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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.
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. ”
  • 29 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.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Route
“Stanley Street has all you need for restaurants, coffee shops, drinks and more! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great food, ambiance & regular specials - breakfast & lunch on Raleigh street, 2 minutes away”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Mark from Fushin has created something special, and his restaurant is firmly in the top 5 in PE.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“God food, live music and a relaxed bar-type atmosphere that can turn into a more vibey dance floor with DJs playing.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“A huge park in the center of the city. Surrounded by swimming pools and stadiums.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“The Campanile is situated in close proximity to Port Elizabeth’s harbour and this bell tower was erected to commemorate the arrival of the British Settlers in 1820. There are 204 steps leading to the top and this Italian-style tower is home to the largest carillon of bells in South Africa. It was recently refurbished with a new viewing window on the oceanside.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“South End, as a suburb, was once a cosmopolitan community. Men, women, children and families lived harmonious lives in the epicentre of cultural diversity. Blacks, whites, coloureds, Indians, Chinese, Jews, Greeks and many more were united in their attitude towards family values, faith and morals, despite the diversity of religion, language and race. The South End Museum has worked hard to provide a realistic and thorough portrayal of life in the old South End. The gravity of the experience is only truly felt when walking amidst the faces, places and lives of this incredible community”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Two theatres make up the oldest theatre complex in Africa! Beautiful architecture is worth a look, even if there are no shows on.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“A visit to the incredibly vibey Stanley street in the evening is a must during your stay in PE. Bringing Spanish-style sociable eating to South Africa, The Two Olives is a tapas restaurant that serves tasty, healthy dishes ideal for sharing, along with the most refreshing of ice teas and great bottles of wine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a nicely designed space for breakfast or lunch. Sit on the veranda of this restored Victorian home. Good coffee and cakes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great Italian Food in an old restored warehouse. Also houses a small fine foods and delicacies supermarket. Great atmosphere towards the weekends. Book a table or you will miss out. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 6 locals recommend
Nightlife Spot
“As one of the most vibrant and happening streets in Port Elizabeth, Stanley Street is a must-visit in the Friendly City and makes for a memorable eat out or a cocktail night.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“God food, live music and a relaxed bar-type atmosphere that can turn into a more vibey dance floor with DJs playing.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“A visit to the incredibly vibey Stanley street in the evening is a must during your stay in PE. Bringing Spanish-style sociable eating to South Africa, The Two Olives is a tapas restaurant that serves tasty, healthy dishes ideal for sharing, along with the most refreshing of ice teas and great bottles of wine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a nicely designed space for breakfast or lunch. Sit on the veranda of this restored Victorian home. Good coffee and cakes.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great Italian Food in an old restored warehouse. Also houses a small fine foods and delicacies supermarket. Great atmosphere towards the weekends. Book a table or you will miss out. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the oldest, finest restaurants in Port Elizabeth. Top notch dining with a pianist playing in the background. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Good food and nice drinks. Always a little busy and buzzing from Thursday to Sunday.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down our favorite in PE. Gourmet-style food in a relaxed setting, close to other vibey bard and restaurants on Stanley Street in Richmond Hill.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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