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Where to stay in East London

Finding somewhere to stay whenever you visit a new place is never easy, but with this guide to accommodation in East London, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.

This charming city offers everything from backpackers to boutique hotels; caravan parks to basic camping in the many beautiful family holiday resorts that surround the area; and the essential bush experience in our local big 5 private game reserve. Whatever your needs and budget are, rest assured they will be met in East London.

For international travellers and students on a budget, our range of backpackers and hostels will be more than satisfactory, giving you a base where you can meet other adventurists who have come to East London to sample the many wonderful outdoor activities we have to offer. There are also many camping options in the greater surrounding area, perhaps the perfect option while experiencing one of the many breathtaking trails, from hiking to horseback riding.

Another option is our range of self-catering accommodation around the city, for those who would rather be self-sufficient during their stay.

If you prefer to stay somewhere that provides a few more of the luxuries you may be accustomed to at home, then one of our many lovely bed and breakfasts and guest houses will be perfect for you. Or treat yourself to a few nights at one of our charming lodges, an experience you’ll never forget.

A place to base yourself while you enjoy spotting South Africa’s Big 5 and other wildlife is necessary during your stay in East London and there are many options. Whichever one you choose, you are guaranteed to have a delightful experience while relaxing at the game farm or reserve of your choice.

There are also a variety of holiday farms and holiday rentals to choose from or perhaps you can take advantage of the delightful holiday resort options that are offered.

Those who prefer to step up on the luxuries a bit will be spoilt for choice with East London’s range of hotels and boutique hotels, all within a short distance of the major shopping centres and activity hubs.


For further information on what East London has to offer, please see our accommodation listings.

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