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Port Elizabeth City highlights & best area to stay

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Port Elizabeth City highlights & best area to stay

We will have a full day (perhaps 2 days- if our arrival date can be moved up, don't know yet) in PE prior to going on safari in Hlosi. I know it's not a lot of time, but would like to make the best of it and see the highlights. Suggestions?

We are very active walkers and I am a former pro-photographer, so scenic things would be great. for pictures.

We arrive at 21:30 the night prior from a long trip from Chicago, so are planning to take a shuttle or taxi to a hotel and and looking for ideas on where to stay where we could walk to things-if possible.

Would prefer to keep the hotel costs around $100-$130 US-if we could...

Thanks-

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Hi,

The City Lodge Chain has hotels ideally located next to the Board Walk which is where most of the activity is and where it is safe.

Should you be staying over a weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) then you can get half price rates on their Bid2Stay "specials". Courtyard is the best, then City Lodge, Town Lodge and Road Lodge in that order.

Website: www.citylodge.co.za.

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This is a great website to look up things to do and see in the PE area.

nmbt.co.za/attractions_port_elizabeth.html

Hope it helps! :)

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Thanks for the tips...I will check things out

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For your budget I would recommend the brand new Town Lodge or Garden Court Kings Beach-(see my post elsewhere regarding construction behind the Courtyard Hotel). Scenic is difficult- it could be early 19th century architecture, wildlife close by (Seaview or Kraggakamma).

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maps.google.co.za/…

I would recommend the Town Lodge just because it is less than a year old. The hotel is pretty much between Humewood and Summerstrand.

You can walk for a long time along the beach front, if you want to stretch your legs.

If your day falls on a weekend, I recommend that you go to Cape Recife Nature Reserve. During the week, I am not sure how safe it is, as you could be the only people there.

I suggest you drive around Marine Drive. The drive as far as Schoenmakerskop, where I live, hugs the coast and is quite attractive.

Edited: 7:29 am, May 02, 2011
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Have a look at Port Elizabeth Daily Photo - http://portelizabethdailyphoto.blogspot.com - to give you a better idea of what it looks like at the attractions around town.

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