Top 10 Self Catering Accommodation In Port Alfred, South Africa - Updated 2024

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Port Alfred is known as the heart of the Sunshine Coast of South Africa, it is situated in the Eastern Cape and has an array of beautiful beaches, where the waters from the Indian Ocean are nice and warm with moderate waves, allowing for swimmers and surfers to enjoy themselves. Self-catering accommodation is usually preferred by holiday-makers who enjoy the freedom of catering for themselves during their holidays and also allow for an intimate setting. Below is a list of featured properties to choose from in Port Alfred.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Villa Majestic for Exclusive Accommodation (from USD 52)

Villa Majestic is a 4-star accommodation in Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The accommodation offers guests the option of bed & breakfast as well as self-catering. When visiting the villa, you will be captivated by the majestic 180 degrees sea views. The villa features an open deck, where guests get to enjoy sundowners or an afternoon barbeque overlooking the open waters. There is a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals as well as a spacious bedroom and living area. The bathroom comes with a comfortable bathtub and a separate shower.

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Villa Majestic for Exclusive Accommodation

Wifi Available

Address: 7 Lewes Street
12.32 km (7.7 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

2. Sea Valley Villa (from USD 42)

The four-bedroom villa is located within close distance to the Port Alfred Golf Club. Travellers will feel right at home in this villa, as it features all the facilities and amenities to make it your home away from home. The unit allows for adventure seekers to discover the area by cycling, hiking, horse riding, boat cruises and game viewing.

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Sea Valley Villa

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 15 South Downs Avenue
12.27 km (7.7 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Pets allowed Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

3. Grand Yellow Apartment (from USD 55)

The Grand Yellow offers guests comfortable self-catering accommodation in a beachfront apartment. It is in the coastal town of Port Alfred. The apartment is just a three-minute walk to Port Alfred’s Shelley Beach and a three-minute walk from Riverside Picnic Spots. The apartment offers accommodation for up to six people and it has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a lounge area, a kitchen, and an outdoor balcony.

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Grand Yellow Apartment

Address: 12 Sandawana West Beach Drive
11.76 km (7.4 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

4. Dockside Guest House (from USD 99)

The Dockside Guest House is situated on the East Bank of Port Alfred and offers guests with magnificent views., It is situated at a convenient location to the beaches, small town and is a great stopover when travelling through Port Alfred with easy accessibility to the main road. There are five bedrooms which all have magnificent views, overlooking the small boat harbour, the Kowie River and the unique arched Kowie Bridge. The property boasts of a large open plan lounge and a dining area where one can spend the afternoon admiring the views or perhaps lounge with a good book.

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Wifi Available

Address: 1 Caxton Line
10.36 km (6.5 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms

5. Villa Vista Guest House (from USD 57)

Villa Vista boasts five spacious, comfortable bedrooms tastefully decorated with private entrances off the balcony. The tasteful decor of the villa creates a tranquil atmosphere. The rooms are all fitted with TV, fridges and a tea trolley. The area allows for one to take part in a number of activities from private games, drives, hiking, horseriding along the beach to deep sea fishing, angling and canal cruises. The style and ambience of the guesthouse is very peaceful and great attention has been given to details. Your hosts will welcome you to their beautiful home with warmth – the true South African way.

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Villa Vista Guest House

Wifi Available

Address: 33 Park Road
10.35 km (6.5 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

6. Gillroyhouse (from USD 33)

If you are looking for an apartment with a central location and near to places like the Rosehill Mall, The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course and the warm ocean waters of Port Alfred, then the Gillroyhouse is your perfect option. The accommodation has an outdoor fully furnished patio for your sunrise breakfasts and sunset dinners. The property offers free parking for guests and is just a five-minute walk from the beach.

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Address: 9 Greenmantle Drive
11.72 km (7.3 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Safety deposit box

7. Heidi Haus (from USD 125)

This property is located on the Kowie River in Port Alfred. The accommodation houses three en-suite bedrooms, a dining room and a lounge with a fireplace for those cold winter nights. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a microwave and a dishwasher, and there is a magnificent garden with barbeque facilities. This gorgeous self-catering accommodation also allows guests to take a dip in the pool all year through, as there is an indoor swimming pool on the property.

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Heidi Haus

Address: 37 Mentone Road
9.74 km (6.1 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Bar Sauna Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Fishing Laundry

8. Green Fountain Villa 5 (from USD 52)

The Villa is part of the Green Fountain Farm resort, it is a piece of paradise nestled in nature. The property is situated in a tranquil setting 7 km (4.34 miles) from Port Alfred. Rufanes Beach is located at a three-minute drive from the resort with Riet River Beach being a five-minute drive away. The villa consists of three separate bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a seating area. There is a dining area and the kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Guests can also spend their afternoons relaxing at the outdoor pool with an amazing garden view.

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Green Fountain Villa 5

Wifi Available

Address: R72
12.38 km (7.7 mi) from The Big Pineapple

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Skiing

9. on Freshwater (from USD 38)

Port Alfred is known as the heart of the Sunshine Coast situated halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London. 3040 On Freshwater offers peaceful self-catering accommodation surrounded by milkwood trees and indigenous birds. Each cottage differs in style and space ranging from a bachelor unit, which boasts a small private pool, to a five-bedroom guest house which is complete with all the luxuries you may need for a family retreat. The property is a short walk to the beach and the golf course is less than 1 km (0.62 miles) away.

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10. The Guest House on Atherstone (from USD 30)

This beautiful guesthouse set in the picturesque Port Alfred. It is located only 8 km (5 miles) from the Kowie Nature Reserve and for shopping enthusiasts, there is the Heritage Mall only 1.5 km (1 mile) from the property. The home offers modern amenities in a historical building and is designed to enhance your stay. There is free WiFi which is offered to guests and all rooms have air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.

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Your seaside escape in Port Alfred

For a private and tranquil seaside escape to the Sunshine Coast of Port Alfred, why not choose to stay at one of these beautiful self-catering accommodations. They allow guests the freedom and comfort to cater for themselves during their holiday in the Eastern Cape.

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