The Guest House is situated in a quiet street, very close to popular swimming beaches (Hobie- and Pollock beach), restaurants and all major Beachfront attractions. The Boardwalk Casino and entertainment complex is also within easy walking distance. We are on the main bus route and only 10 minutes away from the airport, the university and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. For golf enthusiasts the only true links golf course is on our doorstep.
Whatever your reason for being in the friendly city - Port Elizabeth, we at Margate Place will do our best to make your visit a memorable one!
In Room Facilities:
Each guest unit is individually decorated and most units have its own private barbeque courtyard area with braai facilities, an en-suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, telephone, wireless internet and DSTV, (20 individual channels). Inter-leading 2 bedroomed units are also available, perfect for larger families. All guest units are very private and are serviced daily.
Port Elizabeth's greatest asset is its clean and beautiful beaches. Water temperatures vary between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius during Summer and 14 to 19 degrees Celsius during Winter. The sea conditions are generally calm in the bay, except when the South Easterly wind is blowing. All beaches are patrolled by fully-trained professional life guards. Apart from the more "mainstream" sports, a temperate climate, unspoilt beaches and the warm seawater make this city perfect for thrilling watersports opportunities.
Algoa Bay boasts 40 km of magnificent beaches and, with its perfect combination of warm water, calm sea and fair breezes, it is one of the best sailing venues in the world, and a mecca for all beach and watersports enthusiasts.
The Southern Beaches offer safe and sheltered swimming, body surfing, sunbathing, board sailing, excellent waves and surfing opportunities as well as interesting inter-tidal sea life while the Northern Beaches offer vast stretches of sand and dunes ideal for long beach walks as well as providing superb angling and swimming opportunities.
Our entertainment area offers a swimming pool and shaded patio. A scrumptious buffet breakfast, full English or Continental, is served in our breakfast room each morning. Guests also have the option of self-catering, as most of our units offer kitchenettes.
We offer a laundry service as well as fax facilities. Each unit has its own telephone line and wireless internet.
We also offer our guests safe, lock-up parking with 24-hour CCTV surveillance cameras.
Bayworld is one of Port Elizabeth's "must see" tourist attractions. Apart from the popular seal shows (daily at 11h00 and 15h00) the complex also hosts an aquarium, snake park, interesting museum.
A variety of malaria free Game Reserves where the "Big Five" can be seen, are within approximately one hours drive from Port Elizabeth Addo Elephant Park ; Lalibela Game Reserve; Schotia Safaris and many more. We can assist you with all the relevant information needed, various options, as well as reservations.
A wide variety of day trips are possible from Port Elizabeth: Jeffrey's Bay; St. Francis; Tsitsikama National Reserve; Grahamstown etc. The - Sunshine Saunter - offers a wonderful scenic drive, various tea gardens, the Seaview Lion Park where you can hug a lion cub, or a visit to the Kragga Kamma Game Park .