Accommodation

Please note the arrangements for accommodation are solely the delegates’ responsibility.  

The Boardwalk Hotel will be the preferred accommodation for the 2018 Agbiz Congress. We have negotiated special accommodation rates for Agbiz congress delegates with the Boardwalk Hotel, and we encourage you to reserve or book accommodation now as accommodation may be tight.  However, there are alternative nearby accommodations available, please see the list below for your preference. 

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Boardwalk Hotel

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BOARDWALK HOTEL, CONVENTION CENTER & SPA

Located on the beachfront in Port Elizabeth the modern Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Center & Spa is a luxurious five-star hotel which offers guests an exciting venue at which to enjoy a memorable holiday or conference stay.  Accommodation at this hotel is provided in 140 luxury guest rooms, each enjoying a magnificent ocean view. There is a diverse selection of rooms available to choose from, ranging from Luxury King Rooms to the spacious and exclusive Presidential Suite.  With a colourful seafaring history that dates back to 15th Century Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias, Port Elizabeth’s charming coastal atmosphere has been elegantly captured at The Boardwalk hotel. From its classic Victorian architecture to its grand musical fountain.  Besides being a luxury beachfront hotel, The Boardwalk is also an exciting entertainment venue, and offers visitors a wide range of activities for everyone in the family to enjoy, from restaurants and bars to arcade games and an exciting casino. For more information about accommodation, click here.

BOARDWALK HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Address: Beach Road, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth
Luxury Twin/King Rooms
Room rates: Single R1 752.00 per room per night
  Double R1 972.00 per room per night
Block code: AGBIZGRP18 (Please reference this code when booking your accommodation). 
Reservations: +27 (0)41 507 7777
E-mail: boardwalk.reservations@suninternational.com
Website: https://www.suninternational.com/boardwalk

PLEASE NOTE: Accommodation  at the Boardwalk Hotel will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The quoted rates are valid for the period of the 2018 AGBIZ Congress only. Closing date for accommodation reservations is 05 May 2018.  Due to the recent announcement made by National Treasury that value-added tax (VAT) will increase from 14% to 15% from 1 April 2018, legislation requires us to raise VAT as per the date of arrival and not per the date of booking.  This means any guest arriving from 1 April will have to pay VAT at a rate of 15% even if pre-payment was received. Likewise, should a booking extend beyond 31 March, that portion of the booking will be charged at 15%.  For individual bookings, the 1% difference in the VAT rate will be charged as a VAT supplement that is payable by the guest, upon check-out.  Group booking rates will therefore be adjusted to reflect a rate inclusive of the additional 1%, and an updated confirmation, will be distributed in due course.   We appreciate your continued support and understanding as well as informing your customers of the above.

Alternative accommodation

Alternative hotels close the conference venue:

THE BEACH HOTEL
Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth (across the road from the Boardwalk)
Hotel Reservations +27 (0)41 502 3050
Web: http://www.thebeachhotel.co.za/

PROTEA HOTEL PORT ELIZABETH MARINE 
Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth (approx 700m from Boardwalk)
Hotel Reservations +27 (0)41 583 2101
Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/plzma-protea-hotel-port-elizabeth-marine

THE GARDEN COURT KINGS BEACH HOTEL
La Roche Drive, Port Elizabeth (approx 1.7km from Boardwalk)
Hotel Reservations +27 (0)11 461 9744  or  0861 44 77 44
Web: https://www.tsogosun.com/garden-court-kings-beach 

RADISSON BLU HOTEL, PORT ELIZABETH
Corner of Marine Drive and Ninth Avenue, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth (approx 1.2km from Boardwalk)
Hotel Reservation  +27 (0)41 509 5000
Web: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-portelizabeth

Port Elizabeth also has a wide choice of accredited Bed and Breakfast accommodation.  Click here for more information.

Shuttle transfers maybe arranged directly with the hotel or guest house. 

Travel

We encourage you to make your travel arrangements to attend the welcome reception and remain at the Agbiz congress until its end. 

Port Elizabeth Airport is located just a few kilometres out of the city centre and has regular flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other South African airports. Known as the 10 minute airport because of its close proximity to Humewood Beach and the rest of the city, it’s great knowing you’ll never have too far to drive after landing if you’re staying in or around the city. There are no international flights in or out of Port Elizabeth Airport but you’ll always be able to connect to overseas destinations via Johannesburg or Cape Town. Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s fifth largest city and as such you won’t battle to find domestic flights to PE anytime of the week. The airport serves a multitude of airlines, including South African Airways, Kulula, Mango Airlines and British Airways.

Weather

Port Elizabeth has been voted as having one of the best climates in the world, due to its pleasant conditions all year round. With an elevation of 60 metres above sea level, Port Elizabeth is located along the extensive South African coastline, and has the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at its shores. As such, its climate is classified as being sub-tropical.  A sub-tropical climate is hot and slightly humid, but not quite as dramatically so as a tropical zone. Winters are generally cool to cold, but never present snow or frost. In Port Elizabeth, rainfall occurs all year round, but is slightly heavier and more frequent during the winter months.

Winters present an average low temperature of about 8 to 14 degrees Celsius and daytime highs of approximately 18 degrees. Summertime highs can soar to 35 degrees Celsius, while night times are warm, at an average 22 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature ever recorded in Port Elizabeth was just less than 41 degrees, while the lowest temperature dropped to a below-freezing -0.5 degrees Celsius. (Source: www.portelizabethforever.co.za/climate).

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