Top 30 Best Places To Stay In East London | Best East London Accommodation, B&B | Self Catering | Guest Houses, Lodges | Hotels

A business trip, a family vacation, and road-tripping, East London is known for its nightlife and vast Night time entertainment which will leave you with endless choices and tons of fun for friends and loved ones. If you are planning your next outing or should your next holiday be a staycation, then we’ve got a load of suggestions for you to check out the top 30 places to stay in East London and surrounding areas. These include the best places to cater for all your needs from self-catering units to 5-star hotel rooms and more!


1) Blue View Bed & Breakfast

Blueview Bed & Breakfast is situated on a hill in Blue Bend overlooking the lagoon and the sea, Blueview B&B is a 4-star upmarket bed & breakfast offering guests some of the best views in East London and caters for those travelers of discerning taste who are looking for something a cut above the rest.

With beautiful panoramic views of the sea and lagoon, with its own private entrance, secure parking, pool, braai facilities, private balconies, and fully equipped suites. We intend to make your stay feel as you are in "home away from home". So be comfortable and relax and rest assured we will make your stay a memorable one.

Address: 9 Malone Heights St, Blue Bend, East London, 5241

Contact: 043 748 2003



2) Stumble Inn Guest House

Mike and Mary Harder would like to welcome you to Stumble Inn Bed & Breakfast, East London in the Eastern Cape of South Africa – the start of the Wild Coast Tourism Route.

We invite you to experience our extraordinary home, where each piece of furniture and decor was individually handcrafted using local artists, adding to the eclectic mix which makes our home totally unique. We are recognised as innovators in “Pop Art” design and decor and your visit promises to offer you a totally unforgettable experience.

Stumble Inn, a 4-Star establishment, boasts ten luxury themed rooms with private entrances, free Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning and secure parking. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the beautiful suburb of Nahoon, bookings in advance are necessary.

Address: 31 Princess Alice Dr, Nahoon, East London, 5201

Contact: 043 735 3532


3) Southern Sun Hemingways

Modelled on writer Ernest Hemingway's home, this refined hotel is next to Hemingways Casino, and 9 km from the East London Coast Nature Reserve. 

Warmly furnished rooms with dark wood furniture feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms have living areas with sofas; suites add separate lounges and plush furnishings. Room service is available.

There's a cafe, a terrace and a relaxed Cuban restaurant offering live weekend entertainment. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and tropical gardens. Parking is free.

Address: Western Ave, Ocean View, East London, 5200

Contact: 043 707 8000


4) Blue's Guest House

Blue's Guest House offers bed and breakfast and is situated 100 m from Bonza Bay Beach, in East London. Ideal for guests looking for comfortable lodging with lovely views, close to other facilities.

Accommodation at Blue's Guest House comprises 9 bedrooms, which are tastefully decorated. These bedrooms are equipped with beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin in each room. Facilities included in all rooms are electric blankets, a hairdryer, bar fridge, free Wi-Fi Hot Spots, a TV with selected DStv channels and tea- and coffee-making amenities.

A scrumptious breakfast is served in the communal dining area, where dinner can be arranged as well. The guest house also offers a boma area with braai facilities, a Jacuzzi, a splash pool, as well as wonderful views of the river and the distant ocean. Off street parking is available for vehicles on-site. 

Blue's Guest House is within driving distance of shopping malls, restaurants as well as other attractions within the area.

Address: 24 Princess Dr, Bonza Bay, East London, 5241

Contact: 084 593 1312


5) Rose and Ale Self Catering Accomodation

We are situated in the tranquil seaside suburb of Gonubie. With just a 15 minute drive into East London and a 5 minute walk to our fantastic beach, a perfect spot for both the holiday maker and the business guest. Our self catering units, each individually furnished, are comfortable and offer all one needs for a relaxing stay. Each is equipped with outdoor entertainment facilities and barbecue, as well as private entrances and secure parking.

Address: 111 Main Rd, Gonubie, East London, 5257

Contact: 083 546 1175


6) Purple Haze Eco Lodge

Offering eco-driven, semi self-catering accommodation in Chintsa East on the Wild Coast of South Africa, Purple Haze Eco Lodge is situated on a hillock in the seaside village of Chintsa East and surrounded by a state protected green zone of indigenous coastal forest.  We are 800 m from the beach.

The lodge consists of five units sleeping two guests each and offer a 180° sea view right from your very bed. Your own private balcony overlooks coastal forests, our young indigenous garden and the Indian ocean. It's the perfect spot to enjoy your toke in the sweet, unpolluted sea air.

Address: 570 Dolphin Drive, Chintsa, East London, 5275

Contact: 081 820 9920


7) Farmhouse Cottage

Farmhouse Cottage offers accommodation in a self-catering guest room, located on a small holding (farm) in the middle of Beacon Bay. 

The guest room is adjacent to the main house and can accommodate 2 guests, with a private entrance. The guest room is fitted with a queen size bed and a bathroom fitted with a bath, a shower, toilet and a basin. Arrangements can be made to accommodate a small child sharing with their parents.The kitchenette is equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery and a tea and coffee tray. Yogurt, fruit and rusks are provided daily. The room does not contain a sink or a stove. Additional facilities include a flat screen TV, full DStv and Wi-Fi access. A Laundry service is available at an additional cost. There is also a verandah with a table and chairs, for guests to relax and unwind. Parking is off street and secure.

The property is within walking distance from Beacon Bay Life Hospital and Beacon Bay Retail Park, with various restaurants and shops.

Address: 32 Quenera Dr, Beacon Bay North, East London, 5205

Contact: 083 375 7782

8) Tidewaters River Lodge

Tidewaters River Lodge, a 4 star venue situated on the tranquil Gonubie River.  A bird and nature lover’s paradise. Plenty of fish for the fisherman along the river and we also do fishing charters for the more adventurios. If a luxurious, releaxed venue is what you are looking for – with walks along the peaceful river or nearby beaches, or just sunbathing next to our beach pool – look no further!
Airport Shuttle in and around town available.

Address: 1 Tidewaters Dr, Gonubie North, Gonubie, 5257

Contact: 082 463 7524


9) Aloe House

Our charming Guest House is situated in a gated estate in Glen Gariff, on the Jikeleza Wild Coast, just 25km from East London.

The beautifully appointed units will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged, whether you are staying for business, overnighting or looking for a long break. The view from the deck, overlooks the river, where you can appreciate the the peaceful sounds of birds, watch animals coming to the waters-edge and enjoy the beauty of the sunset.

The beach is a short walk away and is beautiful for long walks, relaxing on the caramel sands and is truly a surfers paradise. Fishermen also enjoy casting a line off the scenic coastline and are able to launch their ski-boats at the nearby Kwelera launch site.

Address: 76 Terrace View Crescent, Balugha River Estate, Glengariff

Contact: 079 601 0744


10) Leopard Tree

Located in East London, Leopard Tree offers accommodation with access to a garden. Complimentary WiFi is offered. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. A fridge and kettle are also featured. Breakfast is available each morning and includes continental and buffet options. The bed and breakfast offer an outdoor pool. A barbecue and a terrace are available for guests at Leopard Tree to use. Hemingways Mall is 5 km from the accommodation, while Vincent Park Shopping Centre is 4 km from the property. The nearest airport is East London Airport, 15 km from Leopard Tree.

Address: 7 Jasmay Pl, Nahoon Valley, East London, 5241

Contact: 063 706 7788

11) Arbour Lodge

Welcome to the online home of Arbour Lodge -an owner managed guest house offering quality accommodation in Beacon Bay in East London.

The guest house is a separate dwelling to the family home with it’s own driveway, private entrances and secure parking.

We offer Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering and Corporate Rentals.

Access from all directions is excellent as we are less than 2kms away from the N2, N6 and R72 intersections.

Public transport is within a 200m walking distance from the guest house and the East London Airport is a 15km drive.

Address: 12 Kiwi Rd, Beaconhurst, Eastern Cape, 5241

Contact: 043 748 1758


12) Crowned Crane B+B

This landmark B&B, in Gonubie, East London, sets the hospitality standard for others to follow.

The emphasis is on personal service, and the relaxed atmosphere carries through to the accommodation, where guests make themselves at home in the splendidly appointed B&B and Self Catering suites.

We invite you to stay at the Crowned Crane, for a wonderful home away from home experience!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Crowned Crane, a 3 star Tourism Council Graded Bed and Breakfast establishment that also boasts with AA Highly Recommended accreditation. The emphasis is on personal service, and the relaxed atmosphere carries through to the accommodation, where guests make themselves at home in the luxuriously appointed suites. The tranquillity of the Crowned Crane is enhanced by the entrancing sounds of the ocean, the sound of the surf, and the soft saline scent coming off the sea.

Address: 1 Oceanway Rd, Gonubie, East London, 5256

Contact: 082 568 2274


13) Fish Eagle Manor

This serene B&B overlooking the Nahoon River is 6 km from hiking and horseback riding at East London Coast Nature Reserve, and 1 km from Highway 2. 

Modest rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suite, shower-only bathrooms, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Warm, rustic-chic bungalows add views of the pool, garden or river; some have kitchenettes and patios. A family bungalow sleeps 4 guests.

Parking is complimentary. Breakfast is served in a relaxed, open-air dining room that has a terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a BBQ and a playground.

Address: 22 Harburn Rd, Abotsford, East London, 5241

Contact: 082 656 7840

14) Quarry Lake Inn

Overlooking a lake and surrounded by greenery, this relaxed guesthouse is 2 km from both natural and cultural history exhibits at East London Museum, and the Chiselhurst train station. It's 3 km from Eastern Beach.

Unfussy rooms provide Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have en suite bathrooms, and balconies or garden access with lake and pool views. Some feature sitting areas with sofabeds.

Complimentary breakfast is served in an airy dining room with exposed beams and a bar area, or on a sundeck. Other amenities include a patio, an outdoor pool, a sauna and a gym.

Address: 82 Quartzite Dr, Baysville, East London, 5241

Contact: 043 707 5400


15) See More Guest House

This modern guesthouse is 1.9 km from the beach, 2.7 km from Vincent Park Shopping Centre and 5 km from The Lion Park. 

The 8 bright rooms have en suite bathrooms, as well as decks or patios. All rooms come with 32-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Select rooms have kitchenettes. There's also a 1-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, a separate lounge area and a private garden.

Complimentary breakfast is served in a casual dining area. There's an outdoor pool, a deck overlooking the beach, and a tropical garden with a koi pond. Secure off-street parking is available.

Address: 14 Montrose Ave, Bunkers Hill, East London, 5201

Contact: 043 735 1070


16) Hotel Osner

This modest hotel on the waterfront esplanade overlooks a park and a white sand beach. It's 2.7 km from the city centre, 10 km from Hemingways Casino and 18.4 km from the East London Coast Nature Reserve.

Low-key rooms provide satellite TV, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. All have sea views; some are air-conditioned.

In addition to an outdoor pool, there's a restaurant, a bar, and conference facilities accommodating 400 guests.

Address: Court Cres, Esplanade, East London, 5211

Contact: 043 743 3433

17) Parrot Peek Inn

Parrot Peek B&B units all have a private entrance. Three of our units have self-catering facilities. Relax and enjoy the comfort of individually decorated en-suite bedrooms. Safe, access controlled, off street parking is available.

A Full English Breakfast is served daily between 7am and 8.00am in the sunny dining room. The tranquil atmosphere at breakfast provides a wonderful start to your day. Should you require breakfast earlier or are on a special diet i.e. vegetarian, please make the necessary arrangements when you arrive. At an additional charge dinner is served on request.

Address: 22 Kelvin Grove, Beaconhurst, East London, 5241

Contact: 043 748 2893


18) Bluewaters Hotel

Set in the suburb of Gonubie, this low-key hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean is 3 minutes' walk from the nearest beach, and 16 km from the East London Coast Nature Reserve.

Laid-back, warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is available.

Amenities include an informal restaurant and a pub serving grill dishes. There's also a kids' play area. Secure parking is free.

Address: 9 Arthur St, Gonubie, East London, 5257

Contact: 043 740 5532


19) Premier Hotel East London ICC

This sleek hotel adjoins the East London International Convention Centre on the city's waterfront. It's 3.4 km from East London Golf Club, 6.4 km from the junction of N2 and N6 highways, and 10.3 km from East London Airport.

Address: 22 Esplanade Road Marine Complex, Quigney Beach, East London, 5201

Contact: 043 709 5100


20) Appleby's Guest House

This cosy guesthouse, set among palm trees, is 4 km from Buffalo Park cricket stadium and 5 km from East London Museum. It’s also 6 km from East London Coast Nature Reserve, which borders the Indian Ocean.

Featuring Egyptian cotton linens, the snug rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. All also offer minifridges, microwaves and fans; there's no air-conditioning. Some add kitchenettes, as does a family room that sleeps up to 4 guests.

English breakfast is included and served in the relaxed dining area or on the patio. Other amenities consist of complimentary secured parking, an outdoor pool and a BBQ area.

Address: 16 Lawrence Ave, Bonnie Doon, East London, 5241

Contact: 043 735 3185



Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting East London, Windsor Cabanas & Courtyard is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants, Windsor Cabanas & Courtyard makes it easy to enjoy the best of East London. Rooms at Windsor Cabanas Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, picnic area, and outdoor furniture. Guests of Windsor Cabanas Hotel are also welcome to enjoy breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, there is paid private parking available on-site. Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Windsor Cabanas & Courtyard is sure to make your visit to East London one worth remembering.

Address: George Walker Parade, Quigney Beach, East London, 5201

Contact: 043 743 2225

22) The Paralian

Our name “The Paralian”, meaning one who lives by the sea, is the beginning of many conversations. A conversation we love to have with, past, present and future guest who will continue to anticipate the quality and service of The Paralian has become synonymous with.

The Paralain is newly renovated and located on East London's stunning Esplanade and boast's ocean views. The Paralian's location is in close proximity to many amenities. Some of East London's finest restaurants are within walking distance as well as Virgin Active gym and the East London ICC. Transport to and from the East London airport can be arranged.

All rooms are en-suite and air conditioning is standard. The rooms are spotlessly clean and immaculately finished. The Paralian offers off street parking and night security.

Address: 22 Seaview Terrace, Quigney Beach, Quigney, 5201

Contact: 043 722 0204



The 4 star rated Boutique hotel was established in 2008 with only 6 rooms on site. In 2012 Home 2 Home Boutique Hotel was renovated, thus offering 20 equisite bedrooms. A stones throw away from Vincent Park shopping centre & only a 10 minute drive from East London’s prestine beaches, Home 2 Home Boutique Hotel offers an ideal balance between convenience and complete privacy.
The Hotels charming exterior gives way to an opulent world beyond it’s front door. With ornate ceiling cornices among other fine touches creates a sense of being at home.

Address: 60 Devereux Ave, Vincent, East London, 5247

Contact: 043 726 3445


24) Crawfords Beach Lodge

Create everlasting memories in the unspoilt Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape.

A mere 42 km from East London, Crawfords Beach Lodge is situated in the scenic Chintsa East village, set along a breath-taking coastline.

A family run holiday resort offering luxury wild coast accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a wide variety of adventurous or relaxing activities to suit the whole family.

The perfect holiday home for your Wild Coast adventure.


Contact: 043 738 5000


25) Inkwenkwezi private game reserve

This world-class Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa offers luxury and attention to detail on a Big Five safari. Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve has a prime location with a rich diversity of landscapes and a tidal estuary. The reserve is situated within an area of 100 square km encompassing 5 different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing.


Contact: 043 734 3234

26) Areena Riverside Resort

Areena is a place to escape the hectic world, relax and rejuvenate. It is a place to reconnect. A place to become grounded. Areena is a wholesome place, a place where family values count. A place where children can wander around in safety. A place that evokes feelings of a time gone by – A time when there were no video games, no cellphones and no high security fences. This is a place where kids and adults can learn to play again, to get outdoors and establish real life friends.


Contact: 043 734 3055


27) Prana Lodge

Your own private haven awaits: The lodge comprises only eight individually designed suites, featuring select pieces from a private collection of famous South African artists, Persian carpets and luxury linens. The suites' oversized bathrooms with garden views promise relaxation of the first order, all completely private and secure. Each suite is separated by garden walls and includes a private patio with its own plunge pool.


Contact: 043 704 5100


28) Garden Court

Our accommodation in East London presents guests with a choice between Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms and Suites. The 173 en-suite beachfront rooms are all equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, a writing desk, tea and coffee facilities, and DStv. The addition of a wake-up call and room service ensures that the hotel is well suited to business travel or guests needing an overnight stop-over.  

As an added bonus, Rewards members enjoy great rewards rates on accommodation.

The contemporary décor is pleasing and calming, a reflection of the tranquil moods of the ocean. The hotel has a relaxing outdoor pool area, a well-equipped fitness centre and free parking is available for guests.

Smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.


Contact: 043 722 7260


29) Chamberlain Guest House

Chamberlain Guest House is a warm and peaceful guesthouse situated in the garden suburb of Vincent, East London.  The guest house is a three minute drive from the Vincent business district and ten minutes from the city CBD.  Chamberlain Guest House is owner managed with the assistance of a full time, enthusiastic manager and two highly trained house-keepers.   Attention to detail, making you, the guest as comfortable as possible is all part of our mission statement.  Attention to detail, spotlessly clean rooms and the personal touch all add to our success.

The guest house has nine en-suite bedrooms, three in the main house, two overlooking a lovely patio and four surrounding the pool.  All the rooms have their own entrances ensuring privacy and security.  There are various nooks and crannies where guests can sit outside their rooms to quietly read a book, have a cup of coffee or conduct a small business meeting.  There is secure, off-street parking available.


Contact: 043 721 1350


30) Lord Selborne

Lord Selborne Guest House is situated on tree-lined Salisbury Avenue, in the upmarket East London suburb of Selborne.

Lord Selborne is a luxurious, elegant and stately manor house, that has refined East London guest house accommodation to far exceed any expected comfort levels.

With an abundance of leisure activities such as fishing, boating, bird watching and of course our beautiful beaches on your doorstep, you are surrounded by nature although only minutes away from the center of town.

Whether you are here on business, pleasure or otherwise we do hope that you enjoy your stay with us.


Contact: 043 726 2666