Port Elizabeth Car Rentals
Port Elizabeth is the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape and South Africa's second oldest city. Port Elizabeth is situated on the South Eastern coast of the country and it forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, which also includes the towns Uitenhage and Despatch. The locals call their city any thing from PE 'The friendly city', 'The windy city', 'Die baai', to 'Ibhayi. Therefore it is easy to deduct that this is also one of South Africa's multicultural societies. The people of Port Elizabeth like to refer to themselves as laid back and in the same breath they like to emphasize that their economy is booming, although their city still capture that small-town feel.
Port Elizabeth Car Rentals Include
- Free mileage per day according to package booked (either 100km free per day OR 200 km free per day or unlimited mileage)
- Collision damage waiver liability. This covers you for damage to your hired vehicle in the event of an accident.
- Theft waiver
- Airport surcharges
- Bail bonds (where needed)
- All local taxes
Car Hire Pick Up And Drop Off Points
- Port Elizabeth Airport
- Port Elizabeth Downtown
The city enjoys quite moderate whether throughout the year, as one would think of a coastal city. Port Elizabeth is also blessed with more hours of sun shine per day than for instance Cape Town. The temperature of the sea water is also very moderate and it therefore makes it a perfect place for beach activities like swimming and bathing. No wonder it is known as South Africa's water sport capital. The locals also like to emphasize that Port Elizabeth is a city of low crime rate and low traffic congestion.
The Ado Elephant Park
The drive to one of the most popular game reserves in the Eastern Cape is a most scenic one. The Ado Elephant Park has the largest concentrated population of elephants in one place and features the Big 7. The park can keep one busy for the whole day and therefore offers its visitors overnight facilities.
Schotia is a private game reserve just behind Ado. Take an afternoon/evening drive in an open land rover to look for wildebeest, rhino, zebra, hippo and lots of antelope species. Towards the end of this outing as the evening sets in, the most exciting time starts, when one can be on the lookout for the free roaming lions and the buffet dinner with drinks included . It is a good and practical idea to add the Ado tour before the Schotia Safari.
On the way to Tsitsikamma one can stop at the Storms River Bridge to take a photo of this unique bridge. The next stop is at the majestic Big Tree where one can take a hike in the indigenous forest. At the Storms River Mouth you can take a hike to the hang-bridge for a boat trip up the river if the whether cooperates. One can also go and relax at the Waterfall or visit the highest bungee jump.
The Bay World
The large dolphin lake is by far the focal point of the Oceanarium. 60m long, 45m at its widest point and up to 4,5m deep, it contains 475 litres of filtered sea water and is consider as one of the largest' dolphin lakes in the world. A lot of people are opposed to keeping dolphins in an oceanarium, but this animal's positive contribution to public awareness and attitudes can not be ignored. A large pool enclosure houses a small colony of Cape fur seals and penguins and other sea birds can be seen in a landscaped area.
It seems like Port Elizabeth and its surrounding areas is the perfect place for a holidaymaker that is interested in engaging with water sports and wild life.