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  • Spacious, elegant rooms and modern styling
  • Variety on offer to suit all tastes, including upstairs sea view room
  • Luxurious accommodation and warm, knowledgeable service

Admiralty Beach House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Port Elizabeth


-33.992, 25.6741


Whether indoors or outdoors, every inch of Admiralty Beach House has been meticulously thought out with the aim of treating guests to a harmonious luxury experience.

The guest house is elegant but homely, with splashes of colour and delightful personal touches everywhere. Some striking mosaic artwork and water features are situated in the grounds around the house, and the artistic creativity inside is matched by the vibrancy of an exceedingly pretty garden and swimming pool.

Similarly, the rooms are a showcase of the best in interior decoration and packed with charm. Each has been individually decorated, while standard fittings include flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, fans and heaters, telephones and fax facilities, safes and hair dryers. To make you extra comfortable, the rooms come with percale linen, luxuriant bath robes, a mini-bar and extra-length beds. Containing both a shower and bath, everyone will be kept happy.

The three luxury rooms include The Fish Pond, a large and private room with a Koi pond, potted garden and wrought-iron table and chairs on the patio. The idea inside is to create a romantic feel, with the Persian carpet, classical interior design and silky textures succeeding in doing just this. 

Enhanced by a bright mosaic aloe on the patio wall, a refreshing botanical theme is evident in the Gardens room. 

Upstairs, The Dunes is modern and hints at Africa, while sea views can be enjoyed from the balcony.

The three studio suites - the Waves, the Loft and the Captain’s Quarters - have the added bonus of a large seating area. Decorated in greys, white and black, the Waves is glitzy and contemporary and has a double basin in the full en-suite bathroom, making it ideal for honeymooners.

For the best in opulent French country flair, guests should look no further than the welcoming opulence of the Captain’s Quarters. 

The Loft, situated on the owner’s property a short walk from the main house, is slightly more clean-cut and airy, with a large balcony looking out over the rooftops and on to the sea.

On the same property, the Garden Cottage offers a stylish bedroom, along with accommodation for two children and a fully equipped kitchen, making it ideal for families looking for a private holiday retreat. At the main house, the Poolside Suite offers two stylish bedrooms and opens onto the garden and pool. Honeymooners at Admiralty are afforded special attention, being greeted with fresh flowers and a tray of added extras to enjoy in privacy.

Buffet breakfasts prepared by the in-house chef are served at the poolside or in the tranquil surrounds of the garden during summer, or in the dining room, which doubles as an art gallery, in winter.

In keeping with the warm hospitality on offer, the guesthouse is happy to arrange shuttle transfers, restaurant reservations and reservations for day trips to one of the surrounding game reserves.

A drive around Port Elizabeth will bring to light its colourful history and offer you plenty of entertainment attractions, while the Humewood Golf Course and beaches are also very close to the guesthouse.

Rates & Summary

3 Luxury Suites

Individually decorated
Each sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio or balcony with garden or sea view

3 Studio Suites

Individually decorated
Each sleeps 2 in King-size, Queen-size or twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Open plan lounge
Balcony with sea views

Poolside Suite

Sleeps 4 in King and Queen bedrooms
Bathroom with bath and shower
Opens onto garden and pool

Garden Cottage

Situated a short way from the guest house
Bedroom with Queen-size bed
Lounge with sleeper couch and day bed
Fully equipped for self-catering
Opens onto garden and pool


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Continental and cooked breakfast included
One of the studio suites is semi self-catering


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Located in the leafy upmarket suburb of Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth, Admiralty Beach House is one of the premium accommodation establishments in the area and is conveniently situated to enjoy some of the Eastern Cape’s top attractions. Guests will love the welcoming atmosphere, contemporary design and delightfully decorated rooms at Admiralty. The attractiveness of the rooms is complemented by sea views and manicured gardens awash with flowering plants and water features.


  • Spacious, elegant rooms and modern styling
  • Variety on offer to suit all tastes, including upstairs sea view room
  • Luxurious accommodation and warm, knowledgeable service

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool

Nearby: beaches, watersports, marine rehabilitation centre, sea world, game reserves, golf course, soccer stadium, Boardwalk Entertainment Complex, historical attractions, museums, art galleries, township tour.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • No under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Limited alcohol license
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Sunshine Coast

Eastern Cape


With the most recorded sunshine hours in South Africa, the name Sunshine Coast is no idle boast or empty promise. Situated between Port Elizabeth and East London, the quaintness of the Sunshine Coast is a welcome escape from big-city bustle. 

The area includes the inland towns of Alexandria, Salem and Bathhurst, with kilometres of beaches accessed via Cannon Rocks, Boknes, Bushmans River Mouth, Kenton-on-sea, Kasouga, Port Alfred and the Great Fish River area. The mixed derivations of these names suggest the rich cultural heritage of the area – the primary meeting point of San, Xhosa, Boer and British. The British influence is clear in the architecture of Bathhurst, Salem and Grahamstown.

Driving on the N2 or its tributaries the R67 or R72, the rolling green hills Lord Charles Somerset likened to English parklands were not exactly what the settlers expected. The unique dark golden-green shade of the Albany Thicket biome is due to the dense growth of hardy drought-resistant plants such as aloe, euphorbia and spekboom. Rain falls in winter and summer, and while not frequent, it is at times unpredictable, so the vegetation is built to withstand fickle skies.

Although unattractively scrubby to some, the Thicket contains 20% of the 316 threatened plant species found in the Eastern Cape, making it an important centre of endemism.

One is tempted to describe this beautiful and unusual landscape as “untouched”, but the area has long been farmed, with cattle, sheep, ostriches, pineapples and chicory among its historically successful concerns. Many farms have since been converted back into game reserves, such as the world-class, malaria-free Kariega and Shamwari Reserves. Game fences line the long, quiet, tarred roads and drivers are often startled at the sight of elephants, giraffes or other game grazing along the fences.

Drivers should also look out for smaller wildlife - porcupines, small antelope, hares, snakes, owls and tortoises - crossing the roads at dawn, dusk and at night.

The beaches and dunes of this coastline are magnificent. The Alexandria dunefield - famously the largest active dunefield in the world - and the exquisite Alexandria State Forest have been absorbed by the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. 

While Kenton-on-sea and Port Alfred are the main seaside attractions, the family-oriented Cannon Rocks, Boknes and Kasouga are popular places to buy holiday homes and have a few lovely self-catering and guest cottages.

The Dias Cross at Kwaaihoek is a replica of the padrão erected there by Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias on his 1488 cruise past the South African coast. At the Cross there is a deck for dolphin sightings and whale-spotting in late spring and early summer. In season, southern right whales are sighted all along the Sunshine Coast.

Despite its fairly good roads and obvious attractions, this area is still, miraculously, relatively unspoilt and undeveloped. With the exception of the graceful Port Alfred Marina, attempts to beat its bush and rivers into commercial shape have been abandoned and it remains gentle, peaceful, simple, pristine and soul-enriching.

Situated on the Indian Ocean, one needn’t expect the “bath water” temperatures of KwaZulu-Natal  - Sunshine Coast swims are invigoratingly cool and sometimes chilly, but seldom as achingly cold as the Western Cape.

The area doesn’t have the same flashy allure as other popular seaside destinations, but if you think of the coast as a place to relax and unwind, rather than paint the town red, there is no better place to visit.

Look out for

Addo Elephant National Park, 30 minutes from PE, features the “Big Seven” (the Big Five, plus southern right whales and great white sharks).

Explore Alexandria’s dunefields on the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail or the seven-kilometre Dassie Day Trail, named for a rare tree dassie in the area.

Bathurst - founded in 1820, this “English country village in Africa”, 10 minutes from Port Alfred, is home to the Pig & Whistle, the oldest pub in South Africa, and the 16,7-metre-high Big Pineapple.

With unspoiled beaches, the tiny villages of Cannon Rocks, Boknes, Kleinemonde are a fisherman’s and bird-watcher’s paradise. Cannon Rocks is named for its two cannons and anchor. The Dias Cross at Kwaaihoek is an uplifting thee-kilometre walk from Boknes across incredible sandy beaches, or a six-kilometre walk at low tide from Bushmans River.

Bushmans River – the second-longest navigable river in South Africa, with 22 kilometres of navigable water, is a favourite with canoeists, sailors, water-skiers and fishermen.

Kasouga – maintains its rustic beginnings with dirt roads and no streetlights, hotels and shops, wonderful birdlife and an exquisite lagoon.

Port Alfred – enjoy the elegance of the Royal Alfred Marina. Famous for its annual powerboat race, Port Alfred offers provides great shopping, dining, and beauty retreats.

The Sunshine Coast, and nearby holiday meccas such as Great Fish River, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma and the Wild Coast, offers excellent surfing, adventure and water sports, fishing, nature reserves and world-class hikes, mountain biking, canoeing, beach horse-rides, bird watching, 4x4 trails, game-viewing, golf, and as well as rich local arts and culture.

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