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Cruise to Port Elizabeth

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SA Express Flights to PE

SA Express (SAX) operates regular flights to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) from Cape Town International Airport. They have discontinued the route between Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and Port Elizabeth, effective from the 15th of October 2016.Use the flight booking engine on the left to reserve the cheapest flight (then use SouthAfrica.TO flight discount vouchers to reduce fares more).

Campanile, Cruising & Addo Holiday in PE

SA Express Flights to Port Elizabeth have a rating of 4/5 based on 1 review.

25 Nov 2013 : Rating 4/5 : We arrived in P.E mid-afternoon the 1st of November on a pleasant flight with SA Express from Cape Town for a blissful weekend getaway of 3 days. Gerhard and I checked in at the Boardwalk’s holiday apartments situated in Summerstrand overlooking the Bay with an awesome view of the harbour, the sea and if you have your binoculars in your hands, the 3 islands situated in Algoa Bay. Changing into some casual clothing we decided to go in search of something to eat, and boy oh boy were we in for a treat, with so many restaurants to choose from! Loving fish and Sushi, we decided to stopped off at John Dory’s Seafood restaurant for a bite to eat. Here you can order Sushi or any other delectable seafood meal or even a steak at a really cheap cheap price to enjoy at leisure inside or outside on the terrace. And if you get there before 7pm in the evening you get to eat Sushi at half the price - what a bargain. The view from the restaurant over the sea, and beach is spectacular and makes it a real pleasure to have a meal here. After dinner we took a stroll down to the beach front area which stretches for miles and walked on the Shark Rock Pier enjoying the scenery and the fresh salty sea air before heading back to our apartment and some well-deserved rest. The next morning we picked up a picnic basket from the hotel, which we ordered on our arrival the day before, and travelled in our rented car from AVIS to the ADDO Elephant Park which is situated about 65km to the North East of P.E. As the name speaks for itself, elephants is what we were going to see and “sommer” plenty of them too. Entry into the park is not expensive and there is an abundance of wildlife to look for and to see in the Park. The weather in the park at this time of the year is great and there is no need to worry about Malaria as it is a malaria-free park.

Old Post Office in Port Elizabeth

Whilst spending the morning driving around in the park and seeing so many big and small elephants and other wildlife we noticed that there were areas indicated where you could safely climb out of your vehicle to enjoy the view and or have something to eat. The animals had decided to come and have a drink while we were having a bite to eat. Seeing the young baby elephants as well as the adults drinking and splashing away in the water just made our lunch at the watering hole that more enjoyable. The picnic basket we brought with was packed with marvellous goodies and we thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch. The trip back to P.E was a scenic one as we drove through the mountainous area between ADDO and P.E. Saturday night we went for supper to Stone Castle Restaurant and Bush Camp situated in Glendore Road, Pari Park. Here they serve all kinds of Braai/Barbeque delicacies, the smells greeting you from the fireplaces as you arrive there causes one to become extra hungry instantaneously, yummyyyyyyy! Yes, I do realize one can go and make your own braai, but to have someone else doing it and serve all the different eats that are conjured up just makes it so much more worthwhile to go and enjoy a braai there by them! The food was awesome and the atmosphere just as great and pricing was not going to break the bank. Later upon returning to the Boardwalk complex we decided to go and try our hand at “lady luck” in the Casino and left in the early hours of the morning to enjoy a good night’s sleep. On Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast in the hotel and thereafter set off to the harbour to get onto the “Jester” boat for a 1 and ¾ hour excursion on the sea. Being able to view P.E from out at sea is a spectacular experience and we really enjoyed the boat trip (Ed: try a cruise from Durban to Cape Town which stops in PE).

Jester cruise boat in Port Elizabeth

After getting back onto dry land we drove to the Campanile Tower situated at the railway station which was built in 1820. With a height of nearly 52 m and only yes only 204 steps to climb to reach the top we made our way to the top and enjoyed some spectacular views of the city. Fortunately there are a number of platforms on the way up and down where one can enjoy a rest if need be and you are also able to look out over the city.

Campanile tower in Port Elizabeth

We left the tower and headed into town to enjoy the local sights such as the “old post office” situated in Flemming Street Central, designed in 1897 and opened to the public in 1900 as well as taking a drive around the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. This was where P.E hosted some spectacular soccer matches during the 2010 Soccer World Cup hosted by South Africa, a really great stadium in all its splendour to visit. For supper we enjoyed a succulent steak from Bluewaters Café situated on the beach front. Sipping cocktails and enjoying the sunset over the bay finished the day off perfectly. Our breakaway had come to an end and what a great time we had visiting this city of Port Elizabeth. We would without hesitation recommend a visit here to one and all! Thank you to SA Express for flying us to Port Elizabeth! We truly enjoyed a very, very memorable experience in the “friendly city”. Fly you soon,

Flight routes

SA Express operates flights to Port Elizabeth on the following routes:

  • Cape Town International Airport to Port Elizabeth (CPT - PLZ), scheduled to take 1h40m

  • Durban to Port Elizabeth (DUR - PLZ), scheduled to take 1h20m.

  • Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport to Port Elizabeth (JNB - PLZ), scheduled to take 1h40m.

    [Discontinued on 15 October 2016]


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