About Gqeberha

Gqeberha (Formerly Port Elizabeth) is the largest economic hub of the Eastern Cape province in South Africa and is one of the country's larger seaports.The city, often shortened to Gqeberha, is also known as the friendly city or the windy city; and is the gateway to the beautiful Sunshine Coast. This unique city is known for its long coastline of world-class beaches and beautiful wildlife attractions. And just a stone's throw outside of Gqeberha is Jeffrey's Bay, one of the foremost surf destinations in the world.

Cheap flights to Gqeberha

FlySafair offers customers cheap flights to Gqeberha from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. In Johannesburg, our Gqeberha flights operate from O.R.Tambo International Airport.

The frequency of flights is adjusted seasonally with more flights in the popular summer months and fewer in the winter, but we operate daily flights from Cape Town, Joburg and Durban to Gqeberha. Click here to see our full schedule

Things to do in Gqeberha

Situated between winter and summer rainfall regions, Gqeberha does experience rain throughout the year but generally maintains a temperate sub-tropical climate, making it a great place to enjoy outdoor activities.

  1. Play a round of golf at the Walmer Country Club
  2. Visit the Kragga Kamma Game Park
  3. Catch a game at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
  4. Check out the Air Force Museum
  5. Head to Jeffrey’s Bay for a Surf
  6. Visit the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World
  7. Take a day-trip to Grahamstown
  8. Shop till you drop at Greenacres Mall
  9. Walk with the giants at the Addo Elephant National Park
  10. See the penguins at the Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre
  11. For more interesting things to do - click here

Restaurants in Gqeberha

  1. For the Love of Wine, Stanley St
  2. Grass Roof Farmstall, Lovemore Park
  3. Fushin Sushi, Stanley St
  4. Mellas Noodle and Dim-Sum Bar, Brain St
  5. Ginger, Marine Dr
  6. Barney’s Tavern, Marine Dr
  7. Elephant Walk, Colleen Glen AH
  8. Tabú, Marine Dr
  9. Friendly Stranger, South End

Accommodation in Gqeberha

Gqeberha is home to a number of great hotels, campsites and guesthouses. There’s something to meet every personality and pocket in friendly Gqeberha.

Food trucks to follow in Gqeberha

Gqeberha has a huge variety of colourful food trucks popping up all over the city. Here are a few lip-smacking delights to try:

The Taco Box

Freshly made tacos with a variety of flavoursWhere to find them: Events and festivals


Chinese-inspired dishes such as; Dim sum plates, sweet and sour chicken and spring rolls.Where to find them: Major sporting event and social events around the Eastern Cape.

Makoy Food Truck

Hearty burgers, interesting salads and delicious curriesWhere to find them: Big events and festivals around the Eastern Cape

Baakens Food Truck FridayMost of these food truck favourites can be found at Baakens Food Truck Friday market, which happens once a month in Gqeberha.