Guest review from: Adiellah Fredericks.

Thanks for the warm reception and the wonderful time we spent at Dempsey’s. We will stay with you anytime in future.


Adiellah Fredericks
booked out of Dempseys on 02/11/2019.

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Two fabulous prizes and many wondrous gifts.

Two fabulous prizes and many wondrous gifts.

Five markets and five months later…we’re only now sharing our exciting win of a painting gift voucher at Locally Yours Market. We could choose from ten paintings and are thrlled with our choice. Thank you to artist Sharon Boyd, your gift was a ray of sunshine on a grey day.

More recently we attended a membership breakfast hosted by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism where our table centrepiece reminded us of how overdue this blogpost on prizes and gifts is!
Our table centrepiece: Chantal Fielding teamed up with Sharon Boyd, the base is a recycled LP and Sharon’s elephant is also recycled. The elephants are a tribute to our local elephants and Chantal’s painting is a tribute to our beautiful surroundings. At the tourism breakfast we were the lucky prize winners of a luxurious mohair blanket from Hinterveld Mohair; what a luck of note, it’s a beautiful win.

Onto gifts, we regularly receive generous gifts from our guests, we especially appreciate these as they are delightfully unexpected. Today we boast of a beautiful pen and pencil set from Didier, a smartly branded notebook from Craig, a decadent slab of chocolate and box of cookies from Junita and Emile, homegrown succulents from Hantie and the whisky and biltong from Laurette…well they never made it to the photoshoot!!

A sincere thank you to our special guests Junita, Emile, Hantie, Laurette, Didier and Craig. We’ve enjoyed your spoils.

And the next market is looming, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of September: visit the Locally Yours Market at The Tramways, you won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer there.

sharon boyd artwork, locally yours market

Sharon Boyd artwork, Locally Yours Market

sharon's palette for creative painting classes

Sharon’s Palette for creative painting classes

an array of gifts from our guests ( biltong and whisky missing)

An array of gifts from our guests ( biltong and whisky missing )

 

smart stationery from fineline agencies and cemza engineered cement

Smart stationery from Fineline Agencies and Cemza engineered cement

luxurious mohair blanket from hinterveld mills

Luxurious mohair blanket from Hinterveld Mills

chantal fielding for art and decor, locally yours market

Chantal Fielding for art and décor, Locally Yours Market

where flowers bloom so does hope

Where flowers bloom so does hope

table centrepiece advertising locally yours market

table centrepiece advertising locally yours market Table centrepiece advertising Locally Yours Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Review from: Annalise Cross.

The accommodation was really comfortable, with clear attention to detail for the comfort of the visitor. No effort was spared to make our stay as easy and stress free as possible. The welcoming posy of flowers was really special as was the warm welcome from the proprietor. There was very good security, adequate parking, and good internet and television facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The location is very central to good shopping areas, the airport and the centre of PE. Kathy and Jack are lovely people who care about their clients and also the environment. We definitely recommend Dempsey’s Guest House most highly.


Annalise Cross
booked out of Dempseys on 21/07/2019.

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Guest review from: Nina van Niekerk.

Staying at Dempsey’s was such a balm in a time when we as family were hurting and feeling exhausted by facing the reality of problems associated with our ageing parents. It was a “home from home” – warm and cosy and comforting. The facilities are so clean, neat and homely – met all our expectations and more, like when Kathy put our lights on before we arrived “home” after dark! We felt secure and safe and cared for. We certainly love this place. Thank you Kathy and Jack.


Nina van Niekerk
booked out of Dempseys on 20/07/2019.

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Head to “Schotia Safaris” to rekindle your sense of awe.

Head to “Schotia Safaris” to rekindle your sense of awe.

These glorious March and April days remind us of glorious October days of changing light, gentle warmth, cool breezes. They remind us especially of one fine October day last year when we escaped on a Schotia “Tooth and Claw Safari” for a mesmerizing six hour African bush experience. Following on from a long winter of traumatizing ill health and slow business, this wildlife bush sojourn was ‘just what the doctor ordered’ for us. We mingled with excited tourists, took deep breaths as we held on tight and allowed our senses to be transported away from the humdrum we’d fast left behind.

What did we see?
The Big Five as well as almost all of the animals listed on Schotia’s pamplet, wow.
We saw light in all her glory and an abundance of southern stars.
What did we smell?
The Eastern Cape bush, spring ‘vynbos’, fresh dung wafting on the breeze, the distant Indian Ocean.
What did we touch?
Each other and our cameras.
What did we hear?
The noisy silence of the African bush, the sharp twitter of birds, the grunts of animals, the singing of insects, the swooshing of hippos in water, the strain of the Land Rover, the scurry of a warthog, the stampede of a rhino, the crackling of fires at the supper lapa.
What did we taste?
The African dust, delicious coffee brews and preserves on fire-cooked breads, a hearty meal cooked on open fires.
What did we feel?
We felt elated to be so close to so many animals in their beautiful, natural surroundings. We felt comforted by the warm sun on our faces and cool breeze through our hair. We felt privileged to witness the sheer wonder of tourists from every corner of the globe, we felt proud of our magnificent Eastern Cape and of all who are striving to showcase her.

Thank you to Jenny Bean and her knowledgeable staff at “Schotia Safaris” for an unforgettable day packed with memories, a day that most certainly recharged our batteries.

In their own words:

“The Schotia Tooth & Claw Safari is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover with a short refreshments and toilet break at the halfway point. After an amazing experience, where you will view more animals than you thought possible, enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire. We try to show our guests as much as possible on a drive and concentrate on the popular sightings rather than ‘the birds and the bees’. A short, spotlit night game drive providing the possibility of more nocturnal animals completes your experience as we return to our reception area.”
Arrival time 14:45.
Register at our office and sign indemnity.
Meet your ranger and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee before departing on game drive.
Guided game drive from 15:00 – 17:00 (viewing Antelope, Zebra, Rhino, Giraffe etc…)
17:00 Refreshment and toilet stop.
Continue on guided game drive until 19:00 while viewing nocturnal animals, Hippo and LIONS!!
19:00 return to Lapa for a scrumptious meal cooked over open fires.
Night drive as you retire to your accommodation for a restful night’s sleep.”

Contact Schotia Safaris for your “Tooth and Claw Safari”
Tel: +27 (0) 42 235 1436
Fax: +27 (0) 42 235 1368
Cell:+27 (0) 83 654 8511
E-mail:schotia@intekom.co.za

Browse through these:-
www.schotiasafaris.co.za/album/game-sightings-at-schotia
www.schotiasafaris.co.za/album/bird-life-at-schotia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   http://www.urbanespress.co.za 

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. http://www.micoffee.co.za/

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    https://bannetonbakery.co.za/

Further on up and over Main Road is the home of Brioche Food and Coffee…indulgement starts at 7am!   181 Main Road, Walmer    https://www.facebook.com/Brioche-Food-and-Coffee-553255924708025/

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   https://comocaffe.business.site/

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    https://www.cobblestonebakery.co.za/

Bocadillos on First: 22 1st Avenue, Walmer and Bocadillos on Sixth: 42 6th Avenue, Walmer    http://www.bocadillos.co.za/

 

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daYX1yWeeKs

 

 

“Computer Bits and Pieces” in Walmer maintaining good service.

“Computer Bits and Pieces” in Walmer maintaining good service.

Conveniently located 1km from us at Dempsey’s, Computer Bits and Pieces is quietly maintaining their good levels of service. Thank you especially to Dave for your patience with us, you have been  instrumental in effecting the ‘changes 2018’ in our home and business.

Contact Details
Telephone No :  086 107 7785
Fax No :  086 618 1583
Email :  info@computerbap@mweb.co.za
http://www.computerbitsandpieces.co.za/Home.html

Address:
Cnr 6th Avenue and Villiers Road
Walmer
Port Elizabeth
6000

Open:- Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

“We are the one-stop source for all your computer needs based on friendly and honest service. “

 

Here’s our previous praise:-

Their top service took my breath away!

 

Guest review from: Geoff Tribe.

I can recommend Dempsey’s for a quiet, secure stay in PE within 10 minutes from the City Centre. Situated on a large property with ample secure parking and with a number of restaurants nearby if required. Hosts Kathy and Jack are welcoming but unobtrusive.


Geoff Tribe
booked out of Dempseys on 11/07/2018.

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