Eastern Cape DestinationsHumewood, Port Elizabeth
The beach suburb of Humewood, a stone’s throw from Kings Beach and Humewood beach (both with blue flag status), has earned its place on the map due mainly to its challenging links golf course, ranked as one of the top ten golf courses in South Africa.
That the Humewood Golf course is regarded as difficult is unanimously agreed upon - the rolling fairways and deep bunkers combined with the tendency of the wind to blow in Port Elizabeth make for a challenging round of golf.
The suburb of Humewood has been described as prestigious and peaceful - prestigious as the homes and hotels here are indeed beautiful and peaceful due in no small part to Happy Valley - a walk-through garden interspersed with lily ponds, the trickle of a fresh-water river and landscaped lawns that links directly to Humewood Beach.
A stone’s throw away from Humewood is Bay World, which manages to incorporate an oceanarium and a snake park with daily shows and handling demonstrations to keep the family entertained on days when even the overhead promenade at Humewood beach fails to provide enough shade from the infamous African sun.
The Mac Arthur swimming pool complex, perfect for days when the beach is out of the question, has a full-size heated swimming pool, a kids’ pool complete with water slides, and a natural temperature full size swimming pool - fun for the whole family. And the Boardwalk Casino and entertainment complex offers hours of shopping and distraction.