Amatola & Stormberg

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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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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Maylodge Country Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Hogsback

Maylodge hosts extend a warm welcome, inviting you to share the beauty and uniqueness of Hogsback - you leave it but it never leaves you. Privately situated self catering cottages in an acclaimed, tranquil, park-like garden which are well equipped...

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Sleeps: 8
From R 1 200,00
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Sandy's Beach House

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

Double storey timber beach house on lagoon edge and just 200m from the beach.

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Sleeps: 20 in 10 units/rooms
From R 420,00
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Hubertha Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in King William's Town

A luxuriously appointed guest house boasting 10 spacious and inviting en-suite rooms offering a high standard of comfort and luxury. Each room offers tea/coffee making facilities, TV, M-Net, fans, heaters and laundry facility. Barbeque facilities,...

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From R 2 500,00
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Surf Lodge - Wild Coast

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Glengariff

Our home is a spacious family home with loads of space to relax and enjoy special times together. It has 8 bedrooms and 2 lounge areas with a great undercover entertainment area.

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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 345,00
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Tranquil House B&B @ 121 Berry Street

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

The gardens creates an atmosphere of tranquillity and our bedrooms comprises spacious rooms each with their own private kitchenette, private entrances leading to the tranquil garden setting with an enclosed pool and braai area.

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From R 435,00
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The Lookout Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Alfred

The Lookout is very close to the town and all amenities and there are many good restaurants in the vicinity. Port Alfred's pristine beaches are only 3 minutes away.

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From R 450,00
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Seaview Place Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Seaview Place is located in the upmarket Blue Bend Area just a 2 minute walk from the beach, yet only a short drive away from the growing business and shopping centre of Beacon Bay. We are also close to the major thoroughfares. We offer 3 ...

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From R 3 200,00
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The Sand Castle

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

Stunning Mediterranean style beach house right on the waters edge of the Mpekweni River. It’s the perfect luxury beach getaway for you or the whole family. Beautiful beach walks just 150m along the rivers edge from the house.

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From R 910,00
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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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From R 330,00
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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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From R 345,00
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Tranquil House B&B @ 1 College Avenue

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

Tranquil House is an elegantly modernised country home situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape on the outskirts of Queenstown. This imposing residence offers gracious living, warm hospitality and exceptional care

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Palm Tree Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

This stately residence boasts high ceilings and stained glass, reflections of a gracious era. Palm Tree Manor is ideally situated in the upmarket suburb of Selborne, which is just five minutes away from beaches, golf clubs and Vincent Park Shopping Centre

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From R 425,00
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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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From R 400,00
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Coral Beach Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Winterstrand

Coral Beach Bed and Breakfast is a 4-star property in Winterstrand (Eastern Cape), offering superior accommodation (graded by S.A. Tourism grading and AA travel) in a gated, security estate. It has 8 luxury suites that all come fully equipped with invitin

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From R 990,00
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Fort D' Acre Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Fish River

Fort D' Acre is a one of a kind unique game reserve situated at the mouth of the Great Fish River. We offer the ultimate experience of viewing game against the backdrop of the beach and ocean.

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Sleeps: 12
From R 4 100,00
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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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From R 400,00
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Apart-mint

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Queenstown

Apart-mint is a luxurious self-catering apartment that is located in a quiet and upmarket area of Queenstown. It offers ideal accommodation for a couple or business traveler to the area.

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From R 2 200,00
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Dockside Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Alfred

Dockside Guest House is situated directly across the picturesque small boat harbour on the East Bank of beautiful Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape - situated midway - exactly 150km between the cities of East London and Port Elizabeth.

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