Is Bayworld up and running....?
I've been accepted to study at Nelson Mandela University, PE for 2013 and will be bringing my son who is in the 5th grade. I am looking for suitable and safe neighborhoods we could live in. My son's father is very concerned about crime and racism...is it really THAT bad in PE? I've read that there is crime and also that PE is known as the "Friendly City." Any information you can give me for perspective that I can share with him would be great. Thank you so much for your help. ~jodi
Hello everyone, My partner and I will be in East London in April and are staying in Gulu. Can anyone recommend things to do in and around the area? I think the max time of traveling to activities or attractions will be about 2-3 hours so that seems to be restricting things a lot. All ideas appreciated.
Folks, I am having an impossible time trying to find a town and hotel for a quick night stay between PE and Durban. Umtata seems as if it might be the best, but I can't find a list of hotels. I've heard there are many, but, I need feedback as to whether Umtata would be suitable mid-way point, and any site you can direct me to with a comprehensive list of hotels. OR, if you have suggestions, I would so appreciate it. Thanks greatly...
I would like to find out how much is to watch a dolphin show and is it for the whole week?
Hi All I was hoping someone could help - we're planning a trip to SA in early May, and want to drive from Durban down to Stellenbosch via the Eastern Cape. I'm thinking we'll take the N2 to East London, then up through Grahamstown to spend a night or two in Addo Elephant Park; from there back onto the N2 and along the coast to the Western Cape. I've read there's been some pretty major flooding in the Eastern Cape, so was just wondering if it's still ok to drive..... or has there been major damage to the roads? Also any comments on our proposed route? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :) Mrs S
I am looking for good B&B accommodation for 1 night for 4 couples Tues 25 Jan before going on to Shamwari Game Reserve
Good day Vters, I need to book ticket from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in July 2010, is there any cheap flight website that i able to book ticket besides Kulula? Thnaks for the advise & Help. Christine
We're traveling from Maseru to Addo by car and are debating the best route. We have two options, it seems: 1) N8 to R709 through Wepener, R26 to N6, R61 to N10 at Craddock. or 2) N8 to Bloemfontein, N6 to R61 to N10 (as above) Option 1 seems to be the shortest distance, but Option 2 is almost entirely on larger roads. Any thoughts as to which is better? And if there is a better route to take to get from the N6 to the N10, I'd love to know that that, too. Thanks! Liz
Hi, I'm looking for children's swimwear. On holiday in Jeffreys Bay at present but can't find anything below R395 - all of them are surfer brand names. Department stores have NOTHING as they have started to unpack their winter range. Please suggest some stores in PE that might be able to help - the kids want to swim desperately and have nothing to wear!
My husband and I will be staying in Port Elizabeth from April 2010 until Sept. 2010.My husband will be working at the Ford plant there, and I have no plans. We are from Tennessee and I have never been out of the country. Please send me any info you think might be useful to us, and any ideas on how I can spend my days. Thanks!
Hi, I will be in P.E. for a few days during the World Cup. I'm just wondering is there a particular area of the city that the bars and pubs, etc. are situated? Like in Cape Town it's around the Long St. area.
Hello, We are a couple who'd like to have a nice New Year Dinner in Port Elizabeth. We are staying in the Boardwalk Casino and Resort Complex. Just realised it might be good idea to book a table. Any recommendations? Thanks :)
Hello! I am travelling in a group of three, one is a 13 year old. We arrive in Johannesburg airport and we plan to first visit LION PARK ( near Jo'berg) and spend a night in the "semi-luxury"? tents and see some animals!! and try a BRAAI, - we will slowly make our journey to Wild Coast to Tshana to Mdumbi Backpackers- but we want to break the trip and stay somewhere nice 6 HOURS OUTSIDE OF JOHANNESBURG and the next morning-ish continue by bus to Umtata ( to arrive at a reasonable hour to be collected by backpackers transport!) Is Maseru in Lesotho around 6 hours from Johannesburg? ( by something like greyhound bus??) Is Durban area ( Kwazulu) ( maybe the ZULU BEER route????) around 6 hours from Jo'berg and then after overnight somewhere in one of those locations heading to Wild Coast? I feel a bit baffled and the South Africa tourist website doesn't give me clear information how location distances are.... I will be happy for some GOOD advice please! ( we are going to be travelling by one of those "greyhound" type of buses for the whole trip ) THANKS!!!!!
Hi, we are a group of 7-8 people driving from East London to the Wild Coast on 24th Oct and plan to spend the weekend of 24th and 25th Oct somewhere in the Wild Coast. We have not yet planned the trip. Can anyone help me with the following? 1. What is a good destination to target in Wild Coast? 2. Are there any must do things on the way from East London to Wild Coast? 3. If we have to stay the night of 24th Oct, what is a good place to stay and possibly a good back packer? 4. What are the place to see in and around wild coast? I have heard Wild Coast is breathtaking and cant wait to experience it. Any suggestions on planning the itenary will be really appreciated. Thanks upfront! Priya
Hi, we are a group of 14 driving to Port Elizabeth from East London on 16th Oct and we plan to spend the weekend of 17th and 18th Oct in Port Elizabeth and we are already booked for Addo Elephant Park safari on 18th morning. My questions are- 1. Are there any interesting things to do along the way from East London to PE? 2. When in PE, what are the must do things? the most done things in PE but also more importantly, any off the beaten path things we must do? Thanks upfront! Priya
Hello! In March three of us ( one is a 13 year old who is TRAVELLING ABROAD for the FIRST time) are going to South Africa's Wild Coast area, Mdumbi. We are planning to stay at Mdumbi Backpackers and possibly other places nearby. Has anyone stayed at Mdumbi backpackers? How is the feeling of that place? the area? I am very interested in really immersing myself in the local culture ( even trying very "exotic food" ,ie. dog foetus?? and other very indigenous delicacies) and local alcohol. We plan to arrive from Johannesburg to Umtata- any good suggestions on transport? ( Baz bus?) we also want to stay in the rondalettes ( round houses) Keeping in mind our 13 year old,and my interest in cultural immersion, I am looking forward hearing any GOOD advice which would assist our adventure to be more comfortable. Thank you in advance!
Please help, I am looking for a trip for my family and myself to Knysna from Port Elizabeth in december. I am unable to find anything with the tourist coach through spoornet because the site is not usre friendly, please advise. thanks marty
We would like to book one night from 16 May 2009 to 17 May 2009. Is it possible and what is your price per night. 2 Adults
i was wondering if anyone could refer me to a cheap transportation service to get from port elizabeth to jbay? or even better from Cape Town to jbay? as it is cheaper to fly into cape town as opposed to port elizabeth any help at all would be appreciated thanks
Hi. My husband and I are planning on staying at the Storm's River Mouth Rest camp at the end of February. Since all accommodation is self-catering and picnics come highly recommended (not to diss the restaurant :-)), is it possible to buy groceries inside the park or should we plan to pick up some food on our way there?
looking to do a game drive in this area around june time any ideas as to where i can book online for this ? thanks for any help
Hi, My friend and I (31 year old females), will be visiting the area in late May and are looking for some opinions or recommendations on Game reserves. So far we were looking at either Amakhala or Blaauwbosch. We have up to250USD per night per person budget. We are looking for a malaria free, big five reserve. Preferably we would like a lodge big enough so we aren't the only ones there, but not too big so that we are fighting for view on the safaris. Does anyone have an opinion on either of those or any other reserve in the area? We will also be spending a night in or around Addo after the Reserve visit. Thanks!
After reading your advice and tons of info on the net I got the following itinerary. I will be driving from Addo to CT. Leaving Addo on 14.11, flying out of CT on 20.11. This cannot be changed. Everything in the middle can. Can someone comment on it? Am I missing something worthwhile? 14. Leaving Addo in the morning, driving to Tsitsikamma National Park, hike there till dark, then drive to Knysha. Sleep at Knysha 15. Hike in Knysha, stay overnight 16. More hiking in Knysha, some time in Wilderness Park, then drive to Mossel Bay. Sleep at Mossel Bay 17. Dive with sharks in the morning, then drive west, stopping at Hermanus for an hour or so in hope to see whales, sleep at some town on the way close to Cape Park turnoff (Strand?) Do I have enough daylight time for this day? Will it make more sense to skip Mossel Bay, drive to Gansbaai, sleep and dive there? 18. Drive to Cape of Good Hope, stopping to see penguins, then to CT, go up Table Mountain on a chairlift (love to hike up but I don't see how I can fit it in), walk around waterfront. Either stay the night there or drive towards Stellenbosh. 19. Tour the winelands, stay overnight at Stellenbosh 20. fly out in the morning It doesn't seem that I have enough time but I am not sure how it could be improved. Any suggestions? What would you have done differently?
We start driving from Addo along Garden road towards CT on 14.11 around noon. Flying out of CT on 20.11 in the morning What will be the most optimal way to allocate time and stops for this trip? The only "must" is the shark diving either in Mosselbaai or in Gansbaai.
What times are the shows for the dolphins and what is the price per person. thanks... And if there are shows only on certain days please tell me which days there will be shows.
I'm looking for transport for 2 people from Port Elizabeth to Kareiga Game Reserve. How long does it take to get to Kareiga Game Reserve from Port Elizabeth Airport. How much would a taxi cost? Are there Buses that go there each day? Has anyone any information about transport which may help? Thanks Inadvance for your help
We are planning to visit Eastern Cape from 23Dec to 10Jan. Recommended by friends to take the Sunshine coast & Country Route i.e. Port Elizabeth to East London. Can anyone suggest a good travel agent or should we just rent a car, book the accommodation in advance and go on our own? Thanks for any information and help. Elaine
Hi, Please could you advise me on the best way to get from Port Elizabeth city centre to Shamwari and costs if using taxis Thanks Zambiantony