The Windermere


The Windermere Hotel is a charming, small and exclusive retreat in the suburb Humewood of Port Elizabeth on the beautiful Garden Route. In a unique fashion, it skilfully combines modern chic with refined luxury.


Far off the beaten paths the tourists tread, the Windermere Hotel in South Africa is a welcome and luxurious relief from mass tourism. Situated directly on the beach, every corner of the estate offers fantastic views out over the vast expanse of the ocean.


A first-class design hotel, read more » every single piece of furniture has been custom crafted. The dining room was penned by the famous designer Haldane Martin and meticulously implemented with great attention to detail.


This sophisticated extravagance has its price. The Windermere is slightly more expensive than other top hotels on the Garden Route …but worth every penny. The Windermere Hotel guarantees you a memorable vacation in South Africa.


Start the perfect day with a perfect breakfast, at your request, on the terrace overlooking the picturesque gardens or else in the inspiring hotel’s dining room.


Savour the smell of fresh coffee upon waking up and enjoy freshly baked croissants with a delicious marmalade. Finish you meal with a muffin and a glass of orange juice pressed just a moment before.


A range of first-class restaurants in the hotel’s vicinity offer a large variety of mouth-watering fine cuisines. The ocean just a stone’s through from the restaurants, the fresh seafood, like grilled crayfish, is especially recommendable.


The tantalising selection of ingenious culinary creations will astound you. Without any room for doubts, this gem of a hotel is one of the best, most modern and luxurious accommodation options of the region.



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101, 202, 303, 404, 505, 606, 707, and 808. Curious what these numbers are about? Well, it is not bingo but the entire list of the exclusive rooms available at the Windermere Hotel.


Single digit number read more » must not have appealed to the owners thus they decided to ironically underline the hotel’s boutique character with big numbers. It becomes obvious that housing only a handful of distinguished guests, the Windermere offers you maximum privacy and intimacy.


In contrast to the elevators and long corridors of the big hotels, you will feel like a personal guest at the Windermere. The spaciously designed luxury rooms win you over by their purist elegance and clearly defined lines.


Small details are cleverly enhanced. The comfortable lounge is the perfect place to kick back and relax enjoying a good book and a cool drink from the mini bar.



Everything has been supplied for you entertainment: next to the TV a DVD-player is at your disposition. The spacious bathroom and its large bathtub does not seem a mere place to wash but almost resembles a spa temple.


Almost every room features a private balcony or terrace commanding a spectacular view of the harbour, the courtyard, the gardens and of course the endless ocean stretching out to the horizon.


On a hot summer day, simply turn on you air-conditioning to seek refuge from the heat in the quite sanctuary of your welcoming room. An uncommon feature of the Windermere is that every room has been made suitable for individuals suffering from allergies.


The dust and mite defied, you will spend a blissful night. On cold days, the hotel’s staff will start a crackling fire in the Windermere’s lobby.


It is the perfect spot and moment for easy conversation with the other guest or just to enjoy the cosy atmosphere and a good wine the room service will serve to you with a smile.



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Two picture postcard perfect beaches offer supreme swimming and sunbathing: Port Elizabeth’s Kings Beach and the Blue Flag. Both are located at any easy walking distance from the Windermere Hotel.


The read more » beaches are an ideal playground for water sports enthusiasts. A large range of activities is available and all you need to do is jump on your board and start surfing.


Looking for more thrills? Hire a Jet-Ski and splash though the waves at breakneck speed. Very recommendable and less hazardous is a visit to the nearby Addo National Park or the private game reserve Schwammari.


A safe but close encounter with majestic lions and massive elephants is an unforgettable experience you will take home with you. Many other species have found a sanctuary at these two magnificent nature reserves.


Remember to take you camera on these exciting excursions and do not miss out on a romantic boat trip. A more adventurous leisure option is a deep sea fishing expedition, reeling in a big one.


It is a stark contrast to the quite seaside or river fishing you might also enjoy. There are so many options like the winter sports for example. Winter sports in South Africa? Absolutely! And located at just a few kilometres from you hotel.


Stop for a visit at the charming town of Port Elizabeth. Go shopping to your heart’s content or just stroll the historic part of town at your leisure.


Golfers and those aspiring to learn and master the gentlemen’s sport, can improve their handicap at the nearby, first-class golf course.



On a rainy day or at night check out the many entertainment options Port Elizabeth and the region offer you. See the latest movie at the cinema or dress up and toss a dice at the casino or go to a concert.


A host of pubs, bars and restaurants are looking forward to your visit, promising you a good time. The Windermere is the perfect address for those seeking exclusive boutique accommodations in combination with an excitingly active vacation.



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