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  • Experienced and highly knowledgeable owner-manager
  • Walking distance from the beach, and other attractions nearby
  • Elegant and spacious rooms

Carslogie House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Port Elizabeth

 

-33.9868, 25.6662

About

Carslogie House specialises in luxury accentuated by guaranteed personalised service, where the individual needs of guests are fully catered for. Christine Landsman is the owner and hands-on manager of the guest house and has not only created one of the more premium guest establishments in Port Elizabeth, but also revels in helping you to plan your day, book trips or make reservations for safaris.

Guests enter the five individually decorated guest rooms via private entrances from the landscaped garden and will immediately appreciate the sense of comforting luxury. 

Attractive polished wooden floors, King-size beds with cotton percale, plush carpets, handcrafted furniture and modern full en-suite bathrooms are the striking features of these rooms. Warm and fluffy gowns are a comforting presence, particularly on the few rainy days that visit Port Elizabeth. The double beds can be converted into twin beds, and Room 4 can accommodate an extra child. Ample cupboard space means that all of your luggage can be comfortably accommodated.

The rooms have shaded garden patios, which all open onto the large saltwater swimming pool and have wrought-iron seating areas. In-room facilities are comprehensive, including safes, fans and heaters, telephones, hair dryers, lightning-quick wireless internet, an honesty bar and televisions. Microwaves, toasters, crockery and cutlery allow peckish guests to prepare light meals.

Guests wake up to a lavish continental and English breakfast complete with freshly baked bread in the dining room, which is the perfect place to pick the brain of Christine, who has biblical knowledge of the area. For added privacy, you can have a leisurely breakfast on your garden patio. The adjoining guest lounge is opulent and has a fireplace.

Other conveniences include a secure parking area and the arrangement of airport transfers, day trips, safaris and restaurant bookings. 

Pollock Beach, one of the best beaches in the area, is a very short stroll away, and other attractions such as the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World, the cricket stadium and the magnificent Humewood links golf course are within a few minutes’ drive. After a tiring flight, guests will appreciate Carslogie’s short distance from the airport.

Christine and her team are also well prepared to accommodate any specialised needs that guests may have.

Rates & Summary


Room 1

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Small kitchenette with limited self-catering facilities
Patio with view of pool and garden

Room 2

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with views of pool and garden

Room 3

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Limited self-catering facilities
Patio next to the pool deck

Room 4

Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children in King-size bed/sleeper couch
En-suite bath and shower
Patio overlooking garden and pool

Room 5

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Limited self-catering facilities
Patio overlooking pool and garden

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children of all ages welcome.
Room 4 is perfect for families.

Why Stay Here?

Carslogie House is superbly run by an owner with many years of experience in the hospitality industry, who will ensure that guests experience a luxury home away from home a short stroll from a beautiful beach. The prestigious, quiet suburb in which it is located is on Port Elizabeth’s main bus route and a few minutes away from the airport, The Boardwalk mall, cricket stadium and Humewood Golf Course.

Summary

  • Experienced and highly knowledgeable owner-manager
  • Walking distance from the beach, and other attractions nearby
  • Elegant and spacious rooms

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool with pool deck

Nearby: Blue Flag beaches, surfing, fishing, game reserves, historical sites, golf courses, shopping.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • Fireplace
  • Limited firewood provided
  • No under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave oven
  • No stove
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No babysitting
  • Child 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

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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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