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This landmark B&B, in Gonubie East London, sets the hospitality standard for others to follow.

The emphasis is on personal service, and the relaxed atmosphere carries through to the accommodation, where guests make themselves at home in the splendidly appointed B&B and self catering suites.

We invite you to stay at the Crowned Crane, or the Guinea Feather, for a wonderful home away from home experience!

Crowned Crane:
The Crowned Crane offers its guests B&B, Self catering and budget accommodation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Crowned Crane, a 3 star Tourism Council Graded Bed and Breakfast establishment that also boasts with AA Highly Recommended accreditation. The emphasis is on personal service, and the relaxed atmosphere carries through to the accommodation, where guests make themselves at home in the luxuriously appointed suites. The tranquillity of the Crowned Crane is enhanced by the entrancing sea views, the sound of the surf, and the soft saline scent coming off the sea...

On entering the B&B suites you are drawn to the full width glass frontage of the suite, where the magnificent seascape stretching away before you leads you out onto the full width private balcony.The luxurious B&B suites sleep 2 in comfort, and one suite provides for an additional child under 10 years old.

A full English breakfast is served every morning to prepare guests for the day ahead.

Self Catering Units:
The self catering units have their own private entrance, and the enchanting thatched walkway leading to the units invites guests to an idyllic visit.The self catering units are situated in a tranquil garden locale and have their own private verandahs, charmingly overgrown with lush vegetation.The self catering units sleep 2 adults and 2 children under 10 years in comfort, or 3 adults, and are superbly appointed, ensuring that all guests` needs are fulfilled.

Situated a short 15 minute drive from the centre of East London, Gonubie has a quaint mixture of old and new blending harmoniously, to create an atmosphere that is both bubbly and vibrant, yet is serene and relaxed.

Gonubie has everything a resident or visitor would want or need. Beautiful beaches, scenic walks, abundant bird life, rich and varied flora... A wide range of sporting and cultural activities is to be found in Gonubie, and there are shops to cater to all tastes. However, to know any place you need to live there, and for that reason The Crowned Crane and The Guinea Feather need to be your accommodation destination.

Things are relaxed here and letting go of tension is easy when the beach and lagoon, with a beautiful tidal pool and wooden walkway - built to protect the primary dunes from human traffic - offer hours of tranquillity and sunshine pleasure.

When the tide is out, the lagoon is a perfect place for exploring - collecting shells, watching water snails and birds and, particularly for families, an ideal place to while away the time.


A minute from the Crowned Crane is access to the pristine beauty of the Gonubie coastline.

Equally close is the Gonubie Bird Sanctuary which is home to over 160 bird species, including the Crowned Crane.

Within walking distance of The Crowned Crane is the tidal pool and the start of the renowned Gonubie Boardwalk, which will lead you to Gonubie's impressive river mouth, with its perfect and safe Blue Flag Beach.

Rooms and Units Available:

Family Garden unit
Family unit in the garden. Two rooms, one with double bed and the other two single beds, extra single bed in lounge under TV. Fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower. Braai, facilities, DStv, Wi-Fi, Secure parking. Breakfast can be added at R70pp
Sleeps 5 Adults

Garden room with lounge
Room accessed through the walkway into the garden and consists of a double bed, small lounge & full bathroom with Victorian bath. Comm DStv, Free Wi-Fi, security. Microwave, small fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast can be added at R70pp
Sleeps 2 Adults

Garden self catering unit
Fully equipped open plan self catering unit in the garden. Double bed and bathroom with shower. Fully equipped kitchenette. Sleeper couch for kids under ten years of age. Breakfast can be added at R70pp extra on arrival.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Upstairs with balcony
Upstairs room has a lovely balcony with partial ocean view. Double bed and bathroom with shower. Small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. DStv,Wi-Fi, Security on premises. Breakfast can be added at R70pp extra on arrival.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations effected from 40 days or less before date of arrival will attract a charge of 100% of the total fee.


Stay on the Main curves down towards the sea, the hotel will be on your right.
Follow the road keeping the sea on your left.
Four speed bumps after the hotel you will find a cream coloured house with flags on your right at 1 Oceanway.

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