Port Elizabeth Cable Landing Station (Port Elizabeth CLS) is in fact an exchange of Telkom, hosts 2Africa cable system.

The 2Africa (East) Cable System has a branch landing in South Africa at Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), located on the East Coast of South Africa within the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM). Vodacom (Pty) Ltd (Vodacom) is the landing partner for 2Africa Port Elizabeth landing.

Vodacom builds a new Beach Man Hole (BMH) on shore at Pollock Beach and then onwards following a terrestrial alignment to the Port Elizabeth CLS in Summerstrand.

2Africa Port Elizabeth Landing
2Africa Port Elizabeth Landing, Source: Vodacom 


Vodacom is a leading and purpose-led African connectivity, digital and financial services company, being a subsidiary of Vodafone (60.5% holding), operates in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC), Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya. 

In November 2022, approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Vodacom completed the acquisition of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) for R6 billion ($337.5 million) in cash for a 30% stake in MAZIV, a holding company which encompasses DFA's fibre assets. DFA is the second largest fibre network operator (FNO) in South Africa, following only Telkom-owned Openserve. 


Station Name:

  • Port Elizabeth Cable Landing Station, or Port Elizabeth CLS


Station Owner:

  • Telkom South Africa


Available Backhaul Providers:

  • Telkom South Africa
  • Vodacom


Submarine Cable Systems: