Half Day Port Elizabeth Guided City Tour

Get to know more about South Africa’s second-oldest city with a local professional tour guide. Explore the historic landmarks and visit over 7 points of interest and many of Port Elizabeth’s top attractions and historical sites like The Campanile Memorial, No.7 Castle Hill Museum, Market Square, City Hall, Public library, part of Route 67, Provincial Heritage Site the Donkin Reserve, stone Pyramid, Lighthouse and Fort Frederick. Included is a cup of coffee and tasty treat at a trendy African craft market and enjoy browsing for unique African memorabilia.

Donkin Reserve is essentially a small open public space which was proclaimed by the founder of the city, Sir Rufane Donkin. We will see the Stone Pyramid Monument with a touching inscription erected by Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth, after whom the city was named and the lighthouse.


Your tour begins with pick-up from your Port Elizabeth accommodation at 09:00 am or afternoon slot 13:00 pm, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle to greet your driver and guide.
Your driver/guide will take you to your first stop-off to the Campanile (bell tower) which commemorates the 1820 settlers landing spot and has largest carillon of 23 bells in the country in addition to its chiming clock. Climb 204 steps and make your way to the top and be amazed at the incredible view of the city.
Next, and not far from here you will be driven to visit Fort Fredrick built in 1799. Along the way your guide will point out buildings and other places of interest.
Then you’ll be taken to your next stopover to explore one of the oldest surviving Settler cottages in Port Elizabeth. The Museum is in a quaint cottage with 1800's furnishings.

Afterwards, you will be taken to the Donkin Reserve where you will explore the local streets on a walking tour and wander into Port Elizabeth’s rich cultural history and embrace fascinating art pieces and the indigenous flora.
Next, you will be driven to a unique African shop. Enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee and treat, while browsing the many fascinating craft and art pieces to purchase at this trendy African craft shop.
Thereafter, you will be dropped off to your accommodation in Port Elizabeth or other location as arranged.

What's included

Entrance fees
Bottled water
Professional guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Small-group tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Coffee and treat and African craft market

What's excluded

Gratuities (optional)
Services other than those specifically mentioned
Meals/refreshments and memorabilia purchases

Fitness level


What to bring

Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Warm jacket, Camera

What to wear

Sensible outdoor clothes and shoes recommended

Departure point

Your Port Elizabeth accommodation or other location as arranged.

Return point

Your Port Elizabeth accommodation or other location as arranged.

Cancellation policy

All cancellations need to be made in writing and confirmed by Into Tours.
Cancellation more than a week in advance: 15% administration fee
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount
Airport transfer services are non-refundable


The tour activities and services sold through this site are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. Tour is confirmed when full payment is received. If a booking is made within 60 days of the tour departure date, 50% payment is required on booking. If the booking is made within 30 days of the tour departure date, 100% payment is required on booking.
We request that you carefully check the dates on your invoice and to contact us immediately if these are not correct.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A small amount of walking is involved
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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