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Port Elizabeth Accommodation for an Eastern Cape Beach Holiday

The Port Elizabeth beaches have long been a proud attraction of the Eastern Cape and with an accommodation option to suit every taste and budget; you too can experience the splendour of this magnificent coastal city.

1. Pick your Beach

King's Beach, between the Port Elizabeth harbour and Humewood, is the most popular beach due to its Blue Flag Status, kiosks, restaurants, mini golf and go-kart track.

Hobie Beach, although not a current Blue Flag Beach, is just off Shark Rock Pier. This spot is good for windsurfing, is just a short walk from the Boardwalk and is popular with both locals and visitors alike.

2. Book your stay

3. Have a fantastic holiday!

Carslogie House Bed and Breakfast | Port Elizabeth

Accomodation Port Elizabeth

Carslogie House offers guests five-star bed and breakfast accommodation a mere 200 meters from the beachfront. Guests can enjoy a stay in one of the five double en-suite bedrooms or the one bedroom family beachfront apartment. For that extra special attention to detail, Carslogie House has it all.

Beachwalk B&B | Port Elizabeth

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Beachwalk is a lovely four-star bed and breakfast establishment situated only sixty meters from Hobie Beach in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Each room has its own private entrance and patio facing onto the secluded garden and pool and a delicious breakfast is served daily in the dining room.

Bishops Inn Hotel | Humewood | Port Elizabeth


Bishops Inn Hotel is situated opposite Port Elizabeth’s King’s Beach and close to the city centre. It is the perfect base from which to explore the city. The hotel offers guests accommodation in comfortable en-suite rooms and also have self catering rooms with a kitchenette and an extra sleeper couch available.


Montagu, Klein Karoo Accommodation that Delights

Find accommodation in Montagu - a small Klein Karoo town situated two hours outside of Cape Town on the famous Route 62, known as the world’s longest wine route. The natural beauty of the area lends itself to long leisurely hikes, cave explorations, a visit to the hot springs and of course a few wine tastings while taking in the majestic mountain scenery.

Visit Montagu for an utterly delightful Klein Karoo experience!

Mimosa Lodge | Montagu


Mimosa Lodge is a four-star accommodation facility situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountain Range. The lodge offers guests luxury accommodation in beautifully furnished double or twin rooms and tantalising cuisine at the Mimosa Lodge Restaurant, run by award winning Swiss chef, Bernard Hess.

Rainbow Glen Self Catering Cottages | Montagu


For clean and neat self catering accommodation in Montagu with stunning mountain views, look no further than Rainbow Glen Self Catering Cottages. They have seven lovely cottages accommodating between two and eight people each that are situated close to the Cogmanskloof hiking trails and the numerous wine farms of Route 62.

White Lion Lodge | Montagu


The White Lion Lodge offers guests a five-star wildlife experience in the southern part of the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The lodge overlooks the riverbed and only accommodates eight guests at a time increasing that feeling of seclusion and exclusivity.

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Drakensberg KwaZulu Natal Accommodation to Suit Every Budget

Find accommodation in the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg - the perfect destination for families or individuals in search of an outdoor experience surrounded by majestic mountain scenery, unique hiking trails and endless green valleys. Holiday Homes South Africa bring you three of the best accommodation facilities in the area, with an option for every budget and taste you are sure to find accommodation best suited to your holiday needs.

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Gina’s Self Catering Chalets | Geluksburg | Drakensberg

Gina’s Self Catering Chalets are situated in Geluksberg, in The Lost Valley. They offer guests a unique experience in quaint Zulu huts or comfortable chalets from which to explore the valley and waterfall or just sit back and observe the abundance of birdlife that inhabit these parts.

Hlalanathi Berg Holiday Resort | Bergville | Drakensberg

Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort overlooking the picturesque Tugela River and Amphitheatre Golf Course offers guests the option of 2, 4 or 6 sleeper thatched chalets with a warm and inviting atmosphere and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Three Trees at Spioenkop | Bergville | Drakensberg

Three Trees is a family run, four star lodge overlooking the magnificent Spioenkop Game Reserve. Guests have the option of a luxurious twin room or a two bedroom family friendly suite. Their rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner which means you are free to enjoy your time in this breathtaking part of the country with a delicious meal waiting for you when you return.


Bloemfontein Accommodation Comes up Smelling Like Roses

Find guest house, bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation in Bloemfontein, The Free State's 'City of Roses'.

Bloemfontein, capital city of the Free State, is often referred to as “the city of roses” due to the abundance of these magnificent flowers that can be found in this area. The city is a preferred stopover for those travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town but if you take a closer look you will soon see that this beautiful city has so much more to offer. Bloemfontein has a wide variety of museums, historical sites and buildings, a stunning botanical garden, nature reserves and plenty of family friendly activities for visitors to enjoy.

Palm Lodge | Bloemfontein

The four-star Palm Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in clean and neat en-suite rooms. The Lodge has a large swimming pool, lovely barbeque facilities and is situated close to many fabulous restaurants and shopping centres.

Plover Cottages | Bloemfontein

Plover Cottages offers guests country style accommodation in exquisite thatched cottages in a quiet setting. Their rates include a continental breakfast and dinners are available on request.

Florentia Guest House | Bloemfontein

Florentia Guest House combines old world charm and modern comfort to create a welcoming environment from which guests can explore the many nearby attractions.

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Accommodation in Tzaneen for a Lovely Limpopo Holiday

Whether you prefer self catering, bed and breakfast or hotel style accommodation, Tzaneen, Limpopo Province has some fabulous accommodation facilities from which to enjoy it's delicious bounty and fantastic family friendly activities on offer.

Tzaneen is described as a ‘subtropical garden town’ due to its abundant growth of avocados, nuts, citrus fruits, mangoes, litchis and more.

Cheerios Trout Fishing Lodge | Tzaneen | Self Catering Accommodation for 2-6 people


Step out of your self-catering unit and into the fresh air at the Cheerios Trout Fishing Lodge.  Stay in one of the lovely 2, 4 or 6 bedroom cottages on the property and enjoy the ancient art of fly fishing, a game of tennis on the court or just sit back and relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Fairview Hotel and Villiage | Tzaneen | Hotel Accommodation


The Fairview Hotel and Village offers guests the option of fully equipped self-catering units, cosy suites or comfortable hotel style express units. The Village is a five-star graded establishment on the embankment of the Letaba River and is situated on the Fairview Golf Course, making this the ideal establishment for golf enthusiasts.

Hill Top Country Lodge | Tzaneen | B&B Accommodation


For rural tranquillity combined with five-star luxury, look no further than the gorgeous Hill Top Country Lodge. Enjoy a generous buffet style breakfast daily before embarking on a journey to explore this amazing area. Upon your return you will find rest for your weary body and mind in a fabulous luxury air-conditioned room.

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Accommodation in Kloof and Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal

Need accommodation in the lush upmarket villages of Kloof or Hillcrest, KZN? We have just the places to stay, ensuring your visit a comfortable and pleasant one.

There are a host of top restaurants to choose from, as well as country pubs, spa’s and shops. Visit the Shongweni Farmers Market every Saturday and soak up the country atmosphere. If you have small kids, a visit to the Winsome View Animal Farm in Hillcrest is a must. Thrill seekers will enjoy zorbing (hurtling down a hill in a transparent ball) situated in Cliffdale, just outside Hillcrest. Don’t miss a steam train trip from the Kloof Station through the picturesque Valley of 1000 Hills to Inchanga, and get a sense of generations past whilst enjoying the passing vistas. There’s plently to do, so make sure you have enough time to pack it all in.

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Kloof Falls Lodge Bed and Breakfast | Accommodation in Kloof

Just minutes from Kloof Centre, and perched on the edge of the Kranshoek Nature Reserve, this lovely accommodation establishment offers guests a peaceful retreat with incredible views of the waterfall and gorge. Wake to birdsong, draw the curtains open and observe the beautiful sights of the natural indigenous surroundings.

Choose from seven stylish luxurious bedrooms and enjoy a warm welcome and personal attention from your hosts. Just make sure you have enough time for an sundowner under the African flat crown tree.

Assegay Country Guest House | Accommodation in Hillcrest


This Country Guest House offers three well-equipped comfortable, spacious self catering units (sleeps 2/3) and a garden cottage (sleeps 4 – 6). Breakfast lunch and supper are all offered, and on the weekends they serve a legendary 3-course Sunday carvery. The property is secure and very large, comprising 4 acres of land, houses horses, and the fish pond and Assegay Valley attracts prolific birdlife.


Accommodation in Albertinia, Garden Route. Hospitality at its best!

Stay in a charming B&B or guesthouse accommodation in Albertinia, a peaceful character-filled country village situated between Riversdale and Mossel Bay, Garden Route.

Albertinia is known as the home of the Aloe. The Aloe ferox, or Cape Aloe grows prolifically in the area, is indigenous to the Western Cape and is famous for its medicinal qualities – health, beauty, longevity and vitality. in Albertinia you will find two Aloe factories, and a skin-care manufacturer who welcomes visitors to tour their establishment and get informed about the outstanding healing and rejuvenating properties of this incredible herbal plant.

One may also enjoy visiting the Garden Route Game Lodge nearby and if you’re seeking a thrill, you can bungee jump from the Gourits River Bridge. Hike through the Reins Nature Reserve in Gouritsmond, where you can also mountain bike, swim, play some tennis and enjoy the outdoors.

De Poort Wine Farm is just up the road and is open to visitors, and there is a golf course.

Albertinia Hotel | Albertinia

This delightful family run accommodation establishment is exceptionally renowned for its warm hospitality, wonderful service and atmosphere. Accommodation is comfortable and the food is wholesome and delicious, and served in a lovely intimate dining room, all contributing to a fantastic pleasurable experience. En-suite rooms are available and they offer dinner, bed and breakfast weekend packages too.

Zoutpan Struishuis Guest Farm | Albertinia


Experience warm Afrikaner hospitality and ‘boerekos’ at it’s very best! The peace and tranquility of this beautifully decorated Cape Dutch style Guest Farm will revive you and warm your heart. Facilities include a swimming pool, a bar and lounge area, an outdoor entertainment area with barbeque facilities and a shuttle service to and from George airport.

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Fabulous Kenton On Sea Accommodation for an Unforgettable Getaway

Kenton-on-Sea is one of the most unforgettable, unspoilt parts of the Eastern Cape. Browse these accommodation establishments and treat yourself to a brilliant holiday.

Kenton on Sea is located between the two tidal rivers of Kariega and Bushmans on the fabulous Sunshine Coast of the Cacadu district in the Eastern Cape. The area has more recorded hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the country and with the Mozambican current flowing down the Indian Ocean Coastline, the water is always warm.

Holiday Homes SA has spectacular self catering, B&B and guest house accommodation options in this area of Southern Africa. Book yourself an unforgettable getaway!

Woodlands Country Cottages | Kenton on Sea | Accommodation for 2, 4 or 8


Woodlands Country Cottages offer guests a unique experience in a tranquil forest setting. Each cottage has a meandering pathway leading down to the Bushman’s River and the outdoor baths are just perfect for a romantic soak under the stars.

River Roost Bed and Breakfast | Kenton on Sea | Accommodation for 4


River Roost is situated on the banks of the Bushman’s River and only five minutes from Kenton’s pristine beaches. They offer guests two options, staying in the main house on a bed and breakfast basis or renting the two bedroom self catering unit with gorgeous river views.

Dune Dreams | Canon Rocks | Accommodation for 8

Just fifteen minutes from Kenton on Sea you will find the small town of Canon Rocks and this gorgeous four bedroom beach holiday home. It has 180 degree, uninterrupted ocean views and a private walkway onto the beach, the perfect location from which to explore the many natural treasures of the area.


Holiday Accommodation in Knysna, the Centre of the Garden Route

Knysna is a small holiday town situated within 157 000 hectares of the proclaimed Garden Route National Park. It is surrounded by the waters of the unspoilt Knysna estuary and lush indigenous forests made famous by the Dalene Matthee books like Circles in the Forest and Fiela’s Child. Knysna offers visitors a wide variety of activities for the whole family. You can take a run or cycle on one of the many awe-inspiring forest trails, enjoy a relaxing boat trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve or play a round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed Simola Golf Course.

Book your stay in one of these fabulous accommodation facilities now and experience the beauty of Knysna for yourself.

Thesen Island Penthouse | Knysna


This gorgeous penthouse apartment is ideal for honeymooners or couples in search of a romantic breakaway. The apartment has spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and is situated within close proximity to the many fabulous restaurants of Thesen Island and the Knysna Waterfront.

Augusta Bay Guesthouse | Knysna

Augusta Bay is a gorgeous guest house nestled against the Eastern Head of the Knysna Lagoon, offering guests a comfortable and relaxing environment from which to explore the many wonders of this magnificent town. All suites have air conditioning, satellite television and a fully stocked mini bar refrigerator.

Hillview Self Catering Apartments | Knysna


Hillview Self Catering Apartments offer guests a variety of fully equipped holiday apartments, complete with DSTV, free wi-fi, access to the swimming pool and braai area as well as secure off street parking. The apartments are serviced on request.


Accommodation and Attractions in Harrismith

Visit Harrismith, a delightful typical Free State country town. Enjoy immaculate accommodation, a warm welcome and tranquil atmosphere during your visit.

Whether you are passing through or choosing this charming town as a place to visit, Holiday Homes SA has a choice of guesthouse, B&B or self catering accommodation with excellent facilities, to choose from.

Harrismith has a lot more to offer than one might imagine. The town itself is well known for its links to the South African War so if you have cultural interests, then the graceful sandstone and brick architecture of the Town Hall is worth observing as it dates way back to 1907. One can also see preserved Bushmen Paintings only 5kms out of town.

Other activities in the area include trout fishing, bird watching, biking, golfing, climbing and watersports on the impressive Sterkfontein Dam. One can also visit numerous game farms.

The Drakensberg Mountain range and Maulti Mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to the spectacular open flat plains of the Harrismith area.

Greensleeves Guest House | Harrismith

Greensleeves Guest House

Enjoy spacious comfortable accommodation at Greensleeves Guest House. Choose from an en-suite room or a self catering unit with the option of breakfast and revel in country hospitality.

De Oude Huize Yard Guesthouse | Harrismith 

 de Oude Huize Yard Guesthouse 

The décor of each room of this fine accommodation establishment has it’s own enchanting theme and has been carefully and tastefully considered. Set in a beautiful garden, with scenic views over the Platberg Mountains, this guest house will fill you with memories to last a lifetime.

Amadudu Guest House | Harrismith


 For a memorable, comfortable and enjoyable stay, Amadudu Guest House will not disappoint.


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