Accommodation near Bayworld

Bayworld is an exciting educational and research complex in Port Elizabeth. It is also one of PE's most popular attractions. The Bayworld cluster includes the Port Elizabeth Museum (the 3rd oldest in South Africa), No 7 Castle Street Museum and Bayworld itself, the snake park and oceanarium.

The Port Elizabeth Museum was the pioneer exhibition establishment in the Bayworld enterprise. Its humble beginnings came about in 1856 when a room in the town hall building was assigned for a historical display. In 1919 it was finally awarded larger premises, when it came into its own. Today The PE Museum blends cultural and natural history in displays which include dinosaurs, marine life, maritime history, and local and cultural displays.

Some of the highlights are said to be the 15 metre skeleton of the last Southern right whale harpooned in the bay, a life size replica of the Algoasaurus and a 5 metre bronze cannon recovered from a Portuguese galleon which was wrecked on the Port Elizabeth coast line.

Bayworld's oceanarium has a number of small tanks which focus on the sea life of Port Elizabeth's Algoa Bay. There is also an Africa penguin pool and a seal enclosure. Bayworld exists largely as a research and educational institution and its tanks and displays are used primarily for these purposes.

No 7 Castle Street is an old Victorian home which has been preserved. Declared a national monument, it is the oldest home in PE and the inside has been furnished to give visitors a sense of what life was like for the early settlers.

The museums are found in the Port Elizabeth neighbourhood of Humewood, on the Nelson Mandela Bay beachfront. Bayworld is a great place to be educated and entertained simultaneously.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
 
FewSteps Beachfront Accommodation
0.3 km

From R645* unit


Come park your car undercover and secure and walk a few steps to great beaches, swimming pools and fine restaurants. Full exclusive DSTV in both bedrooms and lounge. Main bedroom has a queen-size bed... More Info

 
Conifer Beach House
0.3 km

From R447 pps


Conifer Beach House, TGCSA 4-Star Bed and Breakfast, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a hidden gem closely situated to some of Port Elizabeth's most stunning swimming beaches, major beachfront attr... More Info

 

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Crow's Nest
0.3 km

From R660* unit


Crow's Nest combines quality accommodation and a fine location close to Port Elizabeth's best beaches, hospitality and entertainment attractions. We are just 5 minutes from the airport. Everything yo... More Info

 
Bishops Inn Guest House
0.4 km

From R670* unit

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The Guest House is situated opposite Kings Beach and close to the city centre, restaurants, hospitals, airport and all of Port Elizabeth's world famous "must see" attractions. The 1-Bedroom Suites ... More Info

 
A Seaside Stay B&B
0.4 km

From R250 pps


A Seaside Stay B & B offers business travellers and families on holiday a relaxed getaway in the heart of the beachfront. The airport, CBD, beachfront restaurants and entertainment complexes, and th... More Info

 
Lalapanzi Guest Lodge
0.4 km

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Located in the beachfront suburb of Humewood, Port Elizabeth, Lalapanzi Guest Lodge graded 4 star in the category "self catering " offers eight stylish newly built self catering en-suite units. Al... More Info

 
Ahoy Boutique Guest House
0.6 km

From R550 pps

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Ahoy Boutique Guest House is a brand new spacious Port Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast, offering elegant accommodation in a warm and relaxing nautical atmosphere. It is ideal for business and pleasure, pe... More Info

 
Chapman Hotel & Conference Centre
0.6 km

From R400 pps


Situated on Brookes Hill between King's Beach and the world-renowned water sports mecca of Hobie Beach, The Chapman offers the truly discerning traveller a rare blend of classical accommodation and wo... More Info

 
Aquamarine Guest House
0.7 km

From R360 pps


Ideally situated in La Roche Drive, in a quiet location, we are within five minutes walking distance from the magnificent Port Elizabeth sunshine beach. The beach front offers a variety of restaurants... More Info

 
Driftsands Guest House
0.7 km

From R320 pps


Location: Minutes from the airport, railway and bus station and most major attractions including: - Bayworld and Museum complex - McArthur Heated Pool and Leisure Complex - Boardwalk Casino and ... More Info

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Humewood
Lovely area.
- Ashwell Speelman

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Love Humewood!
- Danielle Fredericks

Humewood
Love it
- Angela Allison

Humewood
Relaxed laid back, definitely will be coming to visit again.
- Ramon Benham

Humewood
Great area for a holiday - close to beach and not too far from attractions
- Towela Jere