Western Region

Valley of Desolation

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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Newington Place Guest House

Room Only / Limited Self Catering Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

We are situated in Newington Street, Richmond Hill on a quiet tree-lined lane, filled with historic and gracefully restored buildings.

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 650,00
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The Maegan Cherie B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

THE Maegan Cherie B&B Consists of 5 rooms. All rooms (suites) are en-suite, with either Shower/bath combination, basin and toilet or shower, basin and toilet.

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Sleeps: 7
From R 1 980,00
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Sundays River Mouth Guesthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

Sundays River mouth Guesthouse is an AA SUPERIOR RATED wonderful self-catering Guesthouse situated on the banks of the Sundays River, in the sleepy holiday village of Colchester (38 km North of Port Elizabeth off the N2 Highway).

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Sleeps: 236 in 17 units/rooms
From R 550,00
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Forest Hall Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Forest Hall Guest House in Port Elizabeth offers 16 elegant 4 star rooms with accommodation on either a Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering basis.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 850,00
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Heaven-on-Sea

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Eersterivierstrand

Heaven-on-Sea self catering unit is situated in a private holiday resort (Eersterivier), in the Tsitsikamma and is approximately 30 kilometers from Storms River on the Garden Route. The resort has a secure and private entrance and is only ...

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Tube ‘n Axe

Backpackers / Youth Hostel Accommodation in Storms River / Tsitsikamma

Our en-suite lodge rooms and luxury tents are clean and spacious and are ideal for couples, families or small groups of friends seeking comfortable privacy at very reasonable rates.

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From R 1 510,00
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J-Bay Zebra Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

The Lodge is perfectly positioned on the top of a hill, with 360° views overlooking the Indian Ocean, the indigenous bush and the mountains.

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From R 700,00
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11 Worcester-on-Durban Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Grahamstown

Welcome to 11 Worcester-on-Durban Guest House offering exceptional bed and breakfast and self-catering facilities in the West Hill area, close to the centre of Grahamstown.

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From R 450,00
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Port View Place

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cape St. Francis

Port View Place offers a unique Bed and Breakfast setting with sweeping panoramic views from your living area and luxurious en suite bedrooms.

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Sleeps: 8
From R 700,00
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The Astons 16

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

The Astons is a luxury ground floor 3 bedroom apartment in a secure complex situated right on the beach and about 100 meters from the lagoon. You cannot get any closer! The apartment offers 3 neatly decorated bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Manor 38

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Summerstrand

The spacious guest suites feature comfortable beds, luxurious bedding, plasma screen television sets with DSTV satellite channels, and ceiling fans. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms

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Sleeps: 12
From R 2 100,00
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Wilson's Beach Cottage

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

The cottage is situated right on the beach with your own private beach path directly onto the beach - no need to drive! The cottage has a spacious open-plan living area for the kitchen, dining room and lounge on the top floor...

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Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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Dunwerkin

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

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, ...

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From R 2 165,00
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Woodall Country House & Spa

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

Woodall Country House lies tucked away on a peaceful citrus farm where miles of citrus trees bear fruit all winter and scent the air with blossoms in the springtime.

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Lakeview Tented Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Camdeboo National Park

Four rustic furnished tents provide a relaxed nature experience. Each tent sleeps two people and has a braai unit, fridge, table and two chairs. Bedding and towels are provided. There is a communal kitchen equipped with stove plates, cooking and eating ut

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Sleeps: 21 in 6 units/rooms
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Aan Die Oewer Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

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...

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Sleeps: 8
From R 2 460,00
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The Happy Mongoose

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

Sea front cottage. Four bedrooms, three with queen or king-size beds, two en-suite. One with two single beds.Three bathrooms and showers (One shower is off the communal bathroom in an outside enclosure).

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Sleeps: 8
From R 2 000,00
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Anna's on the Beach

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

Annas on the Beach is a comfortable cottage right on the beach. It accommodates up to 9 people. Enjoy stunning views over the bay and long walks on the beach or one of the many nature trails. Visit the Lighthouse and the penquin rehab centre.

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From R 395,00
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Outsiders Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nieu-Bethesda

In the heart of the quaint Karoo hamlet of Nieu-Bethesda, lies Outsiders B&B. Cosy double rooms offer an en-suite shower with toilet and a private entrance. Relax on your stoep and watch village life pass you by at the unhurried pace of bygone times.

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Lupus Den Country House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

We offer a range of accommodation to suit all pockets, in six tastefully furnished, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms. To quote a recent guest - "accommodation prepared for friends, not for paying strangers." Three of these bedrooms are in the ...

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