Port Elizabeth has everything you need to stock up your yacht or full the fridge in your villa (or probably even less poncy-sounding things).
It is, however, quite pricy. Knight's Trading is the most popular spot, and it's probably got most of what you need. Coffee, beer, pasta, condiments, basic toiletries, but they don't come cheap:
12EC for a small jar of instant coffee
6EC for a 275ml beer
45EC for a couple tough steaks
Doris's, which is on back street just to the left of Knight's, has much nicer food but at probably 2x what you'll pay for it in London and 3x-4x what you'd pay in middle America. It's a much nicer atmosphere, though, and there's air conditioning.
Parking in town is easy enough to come by, and driving generally feels very ad hoc. Other than one one-way street about which the locals are militant, everyone seems to have a fairly casual relationship with driving/parking rules.
My one key takeaway, because it really affected me, though, is that no one sells contact lens solution! Seriously, we asked everywhere, including the pharmacy.
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