is a must to visit. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a very popular restaurant, right on the beachfront. The food is great, and the prices are reasonable. This is a firm favourite for the locals, not too smart and not to casual attire is worn, and there is a good ambiance for an evening out. Breakfasts with this view are hard to resist. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“Head down to the beach front, enjoy the sand and see and wrap up the experience at the local roadhouse!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local microbrewery with a lot of tables and great food selection. This place can turn into a full blown party from Thursdays until Sundays.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love how rooted this place feels, from the farm stall, right through the restaurant and all around. The menu is great, and they cater for low carb or Banting guests. It really is a unique place. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and friendly staff. Our most favorite pizza pasta place. Steaks are also great. Never disappoints us”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Amazing food, with your host George, who has been in the restaurant trade for over 30 years. Stunning Views and amazing food, this is a must to visit. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a very popular restaurant, right on the beachfront. The food is great, and the prices are reasonable. This is a firm favourite for the locals, not too smart and not to casual attire is worn, and there is a good ambiance for an evening out. Breakfasts with this view are hard to resist. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“5min drive A very popular venue often with live music and many great food specials, good for a night out”
  • 13 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“What I love about this place is the tapas menu which means I don’t have to choose 1 meal. The taste profile of all the dishes are amazing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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