Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Tourism, Western Region
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Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape is known as one of the premier golf destinations in South Africa. If you are going to Port Elizabeth to play golf, then Glendinningvale is a very convenient suburb. Port Elizabeth Golf Club, less than one km from Glendinningdale is commonly known to locals as “The Hill”. and is steeped in tradition. This Eastern Cape PE golf club is among South Africa's oldest, having been in existence for over 100 years. Conveniently located in the heart of PE, Port Elizabeth Golf Club offers an exceptional 6117 meter course with 18 holes / Par 72, as well as first class facilities.
Port Elizabeth Glendinningvale is a wooded, peaceful PE suburb, and although Glendinningvale is virtually in the heart of the city of Port Elizabeth, it's also a quiet place where you can wake to the sound of birds in shady flourishing gardens. PE, Glendinningvale Bed & Breakfast accommodation invites guests to enjoy luxurious, private accommodation conveniently located within five minutes drive of the main PE beaches, and within walking distance of the Port Elizabet Greenacres Shopping Centre. For those with special needs, Port Elizabeth Glendinningvale accommodation also qualifies in the PE Glendinningvale? Wheelchair Friendly accommodation category.
If you're looking for a great pub in Glendinningvale, try the PE Brazen Head, an Irish restaurant in central Port Elizabeth. This authentic Irish restaurant and pub harks back to the good old days of comfort, hospitality and enjoyment, bringing the soul of Ireland to Port Elizabeth. The Brazen Head is not just about great food and tasty beer, it's also about good times with great friends.
For a more romantic experience, Hacklewood Hill Country House - fine dining in nearby Walmer PE (4.1km from Glendinningvale accommodation), offers cosy fireplaces, antiques, Persian rugs and breathtaking candelabra set in a classic country house. Combining international standards with a South African flair, signature dishes such as thyme and bacon wrapped springbok loin combined with an an impressive wine from the authentic cellar guarantees an unforgettable occasion.
Another PE golf course in close proximity to Glendinningvale accommodation is Walmer Golf Course, which is a genuine challenge to the amateur golfer. With thick coastal bush, tree lined fairways and the notorious Port Elizabeth winds, this Eastern Cape golf course can be a handful to most golfers. If you are golfing at Walmer Golf Course, and prefer to stay in Walmer PE, this historical Eastern Cape PE suburb with its tree lined streets has roots that stretch back to the 1850's, and still today, some of Port Elizabeth's oldest, well established families live in this very up-market PE Walmer suburb.
WhereToStay in Walmer? Visitors can experience Walmer's old world charm in luxurious PE Walmer accommodation. You can enjoy Star Graded Walmer Bed & Breakfast accommodation set in beautifully landscaped gardens within walking distance of PE Walmer Park Shopping Centre. Walmer Hotel accommodation invites you to experience a refreshing take on corporate and leisure accommodation, and for longer stays, Walmer Self Catering accommodation is the ideal getaway for families and long term corporate clients, who can relax in beautifully decorated units overlooking secluded, lush tropical Eastern Cape gardens. For all your Port Elizabeth Walmer options, see the WhereToStay Walmer accommodation page.
For the kids, (big and small alike), Walmer Kart Kings Indoor Karting will challenge even the most experienced driver, the karts are fast and full concentration is required to negotiate the turns at speed between the tyre barriers and at the same time pre-plan passing manoeuvres.
Walmer is ideally situated close to all major Port Elizabeth attractions, including fabulous Port Elizabeth Beaches. The very popular Port Elizabeth Blue Flag King's Beach is 9 minutes from Walmer accommodation near the Port Elizabeth CBD, then 10 minutes away you'll find Humewood Beach, which is quieter, and offers lots of shade for the sun-shy visitor. While in the area, scuba dive on the famous Port Elizabeth Bell Buoy Reef near Humewood. This large Eastern Cape Bell Bouy Reef covers almost 5 acres, with depths which range from 2 - 20 meters. Large red bait pods are found in the shallower regions, with overhangs, pinnacles and arches, and the lush gorgonians, a resident conger eel and tame fish make this Port Elizabeth dive very special.
The golf lover will thoroughly enjoy Port Elizabeth Humewood (7.5km from Glendinningvale accommodation). Home to the renowned Port Elizabeth Humewood Golf Course with its wide and undulating fairways, fast greens and thick coastal bush, this tough Eastern Cape PE links golf course is a must for any golfer visiting the friendly Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth.
The up-market PE suburb of Humewood is undeniably beautiful, luxurious and peaceful, made more so by 'Happy Valley', a magical wonderland of landscaped lawns, lily ponds, amazing lights and well known children's characters.
When looking for Humewood accommodation, stay in stylish Star Graded Humewood Bed & Breakfast accommodation just 800m from Kings Beach, and 1km from the Port Elizabeth Airport. The whole family is welcome in Humewood Sleeps 10 or More accommodation, and bring the family pet too, as Humewood Pets Allowed accommodation also welcomes your 'furry family'.
Centrally located just south of the PE harbour area, Humewood is a very convenient, central location, which makes PE Humewood an excellent base from which to explore the abundance of Port Elizabeth tourist attractions:
- McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex - just a short 750m walk from Humewood accommodation, and ideally situated on PE King’s Beach Promenade adjoining Kings Beach, the McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex is an international class water recreation facility which guarantees a fun way to spend the day away from the salt and sand.
- Located less than 1km from Humewood, BayWorld Oceanarium is one of the leading tourist attractions in PE Nelson Mandela Bay, and houses one of the biggest and best dolphinariums in the world. Also visit the onsite snakepark, a major PE tourist attraction enjoyed by young and old alike.
- On those long, lazy summer vacations, keep the family busy and entertained at the Port Elizabeth Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex, a veritable feast of fun! Shopaholics will love the unique retail experience; the hungry can enjoy take-aways, food stalls and gourmet restaurants; kids will love the game arcades, and PE visitors can try their luck in the casino, which boasts an impressive 24 tables and 900 slot machines.
South of Humewood and 10.2km from Glendinningvale accommodation lies the stylish, much sought after Eastern Cape PE suburb of Summerstrand, which offers a delightful combination of golden beaches, warm Indian Ocean waters and a huge variety of Port Elizabeth attractions.
Summerstrand accommodation is just 5 minutes from Pollock Beach known as 'The Pipe' to locals, because of its excellent waves and fabulous surfing. The water sport enthusiast will love being close to Hobie Beach known as one of the best beaches in the Eastern Cape, this PE beach offers every kind of water sport imaginable.
Overnight in Star Graded Summerstrand Bed & Breakfast accommodation just 60m from popular PE beaches, which also qualifies as Summerstrand accommodation (Conference Venue), or stay in luxurious Summerstrand Hotel accommodation where red carpet treatment is standard issue. Summerstrand accommodation (Pets Allowed), and Self Catering accommodation in Summerstrand is ideal for holiday makers, as well as business executives looking for quality, independent accommodation. Visit the WhereToStay Summerstrand accommodation page for more info on these Port Elizabeth accommodation options.
Glendinningvale Port Elizabeth is not only close to the Indian Ocean, but also close to a number of malaria free Eastern Cape Game Reserves such as the Eastern Cape Addo Elephant Park, the third largest national park in South Africa, which lies just 35 minutes to the north of Glendinningvale, Port Elizabeth,
Addo is home to more than 550 elephants who peacefully roam 1,640 km² of Eastern Cape bushveld, and is ideally suited for the outdoor adventurer, offering visitors the best prime game viewing.