There is excellent value available when hiring a car at Port Elizabeth Airport. Six car hire Port Elizabeth firms run desks at the airport. We compare the prices of all the best local Port Elizabeth rental car firms meaning outstanding value for money as well as substantial time savings. Port Elizabeth is situated between the cities of Cape Town and Durban on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is South Africa’s fifth biggest city. Locals often refer to the city as PE while others have nicknamed Port Elizabeth as the friendly city.
Two miles from the city you will find Port Elizabeth Airport. This was once called H. F. Verwoerd Airport. The close proximity of the airport to Port Elizabeth’s central business hub has earned the airport the name – Ten minute airport. Even for leisure travelers the names holds true as you can be on the beach after just a ten minute drive in your Port Elizabeth rental car.
On average the airport deals with over one million passengers annually as well as plenty of cargo flights. The airport has seen continual improvements over the last few years with the 2010 World Cup playing a major role. Capabilities now exist for up to two million passengers per year.
Currently there are only domestic flights operating from the airport. Airlines include 1Time, Kulula, Comair, South African Airways, South African Express and Airlink with flights operating to major cities such as Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, East London and Bloemfontein.
In the city and surrounding areas there are some excellent things to see and do. The Historic Donkin Heritage trail is simply a must as you get to follow along the trail of settlers from the early nineteenth century. The influence of Britain can easily be detected in this area with thriving cricket clubs as well as bowling greens. There are also some excellent reserves in which to observe wildlife up close.