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.
Conifer Beach House
0.3 km

From R475 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

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

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge
0.4 km


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From R600 PPS

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


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From R808* Unit

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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 R490 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

Aqua Marine Guest House
0.7 km

From R415 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

King's Terrace
0.7 km

From R750* Unit

King's Terrace offers corporate travellers a luxury, self-catering working environment set right on the stunning beachfront of Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay. Crowning Brooke's Hill, King's Terrac... More Info

125 Brookes Hill Suites
0.8 km

From R1150* Unit

125 Brookes Hill Suite is ideally situated on Brookes Hill, opposite of Port Elizabeth's most popular beaches and Boardwalk complex. This is a fully-furnished self-catering apartment ideal for leisure... More Info

Brooks Hills Suits
0.8 km

From R1900* Unit

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Situated at the heart of Port Elizabeth Beachfront, in between The Pavilion Complex and happy Valley. Its within walking distance from the beach, restaurants, shopping centre and entertainment. Close ... More Info

La Mer Guesthouse
0.8 km

From R594 PPS

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La Mer Guest house offers 13, seaside-themed rooms. The property boasts with a beautiful Garden, Swimming pool, Lapa Barbecue / communal Kitchenette area. The rooms on the top floor also have spectacu... More Info

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Humewood Reviews

Lovely area.
- Ashwell Speelman

Love Humewood!
- Danielle Fredericks

Love it
- Angela Allison

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

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

Wonderful area.
- Chantelle Marsh

Central location - very good for what we needed.
- Tessa Ainsbury

Very central to beachfront and business. Great facilities around.
- Rory McNaught

Very nice
- Frik Bezuidenhout

Was surprisingly quiet and we felt very comfortable walking around and along the beach front.
- Tomas Knight