South Africa & Port Elizabeth
Before the current city was founded by British settlers soon after their arrival here in 1820, Khoisan hunter-gatherers, Xhosa herders and Portuguese, Dutch and British sailors used the original river and lagoon as a source of fresh water. Diverse cultures and a fascinating history make South Africa a unique place with much to offer visitors. Port Elizabeth has many and varied suburbs, all with their own unique cultures and history. For more information about Port Elizabeth, click here: Destinations & Suburbs. Improve your English by immersing yourself in everyday life and exploring everything on offer. Discover the South African way of life, visit the beaches and our bay, and experience the diversity of our wildlife and nature. Study English and have fun in a warm and welcoming environment at bli and in our region.
Our beaches & bay
With its beautiful beaches, the bay is home to a variety of different sea creatures, including whales, dolphins, penguins and seals. Recognized internationally as a marine hotspot, it is now also known as the Bottlenose Dolphin Capital of the world , an estimated 28,000 of these graceful creatures live here. Port Elizabeth's beaches and the warm Indian Ocean offer ideal conditions for swimming, surfing, sailing and scuba diving. [more beaches]