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The Eastern Cape, South Africa

Eastern Cape: The Adventure Province


With the Drakensberg Mountains on its northern border, the Indian Ocean to the east, the semi-arid Karoo in the west, and the abundant Tsitsikamma forests in the south, the Eastern Cape was made for adventure. It's also a region rich with history: Many people consider the Eastern Cape the birthplace of South Africa's new democracy; it was torn apart by the Frontier Wars of the early- to mid-1800s; and its Mountains - the Sneeuberg, the Stormberg, the Winterberge and the Drakensberg - hide exquisite galleries painted by ancient tribes who lived here for tens of thousands of years.

Ask any South African and they'll tell you that the one place they'd love to holiday is in the rugged Wild Coast, north of Buffalo City (East London). Here the pace is relaxed and leisurely, with family-run hotels and basic camping sites: the attraction is the sea, you see, and you really don't need much more than that.

A little inland from Port Elizabeth, the great game reserves and lodges offer excellent wildlife experiences - and the Big Five, of course (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard), while the City of Grahamstown, with its famous university, is both a cultural hotspot (it hosts one of the country's oldest annual arts festivals), and an important seat of learning.

South Africa doesn't get much snow, but the Drakensberg does - and that helps to make Rhodes (at 1,845 metres) one of the country's best-known trout fishing destinations. And, too, the mountains provide some of the best hiking you'll find - anywhere.

Down south, bungy jumping from the world's highest bungy bridge, zip-line tours through the forest canopy, hiking, and the Storms River section of the Garden Route National Park.

You couldn't imagine a more exciting Province!

Accommodation in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape, South AfricaEstablishments: 61 found

    • Ruby Rock Guesthouse

      Ruby Rock Guesthouse - Jeffreys Baygraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 12

      R250 to R380 per person sharing

      Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay has found a rare and unique treasure when it comes to the Ruby Rock Guest House. True to its name, this BnB is so flamboyant and lavish that you can’t help but pay attention. Teetering the hills of Wavecrest, this accommodation gem can give even Hollywood a run for its...

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    • Sandals Guest House

      Sandals Guest House - St Francis Baygraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 10

      R600 to R965 per person sharing

      Sandals Guest House Experience the beauty, tranquillity and friendly hospitality of St Francis Bay in laid-back luxury at Sandals, ideally situated just 150 metres from the main beach. Sensational surf, pristine beaches, rugged coastline & indigenous fynbos create a perfect setting for relaxation & play...

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    • Richmond House Cottages

      Richmond House Cottages - Port Alfredgraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 6

      R500 to R850 per person

      For Richmond House Cottages it is a great privilege to have guests enjoy our three self-catering cottages and the 170-year old Richmond House heritage. The cottages offer 2-4 persons everything needed for a memorably comfy and restful stay, surrounded by bush and birdsong. We want our guests to experience: •...

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    • Kowie River Guest House

      Kowie River Guest House - Port Alfredgraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 4

      R425 to R600 per person

      Kowie River Guest House offers you a unique experience to enjoy a relaxed stay whilst living on the banks of the magnificent Kowie River. The 27km navigable river runs through the beautiful frontier town of Port Alfred, situated in the heart of the sunshine coast... The guest house offers you four well-appointed...

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    • Back o' the Moon Cottage

      Back o' the Moon Cottage - Hogsbackgraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Self Catering Rooms: 3

      R175 to R200 per person

      A cosy, thatched, old world cottage, built in 1935, and furnished in that style. Three bedrooms: with the main bedroom having a 4 poster brass double bed, plus a single divan. The other two bedrooms each have 2 single beds. There is a full bathroom, with bath / toilet and washbasin, plus a separate shower...

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    • Woodall Country House and Spa

      Woodall Country House and Spa - Addograded 5 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 11

      R750 to R1225 per person sharing

      This accommodation in Addo is set amongst peaceful citrus orchards close to Addo Elephant Park, and only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth in the malaria free Eastern Cape. This boutique hotel caters for the discerning traveller by offering five star luxury and standards of service, reflected in attention...

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    • Haga Haga Resort and Self Catering Chalets

      Haga Haga Resort and Self Catering Chalets - Haga Hagagraded 3 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 28

      R550 to R850 per person

      Haga-Haga is a small quiet beach resort on the Wild Coast located just 60 km north of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The village is nestled between the hills and the sea at the mouth of the Haga-Haga River, where one can sail or paddle ski in the warm shallow waters, or go beachcombing...

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    • Morgan Bay Hotel

      Morgan Bay Hotel - Morgan Baygraded 3 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Hotels and Resorts Rooms: 34

      R750 to R1820 per person

      Just 50 minutes drive from East London along the Wild Coast you will find the Morgan Bay Hotel. Nestled between a mile stretch of unspoilt beach and magnificent cliffs, Morgan Bay is fast becoming a favourite South African family holiday destination. The hotel offers 34 spacious rooms...

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    • Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

      Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa - Port St Johnsgraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Hotels and Resorts Rooms: 69

      R1145 to R2520 per unit

      The Wild Coast may be South Africa’s most spectacular & yet least touristy region with it’s rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths. And all this is on your doorstep at Umngazi, an award winning family resort & spa. The thatch-roofed bungalows are situated amongst...

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    • Outspan Inn

      Outspan Inn - Port St Johnsgraded 3 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 13

      R250 to R495 per person sharing

      The Eastern Cape is known for many things like friendly people and cool weather but not much about accommodation. However, a detour to Port St Johns proves that it’s fair to rank it amongst the best when it comes to cosy, Port St Johns accommodation and Outspan Inn is one of them. Outspann Inn can...

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    • Queens Casino & Hotel

      Queens Casino & Hotel - Queenstowngraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Hotels and Resorts Rooms: 50

      Rate available on request

      The Queens Casino Hotel brings some Las Vegas glam to accommodation in Queenstown. With over 40 eccentric Four star hotel rooms. Although it is situated in the Eastern Cape in the small town of Queenstown, there is nothing old about this hotel. The celebrity worthy rooms are decorated in luxurious furnitures...

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    • Crawfords Beach Lodge

      Crawfords Beach Lodge - Chintsagraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 20

      R820 to R1200 per person sharing

      This Chintsa East accommodation is set along the Wild Coast, it is luxurious and rustic all at the same time. The perfect accommodation even for the most discerning of travellers who are looking for privacy, peace and tranquillity. This accommodation in Chintsa East is in an oasis surrounded by lush...

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    • Arendsnes Holiday and Conference Centre

      Arendsnes Holiday and Conference Centre - Chintsagraded 3 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Backpackers Lodges Rooms: 41

      R210 to R1080 per unit

      Arendsnes Holiday and Conference Centre is situated on the East Coast of South Africa and forms part of the Wild Coast coastline. The beach stretches for 8 km at this lovely Chintsa East accommodation and guests have a variety of choices of accommodation such as Log Cabins, Bachelor Flats and a Caravan...

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    • Buccaneers Lodge Backpackers

      Buccaneers Lodge Backpackers - Chintsagraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Backpackers Lodges Rooms: 71

      R86 to R340 per person

      Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers accommodation in Chintsa has been described as a “backpackers village” because of the way it sprawls out over the 8 hectares of Wild Coastal forest overlooking the stunning Chintsa beach in South Africa. Buccaneers offers accommodation options to suit every type...

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    • Ocean View Hotel

      Ocean View Hotel - Coffee Baygraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Hotels and Resorts Rooms: 0

      R850 to R1159 per person sharing

      The Ocean View Hotel is an accommodation in Coffee Bay that is the darling of the Wild Coast. Forming a mesmerising backdrop to this hotel are undulating hills and the gyrating and sometimes robust oceans of the Wild Coast. A recognized hotel in Coffee Bay The AA travel Guides could not resist...

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    • Mbotyi River Lodge

      Mbotyi River Lodge - Mbotyigraded 3 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Caravan and Camping Rooms: 48

      R595 to R820 per person sharing

      Get accommodation in Mbotyi Eastern Cape at Mbotyi River Lodge- a 3 star-rated family hotel on the stunning wild coast. Pondolands best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean. This Mbotyi accommodation...

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    • Quarry Lake Inn

      Quarry Lake Inn - East Londongraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Guest House Rooms: 16

      R650 to R920 per person

      Situated in the exclusive suburb of Selborne, The Quarry Lake Inn boasts an eco system of its own. Overlooking the Quarry Lake, you will wake to bird-calls, wild geese and sometimes frogs croaking! Quarry Lake Inn has 16 elegantly furnished rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, bar fridge,...

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    • Bunkers Inn

      Bunkers Inn - East Londongraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 10

      R400 to R1175 per person sharing

      Situated close to the East London waterfront, Bunkers Inn is a haven of tranquility, ideal for those on business or leisure. Bunkers Inn have 10 stylish air-conditioned bedrooms (en-suite) all with their own entrance and include TV (with M-Net), microwave, fridge and internet.a Full English breakfast...

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    • Devereux Lodge and Villas

      Devereux Lodge and Villas - East Londongraded 4 stars

      The Eastern Cape - Guest House Rooms: 15

      R399 to R798 per person

      Good, old fashioned hospitality and service accompany the yesteryear spaciousness of the en-suite rooms, many of which overlook the central pool and garden. English breakfast is served in the sunny dining room. Relax in the cosy conservatory with home comforts such as drinks, snacks and television...

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    • Tu Casa B&B

      Tu Casa B&B - East Londongraded none stars

      The Eastern Cape - Bed and Breakfast Rooms: 4

      R450 to R600 per person sharing

      Tucasa B&B is situated in Nahoon just 2 kilometers from the beach. Walking distance from shops and restaurants. Very close to most of our major sport fields, golf, cricket etc. We offer secure parking with automated access to the premises for all guests. We have 4 rooms with DSTV, coffee/tea, bedding...

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