The OMU has formed a partnership with The City Lodge group for accommodation during Founders’ Week.

There are 4 hotels, located along the beach front in Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha:

  • The City Lodge (20% discount)
  • The Road Lodge Beach Front (10% discount)
  • The Courtyard Hotel (20% discount)
  • The Town Lodge (20% discount)

These hotels are within very close proximity to the Boardwalk Convention Centre, where the gala dinner is taking place, and directly across the road from the beach.

For bookings and for your discount please follow these instructions:

  • Scroll down slightly
  • In the block “Type City, area or hotel” start typing in Port Elizabeth and it will pop up with the hotel options and as well as “200Muir” as the discount code
  • Select the dates you’d like (between 1 and 10 August 2022 only)
  • Go to “View Rates and Book”
  • Select your room type & preferred rate
  • Click on the green “Continue” button and complete your details

Alternatively, below is a list of accommodation in both Kariega (Uitenhage) and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).  Please contact the establishments directly for any queries and bookings.  Please note that the rates may have changed since posting on the website.



US$ RATES (Approximate, as at 6 December 2021)
Barkly Street Guesthouse 23 Barkly street, Uitenhage,

4.4km to Muir

Visit Website

(041) 922-0575

c: 082 809 4272

6 double rooms

DSTV, Wifi, Aircon, Fridge, secure parking,

Breakfast & Dinner on request From R600/room $37,63
Le Rubis Guesthouse 52 Smuts Drive, Vanes Estate. 650m from Muir Visit Website

c: 071 270 4549

11 Rooms, DSTV, Wifi, Secure Parking, Tea/Coffee facilities Rate includes Breakfast. Dinner available if prearranged From R850/room $54,56
VJ’s Guesthouse 32 Graaff Reinet st, Uitenhage

3 Star

3.6km to Muir

Visit Website

(041) 992 3597

c: 0826519662

11 double rooms

3 self catering

DSTV, Wifi hotspot, secure parking, Aircon, Tea & Coffee

Breakfast R110 extra

Braai facilities

Self catering

From R690/room $43,27
The Caledon Guesthouse 49 Caledon str, Uitenhage

3 Star

5,4km to Muir

Visit Website

c: 084 556 4490

5 double rooms

1 family room

DSTV, Wifi, Secure parking



From R650/room $40,76
Fairways Guesthouse 22 Channer st, Uitenhage

2.1km to Muir

Visit Website

c: 072 907 8537


9 double rooms

All self catering

DTSV, secure parking, Wifi, Aircon, private entrance,

Breakfast extra cost

Self Catering

From R820/room $51,42
Mi Casa Guest House

SU Casa Guest House

Smuts Drive, Uitenhage

4 Star

400m to Muir

Visit Website

041 9610381 Tinka


37 rooms

DSTV, Wifi, Secure Parking, Pool & Braai facilities

Breakfast extra cost From R850/room

Some rooms are quoted per person

Tree Lofts 13 Nixon rd, Uitenhage

700m to Muir

Visit Website

c: 0823382239

2 Units

DSTV, Wifi, Secure parking, pool, jacuzzi, self catering option

From R650/room $40,76
Ons Kontrei Guest house 42 Caledon st, Uitenhage

6,3km to Muir

Visit Website


c: 0799342382

can sleep 65 people

self Catering/ braai

DSTV, Wifi, Fans only

Breakfast & Dinner on request From R550/room $34,49`
Rainbow Guest House 28 Lilac rd, Strelitzia, Uitenhage

3 Star

5,4km to Muir

Visit Website


c: 083 594 9310

6 double rooms

2 family rooms

Self catering

DSTV, Wifi, secure parking, Aircon

Breakfast & Dinner on request From R590/room $37,00
Pongola Guest House 36 Pongola rd, Winterhoekpark

2 Star

C: 0826533336 3 double rooms

1 Family Room

DSTV/Netflix, Wifi, Secure Parking, No Aircon

Self Catering Only From R600/room $37,62
Villa Marche 23 Hex River st, Uitenhage Visit Website

c: 0823339333

1 x Family unit

DSTV, Wifi

Secure parking

Self Catering From R500/person $31,35
Boardwalk Hotel & Convention Centre 4 Star

Located opposite Hobie beach, within a complex with shops and restaurants.

Venue where the Gala Dinner is being held

Visit Website Seaviews, wifi, gym, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, spa, Satellite TV, air con, hairdryer, safe, mini bar, kettle, coffee machine Breakfast. There are many restaurants in the complex to enjoy meal From R2600pp $163,03
The Paxton Hotel Located close to the harbour Visit Website


79 luxury rooms

Aircon, Wifi, selected DSTV channels, safe, babysitting

Can offer all meals From R1200pp $75,25
The Kelway Hotel Located opposite the Oceanarium

Both 3 and 4 star accommodation

Visit Website


Wifi, Room Service, Aircon, hairdryer, swimming pool, some rooms have seaviews Can offer all meals in their restaurant and deck From R1480pp $92,80
Beach Hotel Next to the Boardwalk Complex Visit Website 4 Star

58 Rooms

Some have seaviews

3 on site restaurants From R2295pp (single)

From R1435pp Sharing (double room)

$143,91 pp

$89,98  pp/sharing


Airlink is an official travel partner for Founders’ Week 2022.

Please click here for information on bookings for Muir’s Founders’ Week


The following airlines also fly into Port Elizabeth:

From Johannesburg:

From Cape Town

From Durban


There are a few car hire companies based at the Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) airport, for example:

Blu Car Rental




Star Cabs, based in Uitenhage / Kariega, will be available 24/7 to shuttle you between Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha and Uitenhage/Kariega and Despatch.

A dedicated WhatsApp number will be made available before Founders’ Week. Please do your bookings and payments directly with Star Cabs.

Please note that there is no e-hailing service in Uitenhage/Kariega nor Despatch, so this would be your best option

CONTACT: Paul on 083 550 3846 or



Kragga Kamma Game Park

This self-drive game park is located about 20 minutes from the Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) beach front, on the outskirts of the city.

Animals you can see include rhinos, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, various buck, warthogs, etc.  The park recently rescued 3 lionesses from the Ukraine and they are enjoying their new life in Africa in a protected environment.  There is also a large, caged area for rescued Cheetahs.

Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park is approximately 1 hour drive from Gqeberha and 40 minutes from Kariega (Uitenhage).

It is the 3rd largest national park in South Africa.  Animals that you can see include Elephant, Lion, buck, zebra, dung beetles

Adrenalin Addo (Ziplining)

For those who want something a bit more fast paced and exciting, visit Adrenalin Addo for ziplining options, in the heart of the Sundays River Valley in Greater Addo.

Sundays River Adventures

Enjoy a few hours cruising along the Sundays River (half an hour from Gqeberha) enjoying the peace and tranquillity of river life.  Thereafter try your hand at sandboarding down the large dunes along the river.

Shopping and Beach Time in Jeffreys Bay

Don’t forget that the world famous surfing town of J-Bay is approximately 40 minutes from Gqeberha and it offers many surf clothing factory shops as well as quirky décor shops.  A walk on the beach is a must.

VW Auto Pavilion

This is a great outing for the whole family.  Factory tours are free, but bookings must be made.  Spend time exploring the interactive museum, which is very educational for children all ages (and adults).


General Info

Please visit the Tourism website the Nelson Mandela Bay area for ideas of things to do with the family in both Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and Kariega (Uitenhage):

Nelson Mandela Bay tourism:

Muir College
Old Muirite Union
The Muir Foundation
Friends of Muir