Port Elizabeth or The Bay (Zulu: Bhayi; Xhosa: iBhayi; Afrikaans: Die Baai) The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City”, stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, . It is known for its sunshine and safe sandy beaches. Port Elizabeth was founded as a town in 1820 to house British settlers as a way of strengthening the border region between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa. It now forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. The city is the second largest city in terms of area and the fifth largest in terms of population in South Africa which is over 1.5 million. The city is also an important centre for the South African motor industry and one of the major seaports in the country, Located on the South Eastern coast of Africa.
Less than 45 minutes’ drive from the centre of Port Elizabeth, some of the most beautiful wildlife, including lion, rhino and hippo, await visitors at the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve and the Seaview Lion Park. The famous Addo Elephant Park (aimed at preserving the elephant and buffalo populations in the country) and the luxurious five-star Shamwari Game Park are also approximately one hour drive from Port Elizabeth. The Eastern Cape is a malaria-free area, ensuring safe, comfortable travel.