Homes to rent in Lorraine are not only affordable but easy to find. One of the fastest growing suburbs in the city of Port Elizabeth, Lorraine is a popular place to rent an apartment or house because it is a self-sufficient area offering residents everything they need within easy reach of home.
Conveniently located to the west of the CBD, it lies south of the Kragga Kamma Road and is close to attractions such as the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve and the Seaview Game and Lion Park as well as the Seaview, Willows, Kini Bay, Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay beaches.
The main roads within the area include Circular Drive, Dijon Road and Verdun Road which branch off into a dizzying network of smaller roads, lanes,cul-de-sacs and apartment and townhouse complexes that contain a huge variety of properties to let.
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Rental homes in Lorraine are close to parks, shopping centres, schools, medical facilities, a large gym and other sports facilities, restaurants, pubs and Port Elizabeth’s popular German Club. Circular Drive has also become a busy road for businesses and the suburb will also soon have its own hospital.
Shopping centres in the area include the Willows and Gardens centres on Circular Drive, but Lorraine is also close to Baywest Mall, with its huge selection of stores, restaurants, fast food outlets and entertainment options, including an ice rink, bowling alley, games arcade and movie complex.
Homes to let here provide convenient access to the large Virgin Active gym on Circular Drive, and an 18-hole golf course at the Kragga Kamma Golf Club, but most residents like to take advantage of the many watersports facilities along Port Elizabeth’s 13 beautiful beaches, which range from all kinds of surfing, sailing, skiing and swimming to diving and angling. One can also walk or cycle along the long beachfront in central port Elizabeth, play beach volleyball or shop for local arts and crafts.
Other options for weekend fun include the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment complex in Summerstrand, which is also the location of the penguin rehab centre, or the Bay World snake park in Humewood, or the humpback dolphin trail at Pollock beach – or perhaps just stopping to admire the view while eating a meal at one of the city’s excellent beachfront restaurants.
For those who prefer Port Elizabeth’s “wild side”, the attractions include the Island Nature Reserve off the Seaview Road, the Grass Roof Farm Stall, the spectacular Sardinia Bay beaches, and sandboarding on the enormous dunes between Maitlands and Seaview.
Renting a home in Lorraine is also a good option for families with young children, as it has a choice of nursery and pre-primary schools as well as the Lorraine parallel- medium primary school. The nearest high schools are Framesby Hoër and the Christian Independent School in Kabega Park.
Properties to let in the area include every type from garden cottages and modern apartments to townhouses, clusters and free-standing suburban homes, and rentals currently start at around R5500 a month for a two-bedroom apartment or townhouse.
The monthly rentals for three-bedroom townhouses range from R6000 to around R13 500, and those for three and four-bedroom family homes with pools, double garages and good security from R10 000 to around R16 000.