Port Elizabeth, known as the as the 'Friendly City' or sometimes the 'Windy City' is a coastal city on Algoa Bay located in the Nelson Mandela Metropole.
It is a well-known holiday city, but also home to several businesses, academic institutions and provides a gateway to the famous "Garden Route" and the Big Five game parks in the interior.
More information at: Official Tourism Information for Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay. Port Elizabeth Tourism
Conference Venue The Boardwalk Hotel
The Boardwalk is home to the International Convention Centre (ICC), the largest conference venue in Port Elizabeth.
Travel and Accommodation
Accommodation in Port Elizabeth for IAHS 2017
Delegates must book their own accommodation for the IAHS 2017 General Assembly and various websites are available (including www.tripadvisor.co.za, www.booking.com, www.roomsforafrica.com, www.guesthouseportelizabeth.co.za, etc.). The list below presents a few guidelines to the hotels and guesthouses within walking distance of the conference venue at the Boardwalk Hotel and Conference Centre. Delegates are advised to check various booking options to obtain the cheapest price. If booking at the conference venue please indicate that you are attending the 2017 IAHS conference. Delegates are also advised to book their accommodation as early as possible to be sure of getting their first choice of accommodation.
Price range (SA Rands)
Hotels (some may include breakfast, others not)
Over R2 000 a night (single occupancy): Isango Gate Boutique hotel, The Beach Hotel, Protea Hotel Marine, The Boardwalk Hotel & Convention Centre.
R1 000 to R2 000 a night (single occupancy): Ahoy Boutique Hotel, Villa Tuscana Boutique Hotel, The Kelway Hotel, City Lodge PE, No 5 Boutique Art Hotel, Brookes Hill Suites Hotel, Courtyard Hotel, Garden Court Kings Beach, Radisson Blu Hotel Port Elizabeth.
Less than R1 000 a night (single occupancy): Road Lodge PE, The Chapman Hotel, Town Lodge PE. There is another Road Lodge at the airport but this is further away.
Guesthouses (Most will include breakfast)
Over R2 000 a night (single occupancy): Isango Gate.
R1 000 to R2 000 a night (single occupancy): Algoa Guest House, Singa Lodge, Abalone Place Guest House, First Avenue Guest House, Kingfisher Guest House, Cape Flame Guest House, Bayside Guest House, Beachwalk B&B, Brighton Lodge.
Less than R1 000 a night (single occupancy): On The Bay B&B, At Home Ekhaya B&B, Hobie Beach Guest House, Aqua Marine Guest House, Margate Place Guest House, Cape Flame Guest House, Carslogie House B&B, African Beach, Amor de Vida, Conifer Beach House, Spinnaker B&B, Splash Guest House.