For centuries the protected bays on the African coastline have provided shelter and rest for the explorers, traders and adventurers who rounded the Cape en route to the riches of the Orient, time has moved on and as we boldly face the challenges of a new millennium and an African Renaissance these historic ports are as evocative and attractive as ever to the discerning modern traveler who demands exceptional service and quality.
Designed with elements of contempory chic and decorated with custom made fittings and furniture, the eight large luxury bedrooms provide spacious sitting areas, mini bars ,satellite TV, DVD, air conditioning and heating, safes and a dedicated IT port (the entire hotel is also wireless compatible). Enjoy breakfast al fresco in the courtyard or indoors, a room service menu is available for light lunches and dinners, however most guests enjoy the luxury of choice and ask for a reservation at some of the city’s top restaurants- some within walking distance.
The defining features of the hotel are its large, luxurious bed rooms, trendy bar and courtyard (cosseting one away from the busy outside world) thus The Windermere brings to the city of Port Elizabeth a new sense of style and occasion! Set in one of the city’s most prestigious locations being a short walk from the beach, McArthurs pools and some top beachfront restaurants and the Boardwalk complex. The famous links at Humewood Golf Course (This historic course being the only true links course in S.Africa) is only 5 minutes away and the airport is only 4km away making The Windermere the ideal starting or end point to the “Garden Route” and the perfect springboard to the Eastern Cape’s great malaria free game destinations including Addo & Kwandwe
The Windermere is a hip, stylish boutique hotel (5 star) situated in the beach suburb of Humewood, a short walk from Kings Beach and the Blue Flag status Humewood Beach. Combining elements of contemporary chic with classic comforts and the designs of today. A feature of the hotel is the courtyard which gives on a sense of serenity away from the busy outside world. Enjoy breakfast alfresco on the deck or indoors contemporary style. The airport is a convenient 4 km away while the famous Links course at Humewood Golf club is only a 5 minute drive and the Boardwalk casino complex is nearby. For the discerning leisure tourist and the top business executive alike, this is the ideal place to base oneself whilst in Port Elizabeth.
There are 9 large rooms (one of which is a family suite) all equipped with the luxuries and conveniences demanded by the discerning modern traveller:
Stylish furnishings and décor
Golf, city, township and marine tours, safaris and airport transfers arranged
24 hr room and bar service
- Air conditioning and heating
- Under floor heating in bathrooms
- Mini bars and electronic safes
- TV and DVD
- Telephones and dedicated internet ports. (Also wireless)
- Molton Brown toiletries and Percale linen
- King size beds -extra length
- 24 hr room service
- Swimming pool
- Ad hoc secretarial services
- DVD & music library
- Transfers arranged
- Wireless internet throughout hotel
- Bookings for golf and other sports activities
- Under cover, locked parking
- Complimentary Gym Membership (Virgin Active Health Club)
- Complimentary bag of balls at Humewood Golf Course driving range
- Discounted golf packages available at Humewood – Africa’s best links course
- Complimentary champagne for honeymooners/special occasions
Social & Environmental responsibility
We are very conscious of our social and environmental responsibilities. We employ, empower and uplift local people (mainly women) and we support, amongst others, the following projects: EP Children’s Home, The Wilderness Foundation and their Umze Whethu project.