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Port Elizabeth is serviced by Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ); with British Airways, Mango Airlines, SAA, SA Express and Airlink operating regular commercial flights. To get on a cheap flight to Port Elizabeth use the flight price comparison tool on the left.
Options to go by bus are also included on these pages.
Jacana's flight to Port Elizabeth took off at 07h00 from Johannesburg (he'd flown in from Singapore):
"The country side from the air was low hills and very little tree cover, could be in Aussie."
"flying into Port Elizabeth was interesting, on the outskirts of the township were the shanty huts which were made of tin etc. and then as we went closer, there were the houses and a few buildings."
Jacana was staying at Lalibela Game Reserve, probably the most upmarket spot in the PE surrounds:
"The Park is 7,500 hectares and boast of many wild animals and just on our trip to the lodge we saw zebra, springbocks, wildebeest, eland, impala and just as we were almost to the lodge we saw a small herd of elephants, with a very large male who was in ‘musk’ for the first time and he decided that he was going to show us he was the boss and charged us a number of times as we reversed rapidly up the hill. Matilda who was next to the driver and right in the charging line grabbed out her bottle of duty free whisky and after a gulp, she passed it around to the rest of the vehicle."
The elite amongst the PE accommodation options are the game farms - Lalibela Game Reserve and Kwantu Private Game Reserve. If you don't want to damage your wallet so much try the Road Lodge, in our opinion the best positioned Road Lodge in South Africa (near the beach). A recommended option is The Paxton Hotel. Other popular choices are the Shamwari Townhouse (in Summerstrand) and the Forest Hall Guest House (in Walmer).
PE Airport car hire options include Avis, Budget, Europcar, First Car Rental, Tempest and Thrifty.