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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Cape Cod Accommodation

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

Cape Cod Accommodation is positioned approximately 800metres from the beach on the hill overlooking the Chintsa Bay and River Mouth. Surrounded by Indigenous Vegetation and greenbelt. Chintsa boasts one of the best beaches

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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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Cottage 6 (inside Cintsa Chalets)

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

This fully equipped charming double storey house/cottage/chalet is situated in the peaceful Cintsa village on the unspoiled Wild Coast. Stroll down to the beach in less than 2 minutes.

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Kowie River Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

With a sublime climate, warm ocean and rich history, Port Alfred is a well-kept secret amongst hundreds of local and international visitors. Kowie River Chalets is located in a prime spot overlooking the ocean, close to all the attractions of this seaside

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The Thatches

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kei Mouth

This AA Highly Recommended self-catering resort is within walking-distance from clean beaches, the beautiful estuary of the Kei River and a quaint town named after the mouth of the great river.

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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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Fish Eagle Spa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Aliwal North

Bungalow One has 1 double bed in bedroom 1 and 2 singles in bedroom 2. Bungalow Two has 1 double bed in bedroom 1 and 2 three quarter and 1 single in bedroom 2. Also includes a sleep couch.

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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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Selborne Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Selborne

Selborne Bed and Breakfast exudes a warm atmosphere that makes us your home away from home. We are situated in the heart of Selborne, Vincent and Berea, close to shops and all amenities.

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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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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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Nine on Irvine Guest Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in East London

Nine on Irvine Cottages provides three private, very comfortable self-catering cottages in Nahoon, just 3km from the beautiful Nahoon Beach, and world-renowned surf spot, "Nahoon reef". Be it business or leisure

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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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Day's End Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

We offer secure, off street parking, six elegantly appointed rooms each with en-suite bathrooms & air conditioning. Each of our 6 rooms is equipped with a plasma screen, DSTV and a tea/coffee tray for your convenience

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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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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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Rob Roy Sea Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haga Haga

This rambling home sleeps 10, comfortably, and has one full bathroom (bath, shower, basin, wc), as well as a separate shower (with basin & wc). For your convenience an experienced domestic will service the cottage daily, at an additional cost...

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Cintsa On The Beach

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

The Beach house is situated on the river with magnificent uninterrupted views of the ocean, river and beach. One of the best sites Cintsa East has to offer. The house is with-in one minute walk to the ocean...

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Haga Hideaway

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haga Haga

Haga Hideaway is an entertainer's dream with all modern amenities and only 70m from the main beach. It is a new, double storey home offering 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10), 4 full bathrooms and 2 separate toilets.

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Quarry Lake Inn

Guest House Accommodation in East London

Quarry Lake Inn is a four-star graded East London guesthouse overlooking a rehabilitated quarry in a quiet suburb of East London. The guesthouse has been in existence for 20 years, providing guests from all over the world with exceptional accommodation fa

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