Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)

South Africa

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Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), South Africa

Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is one of South Africa’s major municipalities and bears the nickname "The Friendly City." Relax on beautiful King’s Beach. Spot some big game at the Kragga Kamma Game Park nature reserve. Explore the rich history of South Africa’s Eastern Cape at the Donkin Reserve. Try local dishes like potjiekos, an indigenous stew cooked outdoors in a cast-iron pot.


  • Port Name & Location
    Cruise Terminal Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha). Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Standard Time Zone. UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The 3 main local languages are Xhosa, English and Afrikaans.
  • Language
    Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is located at the end of the Garden Route, a iconic 190 mile stretch of the southwestern coast of South Africa.
    • Currency & Shopping
      The local currency in South Africa is the rand.
    • Famous For
      Located along Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is one of South Africa’s major seaports and the Southernmost large city in Africa.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) is a popular destination for whale watching, with humpback, southern right, and Bryde’s whales seen throughout the year.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium hosted 8 matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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