Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Port Elizabeth

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Port Elizabeth. Travelers appreciate the bars in this walkable city. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Seasonal weather in Port Elizabeth

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, October and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Port Elizabeth

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Port Elizabeth is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Princess Margaret Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Lower Bay Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Friendship Bay Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Cotton House Beach (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Macaroni Beach (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Villa Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Port Elizabeth

Fly into Argyle (SVD-Argyle Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Canouan Island (CIW), which is 21.9 mi (35.2 km) away.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Port Elizabeth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Port Elizabeth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Friendship Bay Beach: 361 vacation rentals
  • Princess Margaret Beach: 360 vacation rentals
  • Port of Port Elizabeth: 360 vacation rentals
  • Mysore Bay beach: 105 vacation rentals
  • Villa Beach: 362 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Elizabeth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Port Elizabeth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13 Houses in Port Elizabeth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Port Elizabeth include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 102 rentals available
  • Villas: 216 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Port Elizabeth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Port Elizabeth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.