Accommodation near Port Elizabeth Airport

Port Elizabeth Airport is located just 3.2km South of the city's Central Business District. This close proximity has earned it the nicknamed the 'Ten Minute Airport' because of its close proximity to the key areas of the city.

The airport and its surrounding area is historically rich. A highlight was the 1917 flight to Port Elizabeth from Cape Town, commandeered by Major Allister Mackintosh Miller. It was highly publicised with Ron Belling, an acclaimed artist, capturing the event on canvas. This very painting continues to be on display at the Ron Belling Art Gallery in Port Elizabeth.

Following the 1917 flight, the Port Elizabeth Airport was established by Lieutenant Colonel Miller. It was not used for commercial purposes but operated as a postal service between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Its official opening only occurred nine years later and its beginnings were humble, with the airport consisting of a single runway, one air hangar and a concrete apron. A far cry from what it is today.

The airport was a popular base for 42 Air School during the Second World War, which included the Royal Airforce and 6 Squadron. These schools were harboured on the south and east sides while commercialised flights continued on at the northern side of the airport.

The airport's received its first makeover in 1955 when a permanent terminal building was constructed, made complete with several runways and an air traffic control building. Today, the airport sees hundreds of thousands of passenger each year. In 2013, a recorded 1,269,634 passengers flew from Port Elizabeth to various destinations across South Africa.

There are a number of facilities that visitors to the airport can make use of. Blunden Coach Tours is a reputable shuttle service that transports passengers to and from the airport. There is a post box and telephones scattered around the airport - a veritable lifesaver for the stranded passenger with a flat mobile phone. If you've got time to kill and have feeling a bit peckish, there are a number of restaurants and cafes with quality 'on-the-go' cuisine. If you're looking to shop around for gifts and treats, there is a gift and sweet shop in the departure's hall.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Pine Tree Lodge
0.6 km

From R295 pps

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Pine Tree Lodge located in Walmer, Port Elizabeth has eight rooms accommodating 15 people. All rooms have private entrances and en-suite bathrooms. Air conditioned rooms available. Indoor and outdoor ... More Info

Field's Rest
0.6 km

From R265 pps

Fields Rest is a comfortable and well equipped room a stones throw from the airport. We provide a quality double bed and bedding. There is Dstv (full package), WiFi and a desk. Alternatively relax in ... More Info

5 Third Avenue Guest House
0.6 km

From R375 pps

5 Third Avenue Guesthouse, located in the garden suburb of Walmer, located in the same street at the Port Elizabeth airport. We are a B&B and Self-Catering establishment. Our rooms have a kitchene... More Info

Treetops Guest House
0.7 km

From R340 pps

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Treetops is situated in the garden suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth. Our location is very tranquil and set in a bird friendly environment. We are ideally situated in being close to the airport and all... More Info

Albert Road Garden Guesthouse
0.7 km

From R590* unit

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Business and leisure travellers looking for quality accommodtion at an affordable rate, look no further than Albert Road Garden Gueshouse in Walmer, where you will receive warm and friendly hospitalit... More Info

 La Martha Air-Port Guest House
0.7 km


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From R500 pps

La Martha's Air-Port Guest House in Port Elizabeth is a 4-star accommodation establishment ideally suited for both the businessman and tourist. This bed and breakfast has 9 individually decorated r... More Info

Nottingham Country House
0.8 km

From R320 pps

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Nottingham combines warm hospitality, charm and sophisticated comfort for leisure travellers and business executives. An original country house, built in 1910, has gleaming wooden floors, high ceilin... More Info

Amani Guest Lodge
0.9 km

From R358 pps

Amani Guest Lodge, tucked away within the tree-lined suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, is a welcoming retreat for those seeking the best of city living, combined with the warmth and comfort of a true ... More Info

17 on 5th Avenue Guest House
1.1 km

From R780* unit

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All rooms lead onto the lovely garden and have private entrances, so your privacy is not compromised. All rooms are en-suite with shower and 2 rooms have baths, TV, bar fridge, free wifi access and ... More Info

Victoria & Alfred Guest House
1.1 km

From R547 pps

The Victoria and Alfred is a lavishly restored 27 en-suite bed roomed Victorian home with a modern touch. This beautiful home is set in tranquil surroundings, and is ideally located close to the Port ... More Info

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