The Boardwalk sets the beat for your Eastern Cape experience.
Set within earshot of the Indian Ocean waves breaking on Port Elizabeth’s top Blue Flag beach, The Boardwalk is served by hotels catering to tastes and budgets – with breathtaking views of the ocean.
Restaurant guests watch dolphins, whales, surfers and swimmers at play while enjoying a leisurely breakfast, an extended lunch or sipping evening cocktails.
The Eastern Cape is a place where families come to relax, where couples fall in love, and where the adventurous go to get the adrenalin pumping.
During the Day…
A great place to meet friends or family, The Boardwalk is one of the entertainment hubs of Port Elizabeth.
A wide variety of retail outlets offers the discerning shopper anything from curios to designer clothing. There are also several speciality stores.
The retail area is built around The Boardwalk lakes, offering visitors a relaxing view to enjoy whilst sipping a refreshing drink at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops on site.
Kiddie’s entertainment is a top priority at The Boardwalk. There are loads of fun activities to enjoy for toddlers and teens.
The Magic Company offers fun rides as well as an extensive gaming area.
At night, The Boardwalk offers a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Lit up by over 25 000 Tivoli Lights, the lighting and beautiful surroundings create a magical atmosphere. It is at night when the restaurants really come alive and people come out to play.
Nelson Mandela Bay’s “must see” attraction is The Boardwalk’s multimedia musical fountain spectacular.
Making the big splash are over 80 pumps capable of shooting a thousand tons of water an hour through around 100 individual water jets.
Over 800 lights add colour to the nightly displays, while multimedia presentations are shown on a 144 square metre screen created from water.
At its climax, the strongest jet will be able to shoot water 60 metres into the air – making it one of the highest fountains in Africa.
More than 35 kilometres of cables and pipes connect the different elements of the fountain.
Designed by French fountain specialists Aquatique, the fountain is part of a R1-bn investment which includes a 140-room five-star hotel, international convention centre, smoking casino and upgraded retail precinct.
Visitors can also enjoy anything from sultry sushi at Yipin to sizzling steak at Squires. There are also several themed restaurants including El Greco, Leonardo’s and Kiplings Brasserie.
Tourists and locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting entertainment at The Boardwalk. The Vodacom Amphitheatre hosts up to 200 live shows a year including the legendary Centrestage shows and News Café hosts a number of fun weekend parties throughout the year.
And, of course, you can try your luck at the tables or on the slot machines in the beautiful casino around which the complex is built.