Top 12 Airbnbs In East London, South Africa - Updated 2021

airbnb East London, South Africa

Do you know that East London is exporters of Mercedez Benz in Brazil and in the US? They’re a dominant player in the motor industry. When it comes to sport, Rugby is quite popular. East London is also into triathlon, football, motocross, cricket, and several other sports. It’s a beautiful and vibrant city with plenty of attractions for the tourists. A few of these frequently visited attractions include the Nahoon Beach, the East London Museum, the East London Aquarium and lots of nature parks. In fact, there are plenty of fun things to do in East London. You can shop in the malls, go swimming, play golf, or take leisure walks in the park. If you’re visiting, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in East London, South Africa. Most of these accommodations are in the beach area to give you a relaxing vacation.

1. Brand-new and well-secured executive suite (from USD 78)

Ideal for business travelers or any two guests, this guest suite hosted by Elize is one of the most luxurious apartments in East London. It has that minimal and midcentury feel throughout. There’s a small but complete kitchen and an island bar, a large sectional with a cowhide rug, a lavish king bed, and an immaculate, bare bathroom with a tub.

Complete privacy is to be expected in this secured suite which is located amongst nature but is close enough to the commercial centers.

River Suite: luxury, security, ease for executives
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
68 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing accomodation stellar amenities and a brilliant breakfast a definate must visit
beautiful interior design a large comfortable space
there is a very comfortable king bed and large bathroom
amazing stay beautiful accommodation and incredible breakfasts
the breakfasts were amazing and i felt spoilt
absolutely stunning clean and spacious
the venue was spotless and extremely well decorated
it's an amazing place clean and very close to the malls
an absolute pleasure staying at river suite clean peaceful location
elize is a great host
the host is very nice and welcoming
elize is a great host
elize is a great host
elize is the best host
this place was absolute perfection
seems like a great neighbourhood
lovely spacious suite in a safe neighbourhood
elegant home away from home apartment in a beautiful location of east london
this is by far the best place i have stayed in east london
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2. Open-plan cottage with a private courtyard (from USD 33)

One of the newer studio apartments to rent in East London is this modern cottage that’s close to Nahoon Beach. The sleeping area is next to a large window with a courtyard view, but there’s a blackout curtain for complete privacy. There is a loveseat in the living space, which also has a flat-screen TV and few books on the shelf.

Although the rental is close to restaurants and shops, there is a full kitchen with a breakfast bar available to you here. A private bathroom with a spacious shower is at your disposal too!

Brand new, upmarket open plan cottage in Nahoon
29 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is cozy modern and very comfortable
very clean and neat
place was neat and very clean and exactly as advertised
the place is very modern and clean
not only was it sparkling clean but ivonne was a super host
the location is great the place is very spacious clean and functional
ivonne was a wonderful host that was very helpful
a very welcoming host and beautiful apartment
nice and quiet lvonne was a great host
ivonne is one of the most gracious friendly professional hosts i have ever met
place was really awesome with a very friendly host
great location too
great place in a wonderful location
amazing location safe close to the beach and other cool restaurants
the location is central quiet very safe and has many activities on offer
this is definitely a place i will come back to
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3. Coral Seaview apartment (from USD 29)

This apartment is at Coral Seaview where there’s also a swimming pool, clubhouse and tennis court available for the guests. Although some essentials are provided such as bed sheets and toilet paper, you’re advised to bring swimming towels and tennis racquets. Play games, take a dip in the pool, or simply relax in your bedroom with great views of the ocean. You can literally hear the sound of the waves while you sleep! It’s both rejuvenating and amazing.

Lodge on Coral Seaview apartment.
East London , Eastern cape, South Africa
78 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed and showrer are amazing
cossy little apartment with a lovely view
what a comfortable stay claire's place is beautiful and had all the amenities i wanted
we loved our stay here and were wowed by the fantastic apartment and views
my wife and i couldn't have asked for better accommodation we had everything we needed in the room
very clean and cozy place
the room is clean and tidy
the unit was exceptionally clean and good quality linen etc
spacious extremely well equipped and very clean facility
the place is neat/clean and the area is safe
claire was very friendly
claire is a great host
claire and her husband are the most awesome hosts
the hosts are very welcoming and friendly
claire very helpful
nice quiete and close to sea
great place to stay near to the beach
very secure location with a very contemporary style
location is great and access to the remote beach is really enjoyable
beautiful location very close to an amazing beach with sand dunes as far as the eye can see
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4. Two-bedroom seaview apartment (from USD 48)

You’ll have everything you need in this two-bedroom apartment with stunning sea views. Two large balconies are perfect for chilling and relaxing in the afternoon while listening to the sound of the waves. This Airbnb in East London is self-catering. The fully equipped kitchen will be useful for cooking those delicious meals for the family. Here you’ll get complete privacy for there is a private entrance to your apartment and you won’t be sharing house amenities with other guests. The swimming pool, clubhouse and the tennis court are shared though.

2 Bedroom seaview maisonette self catering
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
142 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
picturesque views of the sea from the comfort of the couch and bed
a wonderful place with a great seaview from the room
a spacious comfy apartment with a gorgeous balcony over looking the sea
the apartment was fully kitted out with a great view and very neat and clean
lovely rooms nerve view 2minutes walk to the beach
very clean modern and spacious
everything is huge clean and wonderful
super clean and has everything you need for your stay
beautiful luxury space well kept and clean
neat clean and everything you need from welcoming treats and essentials for the first night
claire is an amazing host
friendly service and staff when checking in
what a wonderful home and such a lovely host
superior accommodation with an amazing host
she’s such a gracious host
the location is fantastic
perfect location for a get away weekend
excellent value and close to the airport
lovely spacious house in a beautiful location
absolutely stunning house and great location right beside a beautiful beach where we walked and swam
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5. The Beach cottage (from USD 47)

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with fresh farm milk or coffee and tea. Then you can look outside and see amazing sea views or beautiful cows grazing on green pastures. Walk to the beach and feel the sea breeze. When you get lucky, you may spot some dolphins. This home, ideal for families or solo travelers, is a walking distance to the beach. It includes a functional kitchen all at your disposal, a bathtub, wifi, barbecue grill, and a balcony. This Airbnb in East London is beachfront and is also near the airport.

The Beach Cottage
106 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the kitchen over the green flowing hills of the dairy farm is equally beautiful
very comfortable and modern sea side cottage in a pristine setting
there is only a bench and table and in fact of the beautiful view there could be more
very comfortable sleeper sofa
the cottage has everything you would need; it is beautively furnished and very comfortable
very clean and tidy
it‘s very clean and modern
it was very clean and very well equipped
very modern and clean and spacious with everything you need
beautiful and clean place to say highly recommended
gayle is a wonderful host and the farm hospitality made us instantly feel at home
gayle was a really great host
hosts supplied us with fresh milk daily and braai wood
it was easy to communicate with the hosts and they were really helpful
gayle and greg were such amazing hosts
a short walk away is beautiful cove rock
what an unexpected treasure so close to east london
great stay perfect location between durban and garden route
absolutely gorgeous grounds and short walk to a beautiful beach
beautiful location and an extremely well and thoughtfully appointed space
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6. African loft apartment (from USD 33)

Stay in a fully furnished apartment with lots of amenities including uncapped wifi, cable TV, air-conditioning, barbecue, a full kitchen, lounge area, and secure parking. And if you’re a golf enthusiast, the East London Golf Club is very close. Do you fancy the beach? It’s only a few minutes away from this home. Your accommodation will also include linens and towels. This loft apartment is also extremely comfortable, clean and convenient. It can accommodate up to six guests, so ideal for small families and a group of friends.

African Loft Apartment
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
110 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the flat is very comfortable with nice modern amenities and was a great place to spend one night
a neat comfortable and secure place with warm and helpful people in the premises
a great stay comfortable quiet aircon if needed very thoughtful little touchs
the place was exactly as described me and my family were very comfortable
very neat apartment warm and welcoming
clean comfortable and magically serviced every day
very clean and good value
accommodation clean and very tastefully decorated
as always good clean and friendly
the flat is very clean and well equipped
she was an excellent host
she is an outstanding host
chase was a great host
chase is a great host
she is also a gracious and very accommodating host
perfectly located in an upmarket central and very safe neighborhood
chace's place is ideally located in a beautiful part of east london
really good value for money perfect location and spacious apartment
the accommodation was comfortable well located and very spacious
chace's place is beautiful and is in a beautiful location
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7. Comfortable private flat (from USD 33)

Ideal for two guests, this comfortable flat is overlooking the pool area. It has a small kitchen equipped with a fridge, stove, oven, some dishes, and silverware. The lounge area has cable TV and a comfortable couch. To get to the beach, you would have to drive for about 10 minutes. Restaurants, shops, and pubs are also just a few minutes away. The bedroom is spacious and super nice. This is a superb accommodation plus extremely accommodating hosts. Guests will get private entrance and parking is free here.

Comfortable Private Flat
55 reviews Superhost
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furnishings with the self-catering equipment all available
very comfortable place - modern tasteful and practical design - perfect and uncomplicated - very recommendable thanks carey-ann
carey-anne’s facility is of a high standard and we were warmly welcomed
clean and fairly spacious place
this is a clean beautiful and spacious place
the place is spacious clean quite and comfortable
everything ist super clean
carey-anne's place is lovely very clean spacious quiet and provides privacy
wonderful host adorable dogs and friendly staff
the host is friendly and helpful
she is friendly helpful and accommodating of our plans
great host and a lovely place
beautiful apartment and thoughtful host
was a perfect location and very comfortable
carey-anne's place is perfectly located in the heart of east london
a very comfortable stay and convenient location
great family great location and great flat
great and tidy place in a central location
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8. Child-friendly, two-bedroom home (from USD 33)

This two-bedroom, child-friendly home in East London is only a few minutes to the beach. It’s extremely safe for it has a monitored alarm system. It features a big garden perfect for families with kids. They also have a large lawn and a barbecue area for get-togethers. Each accommodation will include some essentials (bed sheets, towels, toilet paper), TV, wifi, hot water, workstation, free parking. The kitchen is also at your disposal.

GWIVEMOS @ 11a Virginia
102 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we made use of the fan provided to keep mozzies away and slept well
we especially appreciated the tea and breakfast things that were provided even though it's self catering
the beds were good and comfortable with nice linens
very neat and spotless
lovely place to be very clean place and quite neighbourhood
great place super clean and worth every cent
lovely place to be for the entire family clean and hospitable
great host the place is nice and clean described perfectly with breakfast also provided
friendly host she makes you feel at home
the host is very thoughtful
very welcoming host and co-host
very nice apartment and helpful host
accommodating friendly and enthusiastic hosts
had a great time at mihlali’s place
great property comfortable and spacious in a very quiet location
it's the perfect location very quiet peaceful and private highly recommend
mihlali's place is a great deal
the place is clean and it’s close to a shopping center
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9. Clean apartment (from USD 26)

This affordable accommodation has clean and modern bedrooms. You may not get sea views here but the forest views are just as stunning as the sea. This home is near Hemingway Mall and the King Williams town where you can get a chance to go hiking at Amatola or visit Amathole Museum. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and essentials such as towels and sheets are already provided. It’s clean and comfortable accommodation that would suit a traveler’s budget. The apartment is a 10-minutes drive away from the beach.

Shift Adventures BnB
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
42 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place has easy access it was easy to find the room was very comfortable i enjoyed my stay
the was a great value offer i was upgrade to double bed unit
the place is clean comfortable and very neat
everything was spotlessly clean the bed excellent and we slept exceptionally well
nice and tranquil and good clean facility
the room was clean and comfortable with lovely finishings
her place is cosy clean and comfortable for a short stay
renay was a wonderful host
renee is a great host
a very nice host
renay she is so very kind and responses fast
great place excellent value for money renay is a great host
location good only 5 min from hemmingways mall and 10 min from east london central
was just a nights stop and close to n2 so perfect for our needs
the location and exterior were not as expected but the rooms were clean and in good condition
perfect place to relax
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10. Apartment close to major establishments in East London

This home which can accommodate up to four guests is close to the Hemmingway Mall and Vincent Park where there are a variety of shops to choose from. The Beacon Hospital is also nearby. When you book this accommodation, you’ll get free wifi, a workspace, a TV, some essentials like towels and sheets, and a private living room. You’re not allowed to use the kitchen but don’t worry for breakfast will be provided. There are several restaurants near the area too.

@ Cul de sac
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
41 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
great comfy and clean and large rooms
very clean beautiful space and amazing host
her home has ample space is spotless great linen and towels
the house has been recently refurbished and all the rooms are impeccably clean
the rooms were clean the beds were comfortable and nondumiso is a great host
nondimuso was a fantastic host
the host was welcoming and sweet
thank you to the helpful and attentive host
nondomiso is an absolute great host love her hospitality
amazing host hospitality on another level definitely going there again
good location nice quiet surroundings
a great place in a great neighborhood
it is situated in a lovely quiet area
it is a tidy home located in a quiet safe suburb
great location for your road trip in south africa
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11. Beachroad apartment

Stay close to Nahoon Beach with this two-bedroom apartment in East London. If you love to play golf, there is a golf course very close to this home. Several restaurants are within the vicinity too. Other amenities include some essentials, cable TV and an uncapped internet. There is also a space for a laptop if you’re working from home.

Beachroad Apartment - uncapped WIFI & DSTV
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
164 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi and dstv nice extras
comfy apartment with super fast uncapped wifi
a very central place lots of space nice tvs dstv and fast wifi
safe and secure place with excellent wifi facilities and great value for money
dstv wifi a projector oh yes definitely booking with you again in el
the place is clean and modern
the apartment was clean quiet and safe
clean neat tidy well organised
great clean and beautiful space to relax and unwind
sparking clean great space especially for the price
the owner was is very helpful
polite helpful hosts who communicate well
host was quick on responses great check in process
really great place and great host
the place is nice with big bedrooms and there host gave us privacy
the location is great very close to the beach
close to a good spar
close to spar in a safe area
justin & lisa's place is great value for money located conveniently within a lovely neighborhood and close to amenities
this is a well-equipped flat near the beach and near some useful shops
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12. Honeymoon house at Villa Panorama

This home has a country-like feel and very close to nature. It’s in a really quiet location with plenty of farm animals. The sea is also just a walking distance. The rental offers one bedroom with two beds and a bathroom, which is ideal for couples, solo travelers and business travelers, but can also accommodate a family of three as there is a sofa bed in the living room. Amenities include TV, wifi, laptop-friendly workspace, and other essentials. You’re free to also use the kitchen, garden, and the balcony. Please note that this is a pet-friendly apartment.

Honeymoon House, Villa Panorama.
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
45 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
adorable doggies and was otherwise very comfortable to stay in
cabin was clean and well equipped
the place was clean and comfortable
a quaint basic space - perfectly adequate and very clean but not somewhere i'd want to spend relaxing
sharon was a wonderful host
sharon was a very friendly and open hearted host
sharon was very accommodating and made us feel welcome
lovely host and dogs would recommend
she is an amazing host and went the extra-mile to help me and make me feel comfortable
excellent location beautiful decor very comfortable
cute place on a rambling property
her place is very cosy and is a perfect stop-over to get to the airport
calming scenery and loved the geese (and birds) at the place
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The Mercedez Benz Park

Because their economy relies mostly on the motor industry, this 6th largest city in South Africa is also known as the Mercedez Benz Park or the Car Park. If you love cars, East London is definitely the place to be in South Africa. You’ll surely have fun here especially if you’re also into sports. Plan your vacation asap and use our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in the area.

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