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Amatola & Stormberg

The Amatola and Stormberg region of the Eastern Cape encompasses the Frontier Country which has seen more than 100 years of frontier wars and extends northwards to include the Karoo plains and majestic mountains of the far north of the region. The small town of Adelaide was established as a military outpost in the Frontier Wars and sits at the base of the Winterberg mountains. The town is named after Queen Adelaide, consort to King George IVth.

By far the largest town in this region is East London, sitting on the banks of the Buffalo River. East London is South Africa's only river port and is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The town has developed into a holiday resort and an important commercial and industrial centre with cosy pubs, good restaurants and a vibrant night-life. Visitors to East London have the whole of the Frontier Wars areas to explore and can enjoy some of South Africa's most beautiful countryside. The prosperity of the city is built on vehicle assembly, electronics, citrus, wool and pineapples. It is adjacent to the holiday resort of Gonubie situated on the lagoon of the Ganubie River.

The Amatola town of Port Alfred sits on the banks of the Kowie River. Some commercial fishing is carried out from here but the town has undergone a rapid expansion in recent years in the development of holiday homes, sometimes at the expense of the local amenities. Just a few kilometers inland from Port Alfred is the old English village of Bathurst, boasting both the oldest pub and the oldest Anglican church in South Africa. Just outside Bathurst is Bradshaw's Mill, a water-wheel driven wool mill built in 1820. Bathurst was initially intended to be the administration centre for the 4000 British settlers who immigrated to the area in the 1820s, a task that later fell to Grahamstown. The nearby community of Martindale was witness to a rail disaster in 1911 when the local train from Port Alfred to Grahamstown plunged off the Blaauwkrantz Bridge killing 26 souls. Martindale is now a centre for pineapples and cattle farming.

Grahamstown is now the administration centre for the Amatola region of the Eastern Cape. Every year, in July, is held the world famous Grahamstown National Arts Festival, the largest cultural event in the southern hemisphere, where upwards of 400 separate performances of dance, music and theater can be seen during the 11 days of the festival. The 1820 Settler National Monument is set in a wildflower reserve next to the Botanical Gardens, and the Cathedral of St Michael and St George with the tallest spire in South Africa is the city's most prominent landmark.

Perhaps the most well-known village in the Amatola and Stormberg region of the Eastern Cape is Hogsback, set in a fairytale landscape of mountains and ancient forest. The village is a very popular holiday destination, and the visitor can enjoy walks through the forest past giant ferns and massive yellowwoods. Here you can enjoy hiking, horse riding, climbing, swimming and fishing, and can relax in the evening in front of a large log fire. The area around Hogsback with its wonderful old forests was the inspiration for JRR Tolkien s books.

Stormberg in the very North of the region is the site of the Battle of Stormberg fought on 9th December 1899 and won by the Boers a disastrous defeat to the British who lost 90 men and had a further 600 taken prisoner. The whole of the Amatola and Stormberg region of the Eastern Cape is steeped in history. The region is ideal for hiking, climbing and mountain-biking as well as fly-fishing and canoeing.

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Turn-Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Morgan's Bay

TURN-INN is situated in the quaint seaside village of Morgan Bay. Our little bit of heaven offers you ultimate comfort and relaxation. TURN-INN offers warm and inviting accommodation.

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From R 440,00
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Hazelmere Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Hazelmere Country Lodge offers luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation and is situated on a sheep and cattle farm in the scenic Birds River/Halseton aree of the North East Cape. The lodge is situated in a beautiful garden surrounded by trees and ...

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Sleeps: 93 in 39 units/rooms

Umtali Country Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Aliwal North

The Umtali Country Inn offers comfortable, clean accommodation & well-appointed conferencing facilities for the discerning leisure, business, & government traveler. This 33-bedroom establishment is conveniently situated in safe, green surroundings

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Sleeps: 12
From R 2 800,00
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The Sand Castle

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

Luxury beach house set on the rivers edge of the Mpekweni River. It's situated on the R72, 200km's from Port Elizabeth, 96 Km's from East London or a mere 15 minutes from Port Alfred.

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Sleeps: 12

Morg's Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Morgan's Bay

The house comprises 5 en suite bedrooms as follows: - 3 x Double Beds - 1 x 2 single beds - 1 x King Size bed or two single beds Other Features - Two lounges - Study - TV Lounge - Dining room - Open wrap-around decks with sheltered covered ente

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Chintsa East Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cintsa (Chintsa)

This privately owned seaside Beach House offers you a self-catering holiday. 5 bedrooms in all - 2 en-suites plus 2 bathrooms (4 bathrooms in all), large open plan kitchen, 2 lounges

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From R 580,00
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Arum Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Arum Guest House is situated on Kenyon Crescent, Bonnie Doon located in an up market and safe residential suburb. Being a stroll away from East London's premier golf club, Nahoon beach, the gateway to the Wild Coast as well as five minutes...

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Riverbend Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Overlooking the Nahoon River and the Indian Ocean, we offer guests spacious and private accommodation in a lovely garden setting with stunning views. Our well appointed suites offer high standards of comfort with all the facilities.

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From R 390,00
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Aloha Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Roy & Mandy Stevens look forward to welcoming you at “Aloha Bed and Breakfast” in the beautiful suburb of Baysville, East London. You are invited to enjoy a stay in our comfortable, well equipped rooms where you can relax and make yourself at home.

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Bucks Guest Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in East London

Bucks Guest Cottage consists of two self catering cottages situated in the peaceful suburb of Berea, East London

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 550,00
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Caramia Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

We would like to introduce the concept of the most "comfortable spot" for your business or vacation, short or long stay. Caramia Lodge is very central, and situated in a safe and secure area, close to the business areas of Vincent, Beacon Bay and the City

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Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

Stumble-Inn & Stagger-Out

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haga Haga

Stumble-Inn has a large lounge/dinning room, 3 bedrooms of which 2 have sea views and 2 full bathrooms as well as a large fully equipped kitchen with a stove & microwave. There is a fridge and a deep freeze available as well. With a sleeper couch

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From R 425,00
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See More Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Set in a tropical garden in the heart of Bunkers Hill, See More Guest House is centrally located, with views of the valley and Ocean. Guests can enjoy country living, while being just a stone's throw away from East London's premier ...

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Sleeps: 28 in 7 units/rooms
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Intaka Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in King William's Town

Intaka Guest House is located in King Williams Town. It is the ideal choice for a stop-over as it is halfway between Cape Town and Durban on the N2, en-route to the Garden Route, the Wild Coast, Shamvari Game Reserve and the Addo Elephant Park.

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Haga Haga Resort and Self Catering Cabanas

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haga Haga

The Haga Haga Resort offers every facility and comfort to make your stay an unforgettable one. It offers single and double rooms as well as fully equipped and serviced self catering cabanas with sun deck's, and all with unspoilt views over the ocean.

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Sleeps: 20 in 3 units/rooms

Ankervas Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Morgan's Bay

Situated in the picturesque Morgan Bay, Ankervas offers a high standard of luxury accommodation to the tourist and holiday maker. The apartments are spacious and tastefully decorated in Cape Cod furniture, a relaxing holiday style.

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From R 425,00
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Pug and Putter

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Nestled in the scenic beauty that is Bunker's Hill, the Pug and Putter will allow you to enjoy country living while being just a stone's throw away from the heart of the city

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Sleeps: 9
From R 440,00
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1 Milkwood

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Port Alfred

1 Milkwood is a secure executive home in the exclusive suburb of West Beach in the coastal town of Port Alfred. Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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Sleeps: 12
From R 2 500,00
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Cintsa View

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cintsa (Chintsa)

This Luxury Double Story Guest House is located 500m from the beach in beautiful Cintsa East on the Wild Coast of South Africa. It's elegantly decorated and fully equipped for all your needs. Wake up to the sounds of the Ocean and enjoy spectacular views

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Riverside Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Seafield/ Kleinemonde

This beach house consists of 6 bedrooms, of which 4 are main-en-suite. (Each room has a double bed). There is a family bathroom which boasts a spa bath, shower and a toilet as well as another separate toilet

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