Humewood, Port Elizabeth
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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.
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"Humewood is awesom!! i love the oceanarium, its definitely worth a visit, i cant wait to go back again! the surrounding areas are really cool too, lots do do ..." - Michelle, Cape Town
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The Main Museum of Bayworld blends cultural and natural history. Embark on an exciting journey through time and through the fascinating world around us. Marvel at the diversity of museum displays, from prehistoric dinosaurs to ethnic beadwork as well as a variety of historical treasures that will ... more information
Cape Recife Nature Reserve is one of the best bird-watching locations in Port Elizabeth. The Cape Recife Nature Reserve offers beautiful beach, natural dune vegetation of fynbos, rocky outcrops, view birdlife from bird hide, small animals (look out for otters), a 133 year old lighthouse and a World War II military ... more information
The Eastern Cape in South Africa boasts some of the world’s best beaches and 800 km of unspoilt picturesque coastlines where blue oceans tumble onto quiet beaches. The Eastern Cape coastline is a mecca to all water sports enthusiasts and has a popular and thriving surfing culture ... more information
Like many national monuments, Fort Frederick first appears as little more than a few brick walls, albeit old walls that seem to hold little significance or attraction for visitors. It is only in learning the history behind a building that it takes on a meaning of its own, although in the case of Fort Frederick, it is worth ... more information
One of South Africa’s top-rated golf clubs, Humewood is a true Links course which has hosted numerous PGA events, including the South African Open. The course is surrounded by coastal bush and, although it is close to the centre of Port Elizabeth, one sees very little evidence of human encroachment ... more information
Port Elizabeth has a brand new world-class stadium - the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The five-tier Nelson Mandela Bay stadium has a seating capacity of 44,000 with an additional 4000 temporary seats available for the 2010 Football World Cup. The eye-catching roof ... more information
The Baakens River Valley runs through the heart of Port Elizabeth, and is frequented by picnicking families, bridal couples having beautiful photographs taken and hikers taking in the beauty of the lush surrounds. The entire nature reserve of Settlers Park, situated within ... more information
The oldest park in Port Elizabeth and the site of the second oldest cricket club in the country, St George’s Park lies in the heart of Port Elizabeth, a tribute to the past and present day moments away from the noise of the city. Many a picnic party - umbrellas, baskets and chairs in tow - takes place here and the Mannville ... more information
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