Western Region

Valley of Desolation

Western Region

The Western Region of the Eastern Cape stretches from the Tsitsikamma National Park to Algoa Bay and in the North to the Karoo as far as Middleberg. The main city of the area is Port Elizabeth, capital of the Eastern Cape and often referred to as the Friendly City. Port Elizabeth is the largest coastal city between Durban and Cape Town and is the third largest port in South Africa. The city was the landing place of the 1820 settlers and there are many examples of fine Victorian architecture to be seen there. The city sits on what has become known as the Sunshine Coast, and is renowned for its long unbroken sandy beaches. Beach entertainment is second to none, and the city is a mecca for old and young alike.

At the extreme western end of the Western Region of the Eastern Cape along the coast lies the Tsitsikaama National Park. This park is in fact two parks, the Coastal Park and the Forest Park, both of which abound with natural beauty. The coastal park starts a few kilometers to the East of Plettenberg Bay and runs eastwards for some 75 kilometres to the mouth of the Groot River. It is bounded in the North by the cliffs and beaches and extending some 800 metres into the sea. There are several hiking trails along the coast and a unique Tsitsikaama Underwater Trail where the marine life is unbelievable. The Forest Park is a relatively small park of natural indigenous forest and can be found where the Storms River crosses beneath the N2 national road. This park is home to the Outeniqua Yellowwood, some of which exceed 50 metres in height. There are also many examples of stinkwood, ironwood and several species of tree fern.

Just to the North of Port Elizabeth is the Addo Elephant Park. Back in 1919 a Major Pretorius was employed to eliminate all elephants in this area and described the area as "a bit of all that is bad in central Africa that had been picked up and dropped in the Eastern Cape". The surviving elephants from this slaughter, about eleven beasts, fled to the impenetrable Harvey Bush. There are now more than one hundred elephants roaming this 8590 hectare park.

The coast of the Western Region of the Eastern Cape is dotted with friendly, warm holiday resorts. There is Jeffreys Bay and Paradise Beach, Kenton on Sea and Colchester, Sea Vista and the Storms River Mouth. All are hospitable small resorts offering miles of unspoilt beaches and some of the best surfing in the world. But inland there are some of the most interesting small towns. Graaf-Reinet is the oldest town of the Eastern Cape being established in 1786 and making it the fourth oldest town in the whole of South Africa. Graaf-Reinet is known as the Gem of the Karoo and is situated at the foot of the Sneeuberg Mountains surrounded by the Karoo Nature Reserve. Just a few kilometers from the town is the Valley of Desolation, a deep, steep sided canyon that cuts through the Sneeuberg mountains to reveal the distant plains of the Karoo and its distant koppies.

Further South and just to the North of Port Elizabeth lies the fifth oldest town in South Africa and second oldest of the Eastern Cape. Uitenhage has a long and colourful history and is often referred to as the Garden Town on account of its beautiful parks and gardens. The town is the centre of vehicle manufacturing for the Western Region of the Eastern Cape. The Old Station Museum was built in 1875 and was one of the oldest stations in South Africa. It was turned into a museum when a more modern station was built in another part of the town. The museum houses two vintage locomotives and several old coaches, and is well worth a visit.

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Chrislin African Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

Chrislin African Lodge delivers a unique experience in Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in traditionally built huts. The well appointed en-suite rooms, each with their own separate entrances are equipped with numerous practical and personal touches...

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Isango Gate Boutique Hotel and Spa

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Isango Gate was built in the early 1900's, the residence has since been transformed into a sophisticated, elegantly styled boutique hotel. Isango Gate is a serene yet modern setting of African Zen gardens, open deck area, earth tones, modern lines and sty

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Sandown Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape St. Francis

Sandown offers two seaview garden flats, with wooden decks, braai facilities, and secure off-street parking. Each flat has a sleeper-couch, TV with M-Net, and a kitchenette equipped for 4 people, and en-suite shower, toilet and handbasin. They are...

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On The Rocks

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Oyster Bay

On The Rocks is an 8 sleeper holiday home which is only 50 metres from the beach. It has 4 en-suite bedrooms each with a magnificent view of the ocean, bedding supplied-bring own towels, lock-up safe in the main bedroom, a guest toilet, veranda, ...

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Zandvlakte Nature Reserve

Guest House Accommodation in Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve

The jewel of South Africa’s wilderness area, the Baviaanskloof Conservancy, borders the historical property, Zandvlakte, in the centre of the Baviaanskloof Valley. The area is internationally well-known for its biodiversity. Relics of ancient cultures are

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Mountain Zebra National Park Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Mountain Zebra National Park

Invigorating crystal clear air, beautiful scenery, tranquil ambience and an abundance of wildlife offer you a special and personal African wilderness experience at Mountain Zebra National Park.

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Greystone Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

The 4 front rooms, open onto a balcony with magnificent sea views. 2 En-suite with corner baths and Queen size beds. 2 En-suite with shower and 2 single beds each. 4 Smaller rooms en-suite with shower and 2 single beds. All rooms with separate ...

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Janine's Beach House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cape St. Francis

Janine’s Beach House is right on the beach at Cape St Francis – just walk through a path onto the swimming beach! Check out the surfers at Seal Point without having to go onto the beach, join the surfers in front of the house ...

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Anchorage Self-Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cape St. Francis

Anchorage consists of a 3-bedroomed house and two 1-bedroomed garden flats, with wooden decks, barbecue facilities, and off-road parking, in a quiet and sheltered area, 5 minutes walk from the 4km beach. Safe swimming, snorkeling and fishing are ...

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Kronenhoff Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kirkwood

Kronenhoff Guest House is set in the picturesque Sundays River Valley bordering the Addo National Elephant Park.

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Wilson's Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cape St. Francis

The cottage is situated right on the beach with your own private beach path directly onto the beach - no need to drive! The cottage has a spacious open-plan living area for the kitchen, dining room and lounge on the top floor...

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Nqweba Campsite

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Camdeboo National Park

Fifteen caravan or tent sites are situated beneath thorn trees on a gravel substrate. Each site has a braai unit and powerpoint. A communal kitchen provides deep freeze, stove top and microwave facilities while the communal ablutions have showers, toilets

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23 On Glen Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Staying true to the era, our spacious grounds and generous room sizes are politely complimented by steep multifaceted roofing, which in authentic Victorian Fashion are elegantly decorated with elaborate wooden trimmings. Whilst being externally attractive

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Fiddlewood Fields

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Grahamstown

Fiddlewood Fields is a beautiful guest house, set in quiet, lush gardens in the city of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape

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Ocean Bay Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Nestled in the beautiful, tranquil beach suburb of Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, is our new contemporary styled guesthouse, Ocean Bay.

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A Stone's Throw

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Grahamstown

Freedom is a stone's throw away...stunning sunsets - country garden setting - spectacular views - bird lover's delight - swimming pool - scenic walks - children welcome. Warm Eastern Cape Hospitality!

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Sea Notes

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Sea Notes offers a variety of self catering accommodation in one private cottage and two self-contained apartments. This makes it ideal for individuals, couples or family groups. All offer privacy with their own entrances ..

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Kleinrivier Wilderness

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Groendal Wilderness Area

Your accommodation options include BLACK EAGLE CAMP where you will awaken to a chorus of forest birds. This comfortable camp is a 5 minute walk from the parking at the entrance to the Kleinrivier gorge

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Royal Hotel, Steytlerville

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Steytlerville

Have a memorable stay in the historical Royal Hotel in Steytlerville. Whether you are an adventurer, a historian or a romanticist, you will have a fabulous time at our establishment!

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Eagle's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Grahamstown

Three reasonably priced self-contained garden flats each with their own private entrance. One of the flats sleeps 4 (twin beds and bunk beds with hospitality mattresses) and the other 2 flats (twin beds in each) sleep 2 people.

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