La Mer Guesthouse
is a Three Star Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse that offers luxury, affordable accommodation situated in Humewood, the famous Friendly City of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We are easy to find, but hard to leave.
The rustic Lapa and braai area is set in a tranquil garden that leads to a tropical pool.
Experience nature within the city limits and a relaxed country atmosphere close to the city center.
We welcome Corporate guests, Tourists, Holidaymakers, Travelers, Friends, Family, Team Building Groups and we guarantee outstanding professional service combined with true South African hospitality.
Port Elizabeth is en-route on the N2 highway.
You will find the comfortable air-conditioned double lounge and dining room on the first floor. Here you can enjoy the view of the harbour. The rustic Lapa and sparkling pool is set in a tranquil garden. We welcome Corporate guests, Tourists, Holidaymakers and Team Building groups. With true South African culture, hospitality, food and service, you will enjoy every minute. We offer outstanding evening meals and lunch packs on request. The units are comfortable and is equipped with all the extras. Secure parking behind access-controlled gates are on the premises. A laundry service is also available.
We offer delicious traditional South African meals, warmhearted hospitality, friendly staff, secure parking and a variety of comfortable accommodation.
We are conveniently situated 5 minutes from the Port Elizabeth Airport (transfers available), and well positioned to allow exploring of the City Center, Harbour, Shopping Malls, Rugby Stadium, Game Farms and Hiking Trails.
The Boardwalk on the beachfront offers high class dining and lively bars, not forgetting the ever exciting Casino. Ample Restaurants are scattered within walking distance from the Lodge. The beaches, MacArthur Pool, Bay World and the Museum are also in the area.
Our dedicated Management Team and friendly Staff will ensure that you will soon return to your "home away from home".
Accommodation at La Mer Guesthouse:
La Mer Guesthouse boast 11 fully serviced double and single en-suite bedrooms in a double-storey facility. The interior of selected rooms are decorated with modern flair. The private entrance leads to a magnificent garden. Entering the Lapa takes you into another world. The rooms on the first floor have views of the harbour, garden and magnificent sunsets. 24 hour internet access is available in all the rooms. The rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, heaters, television with DStv, tea and coffee facilities and a bar fridge. The comfortable double lounge and dining area on the first floor has air-conditioning and from there you can enjoy views of the harbour and beach.
Family Room 1:
- Double bed, 2 x Single bed, Fan, Wireless Internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only.
Double Room 2:
- Double bed, Fan, Wireless Internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only.
Double Room 3:
- Double bed, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only.
Family Room 4:
- 1 x Double bed, 1x Bunk Bed with Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only King/Twin Room 5:
- King Size bed or Two Single beds, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only.
Twin Room 6:
- Two Single beds or a King Size bed, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only
Double Room 7:
- Double bed, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, with shower.
Family Room 8:
- 1 x Double bed, 2 x Single bed, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only. Close to Dining room.
Double Room 9:
- Double bed, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only.
Queen Room 10:
- Queen Size bed, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Separate bathroom with tub and shower.
King / Twin Room 11:
- King Size bed or Two Single beds, Fan, Wireless internet, DSTV, Desk, Maid service, Shower only. The Garden cottage is separate with a Private wooden deck.
Quadruple Room 12:
- Room with 2 Bunk beds for economy accommodation that doesn`t compromise on quality.
La Mer Guesthouse Activities:
In a radius of approximately 70 km around Port Elizabeth, or guests can enjoy Game Viewing, Hiking, Bird watching, Addo Elephant National Park, Elephant rides, getting up-close and personal with Lions at Schotia and many many more.
Port Elizabeth (or better known as PE to the locals) is a place of beauty and friendly inhabitants. Port Elizabeth has magnificent beaches and a vibrant shopping culture and night-life that will keep any wanting visitor busy and entertained. The Boardwalk on the beachfront offers high class dining and lively bars, not forgetting the ever exciting Casino.
Port Elizabeth also has a Lion Park which is a must for any tourist visiting the “Friendly City”. Here you have the chance of touching a baby lion cub and spending time with adorable naughty teenagers - in the safe presence of a Ranger of course.
Kragga Kamma Game Park is located on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth and has some of Africa`s sought-after animals inside their boundaries.
The Eastern Cape Province is one of the most captivating regions of South Africa. Being malaria-free, having a magnificent range of vegetation and boasting such versatile wildlife, combined with the contrasts of landscapes, sea, mountains and savanna, you will surely not regret your stay.
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Useful information about the country and travelling:
- When travelling - Travel to South Africa is seasonal depending on which activities you wish to partake in.
- Vaccination - It is advised to update your vaccinations before travelling. Although not necessary for travel in South Africa we would recommend it. It is recommended to take all possible steps to prevent illness and relevant medications and vaccinations recommended by the International Vaccination Centre should be adhered to. The Eastern Cape is a Malaria-Free area.
- Documentation and visas - To travel to South Africa, Europeans need a visa if you intend visiting for a time period not exceeding 3 months. South Africa requires a valid Passport with two blank pages to allow stamping on entering the country and with a minimum validity of six months left on the passport. Consult the South African Embassy for any further information you may require. We recommend that during your stay in any country, you always take photocopies of all your documents in case of loss or theft, to be able to provide supporting information needed by Embassies or Consulates to facilitate new documentation.
- Climate - There are notable differences between the northern areas where winters are colder and summers are hotter than the areas close to the coast that have more mild year-round temperatures, and with greater levels of rainfall.
- Language - South Africa's official languages are English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. However, English is the unofficial common language.
- Currency - The South African currency is the "South African Rand" (ZAR). You can exchange foreign currency at airports, hotels and banks. The Exchange rate is variable, please consider it before you travel. You can pay with credit cards in most hotels, restaurants or shopping malls, but it is recommended to always have cash for the purchasing of small items, transportation and tips. Do not carry large amounts of cash on your person at any time - a recommended amount should not exceed R2000-00 at any time. This will decrease the likelihood of you being a target for criminals. Do not flaunt cash, as this will bring attention to you and could prove to be attractive to criminals.
- Clothing - We recommend you wear comfortable clothes, preferably cotton and comfortable shoes depending on the activities you choose to do. Depending on the time of the year and the destination you've chosen, you'll need clothing such as raincoats and swimsuits. Never forget a sweater or jacket as there is usually a difference in temperature between day and night. For all periods of the year it is recommended that you have sunglasses, hat or cap and sunscreen.
- Electricity - 220 volt 50 Hz. Please make sure to bring your plug converters for your relevant foreign appliances.
- Travel insurance - It is advised that you obtain some sort of short-term travel insurance while travelling. This will ensure that if you are encountered with problems, you are covered and you minimise your loss or costs.
- Medications - Always have your usual medications, and in the event of prolonged treatments, please make sure to bring a sufficient supply with for the period of your stay. It is advisable to always have mosquito repellents, anti-diarrhea medications and ointment in case of stings.
- Food and beverage - We recommend that you drink bottled water. The food in South Africa is very good and varied, with some excellent meats throughout the country. The fish and shellfish in the coastal areas are well-known. Most restaurants offer venison dishes that is definitely worth trying. South African wines are varied with excellent quality and are rated as some of the best in the world.
- Excursions and activities - When you take part in excursions and activities, please follow the instructions of the supervisors or managers appointed by the establishment. In the case of excursions to nature reserves, parks, national or private reserves where you do not make use of Rangers or Guides, please comply strictly to the rules of the places you visit. Any infringement could endanger your safety and those with you.
- Security conditions - Some cities of South Africa are considered risk areas, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. You should exercise caution especially after dusk and at any hour of the day in areas that are crowded or disadvantaged, such as the townships. Areas such as national parks, nature reserves and well-known tourist destinations are considered low risk areas.
- Other recommendations and information of interest - Always have your identification documentation and information with you during your stay to avoid any inconvenience should you get lost.
International South Africa prefix is : 0027
Emergency numbers : 112
Police : 10111
Ambulance : 999
Health & Climate:
The Eastern Cape Province is one of the most captivating regions of South Africa. Being malaria-free, having a magnificent range of vegetation, having such versatile wildlife and the contrasts of landscapes, sea, mountains and savanna, will ensure that tourists come back for more.
There are notable differences between the northern areas where winters are colder and summers are hotter than the areas close to the coast that have more mild year-round temperatures, and with greater levels of rainfall.