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The Best Places to Stay on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape

โญ Best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast are aplenty as itโ€™s one of South Africaโ€™s most popular coastlines.

๐Ÿ˜Ž 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.

๐Ÿณ The coastal gems of Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred, often regarded as the focal points of this scenic shoreline, are complemented by the allure of St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, and Jeffreys Bay.

โค๏ธ With their inviting warm waters, diverse water sports and hospitable community, alongside secluded coves, tide pools, and nature reserves, the appeal of this region is undeniable …

Youโ€™ll love our selection of best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast

The Oyster Shack, Kenton-on-Sea

The Oyster Shack, Kenton-on-Sea

Youโ€™re going to love the clean lines and modern dรฉcor of this self-catering home (โ€˜shackโ€™ it is not, or at least not in the sense of shabby shack), particularly the fold away doors onto the swimming pool veranda.

DETAILS:
The Oyster Shack Holiday Home has four bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight people (6 adults and 2 children) in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.
Price range: $$$

The Boat Shed, Kenton-on-Sea

The Boat Shed, Kenton-on-Sea

The Boat Shed is a modern beach house in Kenton on Sea with stunning views. Thereโ€™s nothing remotely โ€˜boat shedโ€™ about this four bedroom self-catering modern home. The 10-seater dining table and outside โ€˜bomaโ€™ alongside the pool are what sell it for us!

DETAILS:
The Boat Shed holiday house sleeps eight guests in four bedrooms (6 adults and 2 children) in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms).
Price range: $$$

Tsitsikamma Village Inn

This place to stay in Storm’s River on the Sunshine Coast is really quaint. The โ€˜villageโ€™ is a collection of historical homes and includes a pub, a micro brewery and tea garden, as well as beautiful inn rooms. There are rooms in this village for all, from humble foresters to the grand Landdrost, from simple fishing folk, to the Dominee.

DETAILS:
Spacious en-suite facilities, televisions, free WiFi and air conditioners are standard throughout.
Price range: $$ – $$$

23 On Glen Guest House, Port Elizabeth

23 On Glen Guest House, Port Elizabeth

We love the magic touch of this Port Elizaberh guest houseโ€™s dรฉcor, 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.

DETAILS:
Each room is equipped with a TV with selected DStv channels, a bar fridge, Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Price range: $$

Lโ€™auberge Country Hideaway, Port Elizabeth

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.

DETAILS:
Each cottage boasts its own private deck, en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, TV with DStv / satellite channels and WiFi.
Price range: $$

Jeffreys Bay Luxury Apartments

Choose from nine units just 400 metres from Lower Point Beach in the heart of Jbay. Why wouldnโ€™t you? Kick your shoes off and breathe the sea air with beautiful views over the bay.

DETAILS:
Facilities include DStv, free Wi-Fi, an en-suite bathroom and a hairdryer.
Price range: $$

3040 Freshwater, Port Alfred

Tucked away in an indigenous milkwood tree garden youโ€™ll find a number of self-catering options – from a bachelor studio to a five bedroom house – each with its own particular style.

DETAILS:
Each unit offers different facilities, but all offer private braai and chill area, safe parking areas (except for the Milkwood House) WiFi and a daily unit servicing on demand.
Price range: $$

Village Break, Cape St Francis

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.

DETAILS:
Each cottage offers all the modern amenities you’d expect from a modern family style cottage, including your own private garden and parking spot.
Price range: $$$

Princeโ€™s Lodge, East London

This residential guest house gets its blend of comfy, unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere just right. Yet youโ€™re short of none of the conveniences youโ€™ve come to expect from accommodation, despite the laidback charm.

DETAILS:
All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, TV with DStv, Wi-Fi, desk, hairdryer, ceiling fan, fully stocked bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.
Price range: $$$

Fort Dโ€™Acre Reserve, Port Alfred

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.

DETAILS:
Your private holiday home in a game reserve! It sleeps 8 adults and 2 children in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms.
Price range: $$$$

Mikaโ€™s Tree, Port Elizabeth

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 holiday cottage can accommodate up to 4 to 5 guests. It consists of two bedrooms, one bathroom and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area.

DETAILS:
Sleeps 4 to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom. Fully equipped and well loved by our guests.
Price range: $$

Beachwalk Bed & Breakfast, Summerstrand

Beachwalk Bed & Breakfast, Summerstrand

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. Youโ€™re close to the beach, shopping centres and even the airport is only 10 minutesโ€™ away.

DETAILS:
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, secure parking, ceiling fans, Television, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee making facilities, Free WiFi.
Price range: $$$

On the Beach Guesthouse, Jeffreys Bay

best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast

There arenโ€™t many guest houses that can boast theyโ€™re right on the beach, but itโ€™s worth giving this one a second glance, particularly the Penthouse room (if itโ€™s beach youโ€™re here to experience) or the two-bedroom suites Coral and Secrets.

DETAILS:
The accommodation features a Penthouse Room, Executive Studio Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, 2 Superior Rooms, a Luxury Room, a Standard Room and Two-bedroom Suites.
Price range: $$$

Settlers Drift Lodge, Kenton-on-Sea

best places to stay on the Sunshine Coast

Youโ€™re going to drool, just a little, when you see this tented safari base in the middle of the Kariega wilderness overlooking the Bushmanโ€™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.

DETAILS:
Spacious tented suites (each 110mยฒ) – each with an opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower, mini-bar and private viewing deck.
Price range: $$$$$$