The views out to the sparkling Indian Ocean are stunning. I’m told that the waters off lovely Port Elizabeth are some of the best in the world for dolphin-spotting, but I’m busy exploring the city and the Route 67 art walk this visit, so the dolphins will have to wait for next time.
The Boardwalk Hotel, one of Sun International’s properties, has a prime location in sunny Port Elizabeth along the Golden Mile. You can enjoy the spectacular views from the balcony of your room (each of the 140 rooms faces the ocean), from the pool on the second floor, or through the immense windows of the first-floor restaurant and lounge. Or cross the street to the beach to take a swim and admire the view back to the hotel’s Victorian-style architecture. There’s a chance of seeing dolphins from each location.
The Boardwalk’s well-appointed spacious rooms and suites have a private balcony with views out to the sea. They come with all the accessories and comforts you’d expect, plus a gorgeous bathtub in addition to the separate shower room. Whether you’re in Port Elizabeth with kids, for a relaxing vacation, or for work, you’ll be pleased with your stay at the five-star Boardwalk.
The hotel is located within The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World. In addition to the casino, there are on-property shops and dining, including several places ideal for kids. Don’t miss the twice-nightly (thrice on weekends) Lake Spectacular Light Show with dancing fountains. There’s also dining within the hotel, including the buffet breakfast, included in rates.
Port Elizabeth is known as South Africa’s Friendly City and you will feel welcomed and relaxed as you stroll along the beach, through town, or admiring the works of art that make up Route 67, the art walk celebrating the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent in political activism.