The Windermere is situated in one of the city's most impressive locations being a short walk away from the beach, Macarthur's pools and some top beachfront restaurants and the Boardwalk complex. The renowned links at Humewood Golf Course is only 5 minutes away. The Windermere is the ideal starting or end point to the Garden Route and the perfect base to the Eastern Cape's great malaria-free game destinations.
Of all South Africa's coastal cities Port Elizabeth has the best swimming beaches! Apart from the many aquatic/marine activities (scuba diving, kite boarding, wind surfing, surfing, yachting, angling), there are various other activities available, all of which can be booked by the hotel, these include golf - city and township tours (Port Elizabeth was the landing place of the British settlers of 1820, as well as being at the crucible of the Anti Apartheid movement, so there are many significant historical sites) , marine safari to the bird island group as well as day safaris to various game reserves including Addo, Schotia , Pumba, Kwantu & Amakhala (all within an easy 1hr drive). A great day out in the country (only available to guests of The Windermere) is a game drive into Addo Elephant National Park followed by lunch at the exclusive Elephant House in the Sundays River valley.