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Gqeberha City & Safari: Landmarks, Wildlife, & Culture

Explore the best of Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) with our ultimate city and safari tour, featuring iconic landmarks like the Cape Recife Lighthouse and Donkin Reserve, thrilling wildlife encounters on an open-vehicle safari, and optional experiences including diamond shopping, local wine tasting, and beer tasting, all combining rich history, stunning landscapes, and cultural treasures into one unforgettable adventure.


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Tour Overview

Discover the charm of Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth, with our exclusive tours and uncover hidden gems and wildlife wonders in this vibrant city. Whether you're a local seeking new adventures or a visitor eager to explore, our curated Gqeberha tours offer something for everyone. Dive into the heart of the city and beyond with our expert-guided tours, showcasing the best of Port Elizabeth attractions and Gqeberha activities.

What to Expect:

Ultimate Gqeberha City and Safari Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our City and Safari Tour in Gqeberha. Start your day at the iconic Cape Recife Lighthouse before delving into the city's rich heritage at landmarks like the historic Donkin Reserve. Immerse yourself in vibrant local culture at bustling markets and art scenes, with optional diamond shopping and wine tasting available.

Then, get ready for a thrilling wildlife experience as we head to a nearby game reserve for a 2-hour safari. Encounter cheetahs, elephants, and other captivating wildlife in their natural habitat.

Tour Highlights:

  • Cape Recife Lighthouse
  • Donkin Reserve
  • Local Markets and Art Scenes
  • Game drive in open vehicle safari

Tour Prices: BOOK NOW - R2650 per adult

What’s Included:

  • Round-trip transportation from Port Elizabeth.
  • Bottled water 
  • English-speaking Tour guide 
  • Entry fee to Cape Refife lighthouse
  • 2-hour game drive ticket

Duration: Full Day

Ideal For: Families, Couples, Adventure Seekers


Ready to explore the wonders of Gqeberha? Secure your spot on one of our exciting tours and start creating cherished memories. Whether you're interested in a day trip from Gqeberha, a full-day tour of Port Elizabeth, or a unique combination tour, we have the perfect experience waiting for you.

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Itinerary: Gqeberha City and Safari Tour

Itinerary: Gqeberha City and Safari Tour


9:00 AM - Pick-up: Our tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Port Elizabeth, ensuring a convenient start to your day.

Cape Recife Lighthouse: Begin your adventure at the iconic Cape Recife Lighthouse, where you'll soak in breathtaking coastal views and learn about the region's rich maritime history.   Experience: Port Elizabeth attractions, coastal views, and maritime history.

Donkin Reserve: Explore the historic Donkin Reserve, featuring panoramic vistas and intriguing public art pieces that offer a glimpse into the city's heritage and culture. Experience: historical landmarks, public art, cultural heritage.

Local Markets and Art Scenes: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by visiting bustling markets and art scenes, where you can find traditional African crafts and contemporary artworks. Experience: local shopping in Port Elizabeth, African crafts, contemporary art.

Optional Add-Ons:

Diamond and Jewelry Shopping: Explore exquisite and affordable diamonds and jewellery, perfect as a memento of your trip. Experience: diamond shopping in South Africa, souvenir shopping, jewellery stores in Port Elizabeth.
Wine Tasting: Indulge in locally-produced wines from the region, offering unique flavours and experiences. Experience: wine tasting tours in Port Elizabeth, South African wines, local wine culture.
Beer Tasting: Experience the local craft beer scene with a tasting session at the popular Richmond Hill Brewery, known for its award-winning brews. Experienced: craft beer breweries in Gqeberha, beer tasting tours, local breweries.


Game Reserve Safari: Transition from city exploration to thrilling wildlife encounters as we venture into a nearby game reserve for a 2-hour safari. Get up close and personal with cheetahs, elephants, and other captivating wildlife in their natural habitat. Experience: safari tours in Port Elizabeth, wildlife experiences in South Africa, game reserve safari.

Drop-off: After an exhilarating day of exploration and adventure, we'll drop you off back at your accommodation in Port Elizabeth.

The itinerary provided is subject to change based on various factors, including traffic conditions, weather, unforeseen circumstances, and cruise ship schedules. The tour may be conducted in a different order than initially planned, and the timing of activities is subject to the opening and closing times of service providers.

Cape Recife Nature Reserve

Stop at: Cape Recife Lighthouse • Admission Ticket Included.

Stop at Cape Recife:

Cape Recife Lighthouse: Begin your day at Cape Recife, the southeastern tip of Africa, where a striking black and white striped lighthouse, operational since 1851, stands tall. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the coastline from this narrow peninsula.

Yellow Photo Frame: Don't miss the opportunity to capture a memorable photo with the iconic yellow photo frame, framing the stunning backdrop of Cape Recife.

Magnificent Ocean Views: Take a moment to unwind as you enjoy a coastal walk. Admire vistas of natural dune vegetation, rocky outcrops, and a diverse array of birdlife that call Cape Recife home.

Optional Visit to SANCCOB: For an added enchantment to your experience, opt for a visit to SANCCOB, where you can witness rescued penguins and other fascinating marine wildlife up close. (Entry fee is not included)

Find out more about Cape Recife 

Exploring the Donkin Reserve

Stop: Donkin Reserve• Admission Ticket Included.

Stop at Donkin Reserve:

Begin your City tour at the historic Donkin Reserve, a picturesque public park offering stunning views of Port Elizabeth. Take in the sight of the iconic Donkin Lighthouse and the striking pyramid monument, both symbolic of the city's rich history.

City Landmarks: Explore Port Elizabeth's architectural wonders, with a drive past the Public Library and City Hall. The clock tower of City Hall stands tall against the skyline, while inside, a grand staircase and ornate decorations can be found.

Climb the Donkin Lighthouse: Ascend the narrow steps of the 1861 Donkin Lighthouse for panoramic views of the city and the vast ocean beyond. It's a thrilling experience you won't want to miss.

Cultural Insights: Delve into the diverse cultures that have influenced Port Elizabeth's identity, from the indigenous Xhosa people to the British settlers. Learn about South African history, including Nelson Mandela's legacy and the era of apartheid. Explore the flagpole at Donkin Reserve, where colourful art pieces and a metal cut-out of Nelson Mandela offer unique perspectives on the nation's journey to democracy.

Historic Highlights: Discover the significance of the Donkin Reserve, dedicated to Sir Rufane Donkin, the city's founder. Explore the memorial and pyramid monument, each telling a story of Port Elizabeth's past.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the vibrant blend of African, European, and Asian cultures that define Port Elizabeth's charm. Experience local traditions firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of the city's cultural tapestry.

This tour promises an immersive journey through Port Elizabeth's history and culture, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for this captivating city.

2-hour Safari Adventure

Open-vehicle Game Drive 

Explore the wonders of a private game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on a wildlife safari where elephants and cheetahs await on a thrilling 2-hour game drive led by experienced rangers. This exclusive reserve offers a unique opportunity to witness these majestic animals up close in their natural habitat.

As you embark on your safari adventure, marvel at the diverse vegetation of the reserve, ranging from lush savannahs to dense bushveld. Keep your camera ready to capture sightings of not only elephants and cheetahs but also other fascinating wildlife species, including zebras, giraffes, and various antelope species.

After your exhilarating game drive, treat yourself to a South African wine-tasting experience at nearby vineyards. Sample a selection of locally-produced wines while soaking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. It's the perfect way to unwind and reflect on your unforgettable wildlife encounter.

Optional Add-On

Local shopping

Optional Add-On Itinerary:

Diamond and Jewelry Shopping: Explore affordable diamonds and jewellery for unique souvenirs.
Wine Tasting: Indulge in locally-produced wines for a taste of South African culture.
Beer Tasting at Richmond Hill Brewery: Experience award-winning craft beers for a flavorful adventure.
Local Shopping: Discover high-quality handmade items for memorable souvenirs.
African Craft Shopping: Visit Wozani, a unique African craft shop offering a diverse collection of handcrafted arts and crafts.
Takeaway Coffee and Pastries: Grab a coffee and pastries for a delightful break.