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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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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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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De Oude Werf Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Queenstown

De Oudewerf guesthouse situated in a beautifully manicured large garden at 65 Berry st Queenstown was originally a farmhouse in the district 120 years ago and now finds itself conveniently situated near the towns schools

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms
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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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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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Molteno Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Molteno

We offer luxury accommodation, hearty breakfasts and warm hospitality (a trademark of the Eastern Cape). Molteno Guesthouse is a non-smoking establishment, however we do have a smoking area outside. We have 4 stylishly decorated rooms and can ...

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Kellys Beachfront Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Alfred

The four units have fully equipped kitchens (stove, microwave and full-size fridge/freezer). Complimentary tea and coffee. The bedrooms has 2 extra length single beds in plus a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Top quality linen is provided.

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Sleeps: 8
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Ocean Valley View

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

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Morgan Bay, Ocean Valley view offers comfortable, relaxing self catering accommodation within very easy walking distance of the sea.

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Sleeps: 12
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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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Sleeps: 22 in 6 units/rooms
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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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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 800,00
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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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Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms
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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 Beach House Charmaine

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haga Haga

Haga Haga Beach House Charmaine is situated in the middle of Haga, no. 17 Milkwood Lane behind some Milkwood trees. No sea view from deck but plenty of birdlife and bushbuck, and sheltered on the deck from the wind. There is a pathway onto our private lo

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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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Sea Lord's Way

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

Double-storey, spacious and well-equipped self catering house on the Marina in Port Alfred. Treat yourself to a memorable getaway to the lovely Eastern Cape.

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Sleeps: 12
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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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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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Sea Breeze Cintsa East

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cintsa (Chintsa)

A place with space surrounded by natural vegetation where you can soak up the sun in peace and privacy, enjoy the abundant bird life and tune in to the rhythm of the gently pounding surf. For the energetic the lagoon and beach are well suited to a variety

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Sleeps: 14 in 5 units/rooms
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Cozi Corner Self-Catering Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Queenstown

Your comfort is our goal. We have created a restful retreat that you can think of as your home away from home when you’re in Queenstown. Cozi Corner offers services for any traveler whether you’re on business or your journey is for pleasure. When you plan

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Sleeps: 51 in 12 units/rooms
From R 560,00
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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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