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.
The best beach view in all of PE! Situated right on the beach - lie in bed and watch the dolphins. Upmarket apartment, recently renovated with everything you could wish for. Full DSTV with all channels and PVR decoder. Sleeps 4 - 2 bedrooms
Four spacious double en-suite bedrooms have private patios, under thatch, overlooking a tranquil garden and swimming pool. The other two en-suite rooms have private courtyard gardens.
Belton farm is situated in close proximity to the Sunshine Coast and Frontier Country, offering you the best of both worlds. It is within easy distance to the beautiful beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, game lodges offering Big 5 game viewing...
Relax, reflect, and rejuvenate at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge, situated a mere 15km’s from the famous Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park and a short 30 minutes drive from the Port Elizabeth Airpor
The delightfully scenic Kariega River estuary winds its way through wooded thickets and steep banks before opening out onto wide, grassy flats and sandbanks just upstream of the Indian Ocean mouth
The Treetops Guest House is situated in the tranquil garden suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth. Treetops offers a variety of affordable spacious accommodation in Port Elizabeth, whether you are an overseas tourist, a family group or visiting on business,
Dempsey’s is a self catering guest house, centrally located in the tranquil suburb of Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Choose from five spacious and comfortably laid out en-suite rooms, each with private entrances and kitchenettes. None of the rooms
Built at the turn of the last Century - Sandflats Bed & Breakfast in the country village of Paterson, is a quaint establishment reminiscent of a bygone era. We offer clean and comfortable rooms with a host of facilities.
The C-Front self-catering unit has 2 bedrooms (sleep 4). Linen, a braai and DSTV are also provided. Just across the road are very popular rock pools and the unit is situated approximately 200 metres from the safe beach
Graaff-Reinet Accommodation - Welcome to the Gem of the Karoo - Graaff Reinet. Get back to nature. Visit our national park and view the stunning array of game species visible in the Camdeboo National Park in Graaff-Reinet.
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
The Lodge is perfectly positioned on the top of a hill, with 360° views overlooking the Indian Ocean, the indigenous bush and the mountains.
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...
A relaxed atmosphere together with great hospitality, for both business and leisure travellers. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, have sitting areas, each unit has its own separate path entrances, and patios. Each unit is equipped with a fridge
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.
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.
Enjoy peace and tranquility at Steytlerville Villa Guest House, one of the town's first historical buildings. Having been restored and extended, the Steytlerville Villa Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome to you.
1 on Ross consists of three cottages nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Henry Road. It has a beautiful garden which featured in the Gardens of Grahamstown show, pool and offers braai facilities.
Fifteen caravan or tent sites are situated beneath thorn trees on a gravel substrate. Each site has a braai unit and powerpoint. A communal kitchen provides deep freeze, stove top and microwave facilities while the communal ablutions have showers, toilets