Walmer is one of Port Elizabeth’s most established suburbs. The area is characterised by tree-lined verges and large gardens, which has resulted in the upmarket houses for sale in Walmer being in high demand. Colloquially divided into upper Walmer, the middle avenues, and lower Walmer, the suburb offers something for everyone. While the apartments for sale in Walmer are popular amongst first-time buyers and investors, the free-standing English-styled houses in Walmer are ideal for young families who wish to close to the schools.


The suburb is bordered by Walmer Park Shopping Centre on the west and rises half-way up Target Kloof to meet Mill Park on the north, down to First Avenue in the east and Port Elizabeth International Airport in the south. Due to the suburb’s small residential offering – just over 3300 homes –many investors who buy property and houses in Walmer often carry out alterations, resulting in the suburb’s varied architecture. The property for sale in Walmer’s upper avenues, home to the hugely successful Little Walmer Golf Estate, are particularly sought-after while buyers looking for exceptional value for money tend to buy property in lower Walmer. From young people who wish to live in a safe area and families who long to be close to good schools to retirees who want to be near amenities, Walmer is suitable for all. Take a look at the homes on offer in this highly desirable suburb below to find your next home. 

Explore Walmer

Sports & recreation

Sports & recreation

The suburb is just 5km’s drive from PE’s coastline, which offers swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, running, walking and cycling. Houses in Walmer are well suited to sport enthusiasts who can enjoy watching games at the PE Stadium, swimming at the McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex in nearby Humewood or ice skating at the Baywest Mall.

Dining out

Dining out

The five-star Boardwalk Hotel and Casino is situated 9km from Walmer and offers a host of excellent restaurants. The Walmer Park Shopping Centre also boasts a number of restaurants, coffee shops and fast food chains. 

Nature’s finest

Nature’s finest

Nature lovers are spoilt for choice with Addo Elephant Park, a diverse wildlife conservation park, located 50km away and the Guinea Fowl Trail, Settlers Park Nature Reserve, Donkin Reserve and Cape Recife Nature Reserve almost right on their doorstep. 



History buffs will enjoy the 5km Donkin Heritage Trail, which links 51 places of historical interest in PE’s old Hill area, as well as the PE Opera House, No. 7 Castle Hill Museum and Red Location Museum. Walmer is in close proximity to the GFI Art Gallery and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in nearby St. George’s Park. 

Living in Walmer

Areas near to Walmer

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The suburb has a number of excellent government and private schools in and around it, including Grey High School, Collegiate Girls’ High School and Victoria Park High School – all within a 5km radius. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is located 12km away. 


Nearby medical facilities include Life St. George’s Hospital, Netcare Greenacres Hospital, Aurora Hospital and a host of private medical practices.


Residents have a wide choice of retail destinations, including Walmer Park Shopping Centre, which boasts dècor shops, boutiques and eateries. The suburb is also well positioned close to Greenacres Shopping Centre and the new Baywest Mall, situated 6km and 16km away, respectively.


Walmer can be accessed through three main routes, namely Main Road, Walmer Boulevard, and William Moffett, and Algoa Bus and taxi stops appear throughout the suburb. Port Elizabeth International Airport is 8 minutes’ drive away. 

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