Situated on the R72 midway between Port Elizabeth and East London, Port Alfred, is the ideal base from which to explore South Africa's magnificent sunshine coast or to make excursions into the historically enriched Frontier country of the interior.

The owner- managed guesthouse offers friendly, relaxed and homely hospitality and your hosts Rod and Angela Farthing will ensure that all your needs and comforts are met. 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.

Located in the heart of Port Alfred, The Lookout Guest House invites you to discover the gems of the Sunshine Coast. Take a stroll down Kelly's Beach or a historical tour at Kowie History Museum or watch Southern Right Whales froclicking on our coastline.


Studio 1
Open plan unit, Queen bed en-suite shower with seat. Spacious living/dining area, well fitted mini kitchen suitable for the preparation of light meals. Garden, river and marina view.
This unit does NOT have cooking (oven) facilities. It has a microwave, kettle, bar fridge , toaster etc. All the bowls , crockery, cutlery you would need. Perfect to make a toastie, heat up a meal, or salad for a braai.

Suite 2
One bed-roomed unit with sea, river. Twin/ King bed, 2 x single beds, bathroom (bath and shower). Very comfortable living and dining area. Family unit can also sleep two children. Mini kitchen suitable for preparation of light meals. Private patio.

Suite 3
One bedroom unit, queen bed, single bed in lounge , en-suite large shower with a seat, open plan living/dining room. Children by arrangement. Mini kitchen suitable for the preparation of light meals. - Indian Ocean and Marina views- your own private patio.

Luxury Suite 4
Luxury apartment. Superb views across Royal Alfred Marina, Kowie River and Ocean. One bedroom King/Twin and 2x single beds. Suitable for 3 adults and 1 child. Open plan living, dining and fully equipped kitchen. En-suite bathroom (bath & shower)

Luxury Suite 5
Luxury self contained apartment. Superb views across Royal Alfred Marina, Kowie River and Ocean. One bedroom King/Twin. 1 Queen bed i in living room. Open plan living, dining with fully equipped kitchen. En-suite bathroom. Beautiful sea view from balcony.

Luxury Suite 6
Large luxury unit. Fully fitted kitchen with Gas hob electric oven. Lovely bedroom with great views, smaller room suitable for children or young couple. Contains a double and a single bed Next to swimming pool and lovely view across Marina to Indian Ocean.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Superior Accommodation
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • Braai / Barbeque facilities
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • communal pool
  • DSTV (Hotel Bouquet)
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • Laundry service
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • No smoking in rooms
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite