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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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A Stone's Throw
Graded:
Sleeps 8 in 2 units
From R 415
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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A Stone's Throw

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Grahamstown

Western Region

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!

A1 Kynaston B&B
Guest Rating: 10
Graded:
Sleeps 25 in 7 units
From R 315
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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A1 Kynaston B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

Western Region

Experience peace and tranquility in a relaxing atmosphere, away from the busy main road. Enjoy all the comforts of home living, panoramic views of the bay and beyond. 6 Tastefully decorated rooms, three equipped with a kitchenette.

Aan Die Oewer Bed & Breakfast
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Sleeps 28 in 8 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Aan Die Oewer Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

Western Region

Come and enjoy the comfort, peace and tranquillity of Aan die Oewer Guest House's exquisite 3-star facilities and top-class service. Aan-die-Oewer Guest House offers their guests either Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering Accommodation in Graaff Reinet...

Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm
Graded:
Sleeps 28 in 12 units
From R 760
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

The five luxury chalets are found on a working citrus farm only 4km away from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park. The elegantly decorated chalets are equipped with air-conditioners which also have a heating option and en-suite ...

Amani Guest Lodge
Sleeps 18 in 8 units
From R 438
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Amani Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

Four spacious double en-suite bedrooms have private patios, under thatch, overlooking a tranquil garden and swimming pool. The other two en-suite rooms have private courtyard gardens.

Anchorage Self-Catering
Sleeps 16 in 3 units
From R 750
Per person, per night sharing
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Anchorage Self-Catering

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

Western Region

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 ...

Angler And Antelope Guesthouse
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Sleeps 22 in 9 units
From R 525
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
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Angler And Antelope Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Somerset East

Western Region

The Angler and Antelope Guesthouse offers a unique experience on large landscaped grounds securely enclosed in the heart of the town. The venue has maintained the ambience of yesteryear with the comforts of the modern era.

Anna's on the Beach
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 3000
Per unit, per night
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Anna's on the Beach

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

Western Region

Looking for a cottage right on the beach?; Look no further. Annas on the Beach is a comfortable and spacious family home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus a guest toilet. Enjoy stunning views of the beach and surfing area or watch the dolphins frolic..

At The Woods Guest House
Graded:
Sleeps 11 in 4 units
From R 650
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

At The Woods Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Storms River / Tsitsikamma

Western Region

At The Woods Guest House offers a relaxing and comfortable base from which to explore the Tsitsikamma and surrounding areas. Our desire is that guests will feel at home enough to slip off their shoes

Bayside Guest House
Graded:
Sleeps 25 in 9 units
From R 710
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Bayside Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

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

Belton
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Belton

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kenton-on-sea

Western Region

Belton farm is situated in close proximity to the Sunshine Coast and Frontier Country, offering you the best of both worlds. It is within easy distance to the beautiful beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, game lodges offering Big 5 game viewing...

Blue Skies Country House
Guest Rating: 8
Sleeps 23 in 3 units
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing
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Blue Skies Country House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

Blue Skies Country House offers comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation for 26 people in 11 rooms at realistic prices. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of our 2 hectare garden near Kragga Kamma Road with a sparkling salt water pool and abundant bird..

Carslogie House
Graded:
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 575
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Carslogie House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

Four rooms with luxury furnishings and attention to the smallest detail, guarantee guests great comfort in a relaxed atmosphere. Beds are dressed with luxurious percale linen. The rooms are nestled in a beautiful landscaped garden setting around ...

Celtis Country Lodge
Graded:
Sleeps 34 in 13 units
From R 950
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Celtis Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Middelburg, Eastern Cape

Western Region

Celtis offers varied options of affordable accommodation. It ranges from Bed only rooms to spacious suites that are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioner and DSTV. Swimmingpool, tranquil gardens and braai facilities.

CFront Holiday Flat
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

CFront Holiday Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape St. Francis

Western Region

The C-Front self-catering unit has 2 bedrooms (sleep 4). Linen, a braai and DSTV are also provided. Just across the road are very popular rock pools and the unit is situated approximately 200 metres from the safe beach

Chrislin African Lodge
Sleeps 132 in 18 units
From R 820
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Chrislin African Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

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...

Dunwerkin
Sleeps 10 in 3 units
From R 410
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Dunwerkin

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Kenton-on-sea

Western Region

Two x2 bedroomed en-suite luxury up-market units each with fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, comfortable living area with full DStv and DVD. Ceilings fans and underfloor heating throughout. Private patio with patio furniture, Weber braai, ...

Dreamers Villa @ Bushmans
Sleeps 8 in 2 units
From R 385
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Dreamers Villa @ Bushmans

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bushman's River Mouth

Western Region

Dreamers Villa has the rare quality of being a Beach House with a farm like atmosphere and has a real holiday ambience. It has three bedrooms, sharing two and a half bathrooms. The TV Room has a sleeper couch. A fourth large en-suite bedroom is available

Eagle's Nest Bed & Breakfast
Graded:
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 325
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Eagle's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Grahamstown

Western Region

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.

Greystone Guest House
Sleeps 13 in 6 units
From R 225
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Greystone Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

Western Region

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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