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Port Elizabeth, South Africa Overview

Port Elizabeth or The Bay is one of the largest cities in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, 770 km (478 mi) east of Cape Town. The city, often shortened to PE and nicknamed “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City”, stretches for 16 km along Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth is located at the end of the picturesque Garden Route along the Cape coast, the city is one of South Africa’s major destinations for tourists, many of whom come simply to enjoy the many fine beaches in and near the city.The area surrounding the CBD has a number of historic attractions, many of which are linked by the Donkin Heritage Trail. The Donkin Reserve park and monument; and the old stone Fort Frederick.

Other attractions include the gardens at St George’s Park, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (formerly known as the King George VI Art Gallery), the museum and oceanography room at Humewood, and the new Boardwalk waterfront complex.

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Weather

The Windy City” has a subtropical climate with light rain throughout the year. Under the Koppen climate classification, Port Elizabeth has an oceanic climate (Cfb ). The area lies between the winter rainfall, Mediterranean climate zones of the Western Cape and the summer rainfall regions of eastern South Africa. Winters are cool but mild and summers are warm but considerably less humid and hot than more northerly parts of South Africa’s east coast.

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