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  • Alexandria Dunefields from Sundays River Mouth Guesthouse - Western Region, Eastern Cape
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Alexandria Dunefields

The unique Alexandria Dunefield stretches for a distance of fifty kilometers from Sundays River Mouth to Bushmans River, and is one of the largest existing active coastal dunefields in the world. Situated on the Eastern Cape's Sunshine Coast, the Alexandria dunefields cover a total area of one hundred and forty two square kilometers. The dunefield displays an average width of about two and a half kilometers, and some of the dunes are about a hundred and forty meters high. The reserve consists of both bare and vegetated dunes, and a number of bush pockets which are home to a variety of birds and small mammals which include bushpig and vervet monkey and a species of endemnic dune gerbil.

The Dunefields reserve is owned by the Lake Family, who have been farming in the area since 1899. The Lakes who farm with livestock and chicory, offer guided beach tour of the area, sharing the magnificence of the region with visitors. Experienced and knowledgeable guides provide visitors to the dunes with various explanations of the geology of the dunes, as well as the fascinating history behind early man's inhabitancy and the shell middens they have left behind. Groups participating in the dunefields tours are kept to a minimal size, and trips are not conducted too often, ensuring less of an environmental impact. In 2004 The South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism suggested that the area be recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site, and it currently sits on a Unesco waiting list for evaluation.


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Le Blue Guest House
Graded:
Sleeps 6 in 3 units
From R 455
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Le Blue Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Elizabeth

Western Region

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.

Hopefield Country House
Graded:
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 745
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Hopefield Country House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

Situated in the heart of the Sundays River Valley, close to Port Elizabeth and a stones throw from the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, you’ll find a haven of comfort and luxury.

Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Conference Centre
Graded:
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 488
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Conference Centre

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

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

Spekboom Tented Rest Camp
From R 930
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Spekboom Tented Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

Spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy simply being away from it all. The tents are located

Chrislin African Lodge
Sleeps 132 in 18 units
From R 850
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Chrislin African Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

Chrislin African Lodge delivers a unique experience in Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in traditionally built huts. The well appointed en-suite rooms, each with their own separate entrances are equipped with numerous practical and personal touches...

House Haven Guest House
Sleeps 12 in 6 units
From R 425
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

House Haven Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Bluewater Bay

Western Region

House Haven Guesthouse is right on the beach and situated in a quiet, peaceful area with unrestricted sea views, allowing long sandy beach walks.Expect a warm welcome, hearty food and exceptional service that will turn your stay into a true friendly P

Woodall Country House & Spa
Sleeps 13 in 4 units
From R 2615
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Woodall Country House & Spa

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

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.

Matyholweni Rest Camp
From R 1390
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Matyholweni Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

Western Region

Matyholweni, which means "in the bush" in Xhosa is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth, 3km off the N2 highway, Matyholweni is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Park.

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