• Accommodation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Self Catering Accommodation in Nelson Mandela Metropole
    A happy day trip to the Addo National Elephant Park

    Our guests enjoying a self drive to nearby Addo National Elephant Park. The nearest gate from our accommodation is only 25 minutes.

What our guests say

A gem!
Roy went beyond the call of duty by offering a whisky after I had been discharged from hospital. He also ordered a pizza for dinner. One of the most congenial hosts I have ever met. The cottage is spacious, well furnished and spotless. Good linen and a well equipped kitchen. Well situated in close proximity of St. Georges hospital. Will never consider a hotel room in Port Elizabeth again if either of Doncaster or Belvedere Cottages were available.

- PJ

Graaff Reinet

Memory of a lifetime. Belvedere cottage is a stunning colonial home from home. We can not imagine a more beautiful place to stay with it's tranquil garden, lovely furnishings and luxury comfort. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need for you stay. The problem is having to leave. Roy, the owner, is wonderful - a absolute treasure of a man. Full of enthusiasm and tips about Port Elizabeth and he goes over and above to ensure your time in South Africa is a great experience. Cannot recommend highly enough!

- David Cochrane

London, UK

“Excellent hosts, wish i could have spent more time. Best accommodation we had in the whole of the eastern Cape.Ten out of ten for attention to detail from the linen and towels down to the fresh milk in the refridgerator. Walking distance to some of the best restaurants in Port Elizabeth.”

- Grant

United Kingdom

“Lovely property in excellent location”
We were delighted with our choice of self-catering property in Port Elizabeth. Our host, Roy, was welcoming and informative and also gave us an excellent brunch at his Rose Garden tea house. The cottage was comfortable and well-provided, with the added bonus of a beautiful garden where we could relax after a day of exploring. There was a great bakery/cafe one block away where we enjoyed breakfasts on the terrace and a wide range of restaurants close at hand. Highly recommend if you're looking for a self-catering option in central PE.

- Ellen

Watlington, United Kingdom

We originally booked two nights at Belvedere Cottage but enjoyed it so much we stayed another night. Our host Roy was more than helpful with great suggestions of what to see and do as well as where to eat. We followed all his advice and are having a great holiday if we could take him with us as our guide we gladly would the cottage met all our needs beautiful, clean and homely. He helped us book our next night in Port Alfred and that was great too.

- Mike

I stayed at the Belvedere Mews in Richmond Hill in Port Elizabeth. Located immediately next to the Belvedere Cottage, the Mews was a beautifully decorated old, historical terrace house. With a lovely court yard, basic cooking facilities and clean bathroom, this was a lovely base to spend a few days exploring the Friendly City. My host, Roy, was incredibly responsive to questions during the booking process and my stay. He was accommodating and friendly and generous with PE tidbits and insights.

- David


Hello Roy,
It's hard to believe tonight is our last night in this amazing cottage. We have absolutely loved every minute of time here in Port Elizabeth. This city, this cottage, and especially you have so far exceeded our hopes for our stay here that we're almost sad to leave. Of course, we are greatly looking forward to the rest of our South African adventure, but even though we've been here only a short time, we've definitely grown attached to this place, thanks in no small part to you. You're a wonderful host and an inspiring ambassador to this amazing city. Your knowledge of, and passion for the city of Port Elizabeth and its people is inspiring. For Annie and I, it is not going to be a question of "if" we will return, but rather "when"!

- Robert & Annie

California, USA

Warm welcome from Roy who took us on a orientation tour. Quite unexpected but much appreciated great local restaurant cafe area just 5 mins walk away.

- Susan

United Kingdom

We visited Port Elizabeth recently to partake in an equestrian event and booked into Belvedere Cottage.
The cottage is fully equipped and there is secure parking. The area is very charming and we felt very safe. This is the earliest suburb of the city and is full of beautiful historic buildings.

Richmond Hill, the neighborhood has undergone a revival since our last visit to PE. It is now trendy, "vibey" and a hip neighborhood with some of the best restaurants in the city.
We enjoyed the best pizza's alfresco style at, Charlie Super Star in the famous Stanley Street. There we were thrilled to see our first "flash mob", which involved multitudes of patrons from the various restaurants, suddenly in synchronized formation provided great entertainment. On inquiry, this happens at random.
This alternative suburb is great fun and clearly is the new tourist "it" place to be in Port Elizabeth.
Thank you to the helpful staff at Belvedere Cottage. Highly recommended.

- Robyn Muller

East London, South Africa

We stayed here recently for a couple of nights whilst in PE. The property is set in the old town, parts of which are being thriving areas again. The cottage we had (#15) was very comfortable, with a lounge/kitchen, bedroom, en suite and a pretty private courtyard. Also an attached garage. Just a few minutes walk away is a delightful collection of restaurants and cafés, serving meals throughout the day.

The owner, Roy, is the star of the show though! After meeting us and checking us in, he advised on the local area and then drove us round the city for an impromptu tour. He was born and bred in the PE area and lived in the city for many years. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgable about his city and it was a pleasure spending time with him.

- DaveC27

Essex, United Kingdom

Warm welcome from the hosts who were extremely helpful and accommodating. Cottage feels totally comfortable and secure and is centrally located - just 2 blocks away from the best bakery and breakfast spot in town.

- EmpireH

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One is spoilt for choice when looking for accommodation in Port Elizabeth but luckily for us we chose to stay at Doncaster Cottage. What a great find. The cottage is beautifully furnished and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. There is also secure off street parking. Roy is the perfect host and made us feel so welcome. He went out of his way to show us where the best restaurants and shops in the area are. We will definitely be back and will recommend to all our family and friends. Thank you Roy

- Donald

Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

"Delightful accommodation in good location for our needs”
Belvedere Cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. our accommodation consisted of 2 bedrooms.( 1 bed accommodation is also available we did not see those cottages). One bedroom was en suite and the other had its own bathroom with access to a very pretty and private garden. There is also a living room and well equipped kitchen/diner for self catering purposes. For the time we were there it seems like a home from home. The value was excellent for the two of us but 4 can easily be accommodated.

The location is close to several good restaurants all within very easy walking distance. The e]area was safe and quiet . The cottage was also within walking distance of old PE sites such as the Donkin trail but otherwise a car or taxi is needed to get to the beach or further afield.

Roy was a very helpful host and gave us an unexpected but interesting tour around PE, a city he clearly loves.

I would recommend Belvedere to asnyone staying in PE - much better than an impersonal hotel.

- Sheila

Londen, United Kingdom

Belvedere cottage is a real gem. Beautifully appointed, many special touches, a tranquil garden to have your morning coffee. Just minutes to walk to a variety of wonderful restaurants. We exported Port Elizabeth after getting the "lay of the land" touring by car with our charming and knowledgable host. His love for this place is palpable. We came home to a spotless space and my clothes had been ironed! Don't miss this one if you are visiting PE.

- Tracy

Chicago, Ilinois, US

Perfectly Situated!

Not only is Doncaster Cottage perfectly situated for sightseeing around Port Elizabeth, it's a lovely building with careful attention to decor. We booked both Doncaster Mews and Doncaster Cottage. The cottage is a very spacious one bedroom unit and we had access to a patio that connected us to our friends who stayed in the Mews, a comfortable studio unit. But the best part of the stay was the staff. They were warm, friendly, and created a family atmosphere. Nothing was a problem and we were surprised with a complimentary tour of the historic centre of the city. This level of hospitality must be acknowledge as it is very rare these days. We will recommend them to all our friends.

- Bert

Cologne, Germany.

What a Great place and what an amazing owner. There is really nothing that could be better. The cottage is very spacious and very clean. Nice park on just 2 minuten walk, Great restaurants near by. Very fast and free wifi.

- Nine


Great hosts, Great time!

- Nick Chamandy

Montreal, Quebec, Cananda

Great place, Great hosts. Awesome time!

- Pranjal & Sonal Pandit

Bangalore, India.

Could you imagine anything better?

- Nathan Portlock

Green lanes, London,UK

Dear Roy & Peter,

Thank you so much for a great stay.

We had a great time talking to you both last night. Thank you that was a special moment we won't forget.

See you again soon.


Warren & Gabriel

- Gabriel & Warren

Perth, Australia

Dear Roy & Peter,

Thank you so much for a great stay.

We had a great time talking to you both last night. Thank you that was a special moment we won't forget.

See you again soon.


Warren & Gabriel

- Gabriel & Warren

Perth, Australia