We may have mentioned it before, but one of the best features about Lodge on Main’s guest house is its location, close to many of the attractions of Port Elizabeth, that help make the city the popular holiday destination it is. One such attraction is the Boardwalk, an entertainment venue on the coast, situated in Summerstrand, a nearby suburb to Walmer, easily reached within a 10-minute drive from Lodge on Main. A visit to P.E. would not be complete without checking out this upmarket attraction, which is home to a variety of establishments, catering to the entire family, ensuring travellers leave completely satisfied with the large number of eating, shopping and entertainment attractions.
Just the exterior alone will entice you to go in; the Boardwalk is set around a series of man-made lakes and beautiful gardens illuminated by 40 000 Tivoli lights.
Once you’re inside, you’ll get to explore a vast number of international restaurants, specialist shops and craft shops, where you can purchase everything that you could want and need, such as clothing, jewellery, books, accessories and more.
However, it’s the entertainment that makes the Boardwalk such a firm attraction of Port Elizabeth. You can test your luck at this attraction’s famous casino, which features 700 slot machines and 20 gaming tables, including blackjack as well as roulette. The entire family can enjoy a movie at Starz Cinema, which includes 5 screens, while kids can have fun at the games arcade, featuring 3D games and simulators.
Beyond all this, the Boardwalk additionally comes with a collection of venues that cater for various types of events, including the Boardwalk Conference Centre, the Supersport Arena, which features regular comedy and music acts, as well as the Boardwalk Amphitheatre. With this in mind, take note, because later this month, the famous South African musician and The Voice judge Bobby van Jaarsveld will perform at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre! Tickets cost only R 100 per person.