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!
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.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Cots available
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Fireplace on the Premises
Crowned Crane Activities:
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.
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Crowned Crane Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 4
Was very comfortable and neat. Pity we did not stay a bit longer to visit the area. Will definitely recommend to friends.
Rating: Reviewed by Desmond Oliver over a year ago
Found Guesthouse to be very clean and staff friendly. Price very affordable. Location is good, very peaceful and close to all amenities & highway. As we were there attending a Race Meeting, leaving early arriving back late, we were not able to attend any breakfasts so cannot comment on this. All in all would definitely recommend the establishment to other travelers.
Rating: Reviewed by KIM WAGENAAR over a year ago
Thank you very much for a lovely time. We attended a conference and stayed 3 nights in the self catering family unit. Everything we needed was at hand and the facility was well looked after!
Rating: Reviewed by Lida Stander over a year ago
Served our need for the one day we stayed.
Rating: Reviewed by Talat Mahmood Shaik over a year ago