Why Visit Algoa Bay?
Algoa Bay also known as "The Friendly City" is the fifth biggest city in South Africa and the largest on the coast between Cape Town and Durban. Its climate is matched by this city's warm and welcoming nature. Algoa Bay is also known as the city with more sunshine than any other coastal town in the country.
Algoa Bay Overview
Beautiful Algoa Bay itself, with its deep-water sheltered port, is now officially called Nelson Mandela Bay after the city’s most famous son. There’s always activities happening, the beaches are always alive with sun worshippers, and conditions are excellent for surfing, sailing, diving and angling. Port Elizabeth has beautiful parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves with an abundance of bird life.
Many inland and coastal walking trails can be explored in the area. Family and cultural events also take place along the main sea front. Most of the year people enjoy eating outdoors, where you find wonderful seafood with fine South Africa wines and lagers.
Highlights & Places in Algoa Bay
- Port Elizabeth Museums
Bayworld offers historical exhibits and a variety of live animal displays such as dolphins, seals, penguins, fish, snakes and crocodiles.
Bird island offers spectacular diving with interesting caves, dropoffs, walls and gullies, all covered in brilliantly coloured invertebrate life.
Visit Port Elizabeth amazing museums including, The Castle Hill Museum, the King George VI Art Museum and Gallery and the St. Croix Motor Museum.
Porth elizabeth offers 800 km of untouched and pristine coastline along with some of the world's best beaches such as King's beach, Humewood beach, Hobie beach.
Best Time to Visit Algoa Bay
Algoa Bay Weather
The average temperature ranges from 25°C in summer and 17°C in winter.
When to Go
Algoa Bay boasts a wonderful moderate climate all year round. Summers are dry and warm with relatively low humidity, while winters are notably mild, with year-round rainfall.
Getting There & Getting Around
Getting To Algoa Bay
Port Elizabeth Airport is about 8 km away from Algoa Bay. There are airport shuttle services, taxis and a public bus. All accommodation establishments can arrange transport.
Getting Around Algoa Bay
Getting around Algoa Bay is fairly easy. Shuttle buses offer a convenient mode of transport in the city and to surrounding areas.
Buses are also an option. Or the minibus, which is the main form of transportation for most people.
Algoa Bay Tips : Know Before You Go
ATMs can be found across the city. Major banks include Absa, FNB and Standard Bank.
Forex / Money:
Foreign exchange facilities are available at shopping malls, the airport, hotels and banks.
Credit / Debit cards:
Credit and debit cards are widely accepted at most large hotels, restaurants, stores and other outlets.
The airport and almost all accommodation offers WiFi. Internet cafes can be found in the shopping malls and tourist hubs.
Water is safe to drink in most cities and towns, straight out of the tap.
Algoa Bay Map