Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban

Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban
Day 10: Storms River – Jeffreys Bay – Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban – Ballito
Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban
Today we have at noon the flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban, with which we will begin the second stage of this trip to South Africa in 25 days , but before going to the airport, we will make a stop at Jeffreys Bay, a beach known for its waves and being one of the most frequented places by surfers in South Africa.
In addition this place is also known for being one of the points where there are more whale sightings at this time of year, so we want to miss this last opportunity to see them in South Africa for free .
Jeffreys Bay is located 100 kilometers from the Andelomi Forest Lodge , which has been our accommodation in Storms River tonight, from where we leave at 8 in the morning, after having breakfast and charging energy for today, which although it occurs With virtually no visit, we hope to be the gateway to some of the must-see places in South Africa.
After a quiet ride, today with a pretty gray weather, we arrived at Jeffreys Bay at 9 in the morning, to leave the rental car in South Africa in one of the car parks on the beach promenade.
Jeffreys Bay, a stop before the flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban
This charming little town is one of the must-see stops for any traveler who loves surfing or wants to see with their own eyes some of the best waves in the country. Whatever the reason or even if it’s like us to make a stop before taking the flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban, Jeffreys Bay is the perfect option to stretch your legs, enjoy the beach and even if you’re lucky, something that we Today we cannot say, see whales from the coast.
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay
As we still have about an hour before leaving for the airport, we decided to take the opportunity to sit in a cafe in front of the sea, where we had lemonade, coffee and a portion of chocolate cake for R70 that serve as a perfect excuse to enjoy during a time of watching life go by , that which we like so much and which we sometimes do not spend as much time as we would like.
It’s 10:30 when we can on our way to the Port Elizabeth airport, 90 kilometers from here, where we arrive at 11:30 in the morning.
Rental car return at Port Elizabeth airport
Please note that Port Elizabeth Airport is very small, making it incredibly easy to locate Europcar car drop-off parking, from whom we rent the car in South Africa .
Once there and after checking the car completely and taking photos, to have proof of how we have returned the car, we wait for them to check it, something they do quickly, without even looking at the gas tank for everything the process of returning the rental car done, go to the luggage delivery and check in with Fly Safair, which is the company with which we will make the flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban.
Europcar at Port Elizabeth Airport
Europcar at Port Elizabeth Airport
With a couple of hours left until our flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban leaves, we take the opportunity to review the next stage of South Africa for free, which will be practically entirely to see animals in addition to eating at a small airport restaurant and taking this waiting as a break from the full days we’ve had thus far, with Cape Town routes in one day , tour of the Cape Peninsula , whale watching at Hermanus , touring the Garden Route in South Africa and the Nature Park Tsitsikamma we were in yesterday.
Port Elizabeth airport
Port Elizabeth airport
On time our flight leaves Port Elizabeth to Durban and on time we land in this new city where we will begin a new stage of the trip to South Africa in 25 days, in which, as we mentioned before, we hope to see many animals and we are sure, it will become a of the icing on the cake of the trip.
Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban
Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban
Pick up rental car in Durban
After landing, the first thing we do after collecting the luggage is to go to the Europcar office, where we find that after doing all the procedures for the second car rental in South Africa , the credit card with which we have to do the deposit, tell us it doesn’t work.
After a first moment of panic, we started to try different credit cards, always from Roger who is the driver, who after trying tells us that they don’t work either. Faced with this problem, we propose to pay the deposit in cash, which they refuse and the only solution they give us is to add me as a driver, at a cost of about 80 euros and thus be able to use my credit card.
We accept seeing that this is the only possible solution to be able to take the rental car and after doing the management, we have the same problem with credit cards in my name. At our insistence that something strange is happening, since in the first rental car in Cape Town we had no problems, they agree to try another TPV and finally realize that the problem is theirs, with the card machine that it doesn’t work and that’s why I was giving error.
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So after this bad drink, we pick up the rental car that we will have these days, which is a Toyota Avanza, a taller car to have better visibility on safaris, we took the opportunity to make a purchase of basic foods in an airport supermarket and we are on our way to what will be our accommodation tonight.
Be sure to read the post car rental in South Africa in which we explain all the details of the car rental in addition to many tips about driving in South Africa
Hire car in South Africa
Hire car in South Africa
It is 6 o’clock in the afternoon when we arrive at the Hampshire Hotel , our accommodation in Ballito for tonight, a small town just 14 kilometers from the airport that we are going to use as a sleeping point and start the route tomorrow by visiting St. Lucia, one of the strong points of this stage of the journey.
Today’s route map in South Africa including the flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban
We leave you a map of today’s route in South Africa, including the flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban, with which we will start the second stage of this trip.
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