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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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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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: 14
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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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Hubertha Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in King William's Town

A luxuriously appointed guest house boasting 10 spacious and inviting en-suite rooms offering a high standard of comfort and luxury. Each room offers tea/coffee making facilities, TV, M-Net, fans, heaters and laundry facility. Barbeque facilities,...

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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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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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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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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 650,00
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Caramia Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

We would like to introduce the concept of the most "comfortable spot" for your business or vacation, short or long stay. Caramia Lodge is very central, and situated in a safe and secure area, close to the business areas of Vincent, Beacon Bay and the City

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Sleeps: 80 in 36 units/rooms
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Umtali Country Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Aliwal North

The Umtali Country Inn offers comfortable, clean accommodation & well-appointed conferencing facilities for the discerning leisure, business, & government traveler. This 33-bedroom establishment is conveniently situated in safe, green surroundings

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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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Sleeps: 10
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Sea-Esta Beach Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Haga Haga

It has 5 bedrooms, 4 of which have double beds, and one room with a single bed and a double bunk bed. There is also a camp cot available if needed. All bedrooms are equipped with side tables, dressing tables and cupboard.

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Prana Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cintsa (Chintsa)

Prana Lodge is a unique small luxury beach lodge and wellness spa situated in a pristine forest alongside the spectacular Chintsa Bay, within minutes of rolling savannah and private game viewing.

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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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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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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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Coral Beach Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Winterstrand

Coral Beach Bed and Breakfast is a 4-star property in Winterstrand (Eastern Cape), offering superior accommodation (graded by S.A. Tourism grading and AA travel) in a gated, security estate. It has 8 luxury suites that all come fully equipped with invitin

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Ripples

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

Ripples is a large, newly refurbished luxury self-catering property situated in a prime location on the west bank of the River Kowie, in the picturesque Eastern Cape coastal town of Port Alfred; ideally suited for group holidays, family reunions and bespo

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Kennington Palms

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in East London

Kennington Palms is situated in the beautiful upmarket suburb of Nahoon in East London(Buffalo City). Kennington Palms is very centrally situated, close to all amneities & just down the road from Nahoon Beach.

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Seaview Place Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Seaview Place is located in the upmarket Blue Bend Area just a 2 minute walk from the beach, yet only a short drive away from the growing business and shopping centre of Beacon Bay. We are also close to the major thoroughfares. We offer 3 ...

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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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