The Boardwalk is the most exciting leisure attraction in the Eastern Cape, offering 24-hour entertainment and superior conference space. 

The new 5 star Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa charmingly captures the grace and detail of Victorian architecture whilst incorporating every modern convenience. The result is a refreshing blend of refinement and urban vogue set against the azure backdrop of the Indian Ocean.

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 Boasting 140 sea-facing guestrooms with an average room size of 39m², the hotel’s unique variety of accommodation options satisfy every requirement and offer modern conveniences such as plasma screen TVs, luxurious beds, mini bars and bijou balconies.

The Boardwalk Spa by Africology, includes an indoor heated pool and fitness centre. The Spa offers a range of African inspired massage treatments, facials, skin adoration wraps and scrubs plus treatments geared towards treating the endocrine system. A unique treatment to this Port Elizabeth Spa is the Hydrotherapy cold water walkway.

  With a vibe that is both energetic and playful, The Boardwalk evokes the feel of an old fashioned lakeside boardwalk complete with a musical fountain. This spectacular fountain, positioned in the centre of the existing lake, is a must see attraction for everyone. With the ability to reach a height of 60metre at its peak, the fountain creates the “wow “ factor for every visit. There are eight alfresco restaurants ranging from Greek to Indian and Kipling’s Brasserie, the hotel restaurant, specialises in Asian cuisine.


For more information on The Boardwalk, click here.

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How to travel to Port Elizabeth

South Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest. This was Nelson Mandela’s home province, and is an area with some enticing attractions – among them the Addo Elephant National Park, with the densest elephant population in the world; the dramatic Wild Coast; and, of course, Mandela’s home at Qunu.

 Port Elizabeth Airport is located just a few kilometres out of the city centre and has regular flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other South African airports. 

All PE flights land at Port Elizabeth Airport (code PLZ).  Known as the 10 minute airport because of its close proximity to Humewood Beach and the rest of the city, it’s great knowing you’ll never have too far to drive after landing if you’re staying in or around the city. There are no international flights in or out of Port Elizabeth Airport but you’ll always be able to connect to overseas destinations via Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s fifth largest city and as such you won’t battle to find domestic flights to PE anytime of the week. Kulula and Mango are your low cost carriers offering PE flights, while SAA and British Airways Comair have you covered if you prefer the comforts of a full service airline in South Africa.




Port Elizabeth has three nicknames: the friendly city, the windy city (thanks to the South Easter that blows along the Algoa Bay coastline) and Nelson Mandela Bay, in commemoration of the city’s proud association with the world renowned humanitarian and freedom fighter.

Located at the southern tip of Africa, 34 degrees south of the equator, Port Elizabeth enjoys a sunny climate throughout the year. Temperatures in the summer months range from 16-26 degrees Celsius. This moderate climate and Algoa Bay’s 40km of amazing coastline make Port Elizabeth a popular destination for holiday makers and a favoured choice for beach and watersport enthusiasts.

Port Elizabeth offers a diverse selection of attractions including scenic nature trails, historic heritage, magnificent wildlife, cultural experiences and countless water sport activities. The city is one of South Africa’s premier destinations for wildlife encounters, game viewing and safaris and boasts “South Africa’s BIG 7”- Whale (Southern Right, Brydes and Humpback), Great White Shark, Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant.

Museums, galleries and antique shops showcase Port Elizabeth’s diverse heritage and culture. The metro offers much live entertainment in the form of jazz and other entertainment to be found most nights. Diners are offered a wide choice of restaurants.