Port Elizabeth: Water sport Capital of Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, tagged as the “Water sport Capital” of Africa, offers unrivalled conditions in addition to an abundance of action packed activities throughout the year. Surf lifesaving, rubber ducking, jet-skiing, canoeing, surfing, paragliding and power-boating events are held on a regular basis.

Jeffreys Bay, a neighbouring coastal town, is world renowned as the “Surf Mecca of the world” and is home to the world’s best right hand surf break. Jeffreys Bay also hosts the annual Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, which draws the world’s top surfers each year.

The action adventurer needs to look no further as Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas are jam-packed with adventure. Activities include horse riding and quad biking over the dunes and along the beach in specific demarcated areas. Cyclists can keep active on safe tarred roads or take the scenic gravel roads through beautiful farmlands and nature areas.

Other activities in the surrounding areas include blackwater tubing, abseiling, walks and hiking opportunities in indigenous forests, guided hikes, beautiful day walks, as well as bass- and fly fishing. Unique eco-wilderness tours are offered into the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest.

From the Bay the visitor can travel along the Sunshine Coast – walk unencumbered along what seems to be an endless stretch of golden beaches.

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