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Cruises to Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth (Photo:Anke van Wyk/Shutterstock)

About Port Elizabeth

Set nearly 500 miles east of Cape Town in the Eastern Cape province, the industrial-port city of Port Elizabeth (or, PE, as it's called) is a fixture on the South African cruise circuit, thanks to its revitalized central historic district, bustling beaches and, above all else, its proximity to the superlative elephant sanctuary and game reserve at Addo Elephant National Park featuring the "Big 5": lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros and elephants.

Here, sunbathers, active types (watersports and surfing abound), and old lighthouses fringe the swaths of sandy beaches (Humewood Beach ranks tops) hugging Algoa Bay. The city's central district sets the stage for a cluster of renovated Victorian buildings, historic sites and a surprising collection of engaging public art projects. Further afield, guided township tours propose insight into local African Xhosa culture and the nation's challenging political history. Visitors with a full day in port could tack on the can't-miss half-day excursion to Addo Elephant National Park with a half-day exploration of Port Elizabeth's urban-and-waterfront highlights.

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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

49 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

42 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

59 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)
Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

102 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

108 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

44 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Seabourn Sojourn

81 Night
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145 Reviews
Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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Seabourn Sojourn

140 Night
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Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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Azamara Pursuit

12 Night
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Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Azamara Voyages
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

26 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

40 Night
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Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

33 Night
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Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Norwegian Jade

12 Night
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Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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14 Night
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Leaving:Cape Town
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Queen Victoria

39 Night
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Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

117 Night
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Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

17 Night
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Leaving:Perth
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Seabourn Sojourn

51 Night
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Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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Nautica

12 Night
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Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
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Queen Victoria

97 Night
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Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Seven Seas Voyager

15 Night
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Leaving:Cape Town
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Seabourn Sojourn

30 Night
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Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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Queen Victoria

112 Night
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Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

81 Night
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Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

63 Night
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Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Why go to Port Elizabeth?

Pros:

Centrally located Port Elizabeth has lively beaches, a historic Old Town and easy access to the elephant sanctuary

Cons:

Port Elizabeth is an industrial city and, as such, you should be cautious regarding petty crime

Bottom Line:

This well-rounded city offers something for every type of traveler to enjoy

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The South African rand is the national currency (check www.xe.com for current currency conversion rates); ATM's are available throughout Port Elizabeth.

Language?

South Africa lists a staggering 11 official languages (with plenty more unofficial ones on top of that), but visitors needn't be concerned as English is spoken nearly everywhere. Apart from English, you're most likely to here Afrikaans and IsiXhosa spoken locally in the Port Elizabeth area.


Port Elizabeth Cruise Reviews
Port Elizabeth is a place with more touring options. There is a nice mall there if you want to stay in town. There are a number of day trips that can be taken to surrounding sites. We opted to visit Addo Elephant... Read More
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Rutman
Free shuttle to a lovely shopping center. En-route we got a tour of the town. Not bad for a quick change in itinerary.... Read More
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highseasally
Again we had been to the area several times recently so really a town stroll was sufficient.... Read More
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geoffstravels
Addo Elephant Park with Alan’s Tours. Excellent tour with Malcolm as our guide.... Read More
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