What you should know before hiring a car in Port Elizabeth
|Port Elizabeth city centre|
|Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ): 2 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Port Elizabeth: practical information
Where to rent a car in Port Elizabeth
Hello, Port Elizabeth! This South African city is a great place to experience SA hospitality and charm. Once you book your flights to Port Elizabeth, take a look at the car hire offers. A rental car is essential in this place if you want to get out and explore a bit more of this country.
Car hires are available at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) but also from the city centre. Alamo Rent A Car, Hertz, Avis and Budget all have offices at the airport. From the city you’ll find Avis at the corner of Newmarket and Ring Road while Budget is over on Boeing Street.
Driving in Port Elizabeth: parking and other tips
Driving in Port Elizabeth is easy and it’s a good idea to have a car hire in this city if you plan to venture further than the city centre. There are so many places along the coast to explore! Be aware that in summer there are thousands of tourists arriving to enjoy the beaches, so coastal parking can be a real headache.
When you rent a car in Port Elizabeth, make sure that your hotel also has free parking facilities available to guests. This will make your life so much easier if you don’t need to worry about finding a secure car park.
Road trips from Port Elizabeth: what to do, what to see
Addo Elephant National Park
If you want to get a little wildlife sightseeing in while on holidays in Port Elizabeth, then a trip to Addo Elephant National Park is a must. You can easily spot elephants, antelopes, zebras and warthogs on a tour here due to their large populations. Lions can also be spotted but they’re a bit more rare.
Surf addicts will want to hire a board and strap it to the top of their rental car and take a trip down to Jeffreys Bay.This spot is famous for surfing with white sandy beaches and loads of sea shells! It became popular after the film Endless Summer was released in 1986.
If you have rental car in Port Elizabeth, then a trip to explore South Africa’s Garden Route is a must! It’s the scenic route on the way to Cape Town and passes through some amazing little towns like George, Knysna, Storms River and Pletterberg Bay. Stop along the way to visit Tsitsikamma National Park or a whale watching safari into the Indian Ocean.