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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Jenny's B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Grahamstown

Experience warm South African hospitality with home from home comforts at Jenny's B&B. Situated in a tranquil suburb in Grahamstown, heart of Settler country, with a picturesque garden, perfect for a restful stay.

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From R 6 190,00
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Bukela Game Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Paterson

Bukela Game Lodge is a 5-star luxury lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo Eastern Cape, South Africa. Accommodation at this tranquil luxury game lodge is provided in four suites and ten luxury safari tents, each individually styled in African simp

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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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Dreamers Villa @ Bushmans

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bushman's River Mouth

Dreamers Villa has the rare quality of being a Beach House with a farm like atmosphere and has a real holiday ambience. It has three bedrooms, sharing two and a half bathrooms. The TV Room has a sleeper couch. A fourth large en-suite bedroom is available

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Eagle's Nest Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Grahamstown

Three reasonably priced self-contained garden flats each with their own private entrance. One of the flats sleeps 4 (twin beds and bunk beds with hospitality mattresses) and the other 2 flats (twin beds in each) sleep 2 people.

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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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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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Le Blue Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Bluewater Bay is one of the nicest and most convenient areas of Port Elizabeth in which to stay, whether as a corporate visitor on business or as a holidaymaker.

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Royal Hotel, Steytlerville

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Steytlerville

Have a memorable stay in the historical Royal Hotel in Steytlerville. Whether you are an adventurer, a historian or a romanticist, you will have a fabulous time at our establishment!

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Sleeps: 6
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Belton

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kenton-on-sea

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...

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Dolphin View Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

We are located on top of the Noorse Kloof Nature Reserve in a quiet, peaceful and safe area not far away from shops and beach with excellent views over the Reserve and ocean.

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Greystone Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

The 4 front rooms, open onto a balcony with magnificent sea views. 2 En-suite with corner baths and Queen size beds. 2 En-suite with shower and 2 single beds each. 4 Smaller rooms en-suite with shower and 2 single beds. All rooms with separate ...

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Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Conference Centre

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

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

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Brighton Mews Guest Suites

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Brighton Mew Guest Suites, a ten minute drive from the airport, provide top quality self-catering and self-serving comfortable private family accommodation for 14 persons in three apartments.

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Seal Point Beach-House

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

Seal Point Beach-House has all the modern finishes to make your stay an experience to return to. enjoy the relaxing open atmosphere of this house while you watch the waves roll over the rocks.

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From R 225,00
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Nqweba Campsite

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Camdeboo National Park

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

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Sleeps: 12 in 2 units/rooms
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Willie-Klanie

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

The fully equipped self-catering unit, with TV, (please bring own beach towels), consists of two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. It has an open plan kitchen with dining room / lounge, with a sleeper couch. In total it...

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The Astons no 27

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

Our upmarket, spacious 3 bedroom self-catering apartment is on the 3rd floor in a secure complex right on the beach, about 100 meters from the lagoon in Aston Bay. It consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen/lounge and a built in braai in

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Lagune View No 1

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

No 1 Lagune View is a 4 sleeper luxury ground floor 2 bedroom apartment in a secure complex situated right on the beach and about 100 meters from the lagoon on the quiet side of Jeffrey's Bay.

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Valley Bushveld Country Lodge

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Uitenhage

VALLEY BUSHVELD COUNTRY LODGE is an owner managed, successful, four star, safari-style Country Lodge in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The Lodge is built on a private game reserve on the banks of the Coegas River.

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