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The Windermere Hotel

Port Elizabeth, South Africa


  • Dining: Breakfast is included in the rates. No other meals are served but the staff can assist you with booking a restaurant, many of which are within walking distance. There’s an on-site cocktail bar, and room service for light meals and snacks
  • Communal areas: Guests can relax in the lounge, or on the veranda outside
  • Internet Access: WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Swimming Pool: There’s a small outdoor swimming pool with a decked area and loungers
  • Spa Treatments: None
  • Recreational: If you fancy chilling out at the hotel there’s a DVD and music library to make use of. Staff can arrange bookings for golf and other sports activities, and rates include a gym membership at the Virgin Active Health Club nearby
  • Weddings and Celebrations: Not suitable
  • Meetings/Functions: Small meetings can be accommodated (enquire for details)
  • Disabled Access: None
  • Pets: Not accepted
  • Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans


  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Ad-hoc secretarial services
  • Transfers can be arranged
  • Under-cover, locked parking

When to go?

The hottest months are October to March; at the height of summer the middle of the day can get unbearably hot. In winter (May-August) the days are sunny and warm.

Author's tips

For most first-time visitors 2-3 days in Port Elizabeth are enough. Often people visit at the start or end of the Garden Route before travelling onwards, or flying back to Cape Town or Johannesburg. But if you want to stay longer there is lots more to do.

Features include:

  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Walk to restaurants (offsite)
  • Terrace
  • Guest lounge
  • WIFI internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • DVD library
  • Gym membership
  • Off street parking
Save to favouritesPrintMailThe Windermere HotelIf you fancy doing some 'Big 5' game-viewing, but are put off by the thought of staying in a remote lodge on a dusty plain with little to do in the evening, then you’ll be pleased to discover this urban-chic hotel in Port Elizabeth. Staying at The Windermere, a stone’s throw from the sandy expanse of Port Elizabeth’s Humewood Beach, you can spend a half-day tracking elephants and other big mammals through the Addo National Park (1 hour’s drive away), then return in the afternoon for some swimming, surfing or even diving. Sunset calls for a cocktail, perhaps a spot of shopping or street music, followed by a fish braai (BBQ) at one of the city’s many seafront restaurants. The hotel has just 9, exceptionally spacious, guest rooms plus there’s an airy guest lounge, a veranda and a lush garden with a small swimming pool - perfect for cooling off after a dusty day on safari. With predominately neutral décor, the overall effect is that of a calming retreat from the urban jungle beyond the hotel walls.

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