The Windermere is the perfect base from which to explore Port Elizabeth’s varied historical and cultural attractions. Make sure to leave time for a dolphin & whale watching trip.

  • Golf (Humewood Golf Course, 5 min)
  • Fantastic Beaches (walking distance)
  • Casino (2km)
  • Restaurants (walking distance)
  • Aquarium
  • Scuba Diving
  • City Tours
  • Game Safaris (Addo, Schotia, etc., 45min)
  • Township Tours
  • Antique shopping
  • Cricket at St Georges Park (South Africa’s oldest test match venue)
  • Ironman South Africa – April every year

Apart from the many aquatic/marine activities (scuba diving, kite boarding, wind surfing, surfing, yachting, angling), there are various other activities available, all of which can be booked by the hotel. These include golf, city and township tours (Port Elizabeth was the landing place of the British settlers of 1820, as well as being at the crucible of the Anti Apartheid movement, so there are many significant historical sites), marine safari to bird island, as well as day safaris to various game reserves including Addo, Schotia , Pumba & Amakhala (all within an easy 1hr drive).
A great day out in the country ( only available to guests of The Windermere) is a game drive into Addo Elephant National Park followed by lunch at the exclusive Elephant House in the Sundays River valley.