East London Winter Sport Accommodation
With the winter sporting season in full swing, Home, Food & Travel has a few suggestions for our readers on where to stay when travelling to play against arch rivals in East London and the Border Region. With so much to do in the area – why not make a weekend of it!
Madeleine Roux, the General Manager at Hemingways says; “Hemingways consists of the luxury four star Southern Sun Hemingways which offers 108 comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool and fitness centre. Our double rooms are ideal for families and sports visitors, with top notch gyms close by. Throughout the year we offer Sunbreaks specials over weekends, and special school holidays. Our recommendation is to visit our website for offers and prices at www.tsogosun.com. Cinemas, restaurants and an exciting casino are all part of our complex. The kiddies crèche and kid’s gaming area also ensures that Hemingways is an entertainment delight for everyone.”
36 ON BONZA
Craig and Nelani Kaiser, the owners of 36 on Bonza say; “36 on Bonza offers the guests modern, upmarket accommodation, but retains a feeling of warmth with personal attention to detail and service. The property offers free Wi-Fi, individual DSTV in each room with a selection of channels, including all the SuperSport channels. We are well situated on the main road of the suburb of Bonza Bay with easy access to the highways. All main beaches, schools or sports facilities can easily be reached within a 15 minute drive. We have a large mall, SuperSpar plus various restaurants and take-aways within a five minute drive.”
Book all 10 rooms (maximum 20 Adults + one child per room) for a minimum of two nights - R7000 (per night) for all 10 Rooms PLUS - R75 per child (per night) maximum one child on a mattress per room. This includes EXCLUSIVE use of all facilities. Rates exclude breakfast (however breakfast can be arranged at an additional cost).
RIVER VIEW B&B
Craig and Nelani Kaiser, the owners of River View B&B say; “River View B&B offers the guests peaceful, upmarket accommodation along the banks of the Nahoon River. The property offers free Wi-Fi, individual DSTV in each room with a selection of channels, including all the SuperSport channels. We have ample secure, off street parking, accessed via remote. We have an inviting pool area with loungers to relax while enjoying the view of the river. The view can also be enjoyed from the privacy of your room as four of the rooms have river facing balcony’s. If you are needing some pampering or a sports massage, we have a privately run Spa on the property. We have a small Spar, a restaurant and pub, plus take-always within a three minute drive. Within a 15 minute drive one can access malls, a selection of eateries, plus one of our many the beaches. We are well situated just off the N2 allowing easy access into the city centre or surrounding suburbs.
Book all 6 rooms (maximum 10 Adults + one child per room) for a minimum of two nights - R4200 (per night) for all Adults for all five Rooms PLUS - R75 per child (per night) maximum one child on a mattress per room. This includes EXCLUSIVE use of all the facilities. Rates exclude breakfast (however breakfast can be arranged at an additional cost).
JEMIMA’S BUNKER ON BAILIE
Pearl Herman, the manager of Jemimas Guest Lodge says; “Jemima’s Bunker on Bailie offers tastefully furnished single, double and family en-suites, close to East London schools and sporting facilities, beaches and good restaurants. We offer affordable and competitive in a home-from-home, relaxed environment. Please contact us for special rates and availability.”
AREENA RIVERSIDE RESORT
Carolyn Turnbull, the manageress at Areena Riverside Resort says; “our resort offers four star self-catering accommodation, camping and caravan park right on the Kwelera River. You can even visit Abby our semi tame giraffe. Various mid-week specials are available on request. We have a popular onsite restaurant, Areena Quays, as well as the Areena Wellness Centre and Hair Salon. Our Adventure Village offers quad bike safaris, canoe hire, zip lining, and loads more.”
Daisy Joubert, the manager at Benri B&B says; “We here at Benri B&B offer four Self-catering apartments (Penthouse with breathtaking sea view), four full/side sea facing B&B rooms, spa bath, three Annex rooms. All rooms are en suite. We offer group specials and weekend specials all year around. We are 10km away from Retail Park/Beacon Bay and 10km from Hemingsway’s Shopping Mall/everything is happening at Hemingways Mall. We do have a lovely beach and Boardwalk in Gonubie.”
JOHN BAILIE GUEST LODGE
Mrs Benita van den Bos, the owner of John Bailie Guest Lodge says; “We have family rooms (double bed and single bed in each room) and 2x Backpacker style rooms (shared bathroom) - one is a four sleeper and the other is a two sleeper. BED ONLY rates, B&B or Self-catering options are available. We are close to all beachfront restaurants –the East London Golf Club - close to Stirling and Grens schools and Buffalo club and Old Selbornian club.”
Tracey Wright, the manageress at The Hampton says; “The Hampton Exclusive Guesthouse offers newly renovated luxuryrooms that has a mix of old and new, supporting the modern edges brought in to maximise the spectacular ocean vista of the Indian Ocean. It’s our ambition to create unforgettable memories for you and your loved ones at The Hampton. We are situated minutes away from the finest restaurants, schools and shopping centres in East London and just a stroll away to the beach.”
Calista Stanton, the General Manager at Umnenga Lodge says; “We are situated along the presteen Wild Coast Jikeleza Route with amazing beaches, hiking opportunities and single track mountain bike routes. The area if filled with fun adventure activities for the whole family. Umnenga Lodge has a wonderful restaurant that is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. However, there are over 13 restaurants in the surrounding area to accommodate the whole family. This winter we are offering free breakfast on all two night mid-week stays.”
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