Stunning Pics Of Port Elizabeth That Prove It’s SA’s Most Underrated City

Over at the I like Port Elizabeth Facebook page we get a constant flow of amazing pics from SA’s Southernmost city. To most, Port Elizabeth is a forgotten city which doesn’t measure up to the likes of local giants like Cape Town and Durban and we think this is unfair. While commonly referred to as the Windy or Friendly City, there’s a lot more to it than a breezy climate and warm smiles.

PE kicked off 2014 with the most epic sunrise

First Sunrise of 2014 in Port ElizabethImage by Belinda Cordier

And PE ends each day with the most epic sunsets

Cape Recife lighthouse at sunsetPhoto by Sakkie du Preez at the Cape Recife Lighthouse

It’s great for urban comforts and top-class hotels

port elizabeth water frontImage by Leigh-Anne Jacobs

Or getting in touch with incredible wildlife

elephants at addo elephant parkImage by Leigh-Anne Jacobs at Addo Elephant Park

From its historic downtown

Port Elizabeth libraryImage by Rodney Fox

And into the suburbs

Donkin Street Port ElizabethImage by Rodney Fox – Donkin Street, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is a montage of fantastic architecture from bygone days

A montage of Port Elizabeth architectureImage by Toy Dupper

You can make the most of the wind and take to the warm water

Hobie Beach Port ElizabethImage by Noel Beale at Hobie Beach

Or take a swing at something more terrestrial

Humewood Links Golf CourseImage by Callum Martin Austin – Humewood Links Golf Course 18th Green

There are a million moments to reflect on life, love or simply the sky

Bluewater Bay sunrise port elizabethSunrise at Bluewater Bay by Courts Delgado Whittaker

The dunes seem endless and wild

Sardinia Bay dunes Port ElizabethImage by Andrew Barton of Sardinia Bay

But in places they are tame and serene

Summerstrand boardwalk Port ElizabethImage of Summerstrand by Michael Steffen

Whether it’s treading the borders between surf and sand

Summerstrand boardwalk, Port ElizabethSummerstrand boardwalk by Michael Steffen

Or stepping out over the waves

Shark Rock Pier, Port ElizabethShark Rock pier by Diana Kitshoff

Whether it’s finding solitude

Sunset at Bird Rock, Port Elizabeth
Image by Maureen Swanepoel Jordaan

Or making new friends on the beach

Beach in Port Elizabeth at SunsetImage by Michelle Bailey

Whether you’re in search of a family holiday

Kids on Hobie Beach at Sunset, Port ElizabethImage by Sakkie du Preez – kids at Hobie Beach

Or in search of some romance

Lovers dancing on Sardinia Bay beach, Port ElizabethImage by Callan Martin Austin – Sardinia Bay Beach

 Port Elizabath will surely not disappoint

Van Stadens River Resort, near Port ElizabethImage by Reinette van den Berg of the Van Stadens River Resort, near PE.

All images are from the I Like Port Elizabeth Facebook page where you’ll find more about the people who shared them. Feel free to share your PE pics on the page, who knows, we may even feature them here!

These pics which only come from the last 2 months are proof that there are plenty of reasons to make PE your next local holiday destination!

Our Readers Comments

  1. Hi

    Do you know where I can buy prints of port Elizabeth in the early days?



    • Hi Michael,

      Maybe contact their tourist information board. They might be able to point you in the right direction on who would be able to assist.

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