Gqeberha Adventures

Beach Horse Rides
Big Swing
Boat Trips
Canoeing
Deep Sea Fishing
Elephant Experience
Guided walking Tours
Horse Riding
Indoor Climbing
Kayaking

Qgeberha (previously known as Port Elizabeth) Adventures and Things To Do.

Recently given the tongue-taxing name Gqeberha to reflect its pre-colonial past this laid-back city sprawls in a sun-and-sea embrace along South Africa’s Eastern Cape Coastline. Though often seen as a springboard to other more alluring places Gqeberha has its own appeal. It is one of South Africa’s most relaxed and uncrowded cities. All things related to sea and surf define it, producing a top family-friendly…

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Qgeberha (previously known as Port Elizabeth) Adventures and Things To Do.

Recently given the tongue-taxing name Gqeberha to reflect its pre-colonial past this laid-back city sprawls in a sun-and-sea embrace along South Africa’s Eastern Cape Coastline. Though often seen as a springboard to other more alluring places Gqeberha has its own appeal. It is one of South Africa’s most relaxed and uncrowded cities. All things related to sea and surf define it, producing a top family-friendly destination where curly-wurly ice creams on the beach, surf lifesaving competitions, and hardcore surfski races live side by side. Long summer days, a temperate climate, gorgeous soft sandy beaches mean sea and beach activities rule.

The flagship sporting event of Gqeberha is the Ironman, but there are many gentler ways to explore the stunning beaches and coastal nature reserves. With pristine, uncrowded beaches close to the city, beach horse riding is a popular activity. Perfect coastal conditions tempt travelers to take up surfing. The presence of large pods of dolphins and whales- Southern right, humpback, and Bryde - in season, draws visitors out on relaxing boat cruises. The wide meandering Sundays River offers passage for dreamy inland exploration on kayak or ferry. This is the adventurer’s way to admire a place where 5 biological biomes intersect. In the tangled thickets along the riverbank, birds add splashes of color, and fascinating flora, like the carbon-fixing wonder plant known as Spekboom, thrives. Giant sand dunes give thrill seekers a gravity-fed ride of their life.

The city's quaint historic heart and trendy art and coffee vibe provide refuge on windy days. Gqeberha delivers breezy brilliance for at least 6 months, peaking in October, and draws kite and windsurfers to its shores.

Even though it’s all sun, sea, sand, and surf action in Gqeberha you can’t separate this city from its inland jewel- the Addo Elephant National park. A park that protects a diverse and wonderful collection of landscapes and animals as well as its namesake. Gqeberha is also a well-known entry point for tourists heading to the Garden Route on a guided road trip or self-drive.

Things that are well-loved and full of character get nicknames and Gqeberha certainly has its fair share of those; PE, iBhayi, die Baai, the windy city, the friendly city, and Mandela Bay. Come and land in this welcoming, happy place and enjoy an active holiday with easy access to the soul of the sea and a wide selection of adventures.

Activity List

Gqeberha Adventures

Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Rides in Gqeberha. What better place to do a beach horse ride then Gqeberha?  It is the birthplace of many of South Africa’s top sports stars including Siya Kolisi, but mostly it seems to be the birthplace of a lot of sand- endless long whited sand-dune flanked beaches are plentiful...

Big Swing

Big Swing in Gqeberha, South Africa. Gqeberha offers a range of adrenalin activities, some of which don’t revolve around the beach and the surf! The Big Swing experience takes you a little out of town and out of your comfort zone. This is good prep for an even bigger gorge or bridge swing. All...

Boat Trips

Boat trips in Gqeberha, South Africa. Select from a range of superbly run boat trips in Gqeberha; from educational and conservation focussed experiences out in Algoa Bay to lazy sunset cruises on the Sundays River and everything in between. Gqeberha’s Algoa Bay, one of the largest bays in Africa,...

Canoeing

Canoeing in Gqeberha, South Africa. The scenic Sundays River plays host to the best canoeing experiences in Gqeberha and some of the best safari canoeing trips in South Africa, including a premier overnight canoe trail in the Addo area. For birders, canoeing on the Sundays River offers some of the most...

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing in Gqeberha, South Africa. Gqeberha sits on Algoa Bay which is deep sea fishing heaven. The mild East Coast weather makes for consistent fishing throughout the year. Find your reputable charter here, where you’ll be hosted by some of South Africa’s top skippers and anglers...

Elephant Experience

Elephant experience in Gqeberha, South Africa. If you want to spend time with Africa’s most beloved animal, Gqeberha is your quickest springboard. The African elephant lends its name to Gqeberha’s closest National Park- The Addo Elephant. While you will see great herds of the majestic creatures...

Guided walking Tours

Guided walking tour in Gqeberha, South Africa. A vibrant walking tour in the heart of Gqeberha will shift your perception of this city and ensure you get the most out of your stay. Friendly, engaging guides share the rich and important political, social and cultural history as you explore the oldest...

Indoor Climbing

Indoor climbing in Gqeberha, South Africa. Gqeberha hosts the largest climbing gym in the Eastern Cape. For experienced climbers visiting the city it is an opportunity to maintain and sharpen your skills as well as network with Gqeberha’s friendly climbing community and get the low down on the...

Kayaking

Kayaking in Gqeberha, South Africa. Gqeberha sits on the Western corner of Algoa Bay and it’s remarkable that just this small inward curve of the land can create calmer waters on a coastline that is notoriously wild and unpredictable. Kayaking from one of Gqeberha’s beautiful blue-flag beaches...