17 Oct Why you need to holiday in PE this festive season
Mango has done their research and the windy city is South Africa’s road less traveled. Here is a travel and outdoor itinerary, fanatics should not miss out on this festive season. A trip to PE is well worth the cost for a holiday to one of South Africa’s most underrated tourist attractions, surrounded by the most beautiful natural landscape in the country, it is a package full of exciting experience and adventures, with a dozen places to visit all wrapped around a coastal breeze and a calm atmosphere.
Not sure how to get there? Mango Airlines is offering direct flights from Lanseria to PE this festive season. There really is no excuse not to go!
Port Elizabeth doesn’t always make the cut for obvious family holiday options, but it’s well worth looking into the wind-sept city that boasts numerous blue-flag beaches, heritage landmarks, and whale and rare seabird spotting with a splash of metropolitan glitz… And it’s even more convenient to get there now. Mango Airlines offers direct flights from Lanseria to Port Elizabeth; where you can look forward to sipping on an ice-cold Zulu Blonde craft beer (exclusive and new to Mango) or enjoy a refreshing pink G&T and snack on a scrumptious tapas box – surely the journey is just as important as the destination!
Here are our top picks and family activities you can look forward to in Port Elizabeth.
Sandboarding on the scenic dunes of Jeffrey’s Bay is always a fun family day out. If you can stand, you can sandboard, it’s easy to learn and fun for all ages. It’s something different to do, it’s active and you’ll make some great memories with this family outing and the pics will be great for the gram too.
If this is a little too adventurous for you, then you should try a relaxing river cruise along the majestic Sundays River, pass the Alexandria Coastal Dune field, see local birdlife feeding in their natural habitat, and stop at one of the highest sand dunes for spectacular views. Leisurely enjoy a two-hour walking tour of Port Elizabeth. Explore one of South Africa’s oldest cities with a local guide and learn about local history.
Under R2 000
Embark on an unforgettable tour around Port Elizabeth harbor with their Whale, Dolphin and Penguin boat cruise, and marvel at the wonders of nature as you spot these intriguing sea creatures.
Enjoy a full day with a local guide exploring the third-largest national park in South Africa at the Addo Elephant National Park Full-Day Tour. The Addo Elephant National Park is home to the ‘Big 5’, has one of the densest elephant populations in Africa, and offers unrivaled biodiversity.
To sweeten the deal and get you in the festive spirit, we wanted to remind you about Mango’s instant rewards program called GoRewards™. For every flight booked, you get three rewards up to the value of R2000. If you book a return flight you get double the rewards. A family of four flying return can enjoy rewards up to R16000. The rewards are based on experiences and are divided into categories including entertainment, days out, dining, fashion, pampering options and accommodation; making the GoRewards™ one of the most comprehensive programs to claim from. The rewards are valid for one month after the flight date. Post-flight and SMS/email is sent to you with a code which is used on the microsite: www.gorewards-flymango.com. If you’re booking flights through a travel agent, ask them to use your cell number/email address when booking, so you can claim your rewards.
*Prices for activities are guidelines but may vary based on the company selected.
So, where will you be holidaying this festive season?