Gqeberha is South Africa’s second oldest city and also the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape. It forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, which also includes the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch. The locals call Port Elizabeth anything from PE, The Friendly City, The Windy City, Die Baai to Ibhayi.
Some great character traits of Gqeberha are: Great (moderate) weather all year round, beautiful beaches, strong economic growth, a major university and schools, the Boardwalk Hotel, major hotels and guest houses, shopping centres, very little traffic congestion and much more to mention.
The Boardwalk Hotel & Convention Centre and Entertainment World in Gqeberha offers 5-star hotel accommodation only a few minutes away from Hobie beach, which has been awarded blue-flag status. The International Convention Centre at The Boardwalk has a number of flexible venue spaces, catering for conferences, exhibitions, concerts and even meetings. – See more at: http://www.suninternational.com/boardwalk/