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Kite, Longboard and SUP Rentals

Guest House Accommodation Port Elizabeth
Guest House Accommodation Port Elizabeth

Kite surfing
at Margate Place

Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics into one extreme sport.

A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings.

Your South African seaside adventure with Margate Place

Port Elizabeth isn’t as renowned for its surf spots as its Eastern Cape neighbour Jeffrey’s Bay. And that’s just the way the locals like it.

But if you know where and when to look you’ll find some of the best longboarding waves in the country. The trick is timing PE’s infamous wind, which, when ruling out the surf, churns up stellar kiteboarding conditions.

Fear not about navigating the seas alone, because Margate Place offers guided tours of the friendly city’s longboard surfing and kiteboarding spots. And since we treat our guests like family, we have no problem sharing our local knowledge about the ins-and-outs of our gorgeous bay’s surf scene.

Our favoured longboarding wave, Cobbles, is tucked away in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve on the outskirts of town. Just a few minutes away, this spot provides the perfect escape from city life and is suitable for any experience level. Across the road from us is Millers, a slightly faster wave enjoyed on boards of all sizes. And up the beach good old Pipe consistently delivers fun shortboard rides.

Kiteboarders have just as much to choose from. Kings Beach has an abundance of space, which is great for learning. And both Millers and Cape Recife work for this adrenaline spiking sport when conditions are right. Further around the corner from the reserve is Sardinia Bay, as well as Danger Bay, which as the name suggests is reserved for more experienced athletes.

But know-how about either sport is not a requirement for getting involved. We’ll coach you through the basics and even provide gear on site for rental, including longboards, stand-up-paddles and all kiteboarding gear.

We are the only guest house in the area to provide this holistic service. And we do so purely out of our love for the water. So whether you’re an accomplished pro or absolute beginner, we’d love you to join us for a seaside adventure.

- Margate Place Management and Staff
Bayworld is one of Port Elizabeths "must see" tourist attractions. Apart from the popular seal shows (daily at 11h00 and 15h00) the complex also hosts an aquarium, snake park, interesting museum.
A variety of malaria free Game Reserves where the “Big Five” can be seen, are within approximately one hours drive from Port Elizabeth Addo Elephant Park ; Lalibela Game Reserve; Schotia Safaris and many more. We can assist you with all the relevant information needed, various options, as well as reservations.
Algoa Bay boasts 40km of magnificent coastline and protected beaches. Popular swimming beaches are King's Beach; Hobie Beach; Humewood Beach (Blue Flag Beach) and Pollock Beach. The white expanses of golden sands are ideal for safe swimming, snorkeling, body surfing, yachting , windsurfing , jet skiing , fishing and beautiful beach walks. The International Iron Man Triathlon's starting point is at Hobie Beach, just a stone's through from Margate Place.
A wide variety of day trips are possible from Port Elizabeth: Jeffrey's Bay; St. Francis; Tsitsikama National Reserve; Grahamstown etc. The “Sunshine Saunter” offers a wonderful scenic drive, various tea gardens, the Seaview Lion Park where you can hug a lion cub, or a visit to the Kragga Kamma Game Park .
The Boardwalk complex (only 5 blocks away from us) offers all kinds of entertainment - from movies to a casino, a large variety of restaurants and shops, as well as lots of entertainment for teenagers and children.
A variety of scenic walks are available within the city limits that include coastal and valley experiences. These trails can be self guided or accompanied by expert trail guides. Other adventures are also available - such as birding, mountain biking and horse riding. Those who love architecture and history can walk the historical walking trail with a well-defined map through the old part of the city.
Whatever your reason for being in the FRIENDLY CITY, we at Margate Place will make your stay a memorable one.