How to paint Port Elizabeth red with only R150 in your pocket
Port Elizabeth is a fantastic but sadly underrated holiday destination. Known as South Africa’s friendliest city, PE brings the beach, incredible wildlife and stunning history together in one, ensuring that everyone will find something to do. At what cost, however?
What if we told you, you could enjoy a day in Port Elizabeth with only R150 in your pocket? Read on and prepare to be amazed. At the end, you’ll want to book your bus ticket right away!
Start your day off with breakfast at the Valley Market – R10*
The Valley Market opens on the first Saturday of every month. Here you will find anything from gourmet boerewors rolls, pizza, artisan breads and fresh smoothies. Entrance is R10* per person and kids under 12 can enter for free!
Spend an early morning at the wreck of Sacramento – Free*
If you are a fan of history and old things then you would certainly enjoy a trip to the cannon of the wreck of the Sacramento. Entrance is free and you can go on lovely coastal trails between Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay.
Go horseback riding in the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve – Free if you have a NMB pass*
View the stunning nature reserve on the back of a horse, leisurely trotting through Sardinia Bay. Heavenly Stables offers a free hour horse ride through the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve if you have a NMB pass. They are open 7 days a week but the rides are dependent on weather conditions. Bookings need to be made at least 2 days in advance.
Take pictures of the Big 5 at Kragga Kamma – R65*
Kragga Kamma is situated just under an hours’ drive from Uitenhage. Cheetah, Giraffe, Rhino, Buffalo you name it, you will find it here. Adults pay R65* per person and scholars between the ages of 3 and 18 only pay R30*. If you possess that nifty NMB pass you can enter for free and spend your R150 on a picnic!
Indulge in yummy pastries at Vovo Telo – Depends whether you can stop with just one
Vovo Telo is a bakery inspired by a little village in Madagascar. Pick something, if you can, from a variety of loafs, cakes or simply enjoy a cup of afternoon tea with good company. You can find them on Raleigh Street, central Port Elizabeth. PS: Swop that cup of tea for a coffee instead, it comes highly recommended.
How to get to Port Elizabeth with Citiliner
If Port Elizabeth sounds like an attractive holiday destination, there’s only one way to get there, with a Citiliner bus. What’s the use of going on a budget holiday when you can barely afford to get to your destination?
Our bus travels several routes to and from Port Elizabeth so whether you are in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Pretoria we can take you to Port Elizabeth at a fraction of what it would cost you to drive yourself.
Pick a route, book your ticket now and let’s take you somewhere special this summer.
*Prices are subject to change from those provided in this article.