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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Bayside Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

A relaxed atmosphere together with great hospitality, for both business and leisure travellers. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, have sitting areas, each unit has its own separate path entrances, and patios. Each unit is equipped with a fridge

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From R 1 500,00
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Wegbreekhuis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay is approximately 1100km from Pretoria and 60km from Port Elizabeth. International surfers flock to catch the waves in this paradise of sunshine with its aloes, dolphins, shells and white beaches.

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From R 490,00
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Kingfisher Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

Guests can experience the peace and tranquility this guesthouse offers in one of our 8 stylishly furnished en-suite bedrooms, each with private entrances and safe parking. Relax at the pool over a sundowner if you do not want to take a drive to ...

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Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Conference Centre

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

Relax, reflect, and rejuvenate at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge, situated a mere 15km’s from the famous Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park and a short 30 minutes drive from the Port Elizabeth Airpor

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms
From R 450,00
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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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The Astons 16

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

The Astons is a luxury ground floor 3 bedroom apartment in a secure complex situated right on the beach and about 100 meters from the lagoon. You cannot get any closer! The apartment offers 3 neatly decorated bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Pabala Private Nature Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Loerie

Nestled in the Loerie district, situated 11 km north-west of the mouth of the Gamtoos River, Pabala Nature Reserve offers self-catering accommodation with eco-activities, game and vegetation. Visiting Pabala Private Nature Reserve will reinvigorate your b

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Cape St. Francis Beach House

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

Lovely comfortable sundrenched beach house, situated than 2 minutes from the exquisite main beach and a few minutes from the famed Seal Point. The house has a spacious open-plan area for the kitchen.

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De Old Drift Guest Farm

Guest House Accommodation in Addo

De Old Drift Guest Farm, a short distance from the little village of Addo in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape Province and only 15min drive from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, is a welcoming farm-style Guest House offering Bed and Break

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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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Cottage on the Hill

Guest House Accommodation in St. Francis Bay

A warm welcome awaits you at Cottage on the Hill. Your hosts Rob and Anne Eaglesham and their daughter Lara will ensure you receive personal attention and excellent service at all times. Cottage on the Hill is situated on the ridge and has a magnificent

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Marina Martinique 1390

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

This modern self-catering home is situated in Marina Martinique estate, a charming showcase of man-made waterways set in Jeffrey's Bay.

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Elsa's Farmhouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Jansenville

Elsa’s Farmhouse is a fully-restored Karoo farmhouse with four en-suite bedrooms that are luxuriously appointed and enjoy picturesque views of the African wilderness surroundings.

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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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Lalapanzi Guest Lodge

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Lalapanzi Guest Lodge is a purpose built guest house which offers upmarket self catering accommodation with a B&B option in the very sought-after beachfront suburb of Humewood in the city of Port Elizabeth.

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Hopefield Country House

Guest House Accommodation in Addo

Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, you’ll find a haven of comfort and luxury.

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Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms
From R 900,00
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TiPi Bush Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

Enjoy the tranquillity of the African bush on your own terms and agenda, camping in comfort. Situated within a malaria-free area in the Easter Cape, TiPi bush camp prides itself on being an environmentally friendly, eco-tourist destination

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i-Lollo Lodge

Guest House Accommodation in St. Francis Bay

All individually decorated bedrooms feature a private patio or balcony with views of the surrounding area or indigenous garden. Free wi-fi, a television, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities are available.

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Sleeps: 9 in 3 units/rooms
From R 475,00
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1 on Ross

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Grahamstown

1 on Ross consists of three cottages nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Henry Road. It has a beautiful garden which featured in the Gardens of Grahamstown show, pool and offers braai facilities.

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From R 350,00
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Sandflats Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paterson

Sandflats Self Catering Accommodation in Paterson 2 units. Both are fully equipped. We are centrally situated within 20 to 30 minutes drive of 5 Malaria free game reserves - all offering a unique African experience.

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