The coast of Port Elizabeth is home to mega dolphin pods and was named the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the world. You can see whales all-year round on this coast, and even more, pods come during the annual ‘sardine run’. Within an hour’s drive, you can access Big Five game drives Founder’s Lodge by Mantis where you can spend the night and enjoy twice-daily guided game drives and nature walks. If your time is limited, a day visit to Addo Elephant National Park is also just an hour away, and there you can choose between a self-drive through the reserve using a map, or a guided safari with a professional ranger.
Big Seven Safari
Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the only Big Seven Safari area in the world. The Addo Elephant Park includes a game reserve, the world’s largest range of sand dunes, and a marine reserve.