Port Elizabeth (The Bay) is one of the biggest cities in South Africa, located in Eastern Cape Province, 770 km (478 miles) east of Cape Town. Port Elizabeth city, often nicknamed "The Friendly City" / "The Windy City" and shortened to PE, stretches for 16 kilometers along Algoa Bay, and is one of the most important seaports in South Africa. Port Elizabeth is Africa's southernmost large city, just farther south than the city of Cape Town.
Port Elizabeth was established as a town in 1820 in order to house British settlers as a means of strengthening the border region between Cape Colony and Xhosa. Today it forms part of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, which features a population of more than 1.3 million. In 2011 Port Elizabeth had a population of 312,390 on a total area of 251.03 km2 (96.92 ml2).
The majority of trade in the area historically came through Port Elizabeth. During the 1830s, at least 5 ships transported goods to Europe on a regular basis. In 1832 it became a free port. Home of the motor vehicle industry of South Africa, Port Elizabeth boasts a wealth of vehicle assembly plants, Ford, General Motors, Continental Tyres and even more automotive companies. Other industries in the port city are geared towards motor vehicle industry, providing parts like wiring harnesses, batteries, catalytic converters and tyres to vehicle manufacturers.
Port Elizabeth is a major seaport, featuring the most considerable ore loading facilities found in the southern hemisphere. A new Industrial Development Zone was built at Coega, with expanded port facilities.
Port Elizabeth has one harbour in Algoa Bay, and an additional international harbour located at Coega to support an increase in the size of city's industries and addition of new industries.
Highlights: Beaches, Fort Frederick, Addo Elephant park, Kariega Game Reserve
The Port Elizabeth cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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Port Port Elizabeth cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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