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Things to do in Port Elizabeth Central

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“This is a special part of our city which holds a lot of our city’s history. Times of visiting need to be adhered to due to the neighborhood, but it is well worth the visit. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local microbrewery with a lot of tables and great food selection. This place can turn into a full blown party from Thursdays until Sundays.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great food, ambiance & regular specials - breakfast & lunch on Raleigh street, 2 minutes away”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“Stanley Street has all you need for restaurants, coffee shops, drinks and more! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“5min drive A very popular venue often with live music and many great food specials, good for a night out”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“9min drive A historic and beautiful theatre, check out what's showing when you're here”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“South End, as a suburb, was once a cosmopolitan community. Men, women, children and families lived harmonious lives in the epicentre of cultural diversity. Blacks, whites, coloureds, Indians, Chinese, Jews, Greeks and many more were united in their attitude towards family values, faith and morals, despite the diversity of religion, language and race. The South End Museum has worked hard to provide a realistic and thorough portrayal of life in the old South End. The gravity of the experience is only truly felt when walking amidst the faces, places and lives of this incredible community”
  • 5 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“What I love about this place is the tapas menu which means I don’t have to choose 1 meal. The taste profile of all the dishes are amazing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“A huge park in the center of the city. Surrounded by swimming pools and stadiums.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Mark from Fushin has created something special, and his restaurant is firmly in the top 5 in PE.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“The Campanile is a bell tower built to mark the harbor for the 1820 English settlers who arrived in Port Elizabeth. Climb the steps or take the elevator to the top for lovely views, stopping at each floor and admiring the newly renovated tower. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 6 locals recommend
Landmark
“If this stone fort could talk it would take you back to 1799 when British Forces stood their ground to prevent the possible landing of French troops. To this day no retributive shot has ever been fired from Fort Frederick. Great views of the harbour.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great Italian Food in an old restored warehouse. Also houses a small fine foods and delicacies supermarket. Great atmosphere towards the weekends. Book a table or you will miss out. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a nicely designed space for breakfast or lunch. Sit on the veranda of this restored Victorian home. Good coffee and cakes.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Local microbrewery with a lot of tables and great food selection. This place can turn into a full blown party from Thursdays until Sundays.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“5min drive A very popular venue often with live music and many great food specials, good for a night out”
  • 13 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“What I love about this place is the tapas menu which means I don’t have to choose 1 meal. The taste profile of all the dishes are amazing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great Italian Food in an old restored warehouse. Also houses a small fine foods and delicacies supermarket. Great atmosphere towards the weekends. Book a table or you will miss out. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a nicely designed space for breakfast or lunch. Sit on the veranda of this restored Victorian home. Good coffee and cakes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down our favorite in PE. Gourmet-style food in a relaxed setting, close to other vibey bard and restaurants on Stanley Street in Richmond Hill.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite Thai kitchen. Mark and Natti serve authentic Thai food. Take your own bottle of wine.”
  • 1 local recommends
Burger Restaurant
“Good food and nice drinks. Always a little busy and buzzing from Thursday to Sunday.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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