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The Windy City, Port Elizabeth, is the finish line to the world-famous Garden Route, so prepare for an unforgettable visit by using Thrifty to secure car hire. Port Elizabeth may boast some powerful gusts of wind, but it is also known for its welcoming atmosphere, making it a great destination for family holidays in the Eastern Cape.

That doesn’t meant that it is not a good business destination though, as PE is actually one of the biggest cities in South Africa. On top of being able to visit some exquisite stretches of sea and sand, you will also have the opportunity to view wildlife or hit the town for a night of dancing and fun.

Here are some of the attractions that you can look forward to:

Whale Watching:

Port Elizabeth is visited by humpback whales, southern right whales and Bryde’s whales throughout the year. The magnificent humpback whales are normally present in the summer months while the southern right whales stop by between July and November. Bryde’s whales call PE home all year round.

The Boardwalk Casino:

This entertaining venue has activities for the entire family to enjoy. Let the kids loose in the arcade, or have them racing around the track in go-karts. The entire family can catch a movie at the cinema, or mom and dad can try their luck at the tables.

Jack Nicklaus at St Francis Links:

If you are a golfer, there is no way that you can miss out on playing one of the most famous courses in South Africa. The Jack Nicklaus course at St Francis Links enjoys rave reviews, and is as challenging as it is beautiful.

Browse Thrifty’s wide range of vehicles online and make a reservation in just one minute. You only need to put down a 50% reserve fee – which is completely refundable should you be unable to complete your journey. Head out knowing that Thrifty has you covered with car hire – Port Elizabeth will provide the entertainment.

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