Central Hill, Port Elizabeth

Part of Port Elizabeth inner city revitalisation, Central Hill - along with its neighbours Baakens River and Richmond Hill - is busy receiving a major facelift and is perceived by investors as prime property, particularly as this area falls under a scheme that offers tax incentives to investors.

Not only is Port Elizabeth’s inner city receiving a facelift but there is a step up on security in areas like Central Hill, bringing about a significant decrease in crime, and making it a safer place in which to stay. Add to this the ease of being so centrally placed, and the quiet and one can understand how, all things being equal, the inner city is being touted as the ideal place for people to live, work and play.

Character homes abound in Central Hill - the area is full of early British settler history, with historic monuments and buildings bearing plaques - and the prospect of the development of an international conference centre will also go a long way to changing the face of this inner-city suburb. Parliament Street, in the heart of Central Hill, is a restaurant and shopping area very popular for night clubs, and there is talk of an overhaul to oblige the demand for a street café atmosphere.

Staying in the heart of a city that is rapidly changing its façade is exhilarating. And with the final addition of a gigantic statue of Nelson Mandela on the cards, Central Hill and the inner city of Port Elizabeth look set for exciting times.

Travellers' Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Ah, I just loved Central. It was so full of awesome coffee shops, little decor shops, parks, street vendors and interesting things to see and do. Great vibe!

Sabrina (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

We started off with a walk around the suburb and loved some of the old architecture of Central. The Donkin is part of it and is really cool. There's a lighthouse you an climb to the top of to see the whole of PE and loads of mosaics and metal art. We found lots of restaurants and coffee shops in Central, all with quite a young, trendy vibe and very yummy pastries! What we noticed was that there were always people milling around, so it's quite fun and social, even just walking around. Altogether a great place to visit when in PE.

Melissa (Knysna)

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Find accommodation in Central Hill

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Eastern Cape Accommodation / Sunshine Coast Accommodation / Port Elizabeth Accommodation / Central Hill Accommodation

Central Hill as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Central Hill property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
  • By Province
  • Search

    Search our comprehensive (and still growing) list of destinations whilst visiting our beautiful country.

South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.