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  • Stone's throw from the beach
  • Stunning full frontal sea views from balconies
  • Luxurious beach venue close to the heart of town

The Beach House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Port Alfred

 

-33.6134, 26.8871

About

Befitting its idyllic location on Port Alfred’s acclaimed Kelly’s Beach, The Beach House offers guests airily-decorated, luxurious modern accommodation that creates the perfect atmosphere for pampered relaxation at the seaside. Fantastic views over the ocean, cuisine and service of the highest order, and a sparkling swimming pool offer more compelling reasons to stay at this classy but laidback venue.

Bathed in cooling white, offset by soothing colours, the six air-conditioned guest rooms are appointed with all the necessities and more. Satellite televisions, tea/coffee facilities, fans and heaters, hairdryers, safes and bar fridges will keep the most discerning guest satisfied.

Large windows and sliding doors let in plenty of natural light and allow a closer connection with the sea, whilst making the spacious interiors feel even bigger. The en-suite bathrooms, which come with either a bath and shower or shower only, are modern spaces with attractive granite, wood and tile finishes and heated towel rails. 

Three rooms have Queen-size beds, two of which feature balconies with lovely views over the warm Indian Ocean, and the third opening onto the pool area. The three King rooms can be converted into twins, and also offer either sea views or easy access to the pool. 

Falling asleep to the soothing sound of the sea, guests wake up refreshed and head to the open dining area adjoining the pool deck, where a scrumptious Continental and Full English breakfast gets the day off to a perfect start. Afterwards, guests can kick off their shoes and take the few steps to the beach, which sets a perfect scene for swimming, long walks and fun in the sun. Take along your binoculars, as two viewing decks allow visitors to enjoy dolphin spotting and - in the evenings - spectacular sundowners.

Returning to the guest house, a dip in the pool will wash the sea salt away, before refreshing drinks are enjoyed from the comfort of the surrounding loungers. Rainy days are best spent relaxing in the roomy, elegantly-decorated guest lounge.

Known as the Heart of the Sunshine Coast, Port Alfred has a friendly seaside atmosphere and boasts a number of tourist attractions. The Beach House is conveniently positioned a few minutes’ drive from the spectacular marina, where visitors can cruise through the canals by boat, water pedalo or canoes. A wide range of shops, historical and cultural attractions and excellent restaurants, along with a world class golf course, are equally close by.

Guests can drive slightly further to visit the historical town of Grahamstown, the Addo Elephant Park or the largest man-made pineapple in the world, outside the hamlet of Bathurst.

Rates & Summary


3 Queen Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower or shower only
Balcony or patio
Pool or sea views

3 King/Twin Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower or shower only
Balcony or patio
Pool or sea views

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on Port Alfred’s beachfront, The Beach House offers six luxurious guest rooms and comfortable facilities, making it the perfect destination for an idyllic seaside holiday. From this elegant luxury beach house, guests can enjoy beautiful sea views and direct access to Port Alfred’s lovely beach, while being treated to splendid food and hospitality.

Summary

  • Stone's throw from the beach
  • Stunning full frontal sea views from balconies
  • Luxurious beach venue close to the heart of town

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fishing gear, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Direct beach access
  • Nearby: beaches, marina, fishing, whale watching, boating, canoeing, nature reserves, hiking trails, golf course, museums, lighthouse, the Big Pineapple.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Sunshine Coast

Eastern Cape

About

With the most recorded sunshine hours in South Africa, the name Sunshine Coast is no idle boast or empty promise. Situated between Port Elizabeth and East London, the quaintness of the Sunshine Coast is a welcome escape from big-city bustle. 

The area includes the inland towns of Alexandria, Salem and Bathhurst, with kilometres of beaches accessed via Cannon Rocks, Boknes, Bushmans River Mouth, Kenton-on-sea, Kasouga, Port Alfred and the Great Fish River area. The mixed derivations of these names suggest the rich cultural heritage of the area – the primary meeting point of San, Xhosa, Boer and British. The British influence is clear in the architecture of Bathhurst, Salem and Grahamstown.

Driving on the N2 or its tributaries the R67 or R72, the rolling green hills Lord Charles Somerset likened to English parklands were not exactly what the settlers expected. The unique dark golden-green shade of the Albany Thicket biome is due to the dense growth of hardy drought-resistant plants such as aloe, euphorbia and spekboom. Rain falls in winter and summer, and while not frequent, it is at times unpredictable, so the vegetation is built to withstand fickle skies.

Although unattractively scrubby to some, the Thicket contains 20% of the 316 threatened plant species found in the Eastern Cape, making it an important centre of endemism.

One is tempted to describe this beautiful and unusual landscape as “untouched”, but the area has long been farmed, with cattle, sheep, ostriches, pineapples and chicory among its historically successful concerns. Many farms have since been converted back into game reserves, such as the world-class, malaria-free Kariega and Shamwari Reserves. Game fences line the long, quiet, tarred roads and drivers are often startled at the sight of elephants, giraffes or other game grazing along the fences.

Drivers should also look out for smaller wildlife - porcupines, small antelope, hares, snakes, owls and tortoises - crossing the roads at dawn, dusk and at night.

The beaches and dunes of this coastline are magnificent. The Alexandria dunefield - famously the largest active dunefield in the world - and the exquisite Alexandria State Forest have been absorbed by the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. 

While Kenton-on-sea and Port Alfred are the main seaside attractions, the family-oriented Cannon Rocks, Boknes and Kasouga are popular places to buy holiday homes and have a few lovely self-catering and guest cottages.

The Dias Cross at Kwaaihoek is a replica of the padrão erected there by Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias on his 1488 cruise past the South African coast. At the Cross there is a deck for dolphin sightings and whale-spotting in late spring and early summer. In season, southern right whales are sighted all along the Sunshine Coast.

Despite its fairly good roads and obvious attractions, this area is still, miraculously, relatively unspoilt and undeveloped. With the exception of the graceful Port Alfred Marina, attempts to beat its bush and rivers into commercial shape have been abandoned and it remains gentle, peaceful, simple, pristine and soul-enriching.

Situated on the Indian Ocean, one needn’t expect the “bath water” temperatures of KwaZulu-Natal  - Sunshine Coast swims are invigoratingly cool and sometimes chilly, but seldom as achingly cold as the Western Cape.

The area doesn’t have the same flashy allure as other popular seaside destinations, but if you think of the coast as a place to relax and unwind, rather than paint the town red, there is no better place to visit.

Look out for

Addo Elephant National Park, 30 minutes from PE, features the “Big Seven” (the Big Five, plus southern right whales and great white sharks).

Explore Alexandria’s dunefields on the two-day Alexandria Hiking Trail or the seven-kilometre Dassie Day Trail, named for a rare tree dassie in the area.

Bathurst - founded in 1820, this “English country village in Africa”, 10 minutes from Port Alfred, is home to the Pig & Whistle, the oldest pub in South Africa, and the 16,7-metre-high Big Pineapple.

With unspoiled beaches, the tiny villages of Cannon Rocks, Boknes, Kleinemonde are a fisherman’s and bird-watcher’s paradise. Cannon Rocks is named for its two cannons and anchor. The Dias Cross at Kwaaihoek is an uplifting thee-kilometre walk from Boknes across incredible sandy beaches, or a six-kilometre walk at low tide from Bushmans River.

Bushmans River – the second-longest navigable river in South Africa, with 22 kilometres of navigable water, is a favourite with canoeists, sailors, water-skiers and fishermen.

Kasouga – maintains its rustic beginnings with dirt roads and no streetlights, hotels and shops, wonderful birdlife and an exquisite lagoon.

Port Alfred – enjoy the elegance of the Royal Alfred Marina. Famous for its annual powerboat race, Port Alfred offers provides great shopping, dining, and beauty retreats.

The Sunshine Coast, and nearby holiday meccas such as Great Fish River, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma and the Wild Coast, offers excellent surfing, adventure and water sports, fishing, nature reserves and world-class hikes, mountain biking, canoeing, beach horse-rides, bird watching, 4x4 trails, game-viewing, golf, and as well as rich local arts and culture.

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