|Margate Place is situated in a quiet street, very close to popular swimming beaches, restaurants and a shopping mall. The Boardwalk Casino and entertainment complex is also within easy walking distance. We are on the main bus route to all our major attractions, also very close to the airport, rugby stadium, McArthur Pools, bayworld, CSIR and the university. For golf enthusiasts the only true links golf course is on our doorstep. We are approximately one hour's drive from a number of excellent malaria free game reserves.|
Whatever your reason for being in Port Elizabeth, we at Margate Place will do our best to make your visit a memorable one!
Attractions / Things to do
Bayworld is one of Port Elizabeths "must see" tourist attractions. Appart from the popular dolphin and seal shows (daily at 11h00 and 15h00) the complex also hosts an aquarium, snake park and interesting museum.
Wildlife and game viewing
A variety of malaria free Game Reserves where the “Big Five” can be seen, are within approximately one hours drive from Port Elizabeth Addo Elephant Park ; Shamwari Game Reserve; Lalibela Game Reserve; Schotia Safaris and many more. We can assist you with all the relevant information needed, various options, as well as reservations.
Algoa Bay boasts 40km of magnificent coastline and protected beaches. Popular swimming beaches are King's Beach; Hobie Beach; Humewood Beach (Blue Flag Beach) and Pollock Beach. The white expanses of golden sands are ideal for safe swimming, snorkeling, body surfing, yachting , windsurfing , jet skiing , fishing and beautiful beach walks. The International Iron Man Triathlon's starting point is at Hobie Beach, just a stone's through from Margate Place.
A wide variety of day trips are possible from Port Elizabeth: Jeffrey's Bay; St. Francis; Tsitsikama National Reserve; Grahamstown etc. The “Sunshine Saunter” offers a wonderful scenic drive, various tea gardens, the Seaview Lion Park where you can hug a lion cub, or a visit to the Kragga Kamma Game Park .
The Boardwalk complex (only 5 blocks away from us) offers all kinds of entertainment - from movies to a casino, a large variety of restaurants and shops, as well as lots of entertainment for teenagers and children.
Walking Trails/Outdoor Excursions
A variety of scenic walks are available within the city limits that include coastal and valley experiences. These trails can be self guided or accompanied by expert trail guides. Other adventures are also available - such as birding, mountain biking and horse riding. Those who love architecture and history can walk the historical walking trail with a well-defined map through the old part of the city.
|Services / Facilities|
|Our entertainment area offers a swimming pool and cozy pub. A scrumptious buffet breakfast, full English or Continental, is served in our breakfast room each morning. Guests also have the option of self-catering, as most of our units offer kitchenettes. |
We offer a laundry service as well as fax facilities. Each unit has its own telephone line but a fast ADSL connection is also available at a central point.
We also offer our guests safe, off street, lock-up parking with 24-hour CCTV surveillance cameras.
|Rates (valid until 30th September 2006) |
Single: From R300 - R370 p.n B&B
R280 - R350 p.n Self Catering (Without Breakfast)
Double: From R210 - R275 pp sh p.n B&B
R190 - R250 pp sh p.n Self Catering (Without Breakfast)
Families: Rates on application
|How to find us:|
From the N2: Follow the ‘Settlers Way’ (M4) to ‘City’ to ‘Summerstrand’ signs. Stay on the M4 all the way to the beachfront even if the name changes from Summerstrand M4 to Humewood M4. Travel along the beachfront and turn right into 6th Avenue, just after the Marine Hotel (Protea). Margate Place Guest House is just up the road on the corner of Margate Street and 6th Avenue.
From the airport: Turn right into ‘Alister Miller’. At the traffic lights turn right and follow ‘La Roche’ to the beachfront (McDonalds will be on the right hand side). Turn
Right and travel along the beachfront. Turn right into 6th Avenue just after the Marine Hotel (Protea). Margate Place Guest House is just up the road on the corner of Margate Street and 6th Avenue.