Port Elizabeth Attractions 2018-07-10T17:22:42+00:00

PORT ELIZABETH ATTRACTIONS

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Humerail Bed & Breakfast is the perfect base to explore all that can be enjoyed in and around Port Elizabeth, the perfect destination for beach and watersport enthusiasts and is known as the ‘Watersport Capital of South Africa’.

Located on the Port Elizabeth Beachfront, Humerail is a mere 5 minutes from Restaurants and the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Centre. Situated opposite Port Elizabeth’s Harbour,  it has spectacular views of the Small Boat Harbour and Algoa Bay, which is regarded as one of the best sailing and kite surfing areas in the world. Scuba diving is of world-class quality with the beautiful coral reefs, shipwrecks and fish species.

Whether it’s relaxing on the beach, a stroll along the beachfront esplanade, taking in a bit of history or watching the dolphins playing in the waves, this Port Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast has it all on its doorstep:

  • Safe swimming on Humewood & Kings Beaches.
  • Bayworld P.E. Museum and Oceanarium.
  • Mac Arthur Sea Water Swimming Pool.
  • Numerous restaurants, shops, pubs & nightclubs.
  • Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Centre.
  • Eastern Province Rugby Stadium.
  • Other nearby activities:
  • Humewood Golf Club (10min).
  • Addo Elephant Park (40min).
  • Schotia Safaris (40min).
  • Seaview Lion Park (30min).
  • Number of Private Game Reserves (20-40min).
  • St Georges Park Cricket Ground (10min).

For total relaxation and pampering, Humerail B&B guests can make use of a nearby health spa’s offering a full spread of related services including couples, corporate, bridal or individual tailored packages.

Enjoy a true African Day Tour or Safari through the famous malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, a wildlife haven and home to the Big 5 of South Africa.

Nearby Attractions & Tour Options:

Algoa Bay, which is a favoured draw-card for beach and watersport enthusiasts is fast becoming known as South Africa’s watersport capital and offers activity throughout the year, especially wind-surfing and fishing. In fact, Algoa Bay is regarded as one of the best sailing venues in the world, while scuba diving is of world class quality with beautiful reefs, shipwrecks, fish and colourful coral species.

Hobie Beach

All the rage for swimming, sunbathing and body surfing, Hobie Beach is the venue for the annual Splash Festival as well as the Beach Volleyball and World Boardsailing Championships. The calm seas, blissfully warm water (between 18 to 21 degrees in summer) and beaches patrolled by professional lifeguards provide the perfect combination for a family holiday. Hobie Beach is a good choice for swimming or simply sunbathing but if you’re a water sports junkie there’s no end to the thrills here – choose from scuba diving, windsurfing, kiting, surfing, jet skiing or surf skiing.At low tide the Shark Rock Pier side of Hobie Beach is a great place to explore, offering sheltered rock pools with interesting inter-tidal sea life. Kids love spending time here looking for creatures like starfish and octopus. Hobie Beach is situated in Summerstrand which is an ideal base from which to explore Port Elizabeth and its beautiful coastline.

Humewood Beach

Humewood Beach is one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s numerous golden sandy beaches offering excellent swimming and amenities. Lifeguards are on duty from November to April during the peak holiday season (Blue Flag season). Facilities for the disabled are outstanding. This includes special wheelchairs that can be used on the beach and in the sea. Lifeguards are ready to assist if required. A promenade runs along the beachfront linking the beach, swimming pools and facilities. Shops and restaurants are in close proximity.

Pollock Beach

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.

Humerail Bed & Breakfast is ideally situated as a perfect base to the many first class Golf Courses on offer in the greater Port Elizabeth area and surrounds.

HUMEWOOD GOLF CLUB

Home to one of the world’s most challenging links courses, it is consistently ranked as one of South Africa’s Top 10 golf courses. The course is compared with the top links courses in the British Isles. Humewood has hosted the South African Amateur 9 times and the South African Open 5 times.

WALMER COUNTRY CLUB GOLF CLUB

The course is a standard 18-hole configuration with fairways running predominantly in W or E directions. The Front Nine is the most challenging.

PORT ELIZABETH GOLF CLUB

Founded in 1890, it is the second oldest registered golf club in South Africa. The 18 hole parkland golf course with spectacular gardens and recently redesigned greens provides golfers with the only pure Bent Grass greens in the greater Port Elizabeth area, drawing golfers from all over the world.

Other Golf Courses in the Greater Port Elizabeth area and surrounds:

  • Wedgewood Country Club
  • Uitenhage Golf Club
  • Hankey Golf Club
  • St Francis Bay Golf Course
  • St Francis Bay Links Golf Course

The malaria free Greater Port Elizabeth area offers Humerail Bed & Breakfast guests a vast selection of Game Farms, Game Reserves and Wildlife Parks. The malaria free Eastern offers a vast selection of Game Farms, Reserves, Parks and Lodges. The moderate weather provides great all year round conditions for viewing Game.

Seaview Lion Park

Lion Park is located about 30 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth’s city centre. Set in 120 hectares of superb bush and grassland, the Wildlife Park offers the unique experience of close-up game-viewing.

Seaview Lion Park have a very successful White Lion breeding project – plus tigers, caracals, leopards and a variety of other animals in our wildlife sanctuary area.

It’s not just about lions at Seaview Lion Park with most cat species, giraffe, zebra, various antelope (Nyala, Impala, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker, Blue Duiker, Grysbok, Blesbok) and monkeys roam free.

Your game drive is the first part of your Seaview Lion Park experience and at the lion/tiger camp, you’ll be able to get out of your vehicle and take a walk on your own to see some of the 50-plus lions, many of them White Lions and Siberian Tigers.

The third phase of your trip to Seaview Lion Park will be up at the sanctuary/restaurant area, where you’ll find Chris the crocodile, the African Wildcats, caracal (lynx), leopards, lion and tiger cubs.

  • Seaview Lion Park is open to the public every day (except Christmas Day) between 9:00 and 17:00.
  • Watch the big lions being fed every Sunday at 12:00. The ‘drive through’ one of the large lion enclosures offers the closest experience of lion viewing.
  • Pop into the restaurant / sanctuary area for a delicious meal and a close-up glimpse of some of the younger lions, leopards etc.

Kragga Kamma Game Park

Kamma Game Park is home to vast herds of African game, including White Rhino, Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Bontebok, Lechwe and many more species. All the animals roam freely, unrestricted in natural surroundings. The owner operated animal friendly park, where no hunting or other disturbance of the game is permitted, means that you always get close up views and great photo opportunities.

Take a drive in your own vehicle through the park on the well-maintained roads (no need for 4×4) and enjoy viewing the game in any weather conditions from the comfort of your car.

For those really close encounters, choose the 2 hour guided tour in an open Landrover with a professional guide providing you with interesting information on the animals and the historical background to the area.

The Addo Elephant National Park was founded after eleven Addo Elephants were saved from the brink of extinction in 1931, after continuous clashes between farmers and elephants threatened their survival. Today the Addo Elephant Park is home to Cape Buffalo, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, a range of antelope species and the rare flightless dung beetle. The Addo Elephant National Park is South Africa only ‘Big Seven’ nature reserve, with the inclusion of the southern right whale and great white shark after the Greater Addo Park extended to the Indian Ocean.

Situated a short 45 minutes drive from the Humerail Bed & Breakfast, the magnificently diverse Addo area offers a wide variety of wildlife experiences, natural landscapes, outdoor adventures and cultural experiences.

SELF-DRIVE PARK TOUR

DURATION 1 Day
INCLUDED Single Day multiple Entry to the Park.
ATTRACTIONS Big 5 Game viewing, Horse Ride Game Viewing, Park History and Knowledge Centre, both the North and South (Colchester or Coastal) sections
CONTACT DETAILS +27 42 233 8600
www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/
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