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Luxury Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

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Known as 'The Friendly City', Port Elizabeth is the fifth largest South African city and the capital of the Eastern Cape.

Ideal for family holidays, Port Elizabeth is a city which feels more like a town - big enough to have everything you need but small enough to feel as right at home and welcomed.

As PE has the largest stretch of...

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Isango Gate Boutique Hotel

Port Elizabeth
10 Suites
PPS from R 1,000

Isango Gate is a serene escape situated in the quiet suburb of Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Originally built in the early 1900's as a residence for a jeweller, it has since...


Amery House

6 Rooms
PPS from R 700

Amery House is a Tuscan villa in the heart of Port Elizabeth's Summerstrand, a central suburb close to the city's golden beaches and shopping complexes and just 10 minutes from...


Admiralty Beach House

8 rooms
PPS from R 880

Perfectly situated in Summerstrand, a beachfront suburb of Port Elizabeth, the modern Admiralty Beach House is a guest house offering luxury seaside accommodation for both...


Keiskama Bed and Breakfast

5 Bedrooms
PPS from R 400

Keiskama Bed and Breakfast is in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, close to popular swimming beaches, restaurants, shopping centres, University and the...


No5 by Mantis

Port Elizabeth
10 Suites

The exclusive No5 by Mantis in Port Elizabeth is located in the upmarket beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, less than ten minutes from the airport and within 100 metres of the...


Island Way Villa

Port Elizabeth
5 Bedroom Villa

Set on the highest ridge in Port Elizabeth, affording it incredible 180 degree sea views, the magnificent Island Way Villa offers a 4-Star contemporary getaway by the sea. ...


Island Way Beach House

Port Elizabeth
3 Self-Catering Apartments

*** FULLY BOOKED FROM 21ST DECEMBER 2020 - 04 JANUARY 2021*** Situated right on the Summerstrand beachfront in Port Elizabeth, the self-catering Island Way Beach Houses are...


Newington Place

Port Elizabeth
5 rooms & 1 cottage
Units from R 700

Situated in a tree-lined street in the picturesque suburb of Richmond Hill, Newington Place is close enough to the buzzing centre of Port Elizabeth, yet far enough away to...


Hacklewood Hill Country House

8 Bedrooms

Hacklewood Hill Country House is located in Walmer in Port Elizabeth and is only ten minutes from the airport. Serenity, luxury and privacy await at this elegant Victorian...


Sunnyside Guesthouse

Port Elizabeth
1- and 2-bedroomed self catering units, as well as a fully equipped 3-bedroomed penthouse

Sunnyside Suites is a well-established guesthouse in Parsons Hill, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth which consists of 5 upmarket suites, set in a scenic garden with an onsite...


Singa Town Lodge

12 rooms
PPS from R 648

Located close to the beach in Port Elizabeth, Singa Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel deriving its name from the mystical dragon-lion of Indonesian mythology. Nine luxury...


The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth

57 Rooms and 1 Luxury Suite

Perfectly positioned opposite Port Elizabeth’s favourite, pristine beach in Summerstrand and adjacent to the Casino and Entertainment complex, The Beach Hotel is the perfect...

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Cypress Cottage Graaff-Reinet
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Duke & Duchess Boutique Hotel
The Duke and Duchess is an intimate, cozy Boutique...

The Cock House
TGCSA 4-Star Guest HouseSteeped in a rich history...

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Port Elizabeth travel guide

Known as 'The Friendly City', Port Elizabeth is the fifth largest South African city and the capital of the Eastern Cape.

Ideal for family holidays, Port Elizabeth is a city which feels more like a town - big enough to have everything you need but small enough to feel as right at home and welcomed.

As PE has the largest stretch of coast between Cape Town and Durban, it is a popular holiday destination for those seeking summer sun and sandy beaches. Many people end their travels up the Garden Route from Cape Town with a few nights in PE, and the Addo region, renowned for its elephants and other big game, is a very popular destination for those wanting a Big 5 safari experience to round off their South African travels.

Port Elizabeth Attractions:

  • Action adventure: Watersports – from kite and wind surfing to scuba diving, hang gliding and paragliding and also mountain biking, quad biking, 4x4 off road courses – just some of the adrenalin seekers’ activities available in the PE area. Iron Man takes place in PE each year, where endurance athletes compete while the streets are thronged with supporters.
  • Beaches: Port Elizabeth has a great selection of beaches - Hobie Beach, Humewood, Summerstrand, Kings Beach with its popular promenade and the MacArthur Baths are all great for days on the beach. Snorkeling, scuba diving, kite boarding and surfing are possible at a number of PE beaches. Go to Maitland River Mouth beach for fun on the giant sand dunes.
  • Culture: PE has a numerous interesting museums and galleries, from the St Croix Motor Museum for lovers of vintage automobiles, to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum which houses a collection of South African art (specifically from the Eastern Cape), British art, international printmaking and Oriental art.
  • Golf: PE boasts a number of excellent golf courses including the award winning Humewood Golf Course.
  • Historical sites: PE has a wealth of historical sites and buildings. Look out for the Donkin Reserve, the Victorian Feather Market Square, the City Library and City Hall, the Campanile and Fort Frederick. Take a walking tour or get a registered tour guide to help you explore these and other historical sites. 
  • Safari: Visit Addo Elephant National Park or one of the top safari lodges in the Addo region - such as the Amakhala collection - for excellent game viewing and luxury accommodation in the bush. The Kragga Kama Game Park is close to the city and offers day game drives. Thunzi Bush Lodge is another popular Eastern Cape safari lodge.
  • Shopping: The Greenacres Shopping complex offers all the shopping opportunities you could need, while The Boardwalk near the beach also has a host of shops plus plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The Ostrich Emporium is a fascinating place to pick up exotic items.
  • Township Tours: We recommend you use Calabash Tours, a Fair Trade in Tourism SA accredited company which offers ethical tours and which also gives back to the communities you'll visit. Their shebeen tour is especially popular.
  • Train ride: Enjoy a ride on the ever popular Apple Express

Our Portfolio of Port Elizabeth Accommodation

PE is a great stop over en route to the Wild Coast and ideal for short family breaks. Portfolio Collection offers a great selection of accommodation in Port Elizabeth, especially in attractive suburbs like Summerstrand and Walmer.

To see PE’s best side, visit during summer months, although beware of the strong afternoon winds – enjoy the beach and outdoors in the morning and choose other entertainment in the afternoon when the breeze can turn into something stronger!

Big game safari holidays in Port Elizabeth are popular year round and we can recommend some wonderful accommodation for those looking for a bush getaway.

In winter you can enjoy the sight of whales frolicking in the bay, or take advantage the cities many art and cultural opportunities, enjoy coffee at the popular Vovo Telo café and bakery - or go shopping!