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8 things that matter most to the business traveler

Feb 21st, 2020|

Busy corporate travelers have different priorities to the leisure guest. From WiFi to laundry, dinner or printing, we’ve examined the amenities and services that can take their stay from “okay” to “excellent!”.1. Location When time is of the essence as is so often the case on a business trip, it’s important to be situated close to the areas where you are working or meeting, which means finding accommodation in a convenient location. Pine Lodge is conveniently located just a few kilometers from Port Elizabeth Airport, many central business and industrial areas, as well as tourist hot-spots such as the Port Elizabeth beachfront -Whilst still being secluded and peaceful. 2. Free wireless internet access Business travelers need to stay connected on the go while they travel, so accessible internet connection is essential. We offer our corporate guests 500 MB of free in-room WiFi to get online and get things done! 3. In-room work desk These travelers have work to get done and it’s impor..

What’s happening in PE in 2020

Feb 21st, 2020|

Whether you call it Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay or Gqeberha, our beautiful city is fast becoming a hub for all sorts of events, and they’re only adding to the already long list of reasons to visit! From triathlons to food festivals and international sport, here’s a taste of what’s happening in PE in 2020:Herald Cycle Tour Sunday, 23 February Pollok Beach South Africa Vs Australia T20 Sunday, 23 February St George’s Park Stadium 18:00 Madness Comedy Festival Friday, 28 February 20:00 – 23:15 The Boardwalk Spar Women’s Challenge PE Saturday, 21 March 07:00 Medieval Festival Saturday, 28 March 66 Butterfield Road Sards Egg Hunt 2020 Saturday, 11 April Sards Bark Park 418 Sardinia Bay Rd, Lovemore Park Men’s Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro Junior 2020 Saturday 11 – Monday 13 Apr Pollok Beach IRONMAN African Championship Sunday, 29 March Beach Road, Summerstrand Southern Kings vs Benetton Rugby Saturday, 09 May 16:00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees ..

5 reasons zip-lining should be on your to-do list in 2020

Feb 20th, 2020|

Looking for a fun adventure activity that’s nearby, safe and exhilarating? Look no further!1.Minimal fitness needed! You might like the idea of getting outdoors but aren’t too charmed by the thought of the sore muscles and sweat involved in hiking and most other outdoor activities. Zip-lining is the perfect solution for those who want to get off the couch for a bit of excitement but don’t want to put themselves under too much physical strain. Accessible to all levels of fitness, anyone can enjoy the sun on their face and wind in their hair on a fun afternoon at the zip-lines. 2. New year, new you? If you’re a bit of a shy or cautious person but want to be more adventurous this year, zip-lining is a great way to step out of your comfort zone with an exhilarating activity that is completely safe. Professionally maintained harnesses will keep you secure, and friendly, trained facilitators will be with you every step of the way. 3. Bonding There’s nothing quite like a shared adrenalin..

Pine Lodge turns 30!

Feb 20th, 2020|

30 years of memories – Come celebrate with us in 2020!Pine Lodge had a fantastic 2019, with another year full of happy guests and delegates making memories to last a lifetime. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of 2019, and a look forward to another amazing year ahead: Some highlights from 2019: We upgraded our “H” units to accommodate business travelers more comfortably, including convenient value-adds such as in-room WiFi , laundry and business services, work station with plug points, and more. We continued in our efforts to improve our carbon footprint and our impact on our natural surrounds with features like solar panels, recycling bins and reclaimed water, and began purchasing large portions of our energy from green energy providers. We up-skilled our team, with 3 Basecamp Adventure facilitators qualifying and our senior facilitator, Lindo, completing his official nature guide course. In addition, one of our star Conference team members Nomfundo graduated her Hygiene..

Luxury Chalet Winter Couple’s Promotion

May 20th, 2019|

Winter Couple’s package!Beat the chill this Winter and snuggle up with our Winter Couple’s Package at Pine Lodge! Spoil your partner with 1 night in our beautiful Luxury Chalet plus a buffet breakfast for 2, a relaxing couple’s massage at Solaris Spa and arrival wine and chocolates for only R2200. Low Season Luxury AccommodationOur Couple’s Package is fast becoming a favourite of our Winter guests, with it’s excellent value and romantic touches. Arrive to chocolates and Sparkling Rose, enjoy a wonderful night in one of our Luxury Honeymoon Chalets (complete with sunset deck, comfy linens, flat screen TV, Queen-sized bed, and corner spa bath), followed by delicious buffet breakfast and a relaxing couple’s massage at our on-site health spa. Only R2200 – What more could you need to forget all about the Winter blues?This promotion applies only to Luxury Chalets and is valid from 1 May to 31 August 2019. Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability. For more information about these..

Pine Lodge Resort Winter Promotion

Apr 30th, 2019|

Family Weekend Adventure PassIt’s that time of year again… Days get shorter, nights get colder, and rooms get cheaper! Make the most of our Family Weekend Adventure Pass this Winter. From May to August, enjoy our Low Season family accommodation rates and join in on heaps of fun weekend adventure activities, absolutely FREE! Winter doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!Book a qualifying chalet type and you’ll be able to join in on these free weekend adventure activities. FREE entry to SANCCOB for 2 adults, 2 kids (Get your tickets upon check-in) FREE Guided Nature Walks (Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM) FREE Zip-lines for 2 people (Saturdays and Sundays at 13:00 PM) Applicable room types: Family Room: R1100 p/n Cottage: R1350 p/n Chalet: R1600 p/n Luxury Suite: R1500 p/n On the Road Less Traveled with Base Camp’s Guided Nature WalkThe Guided Nature Walk offered by Pine Lodge Resort’s Base Camp Adventures team is an excellent way to experience the reserve. Setting off from Pine Lodge Re..

‘Tis the season to #OptOutside

Dec 5th, 2018|

Skip the shopping lines, ditch the TV and #OptOutside with your loved ones this Summer at Pine Lodge. We’ve got heaps of outdoor activities around the resort for all ages, and some exciting new experiences on offer! Find your favourite below and come make memories with us this holiday season! Book NowPINE LODGE HOLIDAY CLUB South Africa’s sunny Summer holidays mean you can enjoy the last beautiful days of the year outside enjoying nature in all it’s glory. At Pine Lodge that means great accommodation, strolls to the beach, outdoor adventure activities, hiking trails, Cape Recife Nature Reserve, outdoor team-building games and more. Our Summer Holiday Program runs from the 17th December through to the 4th of January. It’s full of fun daily activities for younger and older age groups, all overseen by our fun and passionate Base Camp facilitators. Activities include: Jumping castles Face painting Treasure hunts & Scavenger hunts Nature hikes Sand castle building Watermelon pip spitting ..

Life’s a Beach

Oct 18th, 2018|

4 Science-backed reasons why spending time at the beach is good for your body and mind…Summer is around the corner and it’s nearly time to pack away the Winter woollies and dust off our beach towels for another sunshine season. We are very lucky at Pine Lodge Resort to enjoy a uniquely serene stretch of coastline within the access-controlled Cape Recife Nature Reserve. A beach free from the buzz of tourists and locals who tend to find themselves, seemingly all at once, strolling down the beaches further East. This got us thinking about why people are so drawn to the sea, and we stumbled upon some exciting new research. As it turns out, spending time at the beach can have real benefits for your mind and body, and it’s got a lot to do with our senses. Check out these 4 benefits of spending your time sea-side. SEEBlue doesn’t make you blue In this modern age of advertising, it’s common knowledge that colours can effect our mood and evoke different emotional and physiological responses...

Cape Recife’s Wild Side

Oct 11th, 2018|

Take a Walk on the Wild Side…Whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner, you may think you already know all the best places to go and things to do in this buzzing metro.But if you’re in the mood for something off the beaten track, away from the tourist attractions or local hot spots, then keep reading! Because we’re about to explain why you don’t have to look further than your doorstep to find a cure for your wanderlust. The Hidden Gem that is Cape Recife Nature ReserveBordering Pine Lodge Resort, the 366 hectare reserve offers some of the most unspoilt beaches and incredible views in Port Elizabeth. It is home to SANCCOB, sea bird rehabilitation center, where visitors are invited on an up close and personal tour of the facility. You’ll see the wonderful work this team does in caring for and rehabilitating the clumsy but lovable African Penguin, as well as other marine birds such as Gannets, Oyster Catchers and Seagulls. When you’re done watching the SANCCOB team save seabirds, The C..

Celebrating local flora for a good cause this Saturday

Sep 19th, 2018|

Cape Recife Conservancy’s Indigenous Plant Sale at Pine Lodge ResortSpring has sprung and Pine Lodge Resort and Conference Centre is proud to once again be hosting the annual Cape Recife Conservancy (CRC) Indigenous Plant Sale on Saturday, 22nd September 2018 from 8am to 1pm. Celebrating the beauty and diversity of our colourful local flora, the aim of the day is to raise funds for the Conservancy by selling indigenous plant varieties at very affordable prices. Over 44 species will be on offer including many local favourites such as: African Daisy varieties (Gazania, Osteospermum) Wild Garlic Agapanthas Crassula Pelargoniums Vygies (Lampranthus) Yellow wood saplings With so many beautiful local plants to choose from for little more than wholesale prices, it’s sure to be a great day out for garden lovers. Pine Lodge’s sea views, jungle gyms, local coffee shop (Cappa Café) and restaurant (Ziggy’s) ensure fun for the rest of the family, too. One hundred percent of proceeds from the Pl..

Celebrating the Whales in Port Elizabeth

Jun 27th, 2018|

Raggy Charters, conservation projects, private companies and NGOs will be hosting the Celebrating the Whales Festival on Saturday 16th June 2018 from 9am at Pine Lodge Resort, Algoa Bay. The aim of the festival is to bring the people of Port Elizabeth together and educate them about these magnificent animals and the importance of them to our oceans as well as to the economy of the Eastern Cape. The migration of the Humpback whales past Algoa Bay is part of their incredible journey from their feeding grounds in the Southern Oceans to the East African Coastline. An estimated 7000 individuals pass Pine Lodge Resort and Cape Recife from the 1st June. The event was opened by the mayor of Port Elizabeth Mr Athol Trollip, who spoke about the value of the marine biodiversity present in Algoa Bay and the importance of active citizenship in order to contribute to making Port Elizabeth a successful and vibrant Metro. Port Elizabeth also needs to be further developed as a “Green City” with an em..

Save on everything this Winter…

Jun 10th, 2018|

Pine Lodge Resort in Port Elizabeth is warming things up this winter with fantastic savings on accommodation, conferences and more! Winter is upon us in Port Elizabeth and to help ease the chill, Pine Lodge Resort along with Basecamp Adventures and Solaris Spas is offering some fantastic specials on their 3 star accommodation, team building and beauty treatments. Situated just minutes from Port Elizabeth’s main beachfront, Pine Lodge Resort is the perfect destination for family holidays, conference breakaways, functions, weddings and beauty spa treatments. There has never been a better time to “come and make a lifetime of memories in a single stay” with us. Please see details of our specials below: SAVE UP TO 25% on selected Accommodation Enjoy Bed and Breakfast in our 3 star chalets from only R470pps (full English Buffet breakfast) or just R670pps in our Luxury Chalet. Looking for family self-catering accommodation? Save a massive 25% on our 3 star family cottages (sleeps 6 people) –..