Port Elizabeth, dubbed South Africa’s "Friendly City," is known for its warm and welcoming locals, golden beaches, a myriad of recreational water sports, spectacular views, restaurants and so much more. It’s a slice of paradise where you can escape your stressful life and recharge your batteries for a relaxing night or two.
You’ll find Singa Lodge tucked away in upscale Summerstrand, a beachfront town in the heart of the city. At first glance, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere unique and special. The lush gardens, vibrant and mosaiced water features, and the luxuriously appointed rooms decorated with ornate and colourful furnishings all contribute to the establishment’s exotic feel. From here, you’ll be transported to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, without even leaving the comfort of the lodge.
The high life aside, another drawcard of Singa Lodge is its proximity to the beach and Port Elizabeth’s best place for entertainment, The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. A walk to the beach will take you two minutes, while the casino is an easy 2km drive away.
The locals consider the fact that their beautiful beaches are lesser known than Cape Town’s a blessing; the stretches of fine, white sand and crystal blue water is something of a marvel. If you plan to swim, surf or take strolls, King’s Beach, Humewood and Hobie Beach are all must-visits.
Diving and snorkelling are also popular. Riy Banks, Philip’s Reef and Postman's Reef are some of the top dive sites in the area. Beneath the surface, you’ll find a diverse and colourful underwater world - be on the lookout for barbel and yellow-bellied rock cod.
If beach-hopping or water sports don’t interest you, other attractions will keep you entertained. The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Complex offers spades of entertainment, ranging from gambling and gaming to movies. You can also indulge in retail therapy or enjoy a quick bite to eat.
Enjoy me-time on the golf course at the 18-hole Humewood Golf Course. The course is suitable for all handicaps and promises a rewarding round of play.
Expose yourself to PE’s history at the South End Museum, or visit the 133-year-old lighthouse, a notable landmark that’s really well preserved.
The Eastern Cape is known for its many malaria-free game reserves within driving distance from Port Elizabeth. Why not do a day trip to Amakhala Game Reserve, Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari or Phumba? The parks boast incredible wildlife, with most being home to Big Five members. If you're a birder, be sure to bring your binocs and camera along - there are plenty of indigenous birds that reside in the area.
Another highlight of Port Elizabeth are the old-standing restaurants that are loved by the loyal locals, including the likes of Barney’s Tavern and Angelo’s. At these places, you’re guaranteed delicious meals that are kind on the pocket, paired with spectacular ocean views.
Enjoy a getaway to the Friendly City, the perfect destination for everyone - couples, businessmen and families!
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