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Lorraine, a western suburb of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, is a thriving and rapidly developing neighbourhood that boasts numerous amenities and easy access to the city’s centre. It’s located only 13 km west of Port Elizabeth’s city centre, with neighbouring suburbs such as Beverly Grove, Weybridge Park, Woodlands, and more. The area is also well-connected to the N2 highway via the M7 Bramlin Street and M12 Kragga Kamma Road, allowing for easy travel to Humansdorp, Cape Town, and Makhanda.

Lorraine may not have its own police station or hospital, but it’s in close proximity to the Walmer Police Station and Netcare Greenacres Hospital, respectively. The suburb features two shopping centres, Kamma Crossing and The Gardens Shopping Centre, with larger shopping centres like Baywest Mall and Greenacres Shopping Centre located nearby.

Lorraine offers plenty of options for education, with Lorraine Primary School and the Amadeus Independent School located within the suburb. Additionally, Kabega Christian Independent School, Sunridge Primary School, St Joseph’s RC School, Curro Westbrook, Westering High School, and Westering Primary School are all nearby.

For those seeking leisure activities, Lorraine has plenty to offer. The Norm-Hudlin MTB Trails near Kragga Kamma Game Reserve is an ideal place for bike riders to explore with its varied terrain and routes for beginner and intermediate riders. Kragga Kamma Game Reserve is a small and well-managed private reserve with a variety of animals, including cheetahs, giraffes, and rhinos, and is perfect for a day trip with family. The Kragga Kamma Golf Course, founded in 2001, offers social golfers an opportunity to enjoy the sport with its private ownership and regular revisions to its nine-hole layout. For those looking for a more relaxed option, there’s a Virgin Active gym at the Lorraine Garden Centre.

Lorraine has a variety of dining options, including unpretentious Portuguese cuisine at Cubata Lorraine and traditional pork-and-clam stew at Shanna’s Portuguese Restaurant. Coffee and Kids, Beans with Wings, and The Grove are excellent options for families with young children. Barney’s Lorraine offers a traditional pub atmosphere and good old-fashioned pub grub, perfect for watching rugby with friends.

Despite the suburb’s growth in recent years, Lorraine still offers affordable property options for first-time buyers. The area features a variety of homes, from free-standing older homes to modern townhouses. The neighbourhood watch is very active, which provides reassurance from a safety perspective.

Overall, Lorraine is an up-and-coming suburb that’s perfect for those seeking a convenient location with plenty of amenities and leisure activities. Whether you’re a young family, a first-time buyer, or a retiree, Lorraine has something to offer everyone.

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