Tourist Attractions in Abbotsford, Amatola & Stormberg, Eastern Cape

Tourist Attractions near Abbotsford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Hemingway's Casino & Hotel

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Batting Bridge over Nahoon River

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Nahoon River

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Hemingways Casino: less than 5 km
Dassie Trail: less than 5 km
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Vincent Heights

South Africa's Eastern Cape province provides visitors with many exceptional destinations for holiday makers to explore and enjoy. The laid back, friendly city of East London, Eastern Cape serves as a favourite holiday locations, with the tree lined East London suburb of Abbotsford being one of the more relaxed locales in the East London Area. Relatively unknown, Abbotsford has many appealing features which include fertile green landscapes and abundant birdlife. The peaceful, tranquillity of Abbotsford has resulted in it becoming a popular Eastern Cape holiday venue to escape East London's fast paced city lifestyle. Abbotsford lies within close proximity to the scenic East London, Nahoon River, which is characterized by the high rocky outcrops which surround it. The East London, Nahoon River serves as an excellent spot for fishing and boating, and is a hot spot for avid birdwatchers, who regularly catch sight of Fish Eagles, Egyptian Geese and Nightjars. Although Abbotsford lies separate from East London's noisy traffic and crowds, Abbotsford is in close proximity to a wide variety of East London amenities which include shopping centres, medical and sporting facilities, East London restaurants, cinemas, an East London casino, and is in easy access to East London's main highways and freeways.

For exclusive Abbotsford Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Forword's River Lodge lying on the banks of the beautiful Eastern Cape, Nahoon River is where you can savour a gourmet breakfast in bed, at the pool, or in the dining-room, while you watch canoeists and fishermen enjoy the Nahoon River. This East London, Abbotsford Bed & Breakfast accommodation is where personal attention to detail and the needs of guests are top priority! For an Eastern Cape 'Private Game Reserve' (minus the Big Five) experience right in East London, Abbotsford Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Fish Eagle Manor offers safari-style thatched rondavels decorated in Karen Blixen's "Out of Africa" theme.
While in Abbotsford, East London, get up-close and personal with rare White Lions, Bengal Tigers, Cheetah, Giraffe, Crocodile, White Camel, Zebra and Antelope at The Lion Park, East London's own 'mini' game reserve situated just 3 minutes from Abbotsford accommodation.

The nearby suburb of Bonnie Doone, East London (3.6km from Abbotsford accommodation) is known as "a little piece of Heaven". With panoramic views of the gently winding Nahoon River stretching all the way to the Eastern Cape Indian ocean, and the Nahoon Beach within walking distance, Bonnie Doon Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Arum House is the perfect choice for your East London holiday accommodation. For Bonnie Doon Self Catering accommodation, Nine on Irvine Guesthouse is ideally situated in the East London Area, be it for business or pleasure. From Bonnie Doon accommodation, take a 10 minute drive to the East London Coast Nature Reserve, where visitors will be thrilled to see Southern Right Wales which make their way up the Eastern Cape coast between July and September, and during the sardine run at the beginning of June.

From Bonnie Doon accommodation, take a 7 minute drive to the nearby East London suburb of Nahoon, East London (5.8km from Abbotsford accommodation), which has been developed around the picturesque Eastern Cape Nahoon Beach - East London's most popular beach famous throughout the South African surfing community for producing some very impressive waves. Nahoon Beach's magnificent golden sands and the famous East London Nahoon Reef dive spot makes this East London Area a prime holiday destination.
Lying on the banks of the Nahoon River ("Nxaruni" in Xhosa), the beautiful upmarket East London, Nahoon suburb offers outstanding Nahoon Self Catering accommodation at 3 Star Kennington Palms, close to all East London amenities, and just down the road from Nahoon Beach. 
For fine dining in Nahoon, Le Petit offers the most outstanding quality and value for money in East London, and for a taste of the orient, Zhong Hua Chinese and Japanese cuisine in Nahoon is simple, the atmosphere quiet and relaxed, and the food consistently good.
Keep the kids busy with exciting activities at Nahoon Beach, where Jonginenge Eco Adventures will ensure they have an action packed day while you take a much needed break. Trained lifeguards give surfing lessons, and provide other beach based action ranging from sand boarding to paddling, snorkelling to fishing and environmental appreciation of the Eastern Cape coastline.

Across the Nahoon River lies East London, Beacon Bay, an amazing little East London Area gem with spectacular Eastern Cape beaches and scenery.  Beacon Bay is also the gathering place for arts and crafts enthusiasts, who can enjoy the variety of wares at the Beacon Bay Craft Gallery. Beacon Bay, situated on the Nahoon River Estuary, will provide you with superior Beacon Bay Bed & Breakfast accommodation overlooking the Nahoon River and the Eastern Cape Indian Ocean, where you can "awake to the sounds of the ocean". Star Graded Beacon Bay Self Catering accommodation offers the golf enthusiast a golf practice area with up to 300m drive distance. See the Where To Stay Beacon Bay accommodation page for more info on these Beacon Bay accommodation options.
For those who enjoy clubbing, you can party the night away just 7 minutes north of Beacon Bay accommodation (3.8km from Abbotsford accommodation) at East London's premier Numbers Dance Club on Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay. Reputed to be the most frequented night club in East London, we suggest you add it to your itinerary, as this East London dance club is the place to be.

Other East London towns near Abbotsford accommodation are:

East London, Vincent Heights is a beautiful tranquil East London Area suburb just 20 minutes from the East London Airport, in close proximity to main East London shopping centres, the East London business hub, East London sporting facilities, and breath-taking East London beaches. Vincent Heights is also just 8 minutes away from the renowned East London Golf Club, one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa, and is regarded by most as a 'must play'. For East London Vincent Heights accommodation (4.8km from Abbotsford accommodation), you'll find Star Graded Vincent Heights Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Warm Karos Bed & Breakfast overlooking an indigenous forest, and Day's End Guest House, which offers stately elegance in an idyllic setting. Also in this prestigious Eastern Cape East London Area suburb, try Vincent Heights Self Catering accommodation at Jasmine Guest Cottage, close to the stylish and vibrant Vincent Park Shopping Centre, and Hemingways Casino - premier East London entertainment for the whole family.

- Right on the doorstep of up-market Vincent Heights accommodation lies Berea, East London accommodation (4.7km from Abbotsford accommodation). Berea Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Fusion House B & B and Conference Venue will cater for your East London conferences, and is close to the Berea, Vincent Park shopping centre, East London beaches (5 minute drive), East London Airport (13km from Berea accommodation), and the East London Golf Club is only 6 minutes away.
For a lively distraction, the East London flee markets (1.17km from Berea accommodation) are open all weekend, and offer a delightful day out where you can browse for a variety of wares.
For the 'arty' type, make sure you visit the nearby Anne Bryant Art Gallery, which hosts an excellent permanent collection of paintings and sculptures by established South African and international artists. The gallery is housed in a elegant turn of the century Edwardian East London mansion, which you will find on Marks Road about 2km from East London Berea accommodation.

The Eastern Cape, East London suburbs of Abbotsford, Bonnie Doon, Nahoon, Beacon Bay, Vincent Heights and Berea are all included in the many suburbs that make up the East London Area, making this region of the Eastern Cape a glorious holiday destination for the whole family. With some of the best beaches along the Eastern Cape coastline, reportedly some of the finest in the world, holidaymakers can enjoy a variety of water sports and outdoor activities, and a buzzing night life that comes alive when the sun goes down.
A visit to the East London Queens Park Zoo & Gardens (about 10 minutes from Abbotsford accommodation) which houses about 50 mammal species, including chimpanzees and white lions is a 'must', and for the chocolate lover, the Chocolate Warehouse World of Chocolate situated in East London's Park Street (7.6km from Abbotsford accommodation), guarantees visitors a "mouth watering" experience! Right around the corner the history buff will enjoy Gately House, which was built in 1876 and proclaimed a National Monument in 1973. This Eastern Cape East London treasure is an excellent example of a modest Victorian home, and is one of the only house museums in South Africa which still contains the original furniture.

For the outdoor adventurer, Ruff Enuff Tours hosts tours from East London to various parts of the Eastern Cape - trips to waterfalls, cultural villages and everything that is wild and beautiful.

When looking Where To Stay, you'll be spoiled for choice with an abundance of East London Bed & Breakfast accommodation and East London Self Catering accommodation, and for East London accommodation where pets are allowed, go to the Where to Stay East London Pet Friendly accommodation web page. For more details on East London accommodation, visit the Where To Stay East London Area accommodation page.

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It is our mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable East London Abbotsford accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as East London Abbotsford Bed and Breakfast accommodation, East London Abbotsford Self Catering accommodation, East London Abbotsford Guest House accommodation, and other East London Abbotsford lodges such as Self Catering Cottages in East London Abbotsford, and East London Abbotsford Hotels.
We strive to present a mixture of upmarket East London Abbotsford accommodation, and affordable accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for Self Catering accommodation in East London Abbotsford, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in East London Abbotsford. East London Abbotsford Hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in East London Abbotsford (or in towns near East London Abbotsford).

Suitable East London Abbotsford accommodation can also be found in nearby towns such as - East London Bonnie Doon - 3.6km from Abbotsford accommodation; East London Nahoon - 4.3km from Abbotsford accommodation; East London Berea - 4.7km from Abbotsford accommodation; East London Vincent Heights - 4.8km Abbotsford accommodation; East London Beacon Bay - 5.4km from Abbotsford accommodation.

We recommend that, if in doubt about accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in East London Abbotsford, whether it be Star Graded Self Catering East London Abbotsford accommodation, or Star Graded East London Abbotsford Bed and Breakfast accommodation. See Where to Stay for our Star Graded East London Abbotsford accommodation page.
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