Port Elizabeth is a city filled with historic building to visit and tourist attractions to keep its visitor’s constantly busy.
There are a number of significant buildings and sports grounds located in the city which are all easily accessible from any route taken from our guesthouse.
Just 10 minutes from our bed and breakfast is one of the oldest historic grounds found in Port Elizabeth - St Georges Park.
St Georges is the sixth oldest cricket ground in the world. The park grounds are home to the clubhouse of the second oldest cricket club in South Africa.
It was the venue for the first Cricket Test Match, the first women's international Cricket Test Match, and the last Test Match before South Africa's expulsion from world cricket during the Apartheid era.
It also saw the first ever Test series win against Australia, the first Rebel Test and the first Test victory for South Africa after South Africa was allowed to again participate in the game.
Today, of course, the world-class 18 500-seater stadium, set within the grounds of the beautiful St George's Park, is perfectly situated in the city centre and is regularly used for Test Matches and other sporting events.
Port Elizabeth is also home to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium which is able to seat 48,459.
The five-tier, R2 billion stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake which is located in the heart of the city. It is one of the three coastal stadiums built in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
It frequently hosts large-scale rugby union and football matches and the stadium has also been used as a concert venue.
Located a mere 15 minutes away from our B&B is a building which reflects some of Port Elizabeth’s historic background, the Red Location Museum which was built predominantly as a tribute to the liberation struggle against apartheid.
This museum is a museum with a difference; it takes into account the love, reconciliation and many hopes for the future of South Africa and its people.
Architect Joe Noero cleverly designed the building and incorporated the corrugated iron theme of informal settlement living. He included in his design a series of memory boxes consisting of twelve lofty free-standing galleries which house a diversity of photographic and art exhibitions.
There are also an additional 5 arrangements of montages, timelines and modules detailing the history of the township, its people and their place in the bid for liberty. These exhibitions will change regularly in order to keep visitors returning for more cultural education.
Port Elizabeth is undoubtedly a great city to visit, a home away from home and we guarantee only the best service and a relaxing stay at our guesthouse accommodation.