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Set on the shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth is South Africa's fifth biggest city with over a million citizens. This friendly city by the sea is a popular holiday destination amongst South Africans, particularly the safe sunny beaches of Humewood and Summerstrand.
Port Elizabeth is a popular location for water-sports and other sea based activities such as surfing, diving, sailing and fishing. However, it is not only the sea that is worth a visit, as the cities' rivers and estuaries are perfect for fishing and bird watching. One such location is the Swartkops River, as well as numerous parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves, which encompass a wide range of birdlife. Port Elizabeth truly is a nature lover's paradise and coastal and inland walking trails abound. The 4-star Protea Hotel Marine is known as the smile of the friendly city. This elegant hotel overlooking Pollock Beach has sweeping views of Algoa Bay and is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere. Facilities nearby include heated swimming pools, a casino and entertainment complex, the famous Oceanarium, Museum and Snake Park, shops and gold courses.
Named after the wife of the former Cape Governor, Sir Rufane Donkin, Port Elizabeth has many historical sites to appeal to history buffs. The arrival of the 1820 Settlers saw the construction of the many graceful period homes that still adorn the city's landscape today.
The leafy suburb of Walmer is home to an exclusive 5-star retreat set amongst lush gardens abundant with birdlife. The 5-star Hacklewood Hill Country House is a private Victorian home which a luxury retreat to world-weary travellers. Hacklewood Hill Country House offers every comfort and a stylish dining experience with fine cordon bleu cuisine, an impressive vintage wine collection and an authentic wine cellar.
Situated only 105km from Port Elizabeth the 5-star Pumba Private Game Reserve is located in the heart of the Eastern Cape's malaria-free game viewing region. The reserve covers 6,500 hectares of pristine, privately owned bushveld, overlooking Lake Karieba. Protea Hotels is proud to present the Msenge Lodge, a luxury haven within this untamed wilderness. Guests at this prestigious 5-star game lodge have the opportunity to view the Big 5 in unmatched luxury and style.
Visit the friendly city of Port Elizabeth and enjoy the wonders of nature's playground with the sun, sea and sand at the doorstop of your luxury room at one of Protea's many luxury hotels.