Cheap flights to Port Elizabeth
FlySafair offers customers cheap flights to Port Elizabeth from Johannesburg and Cape Town. In Johannesburg our PE 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 both Cape Town and Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. Click here to see our full schedule.
About Port Elizabeth
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 just called PE, is also known as 'the friendly city'. While still beautiful, the area is actually a fundamental industrial hub, with a number of motor manufacturers situated in nearby Uitenhage.
A stone's throw outside of Port Elizabeth is Jeffrey’s Bay, one of the foremost surf destinations in the world.
Things to do in Port Elizabeth
Situated between winter and summer rainfall regions, Port Elizabeth does experience rain throughout the year but generally maintains a temperate sub-tropical climate, making it a great place to enjoy outdoor activities.
- Play a round of golf at the Walmer Country Club
- Visit the Kragga Kamma Game Park
- Catch a game at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
- Check out the Air Force Museum
- Head to Jeffrey’s Bay for a Surf
- Visit the Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World
- Take a day-trip to Grahamstown
- Shop till you drop at Greenacres Mall
Places to stay in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth is home to a number of great hotels, camp sites and guest houses. There’s something to meet every personality and pocket in friendly PE. Customers who book cheap flights to Port Elizabeth with FlySafair are also able to secure great accommodation rates with our hotel partner Booking.com. Click here to check out a range of places to stay in Port Elizabeth.
Getting around Port Elizabeth
It’s a great idea to rent a car when visiting Port Elizabeth as this will give you the freedom to move around as you please. There are also a number of great places to visit, like Jeffrey’s Bay, that are a little way outside of the city limits, so a car is a great way to take full advantage of the city.
Customers who book cheap flights to Port Elizabeth with FlySafair are also eligible to get 15% discount on car rental rates when you book your rental with our partners First Car Rental. Simply select the car option you’d like when making your reservation to receive the discounted rates.
Port Elizabeth Weather
Port Elizabeth is interestingly situated between summer ad winter rainfall regions, so the area tends to experience rain throughout the year. That said the climate is generally a very temperate sub-tropical one. Historically most rainfall tends to occur between March and June.
Summer starts in mid to late November and stretches through to the end of March and early April. Temperatures on hot days can climb quite high into the thirties.
June, July and August are the winter months in Port Elizabeth, but temperatures remain fairly moderate, occasionally dropping just below freezing in the early mornings.