HiGhWindS
Adventures and Safaris
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Email: adventures@highwinds.co.za
 
"Our Experience
 - Your Delight"

44 Cuyler Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001       Tel: +27 (0) 41 586-3721        Fax: +27 (0) 86 684 4893

 

Simply Fun in and around the Bay
 

Come and explore the lush young heart of Port Elizabeth and its newly revamped central location. JIKELEZALODGE is situated just a few streets away from buzzing PE nightlife that will swallow you in and take you for a true local ride. The clubs in the area range from hip hop to african house and to classic mainstream radio funk. They are across the road from each other so when you are done with the one simply walk to the other side  into a brand new dimension. Parliament street itself has become the local hang out since the restructuring of the road changed it into a one way, so who really needs a club anyway! Lets party in the street! The surrounding restaurants and cafes are abundant, sporting hand baked pizzas in extravagant flavors that will excite your taste buds and freshly rolled five star California sushi rolls are available on demand. Have a lazy cocktail at Café Zanibar while you lounge in their on street couches or chow down on the huge local chip roll from The Spotted Cow. Whatever you fancy is a brisk walk away and our door is open all day and all night so come home when you want.


A Night out on the Town
So you thought Port Elizabeth was just an Industrial City? Come and live on the wild side and see some of the best musicians and nightspots in South Africa. Primarily a personalised tour to suit your tastes with a view of the nightlife of Port Elizabeth. This ranges from being transported back to the sixties, to pubs, discos, sports bars, music venues and possibly a jazz club in the township. Includes a free beer, pick up and drop off at your hostel and a lot of fun.
Price: On Request 
 

Coastal Sandunes & Fun Sand Sliding
Visit one of the few pristine coastal sandune reserves in the world. Ideal for having fun by sliding down in makeshift toboggans or just get lost in the beauty of nature. Includes a fish braai (BBQ), pick up and drop off at your hostel and plenty of water.
Price: On Request       


The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, formerly the King George VI Art Gallery, was opened on 22 June 1956. The collections are housed in two buildings (the Main Hall and Arts Hall) framing the entrance to St George's Park and consist of South African art (particularly that of the Eastern Cape), British art, international printmaking and Oriental art (including Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles). Limited exhibition space requires the constant rotation of works of art from the Permanent Collection. Exhibitions featuring the Permanent Collection are supplemented by an active programme of temporary exhibitions. The Art Museum is open from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays except on Tuesday when it is open from 13:00 to 17:00. Weekends and public holiday visiting hours are from 13:00 – 17:00 except on the first Sunday of each month when it is open from 9:00 until 14:00.
 


The Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts (EPSAC)
The Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts which was established in 1918, built the Arts Hall in 1927. The Art Museum now occupies the Arts hall and the EPSAC has relocated to 36/38 Bird Street, right across from Jikeleza Lodge.
 


Things to do at little or no cost

* Take a walk on the Donkin Heritage Trail with a guidebook. Take your time. Pop into little coffee shops, or discover hidden places.

* Stanley Street - Great vibe with tons of Pavement Cafes and Restaurants, Young, vibrant and energetic.

* Enjoy nature on the Guinea Fowl Trail right in the heart of the city.


* Visit any one of the 4 Art Centres all within walking distance from the hostel.


* Fleamarkets and curios from around Africa.


* Take a walk on the beach and eat ice cream on the pier. 


* Go shopping in any one of the great shopping malls. Oh ...that will cost money.


* Living Science Museum


* Sidewalk Cafe's, Pubs and interesting shops in Central Port Elizabeth - a few city blocks away from JIKELEZA LODGE.
 

* Catch a show at a venue in Central, Port Elizabeth - just around the corner from JIKELEZA LODGE:

The Opera House

Centre Stage,

Savoy Theatre

The Vodacom Amphitheatre - The Boardwalk

The Little Theatre.

* Take time off in the old library building and find out more about PE.


* Visit some of the smaller museums and house museums.


* Inspect the varied architecture Port Elizabeth has.


* Plus another 101 things to do. Just ask we will keep you busy!


  • Other Packages Available
    Settler Country (Grahamstown, Bathurst and Port Alfred), Battlefields, One, two and three day hikes, Adventure trips, Eco and Cultural Tours, City and Township Tours, Parasailing, Diving and diving courses, Surfing and Sandboarding, Helicopter and jet flights, Microlight flights, Quad biking, Canoe Trails, All game parks. Budget, Backpackers, 3 Star, 5 Star or outrageously priced packages available. We can organise just about anything! All you have to do is ask!
     
     

 

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