Summerstrand is a charming and central suburb of Port Elizabeth. Situated in close proximity to several golden beaches, the Boardwalk Casino complex, shopping malls, golf courses, an oceanarium, NMMU University, and the airport, it’s a destination of choice for leisure travellers.
Summerstrand is known for its beautiful beaches and warm Indian Ocean. Spend some time on Humewood Beach, Hobie Beach, Kings Beach, and Pollock Beach, which are popular for surfing, wind surfing, sunbathing, and swimming.
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World is a fantastic centre for all ages, with numerous shops and restaurants, a cinema, adventure golf, a series of manmade lakes, and a garden lit by 40,000 Tivoli lights. The Supersport Arena has a regular line up of comedy and musical acts while the casino has 700 slot machines and 20 gaming tables.
Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the nearby Settlers Park Nature Reserve, and Cape Recife Nature Reserve with its lovely beach, rolling dunes, coastal fynbos, marine birdlife, rock pools, century old lighthouse, and African Penguin Rehabilitation Centre (SAMREC).
Summerstrand has a lot to offer in terms of dining out and nightlife. Enjoy a cocktail at Barney’s Tavern on the edge of the ocean, or grab a bite to eat at Summerstrand Village. Accommodation is varied and suits all needs and budgets.
If you’re looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Summerstrand, hiring a bicycle is a great way to explore the beauty of the coastline. Plenty of beachfront traders have a variety of souvenirs for family and friends back home. Alternatively, spend the day at Humewood Golf Course which is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 golf courses in South Africa.
Other nearby attractions include the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, the Bayworld Oceanarium, South African Air Force Museum, the Prince Alfred’s Guard Museum, Fort Frederick, Campanile Tower, Donkin Reserve and Lighthouse, and St Georges Cricket Ground and Park.
However you choose to spend your time in this beautiful section of Port Elizabeth, you can expect a relaxing and rewarding holiday in Summerstrand.