Take a Sho’t Left to the friendly province of the Eastern Cape – eat, stay and play!

26 Mar 2018

It’s your country to enjoy and your province to explore! Get out of your comfort zone, create some memories and escape your day-to-day. We have nine amazing provinces and we want to show you everything they have to offer. It’s time you choose a date, grab a mate and take that long overdue Sho’t left. And now it is time to explore the Eastern Cape!

Whether you’re looking for a seaside escape, an encounter with the Big 7, or some fun in the city, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the Eastern Cape. Scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of the region, ranging from the evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Wilderness Area. This is where you can eat, stay and play!

Where to Eat

Lunch at the Boardwalk at Barney’s Traven

Enjoy live entertainment 7 nights a week. Only 10 minutes from the airport, within walking distance of the prime hotels and casino makes Barney’s Tavern a must when visiting Port Elizabeth.

Muse restaurant

Owned and run by married chef couple Allan and Simone Bezuidenhout, Muse offers what Allan describes as relaxed fine dining. The focus is on reinventing and modernising classic comfort meals. Dessert is taken seriously here…“When you have a meal, dessert is the last memory of your food experience. You need to make a lasting impression on your guests, and they need to leave with a warm fuzzy feeling of satisfaction.”

Where to Stay 

Funky Town Guesthouse

Funky Town is a 4-star self-catering establishment which was created from an old stone house that was both renewed and recycled to establish the eclectic, en-suite and stylish accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay. At FunkyTown, visitors can choose from eight individually styled and contemporary en-suite bedrooms. Our rooms and amenities represent a diverse expression of art and colour – making your stay with us trendy and funky!

The Paxon Hotel

Located in the bustling precinct of Humewood close to the city center the hotel offers magnificent views of Algoa Bay. Our hotel’s luxury-inspired decor and the exciting backdrop of the Port Elizabeth harbour combine to offer a truly unique experience. The Hotel is conveniently situated close to the airport, restaurants, gym, The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex and many beautiful beaches. We offer special packages for families, younger generations and online specials as well as value for money deals on weekend getaways.

Where to Play

Port Elizabeth City Tour

The tour includes a visit to the Donkin Reserve at Belmont Terrace and the old lighthouse. Here you will find yourself surrounded by a mix of exquisite old Victorian churches; newly renovated, terraced cottages on Donkin Street; and a lighthouse that once guided ships into Algoa Bay, today it provides a panoramic view of the city. Other attractions include Fort Frederick, City Hall, Market Square, the city library and St Georges Park, the oldest cricket ground in South Africa.

Looking for more to do…

Head to Jeffery’s Bay for some Jet skiing. The Eastern Cape boasts beautiful rivers and ocean locations ideal for jet ski enthusiasts seeking a thrill on the water. As a jet skiing paradise, the Eastern Cape’s long sunshine hours ensure hours of fun for you to enjoy in the water. Or, enjoy a nearby Island cruise of Seal Island or Bird Island.


Addo Elephant National Park is a must if you are in the area. Here you can play, stay and eat!

On arrival at Addo Elephant Lodge and Safaris, you will be introduced to the staff and our bachelor herd of Ellies, Mukwa, Duma and Thaba. In the Eastern Cape you can see the big 7, which includes the southern right whale and great white shark! This wide-spanning reserve also boasts the best elephant viewing in the country. Take this time to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings, and if you have time you could even enjoy some lunch at the Addo Elephant National Park.