Best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast are aplenty as it’s one of South Africa’s most popular coastlines.
The Sunshine Coast extends between the Tsitsikamma and East London – a collection of seaside villages and towns with beaches that go on forever, washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and riddled with tidal pools and river estuaries.
You’ll love our selection of best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast
OMG! What a view! Perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the crashing waves of the Tsitsikamma. Bonus: the village in which you’ll find this accommodation option on the Garden Route is virtually unknown, so no hordes.
You’re going to love the clean lines and modern décor of this self-catering home (‘shack’ it is not, or at least not in the sense of shabby shack), particularly the fold away doors onto the swimming pool veranda.
There’s nothing remotely ‘boat shed’ about this four bedroom self-catering modern home. The 10-seater dining table and outside ‘boma’ alongside the pool are what sell it for us!
This best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast is really quaint. The ‘village’ is a collection of historical homes and includes a pub, a micro brewery and tea garden, as well as beautiful inn rooms.
We love the magic touch of this guest house’s décor, providing seven rooms in an historical house right in Central Hill, an inner city revitalisation. Perfect to explore the Donkin Reserve and nearby Richmond Hill.
This three-bedroom, self-catering house is a find. You’ll spend your days perched above the beach in the village regarded as the Sunshine Coast’s answer to Little Venice with a series of man-made canals and waterways.
Three secluded forest cottages with bird life to match, each with its own private deck and a living space that invites you to experience the serene. This Chelsea Conservancy hideaway is a best places to stay on the Eastern Cape gem.
Choose from nine units just 400 metres from Lower Point Beach in the heart of Jbay. Why wouldn’t you?
A modern little downtown hotel with only 12 pretty rooms, some of them sea-facing, others family or standard rooms, close to the beach and other central must-haves.
You’re up on a hill in the Crags on 100 acre estate set in an indigenous forest in this best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast. The décor is refined and sensitive to the beauty of the gardens, and your backdrop is Tsitsikamma forest meets the Outeniqua Mountains.
This modern, beautifully presented guest house changes any misconception of East London as a backwater city. We know where we’d love to stay in East London!
Tucked away in an indigenous milkwood tree garden you’ll find a number of self-catering options – from a bachelor studio to a five bedroom house – each with its own particular style.
Choose a beachside cottage in the Cape St Francis Resort – anything between two and four bedrooms, or a luxury villa – with your own patio and garden. The sunny, gently furnished holiday homes are perfect for beachside stays.
This residential guest house gets its blend of comfy, unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere just right. Yet you’re short of none of the conveniences you’ve come to expect from accommodation, despite the laidback charm.
This thatched safari lodge lies at the mouth of the great Fish River, roughly 25 km from Port Alfred, combining bush and coast in a bushveld, seaside, riverine forest combination that includes game drives and elegant accommodation.
Situated alongside the Donkin Reserve, you can’t easily give this best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast a skip. It’s a landmark building that originally served as a Colonial private residence. Don’t scrimp. Book one of the deluxe upper floor rooms for the views.
Stay in this quaint, peaceful little place in Walmer. The prettily decorated garden cottage makes clever use of space, and you can spill out into the garden. Perfect, really.
This best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast does beauty and tranquillity in a way that will have you coming back for more, with three units offered on a B&B basis. What a setting!
This Port Elizabeth guest house offers beautifully decorated bedrooms, each with their own private entrance, that spill out into a central garden with a pool, and covered patios. You’re close to the beach, shopping centres and even the airport is only 10 minutes’ away.
There aren’t many guest houses that can boast they’re right on the beach, but it’s worth giving this one a second glance, particularly the Penthouse room (if it’s beach you’re here to experience) or the two-bedroom suites Coral and Secrets.
You’re going to drool, just a little, when you see this tented safari base in the middle of the Kariega wilderness overlooking the Bushman’s River. Where else can you stay in luxury in a remote valley? Nevermind the game, the wooden deck perched in amongst the trees gets our vote.