Rotary District Conference

You could spend a year in our City and still not see all the attractions so here is just a snippet of recommendations whilst you are with us.


Raggy Charters

Raggy Charters is a licensed boat-based Whale Watching permit holder and now also has the rights to a permit for Shark Cage Diving in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The most amazing marine life can be found in the Algoa Bay, also known as the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the World.

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Our Whale/Dolphin/Penguin island cruise is a 3 hour cruise. We meet at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the Port Elizabeth Harbour at 8.00am, departing shortly after and returning by 12.00pm. We start off the tour with a harbour cruise and full safety briefing, after which we exit port and set a course for the islands. Light refreshments and snacks are served during the cruise but you are more than welcome to bring with your own snacks and refreshments.

We go to the 2 islands, St Croix Island and Brenton Island. St. Croix Island is home to 22,000 breeding pairs of African Penguins, the largest breeding colony found in Africa (though we have lost 70% in 10 years). It is here where guests will get a close-up encounter with these comical birds. During this cruise guests also have the possibility of spotting bottlenose dolphins (we are now known as the bottlenose capital of the world), common dolphins, humpback dolphins, bryde’s whales, minke whales, humpback whales, Cape fur seals, various species of sharks, Cape gannets and various species of pelagic birds including terns, petrels, skuas, shearwaters and albatrosses. This cruise is a very unique experience and our team will try make it the most enjoyable trip.

And Our Beachfront Cruise is a 1.5 to 2 hour cruise. We go at a leisurely pace from the Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the Port Elizabeth harbour down towards Cape Recife Lighthouse and back. The meeting time for the cruise can be 13:30pm for an afternoon cruise or 16:00pm for a sunset cruise. We do provide water, simba chips, peanuts & raisins, but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments and snacks. 


Stampede Cruises

Stampede Cruises offers a unique boating experience combining a deep love of nature & conservation with a strong desire to share all that Algoa Bay has to offer with both local and international visitors alike. Our chartered tours around Algoa Bay are relaxed and fun with a touch of adventure, exploration and discovery. From the Islands to the sea life, our bay has something for all.

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Pro Dive

Pro Dive is a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre and we offer a wide range of underwater programs for the whole family from beginner to instructor courses, all conducted by highly qualified instructors. Situated directly across from the Conference venue on Hobie Beach.

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Humewood Golf Club

Less than 5km from the Conference venue, the golf course is a genuine seaside links, with wide and undulating fairways, fast greens and thick coastal bush.

A round is a must for any golfer visiting the 'Friendly City' of Port Elizabeth.

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ADDO Elephant National Park

Discover...Experience...Explore a world of diversity in one Park. Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide range of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora.

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Route 67

The City's Route 67 consists of 67 Public Art Works symbolising Nelson Mandela's 67 years of work dedicated to the Freedom of South Africa and includes 67 steps leading up the second largest flag in Africa. The artworks were designed by local artists from the Eastern Cape. The route is proud celebration of our cities heritage and history. This is a must see stop for the whole family to walk and to enjoy. Guided Tours of Route 67 is available at the Donkin Visitor Information Office inside the lighthouse building.

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