Guest review from J. Mafukati.

Like the place and the hosts, it was very nice and had a peaceful stay. Will definitely stay there if I’m in PE. Will absolutely recommend it for its hospitality.

J. Mafukati
booked out of Dempseys on 08/02/2019.

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Guest review from: Mafuza.

The hospitality was amazing and such wonderful, warm hosts. The place was always clean and the rooms were great. Great place for a family/couple vacay as you have privacy.

booked out of Dempseys on 04/01/2019.

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Guest review from: Eldred Kock.

Greetings Jack and Kathy

My family and I had a wonderful time at your guest house, we had the feeling that we were home, thanks for hosting us at such short notice.
Both management and staff were professional, helpful and very friendly.

Hopefully we will be visiting your establishment in the near future.

Thank you, God Bless.

Eldred Kock

Eldred Kock
booked out of Dempseys on 03/01/2019.

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Guest review from Mac and Pippa Houghton.

Thank you Jack and Kathy for going that extra mile to make our stay so enjoyable.
We sort of feel that we have new friends and without doubt next time we are in PE we will be clocking in with you again !
Warm regards , Pippa and Mac.

booked out of Dempseys on 29/12/2018.

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Guest review from: Andre

Beautiful accommodation – awesome host!
Great place for work or family fun.
Thank you Kathy and Jack for making our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hope to see you soon.

booked out of Dempseys on 17/12/2018.

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Guest review from: Thandi Mtambo.

Peaceful, beautiful place , friendly and professional service. Neat place. My family and I enjoyed our stay at Dempsey’s.

Thandi Mtambo
booked out of Dempseys on 09/09/2018.

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Guest review from: Faith Jensen.

From the time I arrived until my sad good-bye I cannot rate Dempsey’s Guest House highly enough. The tranquil setting under leafy trees with bird calls to sooth and rolling lawn welcomed me and I knew this was just the place for a holiday away from home, close enough to city life for all that PE has to offer. Jack and Kathy are the greatest hosts who gave me a warm and friendly welcome as they showed me to my room, ensuring everything was to my liking. Stress disappeared as comfort surrounded me with all the little extras making me feel special. My room was spacious and perfectly fitted with everything required for my self-catering holiday. The furnishings offer a calm environment to relax and rest in before hitting the shopping centres and restaurants which are within walking distance. What I loved was being able to walk, yet jump in the car and be at one of the beaches within minutes or anywhere in the city. Just the perfectly positioned guest house for getting around PE with ease. Jack and Kathy’s love for people shows in their attention to detail coupled with their expertise – their high level of service delivery. This makes Dempsey’s Guest House a sure winner and one I cannot wait to find an excuse to return to.

Faith Jensen
booked out of Dempseys on 14/09/2018.

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Guest review from: Stefan Evers.

We stayed at Dempsey’s guest house with a group of 13 people during the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth. The guest house was located very well, in a quiet environment, close to where all the action of the Ironman race was taking place.

The guest house owners helped us to make our stay convenient: they booked us a table to have breakfast close to the guest house, gave us tips for restaurants/things to do with the kids and helped us with any practical questions. The rooms were spacious and very clean, with a kitchenette in case we wanted to cook ourselves.

A good recommendation for a pleasant stay in P.E. !

Best regards,


Stefan Evers
booked out of Dempseys on 03/09/2018.

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Superb coffees out and about in Walmer.

Superb coffees out and about in Walmer.

Dempsey’s Guest House is surrounded by delicious coffee pit stops, we are spoilt for coffee choice in Walmer.

Urban Espress owner, Donovan McLagan, National Cup Taster Champion has won the national title for fourth time in seven years. Dozens of people from regions across the country participated in the Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa Barista Championships, held in Cape Town earlier this year. McLagan will be heading to Dubai in September to battle it out against the best coffee specialists from 42 different countries. McLagan, a former engineer, gave up his job more than 10 years ago to start up his growing passion. “On a trip to New Zealand in 2004, I realised how big the coffee culture is over there and decided to make my own coffee, grinding my own beans, and it kind of just spiralled into a business from there,” he said.

25 6th Avenue , Walmer 

Article from The Herald: Athena O’Reilly

the herald, article athena O'reilly, photograph werner hills

The Herald, article Athena O’Reilly, photograph Werner Hills

Then on Main Road Walmer, Mike Chizeya of Micoffee fame has just been awarded “Coffee Personality of the Year” hosted by Coffee Magazine at uShaka Marine World Aquarium. Passionate about his coffee, staff and business, Mike is deserving of this fabulous award, delivering impeccable service along with friendliness at all times.       152 Main Road, Walmer.

the herald, article naziziphiwo buso, photograph fredlin adriaan

The Herald, article Naziziphiwo Buso, photograph Fredlin Adriaan

Right behind Micoffee is Banneton Bakery, Café and Bistro, another great stop-off for a richly decadent coffee.       154 Main Road, Walmer

Further on up and over Main Road is the home of Brioche Food and Coffee…indulgement starts at 7am!   181 Main Road, Walmer

A bit closer to home on Heugh Road, is Como Caffé, an Italian restaurant, coffee shop and deli.  Como Caffé brings New York City’s “Little Italy” to Port Elizabeth.     86 Heugh Road, Walmer

come caffe, photograph k.rath, dempsey's guest house

Come Caffe, photograph K.Rath, Dempsey’s Guest House

A few more firm favourites for ‘coffees of note’ in Walmer, are:

Cobblestone Bistro and Bakery   40 6th Avenue, Walmer

Bocadillos on First: 22 1st Avenue, Walmer and Bocadillos on Sixth: 42 6th Avenue, Walmer


The bocadillo or bocata, in Spain, is a sandwich made with Spanish bread, usually a baguette or similar type of bread, cut lengthwise.

When next you beetle off to Bokkadillllowzs… remember this: How to pronounce “Bocadillo” in Spanish: