Asante Guest House
You will call this exclusive guest house in Swaziland 'home'. Situated close to Manzini City centre, is the charming Cape-Dutch abode we simply call "Asante Guest House".
With 10 well-appointed rooms, that make it the choice of discerning executive travelers and locals alike, Asante Guest House offers quality service and comfort within a friendly and homely atmosphere. Our staff are friendly, gracious and trained to pamper our guests' needs. Enjoy fresh cooked, homely breakfasts each morning as part of your stay.
Asante Guest House is home to the finest and fully equipped conference venue located in Manzini, we accommodate and cater for lavish functions, banquets, exhibitions, product launches or your next team-building event.
Come join us at Restaurant Marimba, an African Cuisine Restaurant with dishes that stretch from far places such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and many more.
Asante Guest House provides aiport shuttle services for its clients, simply inform us when making a booking and our staff will be glad to pick you or drop you off.
Our family-friendly Beaufort Manor in Beaufort West is an excellent stopover between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
On hot Karoo days, cool off in the pool and relax in the rose garden. Before retiring to your luxury room or vacation home, enjoy the beautiful view from the terrace, as well as Karoo delicacies and wine by candlelight.
There are five double bed/twin bed and family units, self-catering open-plan cottages in a tranquil garden, for people who like to do their own thing. Each room features an en-suite bathroom, a fully supplied kitchen, barbecue amenities, a television, and air-conditioning and heating. In the gardens, there are two self-catering open-plan cottages with double beds, barbecue equipment, and a wonderful stoepveranda.
The Family Cottage is excellent for a group of friends or a family. There are three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds, all with en-suite bathrooms, and can accommodate a total of six people.
Honeymooners can stay the night in our Romantic honeymoon suite, which comes with fresh flowers and complimentary sparkling wine. Beaufort Manor offers two stylish twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms that embody elegance and luxury, in addition to the refined reception area, dining room, and sitting rooms. Each twin room may accommodate two persons.
Families frequently travel together on vacation, and we have a lovely family room with an ensuite bathroom for you. The Family Room may sleep up to four people.
Beaufort Manor is the ideal location for a family gathering, a business occasion, or a party. In this Karoo village, the gorgeous rose gardens and a swimming pool provide a lovely environment.
After a restful night's sleep, wake up to a delicious breakfast at Beaufort Manor. Breakfast is offered from 7-9 a.m. and is a must before beginning your journey or touring the area.
Beaufort Manor offers tasteful Karoo dinners, by candle light, either in our dining room or under the brilliant stars during summer months. Choose a bottle of wine to accompany your three course meal, served by our friendly staff. Guests can expect dishes such as our famous Leg of Lamb, home made chicken pie, bobotie, mouth-watering gammon and organic vegetables straight from our Garden. Please book to avoid disappointment.
Bredasdorp Square is overlooking Bredasdorp's beautiful formal landscaped town square with the obelisk fountain. The lively complex is a favourite with locals and tourists alike where one can eat, sleep and shop. Enjoy a hearty breakfast or café style lunch on the sunny veranda; choose between four spacious, elegantly appointed en-suite guest rooms, each with an old-world Victorian bath.
Bredasdorp Square is the heart of the old town and the pride of its owners and locals.
Meals can be enjoyed inside at the fireplace with the glistening chandeliers, in the courtyard with the gold fish pond and wisteria or on the stoep, overlooking the square garden, with more than a 100 Iceberg Rose bushes. Guests can wonder around through the gift and curio store and the art gallery featuring 13 artists depicting scenes which reflect the best of the southern tip of Africa.
Upstairs the four double en-suite rooms are spacious, elegantly appointed in crisp whites, each with an old world Victorian bath. From the colonial appointed veranda you can relax and look over the Strandveld to the Arniston Dunes. The lively complex is a favorite with locals and tourists where they Eat, Sleep & Shop. Guests can explore the area on day trips to De Hoop, Agulhas, Arniston, Napier and Elim.
Brooklyn Place Guesthouse
Our sophisticated accommodation in Pretoria is well appointed with plenty of comfort and style. Lead glass windows and a generously sized wooden staircase add to the ambiance. Rich, oiled woods, a cosy fireplace, some well-placed art and fine antiques bring home the elegance of Old England and create a warm, comforting atmosphere in the Shakespeare lounge.
Built in the late 30’s, Brooklyn Place has been restored into a seven bedroom en-suite guesthouse with real old-world English charm and appeal. This quaint yet luxurious hideaway in the midst of a bustling metropolis is positioned in the well-established and prestigious residential suburb of Brooklyn, famous for its tranquil ambiance.
Start your day with our delicious breakfast, with lunch and dinner on request, as you enjoy beautiful inner-court garden and pool views from our terrace.
We also have a stylish conference room available on the premises.
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Nestled in a tranquil and secluded valley in the heart of the breathtaking Drakensberg lies this hotel, which provides premier accommodation and great South African hospitality since 1939 as well as entertainment surrounded by the magnificent peaks of some of the World Heritage Site’s most impressive and iconic mountains.
When Albert van der Riet first laid eyes on this valley in the early 1900s, he had a vision of a secluded hotel that would be closer to the mountains than any other hotel at the time. For many decades, the van der Riet family have been offering the ultimate uKhahlamba Drakensberg experience at their Cathedral Peak Hotel and it’s a privilege to look back on this unbroken history.
Guests are accommodated in 104 spacious and well-appointed rooms, ranging from standard, family and superior rooms to Executive/ Honeymoon Suites and the private Presidential Suite, providing the ultimate in luxury for up to 254 guests.
With a staggering array of facilities, outdoor activities and adventures on your doorstep, you’ll never run out of entertainment at the hotel and its surroundings. Unrivalled access to the Drakensberg mountains sees 18 stunning walks and hikes leaving from the Cathedral Peak Hotel, ranging from gentle riverside strolls to scaling the summit of the Cathedral Peak itself. Those looking for more speed will revel in mountain bike trails, jogging routes, horse rides, quad biking and a helicopter for nearby sightseeing flights.
The whole family can enjoy sport in the sun on the hotel grounds, with on-site facilities including tennis, beach volleyball and badminton courts, bowling green, children’s playground, a mini golf course, a climbing tower and both heated as well as cool swimming pools.
The crowning jewel is the hotel’s very own 9-hole golf course, with alternate tees for an 18-hole game, ranging a glorious 5542m through the valley and ending at a beautiful clubhouse with panoramic mountain views.
For those looking for indoor entertainment one will not be disappointed. Wet weather days are taken care of with a games room, table tennis, squash, a fully-equipped gym, and if you’re seeking inner peace, look no further than a pamper session from professional therapists at the hotel’s wellness centre.
A team of top-class chefs ensure a delicious array of culinary delights, with extensive buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner. And once the day is done, guests can relax and reminisce at Albert’s Cocktail Bar, or keep the party going long into the night in Harry’s Bar with a pool table, dart board and big screen TV’s.
Whether you’re looking for a family get-away, a romantic wedding or honeymoon, or a motivating conference, our dedicated team is looking forward to welcoming you to the ultimate Drakensberg experience.
Chez Nous Bed & Breakfast
Our Bed and Breakfast is managed by owner Elisabeth Durham, who is French and is dedicated to personal attention as well as a qualified tour guide. Chez Nous Bed and Breakfast, meaning “at home” brings Japanese, Egyptian, Mauritian, Earl Grey, Cycad, African, Mali, Kenya, Madagascar and French to your door step. Our establishment truly lives up to its name with all the outstanding service and hospitality that will make you feel at home, right here in Dundee, South Africa.
Chez Nous Bed and Breakfast specializes mainly in the provision of professional, accredited accommodation in the form of both catered and self-catering facilities for small, medium and large groups, as well as for the individual looking for clean and respectable accommodation and spectacular cuisine.
At Chez Nous Bed and Breakfast & Self Catering you will feel at home as our motto is: Our home is your home. Chez Nous C’est Chez Vous. Our great welcome and personal attention says it all. Our accommodation at Chez Nous B&B consists of 11 well appointed double rooms . We cater for a group of up to 24 people sharing. We also have self catering accommodation situated on our premises.
We serve delicious evening meals on request. For our guests only something not to be missed. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of our rooms 24/7. No need to worry about getting online. Relax with a drink in our newly built entertainment area. Enjoy a braai / BBQ, wood is on us. We have a magnificent, well kept, garden filled with many local and indigenous flowers and trees. The Dundee area and especially our garden is host to many bird species, bring your binocs.
Elisabeth, is a fully qualified tour guide for the local battlefields, you can book at reception. She is French and is dedicated to personal attention which will ensure that you receive the best of South African combined with a touch of French flair.
Chez Nous does events and functions, evening & daytime, enquire at our reception.
Daisy Country Lodge
With magnificent views overlooking the Koppies and Valleys, Daisy Country Lodge is truly an oasis in this semi desert area. Namaqualand is known for its spring flowers, rare succulents, unique indigenous plants, rich history, hospitality, unreal rock formations and the Richtersveld. We are only one hours drive from the Namibian border and nearly half way between Cape Town, RSA and Windhoek, Namibia. With lots to do and see at Daisy, Springbok and the surrounding areas, this is a destination worth visiting over a few days. Bring the kids for a relaxing break in a farm style environment, where you can take walks in the surrounding Koppies, cycle, ride horses or run freely in the valleys. After a day full of fun and adventure, you can relax at our pool or just enjoy the brilliant stars and fresh unpolluted air. This picturesque establishment is wheelchair friendly.
We are only one hours drive from the Namibian border and nearly half way between Cape Town, RSA and Windhoek, Namibia - making Daisy Lodge the perfect stay-over. With lots to do and see at Daisy, Springbok and the surrounding areas, this is a destination worth visiting over a few days.
With lots to do and see at Daisy, Springbok and the surrounding areas, this is a destination worth visiting over a few days. Bring the kids for a relaxing break in a farm style environment, where you can take walks in the surrounding Koppies, cycle, ride horses or run freely in the valleys.
The perfect place for your wedding, function or conference. Please contact us for more information around our capacity and facilities. We will gladly assist in creating a tailored package for your wedding, function or conference
We are situated 2KM outside of Springbok in the heart of Namaqualand on 25 Hectares. Springbok is the capital of Namaqualand and the administrative, commercial, farming and industrial centre of the area, with most of the major banks, retail stores and a new shopping centre to open soon. There are good restaurants available and a well developed tourism infrastructure. Attractions nearby are Goegap Nature Reserve; Blue Mine; Monument Koppie; Smelting furnace dating to 1871; Synagogue and Old Cemetry dating to 1860.
Izimbali Lodge and Restaurant
Situated en route to Swaziland and the South African Lowveld, Izimbali Lodge and Restaurant is a world class accomodation venue and offers unique and stylishly decorated accommodation.
Being a part of the 'mystery route' through Ermelo, Mpumalanga, we epitomise a truly historic and mysterious past. With a maximum capacity of 50 guests, Izimbali features 35 fully serviced, spacious private luxury twin or single suites, & a fully equipped conference centre.
Izimbali Lodge hosts quality year end functions and events. These include conferences, weddings & receptions, and much more. Activities and attractions in the area include Legoya Huts, ancient bushmen sites, a natural hot springs spa, and various cultural attractions.
Izimbali Lodge features 35 fully serviced, private single or twin suites. Each of the luxury rooms are beautifully decorated in an unique African style. Self-catering units are also available for those that require it.
Rooms are luxuriously styled for comfort and relaxation. Each room has 100% pure cotton (feathered down) linen and bathsheets. Double rooms are available with 2 single beds or one Kingsize bed. Some rooms have a kitchenette and a dining area.
The lodge also offers guests parking facilities, a braai (barbeque) area, credit card facilities, a peaceful outer garden setting, dining facilities including a bar and restaurant, and laundry service.
The town of Ermelo was established on the site of a church built in 1871 by the Reverend Frans Cachet. The site was named after a town named Ermelo situated in the Netherlands. The town was razed to the ground by the British during the Anglo-Boer war, but rebuilding began at the end of the war in 1902. There is a British Anglo-Boer war campsite about 2km from Izimbali Lodge.
The longest stone-arched bridge in the province, the Begin der Lijn Bridge, straddles the Vaal River roughly 30km south of Ermelo. The bridge dates from 1898, when it marked the old border with Swaziland, and it is 124 metres long.
Ermelo boasts magical beauty as it is ideally situated amongst the grass and wetlands region of the Mpumalanga Province. About 35km from Ermelo lies Chrissiesmeer (Lake Chrissie). After good rains, this is the largest natural body of inland water in South Africa, roughly 9km long by 3km wide. In drought times, however, the lake can be reduced to a few pools, inhabited by hundreds of flamingoes.
There are also various cultural attractions to experience such as Ancient Bushmen sites only 5km from Ermelo and the mysterious Heritage Site, Legoya Huts (10km), a collection of stone ruins which date back to between 1500BC and colonial times.
The settlement, which is the largest settlement of it's kind, was declared a National Monument in 1986, and attracts large numbers of visitors.
Ermelo also offers three art galleries including the Izimbali gallery, exhibiting artworks by various South African artists.
This wonderfully restored 17th-century drostdy building nestles inside a huge, verdant garden estate with a pool and in the midst of the Great Karoo. It is an elegant, urban retreat with a romantic history, a distinct sense of design and a dedication to service quality. Matoppo aan de wagenweg offers luxurious accommodation in Beaufort West in the piece and serenity of a spacious Karoo environment, whether you are here on holiday, for pleasure or on business.
Choose between the antique guest rooms, the family units and a room for the disabled. All tastefully, individually decorated rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a bar fridge, tea/coffee facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer and electric blankets.
Beautiful facilities for functions, weddings or a conference are also available.
Breakfast, lunch and supper are served in the dining area dating from the 1830s. High wooden ceilings evoke a bygone era, while big sash windows let fresh Karoo air and sunlight into the space where shining yellow wood floors previously hosted great meals, state functions and balls.
In the summer, you can dine on Karoo cuisine in the courtyard or in the comfort of your own air-conditioned room. To keep the Karoo winter chill at bay, dinner is served beside a roaring wood fire. Chefs produce a three-course meal based on a menu option made by you. Please make your dinner reservations prior to arrival.
Today known as Matoppo Inn, Matoppo House has a long and rich history that dates back to around 1835. It is one of Beaufort West's most magnificent and stunning historical homes, stark in its simplicity. The main home was erected for Magistrate Johannes Jacobus Meintjies, the famous Andries Stockenström's son-in-law. Though it was Meintjies' private residence and hence not technically a 'drostdy' (official residence of a landdrost or magistrate), it has been known by that term for a long time.
Because it quickly became the town's social center, Meintjies Street, which leads to the gate, was extended to 80 feet (24,4 meters), the same width as the main street, so carriages could turn at the gate. Later, the street was transformed into a lively market with a smithy. Today Matoppo House serves as a pet-friendly guesthouse.
Ndiza Lodge and Cabanas
We are a privately owned, luxury lodge committed to service and quality, dedicated personal attention, interpretive experiences and fine cuisine, while hosting guests in beautiful South Africa. Ndiza Lodge features double rooms, king/twin rooms and self-catering cabanas.
A panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, Mapelane, Umfolozi River mouth and Lake St Lucia, sets Ndiza Lodge apart as the place with two views.
Relax in the pool on the deck, enter the tranquil garden with a walkway and deck deep into the wetland itself, enjoy a sundowner on the upper deck or simply experience true tranquility whilst enjoying spectacular views. Ndiza offers up market and tastefully decorated accommodation bordering iSimangaliso Wetland Park, ensuring your privacy and comfort.
With easy access to restaurants, supermarkets and rest of the town, yet private and quiet. This ideal location makes Ndiza your best choice for exclusive accommodation.
Ndiza Lodge caters for small wedding functions and other special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
About St. Lucia and Surrounds
iSimangaliso Wetland Park is one of the jewels of South Africa’s coastline, with a unique mosaic of ecosystems – swamps, lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands – supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. Located on the north-eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, stretching from Kozi Bay in the north to Cape St Lucia in the south, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park was the first site in South Africa to be inscribed on the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
The variety of natural settings, the abundance of wildlife, and the sheer beauty of the place draw tourists to the area in increasing numbers.
There is plenty to do – from fishing, boating and scuba diving to hiking, horseriding, game viewing, whale and bird watching. The park is one of South Africa’s most popular fishing destinations, lending itself to rock and surf fishing, kite fishing, spear fishing, fly fishing, estuary fishing and deep sea fishing.
There are plenty of hiking trails through the park – ranging from a few hours’ to a few days’ worth – offering the opportunity to see a huge variety of animal and bird life.
Okahandja Country Hotel
We are situated 2 kilometres North of Okahandja, on the main road leading to Etosha, Damaraland, Caprivi and numerous other tourist attractions situated in the North of Namibia, as well as the main road leading to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay at the Coast. The Hotel is approximately one and a half hours drive from the Windhoek International Airport.
Relax in our beer garden or next to the pool under giant Camel thorn trees and enjoy the sights and sounds of the abundant bird life our surroundings has to offer
Visit us for the best hospitality in Namibia.
We offer 22 comfortably furnished en-suite twin rooms and 2 family units. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning/heating, television & Satellite TV, bedding, bath towels, soap and coffee making facilities. These rooms were designed for your convenience, ensuring you a comfortable rest in our quiet surroundings.
Our famous delectable food selection is one not to be missed! We offer an a la carte restaurant, so pop in at any time.
The Okahandja Country Hotel is the perfect stopover before continuing your journey through our beautiful country.
The Okahandja Country Hotel offers two air-conditioned conference rooms. We can accommodate up to 80 and 60 guests respectively. Our conference rooms are equipped with big screen television and other computer related equipment. Special decor can be arranged to create your own unique atmosphere or theme.
We offer a complete service to our guests. Accommodation, fully licensed bar and restaurant, all for your enjoyment.
The Hotel caters for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Company events and various other special social events. Special Events can be arranged for guests, friends and colleagues. Our experienced and well-trained staff will ensure your event is trouble free, leaving you to enjoy your special day with your friends and family.
We are the perfect location for all your accommodation, workshop and seminar needs. Friendly service and clean, comfortable rooms of makes us the trusted choice for family and business travelers across Namibia. We’re focused on making your stay as convenient and as comfortable as possible so you can sit back, relax and enjoy all the comforts of a home.
Accommodation is offered in 20 comfortable and well-appointed en-suite rooms. Facilities include Wi-Fi, DSTV, parking and a fireplace.
Every morning, a delicious, healthy breakfast awaits you on the veranda, where friendly staff will tend to all your needs and make you feel right at home. Delicious meals are also served in the cozy, inviting atmosphere of our dining room, upon request. During your stay you can enjoy our big shady trees and refreshing swimming pool, Experience the magical sunset around our fireplace and marvel at the starry African sky whilst sipping your favorite Namibian Sundowner.
Our Guesthouse also provides the perfect surroundings and various equipment to make your seminar or function a success! Functions available for up to 45 people.
Oyster Kaya at Oyster Bay
Serene, rustic accommodation on the unspoilt beaches of Oyster Bay. Oyster Kaya offers self-catering accommodation in Oyster Bay, a quiet, peaceful town on the edge of the Tsitsikamma coast. The perfect getaway for families, groups of friends, corporate getaways, couples or individuals.
A short stroll from the beach, Oyster Kaya offers rustic self-catering accommodation in Oyster Bay in a serene setting at the edge of the Tsitsikamma coast, with 4 well equipped 2 to 3 bedroom apartments as well as magnificent mountain and sea views. Shared amenities and activities are a pool table, table tennis, volleyball, Jukskei, a function venue and a gym. Breakfast and dinner on request.
Come enjoy a getaway that is not too far away. Your family, friends, guests, or colleagues will be so appreciative of your choice to whisk them away to this wonderfully serene place. Our tall trees, greenery, and abundant birdlife encourage a peaceful mindset, and our impressive buildings – like our iconic Prinshof Bridge – provide a feeling of stability and security.
Whether you are a businessman who wants homelier accommodation than a hotel, a family looking to kick back for a weekend without hours of travelling, or a bride-to-be scouting for the perfect location for your nuptials, you will find your home at Prinshof Manor.
We offer you the countryside experience; still comfortably within civilisation.
This event venue and serene guesthouse in Pretoria North, nestles against the slopes of the Magalies Mountain. When entering the gates, you will experience tranquillity and abundant bird life in lush gardens with a pool.
Each of our spacious rooms has an en-suite bathroom – with a bath and a shower – as well as a television equipped with DSTV, and a coffee station. We also have air-conditioned rooms available. Some rooms have double doors, opening onto the balcony and others boast their own little lawn.
Our venues range from high ceiling halls to intimate settings with a spectacular view over the city, ideally suited for functions and conferences.
Royal Taste Of Africa Guest House
Our guesthouse with bar and restaurant promises comfortable accommodation in Windhoek as well as African and Intercontinental cuisine to showcase African royalty and splendour, with air-conditioned en-suite rooms named after popular African countries.
Our location is unique not only because of its serenity, but also our proximity to a well known country club, shopping centre and the university.
The spa and outdoor catering for individuals or functions complement our hotel-like services.
Getting to and from the airport can be one of the most stressful parts of your journey. Royal Travel and Tours helps you find your way to the guesthouse upon your arrival and will make your airport transfer a hassle free experience.
T'niqua Stable Inn
Come, relax and explore the surrounds, we offer unique trips on a restored farm-wagon drawn by our gentle Percheron horses to picturesque picnic spots.
Heaven meets earth in a tranquil farm environment in the green belt consisting of fynbos and proteas for a wonderful beach and bush experience.
Just 4 km outside town, T'Niqua Stable Inn offers B&B and self-catering accommodation in Plettenberg Bay on a beautiful horse estate. A full English breakfast is available on request.
An eight minute walk to the Still Bay cliffs, the farm offers hiking- and mountain bike trails with excellent bird-watching opportunities.
The farm cottage is self-catering and consists of a double bedroom, a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a veranda overlooking the garden with a braai facility.
The standard double en-suite bedroom situated in the main house with a separate entrance is also available.
The farmhouse has six rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. The four double bedrooms downstairs open directly onto the central living area with a fireplace and braai facility that leads onto the garden. The two spacious family rooms upstairs provide a comfortable stay for up to four with breath-taking views of the Indian ocean. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the boma with a big fire in the evenings.
The farmhouse is also ideal for small weddings, any party functions, small conferences, team building exercises with the option of renting it as one unit. Sleeps up to 16.
Tana Safaris Bush Camp
Offering you a relaxing experience in Namibia like no other, our fenced camp is situated near Otjiwarongo and set against the slope of a mountain with magnificent views in an area teaming with game. The chances of viewing a variety of bird species and game in their natural and untouched habitat while enjoying a beverage or drink at our dining area is an added bonus.
Forget about the existence of the developed and over-crowded world out there when you relax on the veranda at camp, losing yourself in a good book, having a barbecue in the garden and enjoying a drink at dusk or when taking photos of the beautiful surroundings with an abundance of wildlife.
Our tent camp is designed and constructed to ensure the true and natural African experience, but with the necessary luxury. The lux tents are all pitched under separate corrugated iron canopies. Each tent is equipped with 2 single beds and 2 camping chairs. The budget tents are all pitched under a corrugated iron canopy. There are two bedding options for the budget tents: either two single stretcher beds or one double stretcher bed. Camping with your own tent is also available.
Both lux tents and budget tents have breakfast included. Guests may also choose to enjoy a tasty dinner, prepared on the premises by our very capable manageress, at an additional cost. A limited drinkable menu is also available which offers the basics. We gladly organize functions on request.
We only make use of self-generated solar electricity which is available throughout the camp and our guests have unlimited access to the clear unprocessed and unspoilt water pumped directly from a nearby borehole. Warm water, which is warmed in a “donkey” (a traditional way of heating water by means of fire), is readily available in the partially shared ablution area.
The Beach Hotel
We are one of Port Elizabeth’s finest family Hotels, situated on Port Elizabeth’s magnificent beachfront area, directly opposite Hobie Beach and next to the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. The Beach Hotel combines splendid service with quality accommodation, stylish cuisine and facilities for a perfect family holiday, business trip or relaxing getaway.
The stunning hotel offers homely comfort in its 58 spacious, en-suite bedrooms, some with stunning sea-views and others opening onto the tranquil courtyard.
Guests are spoilt for choice, offering 3 onsite restaurants to suit everyone’s palate. Enjoy a relaxing environment, sipping a cocktail while overlooking the ocean at The Verandah restaurant, or indulge in our famous buffets at The Crest. Resident foodies will love the fine dining cuisine at Ginger, voted one of the best restaurants in Port Elizabeth, it is definitely a must.
It is believed that the original Beach Hotel and surrounding area belonged to Piet Retief and his family. His home, a tennis court and servants quarters stood on this ground.
Tenders for the proposed Beach Hotel were called for on 22 June 1893. The wood and iron structure was designed by architect George William Smith. Construction progressed rapidly and on 16 February 1894, the hotel was officially opened with a grand luncheon party. The first Manager was Mr. Edward Steinmann.
Then, sadly, at 5 o’clock on 1 December 1915, the hotel went up in flames. Townsfolk rushed to witness firemen desperately fighting the fire which destroyed the entire building within an hour. In 1922 Humewood was ripe for development after the Marine Drive was completed. Mr. Bill Poole immediately took the option on the first hotel site and built the second Beach Hotel. The building was completed in 1924. The hotel changed hands several times and was later bought by a Mrs. Lupping at an auction for £46 000. Mrs. Lolly Shtein, daughter of the Luppings, lives in Bandle which is a block of flats next to the Beach Hotel. Wilfred Guscott bought the hotel from the Luppings, and his nephew, Roy Lombard, bought it in 1958.
Mr Lombard brought about the first alterations to the hotel when he elevated it to the first three star hotel in the country. It is now a popular family run hotel which welcomes holidaymakers and businessmen alike from across the world.
Vredenburg Manor House
Our Cape Dutch style guesthouse in Somerset West also is a wedding and function venue as well as conference centre in the Cape Winelands. We are about 40km from Cape Town and just 12km from Stellenbosch. Enjoy German speaking hosts.
We offer five spacious guest rooms and two cottages. Both cottages are fully equipped with a fully fitted modern kitchen, thus giving you the opportunity to book the cottages as self-catering or bed and breakfast. Vredenburg Manor House features an exotic garden, watered by borehole and greywater, and an outdoor swimming pool with lots of space to uniwnd and soak up the sun whilst enjoying a view of the Hottentot’s Holland Mountain Range.
The elegantly decorated rooms offer the most comfortable super king size beds with pure Egyptian cotton bedding, ample seating, satellite TV with more than twenty channels, coffee stations with an espresso machine and a mini bar fridge. All rooms and cottages are air-conditioned and have underfloor heating.
Our property is close to a variety of restaurants and bars. Dinner, packed lunches and special diet menus are available on request and can be served in beautiful surroundings or next to a cosy fire place.