Nelson Mandela Bay
Port Elizabeth is located on the south-eastern seaboard of South Africa. This coastal city is reached from Cape Town via the scenic garden route on the way to Kwa-Zulu Natal and Johannesburg in Gauteng.
The climate is mild and frost-free with no measurable extremes in temperature. Warm temperatures extend well into autumn and the winter months of June and July may be pleasantly mild. While the wind does blow at times, this keeps the air clean of pollutants.
The city proudly lives up to its “Friendly City” reputation and accommodates tourists with a smile.
RestaurantsAs a guest you will be asked upon check-in if you require a restaurant recommendation or reservation and a shuttle can be arranged. Most popular places are in the Guest Info folders in each room for your convenience.
Things to Do in Port Elizabeth
Most popular places and things to do are in the Guest Info folders in each room for your convenience.
We are happy to provide guests with T-off times and book on your behalf should you feel the need to practice your swing.
Humewood Golf Course
Home to one of the world’s most challenging links courses, Humewood is consistently ranked as one of South Africa’s Top 10 golf courses. The late Bobby Locke considered Humewood Golf Course to be the best in South Africa and said that it compared favourably with the top links courses in the British Isles. Humewood has hosted the South African Amateur 9 times and the South African Open 4 times.
Adress: Humewood Golf Club, Marine Drive
Tel: +27 41 583-2137
Greenacres Shopping Centre
Green-acres Mall is one of the best malls in Port Elizabeth, the shops are great.
Adress: Cape Road
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World
One of the popular hotspots in Port Elizabeth is the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World. Only a few minutes walk from the beach is this resort that offers a variety of things to do for visitors to Port Elizabeth.Restaurants, Bar’s, Casino, a multitude of shops and even a hotel, makes this a popular stop. Have a cocktail in one of the many bars and then see if you can win the million… enjoy.
Address: Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth
Tel: +27 41 507 7777
Beaches and Watersports
PE has beautiful beaches. In the Humewood area, you will find Kings Beach, Humewood Beach and Hobie Beach. West of the city is Sardinia Bay. Here you can walk your dog, go horse-riding or hike in the reserve around the bay.
Wind blows often which makes PE popular for watersports like windsurfing and yachting.
Pollock Beach or the “Pipe”, is favored by surfers because of its amazing break. The beach is within walking distance from M38. There is plenty of lawn area, a parking area and a shower house with an ablution block for surfers.
Diving, Deep-Sea Fishing, Boat Rides, Helicopter Rides, Whale and Seal Watching, Horse-Riding etc can be arranged through the guesthouse prior to arrival in Port Elizabeth especially during peak times.
Addo Elephant Park
Addo Elephant National Park is only about 70km from PE, and the new gate only 40km. It is a great Park, which borders have recently been expanded.It is not only elephants you will find, but also lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, many different antelope etc. If you don’t have the opportunity to stay overnight, do at least a day trip to this wonderful park.
Directions: Take the N2 (Grahamstown), at Colchester, you will see the signs for Addo Elephant Park, turn left and then right as indicated. This is the new gate, and easier accessible.