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Port Elizabeth, or "the Bay" as many locals fondly refer to it as, is one of South Africa's largest cities. It's found nestled in Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape and is well known for its many beaches and laid back "holiday" vibe. You can book cheap PE flights with a variety of domestic and international carriers by making use of our flight search feature on this page.

Why Visit Port Elizabeth?

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PE Attractions

If its restaurants, cafes, cinemas, boutiques and specialty stores you seek then The boardwalk is a must see


Port Elizabeth had blue flag status on 3 of it's beaches namely; Hobie, Kings and Humewood all of which offer up stunning waters and sands

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Wildlife & Game Parks

When visiting PE, make sure to visit the Addo Elephant Park and Kragga Kama Game reserve to take in the wonderful wildlife on display

Popular Flights to Port Elizabeth Routes

Flights from Durban to Port Elizabeth R799.00
Flights from Lanseria to Port Elizabeth R1499.00
Flights from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Port Elizabeth R699.00
Flights from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth R699.00
Flights from East London to Port Elizabeth R489.00

Popular Flights to Port Elizabeth

While the Port Elizabeth airport is not as busy as other bigger airports in the country, it still handles a variety of inbound and outbound domestic flights.

There are several cheap airlines to Port Elizabeth and many major airlines servicing this airport, including Qatar Airways, British Airways, Safair, SAA, Mango Airlines, and Kulula. The most popular domestic flights to PE depart from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Flights from Johannesburg are approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

When browsing through the most popular flights to Port Elizabeth, you will find that Safair offers flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, while British Airways offers flights from George and East London.

Domestic Airlines Flying To Port Elizabeth

  • Flysafair
  • Kulula Airlines
  • Mango Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Flyairlink
  • British Airways

Why Book Cheap PE Flights?

For many, finding cheap flights to Port Elizabeth is like a holiday dream come true. While you won't be traveling abroad to a foreign destination, the city provides the opportunity to have a holiday experience that is somewhat unbeatable. There is much to see and do in PE, from soaking up the sun on the beach to visiting old Victorian landmarks, embarking on a boat tour to see whales and rare birds, and even viewing the Big Five in some of the reserves and parks just outside the main city areas.

Here are just a few reasons why you should plan a trip to Port Elizabeth for your next holiday or weekend escape:

  • The velveteen coastline

  • The beaches in PE are phenomenal and there are plenty to choose from. While the coastline is picturesque, most beaches are ideal swimming and tanning spots. Your time would be well spent on the likes of Kind's Beach, Humewood Beach, Hobie Beach, and White Wells Estate.

  • Abundance of wildlife

  • What would a holiday be without a trip to the local national park to see some or all of the Big Five? Just outside the main hub of PE you will find Kragga Kamma Game Park and Addo Elephant Park where you can see rhino, giraffe, ostrich, antelope and wildebeest.

  • Many things to see and do in Port Elizabeth

  • In addition to the beaches and game viewing opportunities in Port Elizabeth, you can also enjoy spending time visiting some of the following top tourist attractions in the area: Algoa Bay (penguin and whale watching), Bayworld Museum, Donkin Reserve & Historical Site, Route 67, Nelson Mandela Art Museum, Groendal Dam, AutoPavilion, Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve, Splash Waterworld, Sacramento Trails, and Guinea Fowl Trail.

When to Visit Port Elizabeth - When to Book Cheap Flights to Port Elizabeth

Some might say that it's always a good time to visit PE, but if you prefer to travel and explore in warm weather, then Summer and Spring are definitely better months to venture there.

Port Elizabeth has a subtropical climate. The summers are warm and humid with average temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. Winters are quite a bit colder with temperatures dropping to around 9 degrees Celsius. The rainy seasons are June to August.

If you want to make the most of your time on the beach and the warm weather, the best time to book cheap flights to Port Elizabeth would be between the months of December and February, when its considered rather "balmy".

If you are not to fussed about weather, you will find great ticket offerings for cheap airlines to Port Elizabeth during the winter months.

Interesting Facts About Port Elizabeth

While Port Elizabeth provides for a dreamy beach holiday destination, there is a lot more to it than just its sandy beaches. Check out these interesting facts on PE:

  • PE was the first claimed home to some of the 1820 settlers! Prior to this, the Portuguese visited the area in 1482.
  • Port Elizabeth was named after the wife of Sir Rufane Donkin who was the acting Governor in 1820.
  • PE is home to the oldest bowling green in the country.
  • Port Elizabeth was one of the host cities for the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup.
  • The coastline stretches for 40 km, most of which is beaches.

Book Cheap Flights to Port Elizabeth

If you are planning a trip to the Eastern Cape, you can search and book cheap PE flights by making use of our flight search feature. You can also safely and securely pay for your trip online. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore PE!

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