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Quiet area in the suburb of Beacon Bay. Nestling on the Quenera river and a view of the river mouth into the sea. Close to shops and the lovely Bonza Bay beach.+-20 km from airport.
Spacious upmarket rooms.One with lock-up garage and private deck and braai. Both rooms have beautiful views of river and sea. Nature on your doorstep abundant bird life.

The newly decorated units have a double/queen beds, good seating and upgraded bathrooms ,one with bath.Fridge, microwave, crockery and utensils, tv, dstv, radio, coffee and tee facilities

Regret that we are not wheel chair or toddler friendly as we have steps leading down to the apartment.

Rooms and Units Available:

R00M NO 1: Lock up garage with deck and" braai".Upgraded bathroom with shower only.Semi self catering [no stove]Beautiful views also from deck.Extra single bed can be provided for a third guest or child.

ROOM NO 2:Open plan ,tastefully decorated with large bathroom and bath Air Condition.Lovely views also from bathroom and bed!Comfortable armchairs ,queen bed ,desk and chair,and kitchenette.Nature at your doorstep.

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Parking (off-street - covered)

Cancellation Policy:

canncellation 0=7days prior to arrival100% of the deposit forfitted.7-14 days 70% of dep. forfitted,14-21 days and longer 50% of dep.forfitted

Latest Reviews

Thank you Marie for your hospitality. Everything about A River Rest was
perfect. Our accommodation was beautiful as was our delicious breakfast and the views spectacular. Sadly we were only there for one night.

Paul Trotman Jan 2019
If you need accommodation in East London... stay here!
Beautifully presented, comfortable, clean, quiet, beautiful views and great breakfast. So much thought had been put into the rooms and everything you need is provided. The owners were incredibly helpful and just a very pleasant place to stay.

Lesley Graham Jun 2015
The hospitality is out of this world, the premises truly enhances a sense of tranquility, and given a chance I will make a booking again.
Loyiso Matsiliza Aug 2009
Everything was exceptionally well organised and the view is spectacular. As a regular visitor to a variety of guesthouses around the country, this is definitely one of the best!
John Gray Jun 2009
Absolutely awesome, wish we could pack the view and tranquility into our suitcase and take it home. The room was spotless, spacious and well appointed with very good attention to detail by Marie. We strongly recommend River rest for couples visiting East London.
Mario Fourie May 2009


Travelling from east or west to East London take the BEACON BAY offramp from the N2[exit24],and follow the signs to BEACON BAY. From STUTTERHEIM road simply follow the signs to BEACON BAY. The road that brings you into BEACON BAY is BONZA BAY ROAD. Go down BONZA BAY road in BEACON BAY, towards the ocean.

Follow on untill you pass the gym on the left (looks like a castle) pass the gym then turn LEFT at the OK into LOERIE LANE. First RIGHT into HERONS WAY which becomes FLAMINGO CRESENT. We are no 29 on the left side.(CLINKERBRICK HOUSE)

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