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About Cora Terrace

We specialise in group dormitory accommodation (schools, sports hroups etc.) as well as medium term contractors visiting the city.

Why Cora Terrace; Not often will you have the opportunity to stay in a National Monument! This beautiful Georgian home was built in the 1850’s to house soldiers guarding the port of Port Elizabeth. Situated in picturesque surroundings, you can walk to the Old Fort, the Donkin Memorial and St. George’s botanical gardens. It is about 5 minute quick drive to the beach. For the sporting enthusiast, it is within walking distance to St. George’s cricket stadium, and about a 10 minute drive to the new Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Bathrooms are communal as no bedrooms are en-suite. We have self-catering facilities suitable for the individual and group.

Do you want guidance on activities when in Port Elizabeth. Once your booking is confirmed, we will help you design activities to make your trip to Port Elizabeth exciting and memorable. This is at no additional cost, although you would need to pay relevant entrance fees where required. Should you wish to have guided tours, we will also put you in contact with local, registered specialists.

Remember to book early in advance as we do get busy during school terms and during events. We regret that due to the stairs, physically disabled guests cannot be accommodated.

  • Response Rate: 8%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 94
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 09:00
  • Reviews: 27 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check in time: 14h00 – 18h00
Check out time: 9h00
(Please advise us prior to arrival should you be arriving or departing at times not specified)

Original proof of identification required on arrival (ID or passport)

50% deposit required to secure bookings, balance payable on arrival. Deposits are non-refundable

Cora Terrace Rooms

Reviews for Cora Terrace

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Chriszanne Janse van Vuuren, South Africa
03 January 2016

Beautiful old building in a fairly quite part of the very busy Central. Owners as well as car guard are very pleasant people who made us feel at home. Rooms nicely laid out for a backpackers and even though quite a number of people are accomodated at a time it never felt crowded. Small pool at the back an added advantage. But... all of the above are cancelled out by the fact that it is just not clean. Bathroom, especially, was a nightmare to use and we avoided using the kitchen as far as possible. Whole place is in desperate need of a serious clean. Owners need to dismiss domestic worker asap...
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Chrisna Calitz, South Africa
11 July 2015

We enjoyed our stay.  Such a beautiful old building.  We would recommend it to others.

Fiona Kleyn, South Africa
10 December 2013

Thanks for a lovely 3 night stay at Cora Terrace, it was fantastic and very relaxing. All 4 of us enjoyed it, hopefully we'll be back next year.

Benson Vanqa, South Africa
09 January 2013

It was very very nice to be at Cora Terrace. Accommodation good but sharing of the kitchen should be reviewed.

Fransa Ziemerink, South Africa
28 December 2011

A very pleasant experience. The owners were very welcoming and we felt right at home. They informed us about the sightseeing in PE. They were accommodating if we required anything.

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Cora Terrace is 0.7km from the centre of Central , the nearest airport 2.3km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling