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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), which is just over 40 mins' drive from the centre (about 45km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Port Elizabeth are Budget, Bidvest, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar.

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    Rand (ZAR)

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    Warmest month: January (22°C)
    Coldest month: July (15°C)

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Hire a car in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth shines as the perfect beginning or end to an epic South African road trip.

The eastern point of the country’s famed Garden Route, the city charms with its easy-going pace and blissful beachfront. Though it may be smaller and hold fewer attractions that than Cape Town, for anyone looking to relax without worry, away from the big city chaos, PE is the place to be. Warmed by the breeze from the Indian Ocean, the city lives up to its nickname – “The Friendly City.”

After wandering down Port Elizabeth’s beautiful boardwalks, following its art trail and admiring its historic buildings, hit the road for a drive to unspoilt lands. The city also makes a popular base for heading out on a safari drive through Addo Elephant Park.

Sights to see

Set on the stunning shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth draws visitors in with its perfect sandy beaches, lively nightlife and exciting water sports. One of the most popular destinations in South Africa, Port Elizabeth is a charming resort full of attractions.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Nestled out on South Africa’s east coast, Port Elizabeth is growing in popularity as a holiday destination, partly because of the sheer diversity of things to see and do. From the 40km of pristine beach where you can sunbathe and enjoy water sports, to the nearby game parks and nature trails, Port Elizabeth offers a wonderful variety of adventure. Often referred to as the gateway to the Eastern Cape and the Garden Route, the city is blessed with exceptional weather throughout the year. The area also boasts excellent scuba diving in the balmy Indian Ocean, teeming with colourful fish and mysterious wrecks. If you want to stay above sea level to see the wonderful sea life, the Oceanarium has a great selection of aquatic animals and fish. Nature lovers need not stop there! You can arrange a trip to one of the incredible nearby game reserves to spot the 'Big Five' - lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino and elephant.

Port Elizabeth: Discover more

Rent a vehicle in Port Elizabeth and you can explore the region at your own pace. Whether you are heading further along the Garden Route towards Cape Town, or just want to visit some of the quaint and friendly seaside villages, a rental car can give you the freedom to explore at your leisure.

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