Walmer got its name from a British Duke, Duke of Wellington who died at the Walmer Castle.
Walmer is a suburb in Port Elizabeth which is an expanding yet well-established suburb. The suburb is sought after for various reasons like location, property values and the fact that it is a coastal town adds greatly to the value.
Walmer was established in the early 1800’s, and has been expanding and growing with demand for residential property of the greater Port Elizabeth.
As a residential suburb there is every need catered for like schools malls, entertainment and outdoor activities besides the white beaches and blue sea.
Schools in and around Walmer include Amadeus Independent School, Alexander Road High School, Bertram Secondary School, Cedarberg Primary School and Clarendon Park Primary School.
There are also many malls which cater for the retail needs of the residents. Malls in Walmer and nearby are Greenacres Shopping Centre, Metlife Plaza, Moffett on Main, Sunridge Village Shopping Centre and Walmer Park Shopping Centre.
Port Elizabeth is sustained by various industrial and engineering industries such as automotive manufacture, making industrial hubs crucial for the sustainability of Port Elizabeth. These industrial hubs include Walmer Industrial, Forest Hill and Uitenhage industrial areas.
Walmer has been seeing a revival and Main Road has received some rezoning for business use which will greatly enhance the demand for the suburb, making travel to commercial hubs less of a problem and more convenient.
For tourists, Walmer and the surrounds have a lot to offer. Activities in and around Walmer include Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Donkin Heritage Trail, Eastern Cape Beaches, Settlers Park Nature Reserve, Walmer Country Club, as well as the Addo Elephant Park.
Property values are driven by demand which is derived from the sizes of homes, architecture and location in the suburb. The tree lined streets are an indication that the suburb is well maintained and all major services are in place.
Take a tour of the homes on offer in Walmer via the MyRoof website