Westering Pre-Primary, Primary and High Schools have a strong presence in the suburb. St Mark’s Community School is also a popular choice.
“Framesby High is just a walk across the Cape Road/Boshoff Street foot bridge, while Verkenner Primary – though in Linton Grange – is also within walking distance,” Ursula says. Her daughter is in matric at St Mark’s while Nelene’s daughter is at Westering High.
There are also several good creches.
Westering is well connected to the rest of Port Elizabeth via a network of nearby highways allowing you to easily head in any direction.
Whether you want to grab a bite somewhere or do a shopping trawl, a spot like Sunridge Village is under 5km by car and about 2km away if using one of the convenient foot bridges Westering is quite a hilly suburb in parts, with a rainbow of nations living here.
“I love that you can safely walk your dogs in the evenings because most neighbours do walk their animals,” says Ursula
• Sunridge Village has an outlet of Café Capellini as well as San Fernando’s Grillhouse and Pizzeria.Both are family-friendly and little ones are always welcome.
• Little Swallow in Kabega Park, and the Bay Leaf at Metlife Plaza at the corner of Samantha Way and Kabega Road, are supported by Westering residents.
• There are a few fast-food places like McDonalds at the corner of Bramlin and Cape roads, Bamboo Snacks in Cape Road, as well as Domino Pizza and a Sizzlers, both at the Linton Grange Shopping Centre.
• A food truck, Krish’s, sells Indian takeaways at the corner of David Street and Diggery Drive in Westering.
• Nelene and her family enjoy popping in at Grillers Roadhouse in Newton Park for a quick breakfast or lunch. “Their food is excellent, well-priced and it’s child friendly.”