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Location information for Port Elizabeth

Car rental Port Elizabeth
Car rental Port Elizabeth

Introduction

Port Elizabeth is a large South African city and a popular tourist destination thanks to the beautiful beaches of Nelson Mandela Bay and the extensive water sports and diving opportunities. But the city has more to offer than sun, sea and sand. For example, you can follow in the footsteps of the first settlers (Donkin Heritage trail) and there are beautiful colonial buildings in the city. Just an hour's drive away from Port Elizabeth you can go on a safari and see the ‘Big Five’ (elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalo).

Population

Port Elizabeth has a population of more than one million.

Location

The city is on South Africa's south coast, just about at the separation of the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its location, winters are mild; summers are hot, but not by far as humid and oppressively hot as in the northern regions of South Africa.

Economy

Port Elizabeth's economy revolves around the car industry and the port. There are plants of General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford and tire manufacturer Continental. The other activities consist mostly of suppliers for these brands. Port Elizabeth has a large port, including the largest ore handling facility in the Southern Hemisphere.

Airports

The city's airport is only 3.5 kilometers south of the center. Therefore, it is also called ‘Ten minute airport’, because you can get there within ten minutes from almost every part of the city (except during rush hours). There are no international flights to or from Port Elizabeth Airport (yet). The airport is easily accessible by rental car. From the center follow Settlers Way, turn right onto Walmer Boulevard and left at Third Avenue onto Alister Miller Road. The way is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

There are buses in Port Elizabeth, but the question is always when the bus will come. Furthermore, public transport is (just like in the rest of South Africa) not very safe. If you decide to take the bus, pay attention to your belongings.

Traffic and Parking

Port Elizabeth Stadium was one of the arenas for the Worldcup in 2010. For that event, the roads in and around the city have been improved. You'll have no trouble finding your way in Port Elizabeth by rental car. You should always keep a few simple rules in mind though. Always keep your windows and doors locked. At night, don't stop for red lights when there are people hanging around, in that case it is safer to continue slowly through the red light. Rather a fine than to get robbed!

The best place to park your car is in a parking garage or at an official parking lot.

Hotels

Port Elizabeth has a reasonable range of accommodation, varying from luxury hotels and holiday resorts to simple guesthouses. Around Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium you will find a cluster of popular hotels. Outside summer (October-March) it is easy to find a hotel that you like. If you would like to travel to Port Elizabeth in summer, then we recommend you to book your accommodation well in advance.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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