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Accommodation in the Eastern Cape -  the Sunshine Coast - South Africa
Port Elizabeth Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels & Self-Catering Holiday Rentals

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Port Elizabeth


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Port Elizabeth is a great little coastal city with loads of great things to do, and a whole host of fantastic attractions right on its doorstep. There are wonderful beaches, good diving, excellent kitesurfing and windsurfing, and good surf. 

There are sailing trips from the harbour, as well as good whale watching. Among the many golf courses is Humewood, which is regularly voted in the top five courses in South Africa and is our only true links course. Visit to the St Croix Motor Museum with over a hundred vintage cars.

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Port Elizabeth sunsetCalabash Tours, which offers enlightening cultural trips all around the city, was one of the first South African companies to be FTTSA-accredited (Fair Trade in Tourism - South Africa) so you can be assured that, as well as being exposed to a different way of looking at the world, you'll be spending your money wisely. Bit of a win-win, don't you think?  If you're into beautiful old buildings and history, you'll have a field day in PE. There is a self-guided walk round the central part of the city taking in some great old buildings and monuments but it's probably not a good idea to walk it alone. Go in a reasonable sized group or just chicken out and drive it. You could also do it as a guided trip, if you like. Among the interesting things you'll see are an early 19th century settler home, the Victorian Feather Market that was built during the ostrich feather boom, a beautiful Victorian library, presided over by a statue of good old Queen Vic herself, and a fascinating monument to Prester John - believed to be the only one in the world. Well, that's not really surprising as the only people who believed in his existence anyhow died out a few hundred years ago.

In case you didn't know, Prester John was the mythical white ruler of a Christian republic 'somewhere in Africa' that led the early Portuguese explorers to proceed with (relative) confidence that they'd find a Christian, probably Catholic, ally on the 'dark continent'. There are also a host of museums in the city. But there's more to Port Elizabeth than museums and memories. It's a great sun, sand and sea destination, with lovely weather and a beach for every reason, ranging from highly developed urban playgrounds to wild stretches of virtually deserted strand, where you can walk for miles or go for a long canter on the ocean's edge. While the surfing in the city is pretty good, it's nothing compared to that of the nearby towns of Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay.

There is an active mountain biking community and a number of good mountain biking trails, including one along a green belt that cuts right through the middle of the city, and - a bit further afield - one in the Van Staden's Wild Flower Reserve, which is just awash with beautiful blossoms in spring.  There is excellent hang gliding and paragliding, scenic flights in a whole range of aircraft and a dedicated flying school, where you can do a pilot's course at a pretty reasonable price (when compared to some venues in the northern hemisphere, anyway).  There is some excellent game viewing within an hour's drive of Port Elizabeth, the most notable being the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, near the town of Addo, and Shamwari, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown and bordering on the town of Alicedale.
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Things to do in Port Elizabeth:

Seaview Game and Lion ParkSeaview Game and Lion Park - Situated just 25 kilometres from the Port Elizabeth beachfront and associated attractions, Seaview Game and Lion Park offers a unique experience. Visitors can play with tame lion cubs varying in age from four to nine months depending on the time of year. Along with this rare interaction, guests can have a close-up viewing experience of wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, antelope, jackals and wildebeest in their natural habitat. Lynx, warthogs and meerkat live in large, individual enclosures in the sanctuary area.

Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the restaurant taking in the panoramic views of the wildlife to the north and ocean to the south. Whales and dolphins can often be spotted from this vantage point. From the restaurant there is an elevated boardwalk where you can view the animals at close quarters.

Open daily 08:00 – 17:00
Lion feeding time is on Sunday at 12:00
Tel: +27 (0) 41 378 1702

Bayworld Snake ParkBayworld Snake Park - Fascinating but fearsome to some folk, reptiles are always a hit with kids. The Bayworld Snake Park has been around since 1919 and is home to numerous reptiles, many of which are indigenous to the Nelson Mandela Bay area. The slithery and scaly collection includes the longest species of snake in the world, the deadliest snake in Africa and a cunning snake that pretends to be dead so as to avoid being attacked. There are also some of the common species which you might find in your back garden while staying in the Bay. Informative signs help you identify the snakes so if you do happen to meet one of them, you’ll know whether it is dangerous or not. Along with the amazing snakes, you will also be able to see lizards, crocodiles, tortoises and terrapins.

Open 09:00 – 16:30 every day of the year, except on Christmas Day, 25 December. 

Pollock BeachPollock Beach - Summerstrand - Pollock Beach is yet another beautiful Sunshine Coast beach that stretches from the Summerstrand lifesaving club to the beacon at the bottom of Admiralty Way. Beachcombers will find numerous shells walking along this wild shore. There are some good snorkelling spots close to the Humewood golf course - rated one of South Africa’s Top 10 Golf courses.  Pollock Beach is favourite for swimming, sunbathing and body surfing. It also offers sheltered rock pools with interesting inter-tidal sea life.  Known locally by surfers as the "Pipe" because of its excellent waves and surfing opportunities. It is the first place to pick up swell and the last place to loose it. Pipe is a sand covered reef that delivers a very descent left as well as a right. Along the beach you will find a cyclist path and new walkway stretching from within the dunes all the way to Hobie Beach and the Boardwalk.  The Summerstrand Village Shopping Centre with a Pick ‘n Pay family supermarket, several restaurants, banks and gift shops is close by. 
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Africa Beach Bed & Breakfast Africa Beach Bed & Breakfast, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Africa Beach B and B offers you a superbly comfortable accommodation to business executives, tourists and holiday makers in the Summerstrand beachfront area, within easy walking distance From all major beachfront attractions. At Africa Beach you will discover a place to unwind in solitude or relax in the company of others, whatever your desire. All bedrooms are serviced daily and offers a private entrances, en-suite bathrooms, colour TV with M-Net, Sport and German TV channel, telephones, free wireless ADSL Internet access, fridges, complimentary tea and filter-coffee, fans/heaters. We are within easy walking distance from Port Elizabeth's most popular beaches 3 minutes to Hobie Beach.
Bayside Guest House Bayside Guest House, B&B/Self-Catering, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Bayside Guest House offers a warm welcome and great hospitality. Upmarket, spacious and private accommodation in a tranquil garden setting.  Well appointed en-suite rooms have sitting area, TV with M-net, bar fridges, heaters, fans and tea trays. Selected units offer a self catering option. Generous breakfast are served in the dining room.  Walk to Pollock Beach, thatched poolside lapa. Close to all major beach front attractions and the airport. Secure parking. Airport Transfers.  Credit cards accepted. Four star TGCSA and Portfolio Accredited.
Beachwalk Bed and Breakfast Beachwalk B&B, Bed & Breakfast, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Located in the beachfront suburb, Beachwalk offers 4-star comfort only 60M from popular beaches and an easy 400m stroll to the Boardwalk Casino, Entertainment & Restaurant complex.  This heritage building has been stylishly renovated with all rooms having en-suite bathrooms, private entrances & patios in a peaceful garden with pool and separate secure parking. Rooms fitted with TV & M-net, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone and internet / ADSL data connection point.  Beachwalk's location is ideal for both tourist and businessman, providing a restful haven after a day on the beach, exploring nearby game parks or unwinding after a busy day at work.
Bishops Inn Guest House Bishops Inn Guest House, Humewood, PORT ELIZABETH
Situated opposite Kings Beach, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and near the world-renowned water sport mecca of Hobie Beach, the Bishops Inn stands majestically overlooking Algoa Bay - Port Elizabeth, South Africa, offering panoramic sea views from its comfortable rooms & self-catering suites.  The unique design features fifteen sea-facing and nineteen non sea-facing rooms and self-catering suites. The room comprises a bedroom with double bed/two single beds and an en-suite shower/bath. There is a remote controlled air conditioner, a television with Movie Magic and Super Sport and tea/coffee making facilities.
Carslogie House Carslogie House, Luxury Bed & Breakfast, PORT ELIZABETH
Carslogie House is the first 5 star graded B&B in Port Elizabeth, offering luxury beachfront accommodation and 5 minutes drive to cricket stadium, airport and golf course.  Walking distance to main beaches and all beachfront attractions, including excellent restaurants, Casino complex and Oceanarium.  Superb beds and linen in luxuriously decorated en-suite double rooms with private entrances and patios, in a peaceful pool garden setting.  Carslogie House with its luxury furnishings and personal attention, ensures guests comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Our rooms are nestled in a landscaped garden setting with beautiful pool, each with their own private entrance.  Showers in all the bathrooms; TV - MNet and Satelite as well as sports channels, Telephones, hairdryers, limited self catering with microwaves, sinks, crockery, cutlery etc.
Kingfisher Guest House Kingfisher Guest House, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Private settings, tranquil surroundings and superb South African hospitality await you at Kingfisher Guest House in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. A short walk will take you to beautiful beaches, the Boardwalk Casino, shops and restaurants, with Golf, Diving, Yachting and Bay world Oceanarium and Snake Park only minutes away.  Kingfisher Guest House is in close proximity to all major attractions; from sports grounds to exciting nightlife, and is the ideal base for business or entertainment.  All units are en-suite and either double or twin units.
Splash Guesthouse Splash Guesthouse, Guest House, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Splash is located at 53 Brighton Drive on the Port Elizabeth beachfront, one block from the popular bathing beaches, within close walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Boardwalk, and 5 minutes from the famous Humewood golf links.  In-room flat screen TV with DSTV, En-suite bathrooms, Mini-bar fridge, WIFI internet access, Guest swimming pool and braai area. Guest lounge with book library and large flat screen TV with DSTV. Lock-up parking with remote control.
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King's Tide Boutique Hotel, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Located just a stone’s throw from the beach front, in the well-known city of Port Elizabeth, King's Tide Boutique Hotel combines friendly service with an elegant ambiance. The guest rooms have a satellite TV, safety deposit box and desk. The private bathroom has a bath or shower and free toiletries. Start the day with a cooked breakfast. Afterwards you can relax in the patio area or enjoy a swim in the pool. King's Tide Boutique Hotel offers free WiFi as well as private parking. This is our guests' favorite part of Port Elizabeth, according to independent reviews. We speak your language! 
Protea Hotel Marine Protea Hotel Marine, Self-Catering Hotel, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Overlooking the magnificent Bay of Port Elizabeth and Millers Beach, the Protea Hotel Marine has become renowned for its four star quality and service.  The recently renovated hotel boasts some of the most modern accommodation and conference facilities in Port Elizabeth and indeed the Eastern Cape. Conveniently situated it is within close proximity of the airport, city centre and the various business hubs of Port Elizabeth. Whether on corporate business, a conference or leisure, the Protea Hotel Marine caters for all your needs.  From the standard room to the superior loft apartments, the furnishings and fittings will ensure that your stay is comfortable and unparalleled in Port Elizabeth.  Bedroom amenities include – en suite bathrooms, air conditioning (cooling and heating), complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, in room mini safes, fridges in each room, hair dryers, colour TV with selected satellite channels, mini bars stocked on request.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Radisson Blu Hotel, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth
Within 293 m of Port Elizabeth's Hobie beach, this hotel features panoramic sea views, as well as state-of-the-art spa facilities. Guests can unwind and relax in the Camelot Spa & Wellness center which offers steam baths, flotation pools and massages. A modern fitness center includes modern equipment . Guests can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool. Offering panoramic views of Algoa Bay, the Radisson Blu features contemporary guest rooms. Guests can watch a program on the flat-screen TV or use the wireless internet. All 173 rooms feature individual climate control and are decorated with soothing earthy tones. At the award-winning restaurant, guests can sample classic delicacies with a twist. Seasonal ingredients and luxurious design complete the atmosphere.
The Kelway Hotel The Kelway Hotel, Humewood, PORT ELIZABETH
Outstanding hospitality and breathtaking views of Nelson Mandela Bay greet discerning visitors. Set on the embankment next to Bayworld Oceanarium in Brookes Hill Drive. Easy access to all major transport routes ensures us one of the best locations in Port Elizabeth.  Elegant in style the overall tone of the hotel is warm & inviting with care given making guests as comfortable as possible. The Kelway Hotel along the beach front in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the premier accommodation of choice.  An affordable option for the busy executive looking for value for money. Twin beds will suit the business and leisure travelers wanting to share accommodation. The crisp white linen contrast the rustic wooden finish of the rooms. On offer are coffee and tea making facilities, DStv and individually controlled air-conditioners, telephone and safe.
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10 on Cape 10 on Cape, Self-Catering Apartments, PORT ELIZABETH
Located in Cape Road, Port Elizabeth, close to the shopping centre, St Georges Cricket Ground, hospitals, restaurants and all major attractions. 10 on Cape's apartments are suitable for short or long term business stops, holidays, working groups, weekend shopping in the City, sports groups, families or individuals just visiting. 12 Modern self-catering apartments, each apartment has a double sleeper couch in the lounge (extra linen provided) allowing a maximum of four persons per unit. Each apartment has a fully-equipped mahogany and granite kitchen with stove and microwave. Television with DStv selected channels. Separate study with internet access.
Bayside Guest House Bayside Guest House, B&B/Self-Catering, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Bayside Guest House offers a warm welcome and great hospitality. Upmarket, spacious and private accommodation in a tranquil garden setting.  Well appointed en-suite rooms have sitting area, TV with M-net, bar fridges, heaters, fans and tea trays. Selected units offer a self catering option. Generous breakfast are served in the dining room.  Walk to Pollock Beach, thatched poolside lapa. Close to all major beach front attractions and the airport. Secure parking. Airport Transfers.  Credit cards accepted. Four star TGCSA and Portfolio Accredited.
Jenvey House Jenvey House Self-Catering Apartments, Summerstrand, PORT ELIZABETH
Located in Port Elizabeth, 1 km from University of Port Elizabeth, Jenvey House Selfcatering Apartments features a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue. Boardwalk Casino is 3.1 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is 8 km from Jenvey House. Featuring a patio, the accommodation features a dining area and a sitting area with a satellite flat-screen TV. There is also a kitchenette, fitted with a microwave and toaster. A refrigerator and kettle are also featured. There is a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer in each unit. Towels are available.
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