You never have to drive far to find adventure and a slice of nature’s tranquility; whether you are visiting Nelson Mandela Bay for the first time, live in the city of Port Elizabeth, or the towns of Uitenhage or Despatch, your next escape is within reach, just around the corner.
And if you want to flee the streets, not up for a museum visit and head to either the beach of the bush, you’re in luck because there is a myriad of beach and bush getaways all within a 50 km radius from Port Elizabeth’s city centre.
Port Elizabeth Promenade
You can go for long walks on the beach, get an ice cream to accompany you on Shark Rock Pier, join a Park Run, swim, surf and enjoy the sun, kayak in the Indian Ocean, sip a cocktail while watching the waves, splash around McArthur Pool or go shopping along the beachfront on weekends.
Distance from the city: + 5 km
Van Stadens Resort
Make a day of it, or even a weekend and head to Van Stadens Resort for some beach, dune and lagoon fun. There are also some pedal boats and you can go fishing.
Distance from the city: + 50 km
Cape Recife Nature Reserve
Relish in nature when you head to the 336 hectare reserve; enjoy unspoilt beaches, do the 9km hiking trail, go on a guided tour of the lighthouse, be still and go birdwatching and visit the ...........