Mongoose Manor is a gracious Port Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast, offering elegant accommodation in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The guesthouse is ideal for business and pleasure, perfectly situated as a gateway to all that can be enjoyed in Port Elizabeth area and it is equipped with all of the necessary modern conveniences in a secure beautiful setting.

The bed & breakfast was developed from the original Swanston farmhouse built in 1918 and the charming ambiance and character of yesteryear still permeate through the atmosphere of this Port Elizabeth accommodation. Port Elizabeth offer guests a relaxing and calm atmosphere, whilst offering all the luxury and entertainment of a big city. Mongoose Manor offers convenience to guests as everything is but 20 minutes from the Guesthouse: Airport, Beaches, Sport Stadiums, Golf Courses, Water sports, game drives, heritage walks and the many other activities that can be enjoyed in Port Elizabeth.

Mongoose Manor allows for quick and easy access to the majority of activities and attractions in and around Port Elizabeth and is the perfect gateway to the Garden Route and Sunshine Coast.

Recognized as a top holiday destination, the malaria free Nelson Mandela Bay area offers wonderful climatic conditions all year round offering guests endless choices, enjoy a stroll along the beach in the morning, a round of golf in the afternoon and toast the setting sun in the bird-filled gardens.

The Eastern Cape is fast becoming the destination of choice to discerning holiday makers from around the world.



Start the day with a delicious full farmhouse breakfast on the patio. Not in the mood to leave the tranquil guesthouse? The delicious dinners are available by prior arrangement.


The 24 hour High Speed Internet access allows guests to keep in contact with the office, friends and family. The Wi-FI access is available throughout the Guesthouse.


The Guest House is close to the many private wildlife reserves of the Region: Seaview Game Park, Kraggakamma Game Park, Addo Elephant Park, Schotia and other private game reserves.


Port Elizabeth’s rich cultural heritage guarantees history lovers a unique insight into the Eastern Cape and the Bay’s diverse and remarkable past. A journey of discovery to find a route to the East brought the Portuguese, Bartolomeu Dias to the area in February 1488. Vasco da Gama, Dias’ successor also entered the area in 1497. British Settlers arrived by sea in 1820, to become the first permanent British residents in the Albany District. On 6 June 1820, Sir Rufane Donkin, Acting Governor of the Cape Colony at the time, named the new sea port in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth was a commercial hub before the up-country gold and diamond booms. Port Elizabeth traded in wool, mohair and ostrich feathers. As a result, the harbour became a bustling port. Many people travelled to the city in search of trade and labour opportunities and the city was established as a commercial centre.