Backpackers

We are pleased to announce the opening of two backpacker units which can accommodate a maximum of  6 people each.

These comfortable, spacious open plan accommodation units will delight any backpacker, irrespective of age.

Each unit has its own seperate entrance, satellite TV, basic self catering facilities and own bathroom.

Each has  braai facilities, so buy some wood and relax around the fire at the end of an interesting, wonderful day spent exploring all that Port Elizabeth and surrounding area has to offer.

With the aroma of sizzling steaks or boerewors permeating the air, what better way to round off an otherwise perfect day?

Come and experience the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.

Visit the second oldest suburb in South Africa, view architectural masterpieces, take a day trip “surf and turf” to spot the big 7!

Visit local artists.

Take short day trips to experience the highest bungee jump in the world – 216m of pure adrenalin or a 200m foofie slide.

Backpackers at Homeleigh Halt Guest House, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province, South Africa

Alans latest tour – Magnificent 7

Homeleigh Halt announces that Alan Tours has now introduced  The Magnificent 7 day tour.  See Alan’s website for more details.

We have developed a unique day tour combining an early morning boat trip to one of the two Island groups in the Bay,  on the way we search the quite waters for the many Common, Bottle nosed and Humpbacked Dolphins as well as a number of species of shark that reside in the Bay.

 Seals, a variety of marine birds and the occasional Orca or Killer whale scan be spotted in the bay.In winter we  see the arrival of the Southern Right and Humpback Whales.

 After searching the waters of one of the largest protected bays in the world we return at mid-morning for lunch in the Harbour. After a well prepared lunch we again board the transfer vehicle for the short trip to the thickets of the Addo Elephant national park.

The Whale Trail

Algoa Bay also offers a huge diversity of marine life that can be viewed all year round.

Each year the “gentle giants of the ocean”, are familiar sights along the coastline (and can easily be sighted from the shore in season.) these “not be missed” sightings include the Southern Right whale, which mates and calves between July and October each year in the large, sheltered Algoa Bay.

 The Bay’s calm conditions make it an ideal nursery for calving and feeding of the young.

Humpback whales pass by during June and July and again in November and December.

 The sardine-eating Bryde’s whale is present throughout the year while Bottlenose dolphins, Cape Fur seals, gannets and cormorants are also common sights througout the year.

Port Elizabeth is often overlooked as a destination on “The Whale Trail” but it in fact offers visitors the most unique viewing opportunies because they calve in our sheltered Algoa Bay. All too often the fact that these magnificent mammals are our regular visitors do not even receive a mention in the various articles on whale watching which tend to concentrate on areas further down the Garden Route and closer to Cape Town.

One of the most import bits of information that I can share with you is the fact that Port Elizabeth is the only place in the world where you can experience the “Big 7″ side by side!

We are more than happy to assist in making the necessary arrangements for you to view these magnificent animals up close.  Book your accommodation now.

Start your day by enjoying a scrumptious breakfast at Homeleigh Halt before heading off on an adventure filled day.

There are many wonderful charters which will take you out to view them from the permitted viewing distance.