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Flights to Port Elizabeth in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Port Elizabeth right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Port Elizabeth along with the rest of South Africa. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

South Africa has restarted commercial flights into the country. International air travel is restricted to the following airports: OR Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport.

Entry requirements

Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers will need to provide proof of accommodation upon arrival in case they need to self-isolate during their trip. Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers must complete and produce an online travel health questionnaire on your personal device before arriving in South Africa. The questionnaire is available from the South Africa Department of Health website.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers arriving in South Africa are subject to medical screening. Travelers who are symptomatic or been in contact with an infected person, they will be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test, at their own expense. If the test is positive, they are subject to 10-day quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results are subject to quarantine at a government-appointed facility, at their own expense.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting through South Africa must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

All other info

The government of South Africa has allowed foreign nationals with expired visas and permits to legally remain in South Africa until March 31, 2021 without being declared as undesirable when leaving.

If you are looking to book a trip to Port Elizabeth and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Port Elizabeth flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Port Elizabeth found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,094
February
$804
March
$989
April
$1,128
May
$1,079
June
$1,805
July
$1,534
August
$1,650
September
$1,170
October
$988
November
$1,112
December
$1,458
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Port Elizabeth. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Port Elizabeth?

Average Port Elizabeth flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - PLZ
Price
$804 - $2,299
PLZ
Temperature
69.8 - 80.6 °F
PLZ
Rainfall
1.46 - 2.95 inches
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Port Elizabeth, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. January sees the temperatures in Port Elizabeth peak to their warmest. March tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

Known as “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City”, Port Elizabeth occupies a 10-mile stretch along Algoa Bay. It was founded in 1820 to house British settlers (the Campanile Memorial was built in 1923 to commemorate this landing; there’s a climb of 204 steps to the Observation Room, which offers magnificent views of the harbour and surrounding area below) and is now part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, along with Uitenhage and Despatch.

Lying on the south-east coast of the East Cape province and fringed by beautiful beaches, Port Elizabeth offers a wealth of options for travelers who like to raise their adrenaline levels. Cycling, quad biking and 4×4 trails are all great things to do on land. Off shore, there’s surfing and kite surfing, kayaking, wreck diving, shark diving and deep-sea fishing.

To the west of Port Elizabeth is the Garden Route and the Sunshine Coast, Frontier Country and a million hectares of game reserves are to the east.

Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the Eastern Cape with all its fantastic parks and reserves. Go on a guided game drive of Addo-Schotia; this area is home to the densest populations of antelope, lion and elephant in South Africa. There’s whale and dolphin watching near St Croix Island and, 18 miles outside of Port Elizabeth, the Lion Park. If you’re up for it, there’s skydiving and bungy jumping off Bloukrans Bridge too!

If all that physical activity gets too much, visit the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum at St George’s Park, the South African Air Force Museum (situated on the southern side of Port Elizabeth Airport) and the Red Location Museum. Red Location is one of the oldest settled Black Townships of the city, getting its name from the rusted, corrugated iron barrack buildings. The museum tells the story of historical struggle in South Africa.

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Port Elizabeth climate

Pretty much perfect, summer temperatures in Port Elizabeth range from 140 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures hover between 104 and 158 degrees. One of Port Elizabeth’s nicknames is the “Windy City” and this refers to the frequency, rather than the strength, of the wind. The wind makes Port Elizabeth a fantastic destination for surfing.

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Best Time to Fly to Port Elizabeth

There’s no bad time to visit Port Elizabeth. 

Peak Season: 

High season is December and January. Another peak time is April, when the Splash Festival takes place. It’s a four-day festival popular with families and watersports enthusiasts. 

Off Season: 

May to August is, in general, low season in Port Elizabeth, however, this is when travelers, escaping very high summer temperatures back home, will visit the city.

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Getting around Port Elizabeth

PE is easy to navigate, whether in a car or on foot. There’s a public bus system but the main form of transport is the minibus taxi.

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Port Elizabeth Travel Information

  • St Croix Island, 12 miles from Port Elizabeth’s harbour, is a popular scuba-diving site. Penguins and cormorants thrive there, as fishing is prohibited. To get the best possible visibility, go diving in the winter months. Visibility is between 26 and 49 feet. 
  • Port Elizabeth has heaps of surfing beaches but a short distance outside the city is Jeffrey’s Bay, which is the host town for major surfing competitions. 
  • Hobie Beach is a popular place for sunbathing and swimming. Anglers cast their lines from Shark Rock Pier. 
  • Don’t forget to have a look at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. It was built for the 2010 World Cup and is one of the few stadia in the world to have a lakeside location. 
  • The Apple Express steam train is very popular with visitors. Take a trip from Port Elizabeth to Thornhill. There are stunning views from the bridge, the world’s highest narrow-gauge bridge.

 

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Port Elizabeth?

Travelers will need to book flights to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) if they wish to fly to Port Elizabeth. The Port Elizabeth airport is 1.7 mi from the city center.

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