With the holidays just around the corner, Port Elizabeth is gearing up for a super summer season. According to Nelson Mandela Bay tourism’s website, the city is ready to welcome visitors with a bumper summer season.
This year’s festivities will be kicked off with the city’s traditional “opening of the season” on 16 December at Hobie Beach. Activities will run from then until the end of January.
The programme includes the Springs Fiesta in Uitenhage, the Sizzling Session at the Tramways Building and the Cinema and Christmas Carols at Happy Valley and The Sundowner at Hobie Beach.
There is also the Ebubeleni Music Festival and New Year’s celebrations at both Hobie Beach and Wells Estate.
Umoya Cottages is just about fully booked for this season with only a handful of dates still available. We look forward to welcoming all our guests and hope you will enjoy all the Summer fun in the Bay.
For more information on this year’s festive programme visit www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za or guests can chat to us about what to do in NMB this Festive season.
If you’re visiting Port Elizabeth, you’ll probably be looking for an eat-out spot at some point during your stay. Here are just some suggestions of restaurants in Port Elizabeth to assist in your search for that hit-the-spot meal:
Angelos Cafe Summerstrand
Light meals, pasta and great breakfasts
Shark Rock Pier, Marine Drive
Phone:041 583 5862
Steaks, seafood and grills
39 Marine Drive
Phone:041 583 2750
Latino Social Caffe, eatery and cocktails
49 Beach Rd
Phone: 041 582 5282
Company Social Brasserie
Hipsters rejoice, here’s your spot.
27 Beach Rd
Phone:041 582 2148
Brookes on the bay
Here you’ll find a number of restaurants under one roof and with a sea view. La Kouzina, The Coachman and Primi are all at Brookes on the bay.
Pizza, burgers, grills. Also doubles up as local watering hole.
Shark Rock Pier, Marine Drive
041 583 4500
Great for the kids with a selection of meals like pizzas and burgers.
A variety of options on the menu with a great view of the Yacht Club
Dom Pedro Jetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour
Phone: 041 585 4058
Portuguese style cafe. Choose between chicken, ribs or prawn (that’s all yes) and bring your own drinks!
Next to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Sydenham
Phone:041 487 3737
Chingada’s Mexican Cantina
Tequila and tortillas … need we say more!
54 Main Rd, Port Elizabeth
041 581 0098
Basic food but you can try some craft beer if that’s your thing.
1 Cooper St, Port Elizabeth
Phone: 041 582 2444
Die Walskipper – JBay
Beach dining at its best. Great menu with beach views.
Dolphin Dr, Jeffreys Bay
Phone:042 292 0005
Wine and dine
123 Villiers Road, Walmer
17a Bain Street, Richmond Hill
At the Radisson Blu Hotel in Summerstrand
Stanley Street, Richmond Hill.
Contact: (041) 811-7874
The Boardwalk Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand
Contact (041) 507-9452.
The Beach Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand.
Contact: (041) 583-1229.
Close to Umoya
Stanley Street is about 5km away and offers an array of fantastic restaurants. Take a right in Cape Road and continue down Cape Road untill you reach Irvine Street. Left into Irvine until you reach Stanley.
For take-aways you’ll find a couple of options close to Umoya. Steers and Debonnairs in Cape Road next to the SPAR.
KFC and Nandos as well as local diner Grillers are all under a km away, also in Cape Road towards William Moffett.
Ocean basket at Fig Tree Park is a short drive away. Find it at William Moffett Expy &, Circular Dr
041 368 5525
If you want to wander into the mall, try the food court at Greenacres Shopping Centre in Cape Road. Walmer Park Shopping Centre is 5km way down William Moffett and Bay West Mall is 10km away along the N2.
A must-see for any visitor to Port Elizabeth who is hungry for culture and history is the city’s Route 67. And, with Mandela Day just around the corner now is the perfect time to take a walk through Mandela Bay’s creative representation of our history. Continue reading “67 Steps to take in Port Elizabeth”
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is offering some fun activities at local libraries to keep kids entertained this winter holiday. Children can enjoy activities like paper mache, making finger puppets, story time, having fun with outdoors and Mandela Day celebrations.