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Port Elizabeth and environs - safety walking/hiking alone

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Port Elizabeth and environs - safety walking/hiking alone


My wife and I will be in Port Elizabeth (actually Summerstrand I believe) for a conference in July. I will be mostly on my own during the days as she attends the conference.

I was expecting that I could do some city exploration, boardwalk walking, and also hit some of the nearby parks/refuges to go hiking for bird/wildlife viewing.

So, does that seem sensible (during the day)? I could probably hitch up with a tour for walking central (historical) PE. How about hiking in Zwartkops Nature Reserve or Cape Recife? Or if anyone has other suggestions.


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1. Re: Port Elizabeth and environs - safety walking/hiking alone

Port Elizabeth is a very safe city. I've stayed in the Holiday Inn on the beachfront many, many times and have walked along the boardwalk day and night without problems. You can take a drive out to Schoenmakerskop which is a nice village adjacent to a nature reserve with enjoyable walks. Of course Addo Elephant Park is definitely worth a visit, especially since the game (and the elephants) are quite tame.

nelsonmandelabaytourism.co.za has a lot of information for you.

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