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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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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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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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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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Ungabona

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in East London

Ungabona´s unique architecture merges breathtaking views with modern open plan living space yet providing privacy throughout. Enjoy the sun in your sheltered courtyard or on the roof terrace. Start the day with a swim in your 12m pool...

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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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Surf Lodge - Wild Coast

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Glengariff

Our home is a spacious family home with loads of space to relax and enjoy special times together. It has 8 bedrooms and 2 lounge areas with a great undercover entertainment area.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aloha Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Roy & Mandy Stevens look forward to welcoming you at “Aloha Bed and Breakfast” in the beautiful suburb of Baysville, East London. You are invited to enjoy a stay in our comfortable, well equipped rooms where you can relax and make yourself at home.

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Warmkaros Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

WarmKaros B&B and Self-catering offers luxury accommodation for business and leisure and is located in Vincent Heights, one of East London's most prestigious suburbs. The accommodation includes two one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units in .

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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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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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See More Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East London

Set in a tropical garden in the heart of Bunkers Hill, See More Guest House is centrally located, with views of the valley and Ocean. Guests can enjoy country living, while being just a stone's throw away from East London's premier ...

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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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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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