The Port Elizabeth Hotel Group is in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. Our reputation for being the friendly city transpires across our staff and service at all of our properties.
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The Port Elizabeth Hotel Group is pleased to be one of the most well known companies in Port Elizabeth offering a range of quality accommodation paired with phenomenal service and Fine Dining restaurants.
The Lombard family have been running the Port Elizabeth Hotel Group for generations, and always ensure that our guests leave happy and eager to return.
We have four properties in the Eastern Cape; The Beach Hotel, Hacklewood Hill Country House, The Sands @ St Francis and Pumba Private Game Reserve.
The Beach Hotel
The Beach Hotel is one Port Elizabeth’s finest family Hotel, situated on Port Elizabeth’s magnificent beachfront, directly opposite Hobie Beach and next to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. The Beach Hotel combines splendid service with quality accommodation, stylish cuisine and facilities for a perfect family holiday, business trip or relaxing getaway.
The stunning four-star hotel offers homely comfort in its 58 spacious, en-suite bedrooms, some with stunning sea-views and others opening onto the tranquil courtyard.
Guests are spoilt with choice, offering 3 onsite restaurants to suit everyone’s palate. Enjoy a relaxing environment, sipping a cocktail white overlooking the ocean at The Verandah restaurant, or indulge in our famous buffets at The Crest. Resident foodies will love the fine dining cuisine at Ginger, voted one of the best restaurants in Port Elizabeth, it is definitely a must.
Hacklewood Hill Country House
The manor house’s eight luxury en suite rooms which are equally as enticing, especially as each so perfectly captures the essence of the Victorian Age. Each is individually decorated in palettes ranging from pastel blues and rose bedecked pinks to more masculine browns and reds. As a result, each room has its own unique character and returning guests will enjoy experiencing them all, and will, no doubt, be loath to pick a favourite at the end.
Built in 1898, and nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city, and as such retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants – a young doctor and his family – once lived here.
Guests are greeted with intricately stained glass doors, gleaming wooden floors and the gentle sheen of wooden banisters lovingly buffed and polished for more than a century. Wandering around the house’s two reception rooms, your eye naturally gravitates from one fascinating period piece to another.
The Sands @ St Francis
A footstep away from the beach, a few minutes from the bustling village center and home to world class watersports and activities!
This luxurious African beach house, located in the picturesque seaside village of St. Francis Bay, offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and the endless stretches of pristine coastline.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned and offer luxury and style. Each bedroom opens onto a private deck with stunning views of the beach and infinity pool below. The honeymoon suite offers an extra outdoor shower and Jacuzzi in its deck, from where spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed.
The glass-fronted Octagon Restaurant has a thatched roof, central fireplace and surrounding timber deck and provides a breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of the bay. Octagon serves breakfast, light lunches and a la carte dinners. St Francis Bay is situated close to the Eastern Cape’s many malaria-free game reserves.
Pumba Private Game Reserve
Awake to the sounds of the African bush veld as the sun makes its appearance on the horizon bringing with it the prospect of another perfect day. Eco friendly Pumba, a proud member of the Green Leaf Conservation Initiative, is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and provides an intimate African safari experience never to be forgotten.
The reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five as well as rare white lion, hippo, hyena, cheetah, giraffes, various antelope and more than 300 bird species. Feel the heartbeat of nature as you explore the reserve in custom landrovers or on guided walking safaris.
Water Lodgeoffers waterfront chalets overlooking Lake Cariega whileBush Lodgeis set on a floodplain with scenic mountain views offering luxury thatch and glass chalets. All Chalets open onto private game viewing decks boasting plunge pools and outdoor showers. The indulgent bathrooms offer free-standing tubs and double basins, and each room is fitted with an earthenware fireplace. Whether dining indoors or under the starlit sky, meals at Pumba are simply sublime.
Enjoy African fusion cuisine with an Eastern Cape flair complemented by a superb selection of local wines from our Director’s Cellar. Revitalise body and mind in the Soul Spa or enjoy a workout in the glass enclosed gym at Msenge Bush Lodge. Other activities include bird watching, bass fishing, stargazing, archery as well as nearby horse riding and golf. An hour from Port Elizabeth and 15 minutes from Grahamstown. WiFi. TGCSA 5-star Lodge.
Animal Conservation Programs at Pumba
White Lion introduction Program
Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to the second known free-ranging, self-sustainable population of White Lions in Southern Africa. The reserve is home to a pride of White Lions, Tawny Coloured split gene Lions, some of which are wild born. Pumba’s White Lion project objective was to establish a sustainable self-sufficient pride of Lions comprising of pure white and split gene animals, which has now been successfully achieved and is reinforced by being one of CNN’s Top 10 Safari destinations in the world.
Leopard Monitoring and Re-introduction Program
Since the opening of Pumba, signs (tracks, scats and kills) of free-ranging Leopard have been noted in the area, particularly along the drainage lines of the river courses which meander through the reserve. Pumba has rehabilitated Leopards which have come from areas where they were removed due to being categorized as problem animals.
The management objective was to develop a sustainable population of Leopards into an area where they already occur but in very limited numbers. This objective has been successfully achieved with frequent leopard sightings.
Self Catering Units
- Garden House- Walmer Port Elizabeth
- Little Bandle - Summerstrand Walmer
- Madison- Walmer Port Elizabeth