Relax in 4-Star luxury at Lalapanzi Guest Lodge in Port Elizabeth

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge - Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

For a luxury self-catering experience in the heart of Port Elizabeth, look no further than Lalapanzi Guest Lodge. This stylish 4-star Guest Lodge is based in the beautiful beachfront suburb of Humewood and is ideally situated near popular local attractions.

This lodge is the ideal place to stay for business or leisure travellers as well as athletes and spectators. The beach is just 500 metres away and local restaurants and attractions are within walking distance.

What makes this accommodation even more appealing is the fact that you can choose between a self-catering stay and the bed & breakfast options. You can decide whether you want to cook your own meals or enjoy a delicious breakfast in their breakfast room.

Accommodation at Lalapanzi Guest Lodge

There are three different room types to choose from at Lalapanzi Guest Lodge, each one is uniquely decorated and give you the option of a self-catering or catered stay. Rooms to choose from include the Standard Rooms with a double bed, the Standard Rooms with a double bed and sleeper couch and the Luxury Rooms.

Lalapanzi can provide accommodation for 16 adults and eight children at a time. There are four different Standard Rooms and two Luxury Rooms. The beds are fitted with fine percale linen and soft, fluffy bathroom towels are provided as well. The kitchens come equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge, kettle, toaster and stove-top.

Each suite is serviced daily and comes equipped with a TV with DStv, hairdryer, bathrobe, complimentary toiletries, heaters, fans, a balcony, tea and coffee-making facilities, an en-suite bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchenette.

The Standard Rooms have an open-plan lounge and bedroom with en-suite bathrooms that come with a shower, toilet and basin. The Luxury Rooms have a separate lounge area that comes with a sleeper couch and a full en-suite bathroom with both a shower and bathtub.

Facilities & breakfast at Lalapanzi Guest Lodge

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge - Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape

At Lalapanzi you have the option of deciding between a self-catered stay and a stay that includes breakfast. Should you wish to enjoy a warm and hearty breakfast in the morning simply inform the owner and you can enjoy a filling breakfast in their breakfast room; giving you plenty of energy to explore the beautiful ‘friendly city’.

Free and secure parking is available onsite for your vehicle during your stay and complimentary Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the lodge so you always stay connected.

You can cool off during the hot summer days in their large swimming pool or soak up some sun by relaxing in the beautiful garden area. Pets are more than welcome to join you on your stay as long as you make prior arrangements.

Popular, local tourist attractions can be found nearby, so you can enjoy an afternoon or evening of exploring what Port Elizabeth has to offer. From the shops and restaurants of The Boardwalk and its Casino to the beautiful sandy beaches, there is so much to see and experience.

There are also a number of museums, art galleries and historic landmarks to visit in the area.

What do people say about Lalapanzi Guest Lodge

“Lalapanzi has been my go to guest house for roughly the last 5 years when I visit PE 4 times a year. This truly was a lucky find all those years ago, when I visited PE the first time. William is a very friendly host who goes out of his way to ensure the stay is exactly as needed. The rooms are clean, neat, tidy and very comfortably laid out. Security is excellent. This really is a home from home set up I really enjoy staying at, see you again in three months William!” – Paul TripAdvisor.

“Room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and I really appreciate the effort William made in catering for my partner’s dietary requirements. This establishment is located in a safe and quiet area. The pool was beyond amazing. Definitely worth it!” – Kirsty TripAdvisor.

“Loved our room, it was clean and we had a welcome gift. The pool was great too. Excellent location and no noisy neighbours. The owner was very nice too. The bathroom was heaven. I will go back soon!! Great for holidays. Five star!” – Voyage TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Lalapanzi Guest Lodge:

  1. The owner is welcoming and friendly, making sure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
  2. The facilities are well-kept and top-class.
  3. Breakfast is optional and very delicious; the chef also takes your dietary needs into consideration.
  4. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and comfortable.
  5. The lodge is ideally located near popular local attractions of Port Elizabeth.

To find out more about Lalapanzi Guest Lodge, give them a call on 041 585 5988/082 550 6470 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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