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It is centrally located, being opposite Selborne College and close to many other schools, sporting and cultural venues.  Originally built over 100 years ago, the renovated Dawson Manor Guest House exudes modern elegance while retaining many of the original features including a beautiful stained-glass window.

Each room is classically decorated to give a feeling of opulence, with a stylish en-suite bathroom, Smart TV with DStv, fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities and ceiling fans.  You will be spoiled for choice and will want to come back again and again.

Breakfast is served each morning in the pool-side dining area where you will have a choice of yoghurt and cereals plus a hot meal.  In addition, you can help yourself to sublime filter coffee and a selection of teas.

Afternoons can be spent sunning by the pool, relaxing in the living room or on the deck surrounding a beautiful old Strangler Fig tree with double braai area.

Should you want to travel for business, pleasure or sports tours, then Dawson Manor has everything you need and will offer you a warm welcome.

In-Room facilities:
*  En-suite bathroom and Bathroom amenities
*  Coffee and tea making facilities
*  DStv and TV
*  Wi-Fi

Establishment Facilities:
*  Off-street parking
*  Wi-Fi
*  Swimming pool
*  Braai area
*  Table tennis

Area Info:

What’s nearby

  • East London Museum2 min(200 m)
  • Technical College Sports Field6 min(500 m)
  • Basketball Park4 min(4.2 km)
  • German Settlers Memorial5 min(4.7 km)
  • East London Aquarium4 min(4.6 km)
  • Fort Glamorgan Nature Reserve5 min(5 km)
  • Amalinda Nature Reserve7 min(5 km)
  • Nahoon Park7 min(5 km)
  • Bluebend Nature Reserve9 min(9 km)
  • Quinera Mouth Recreation Area19 min(15 km)
Restaurants & cafes
  • RestaurantCoelacanth Cafe2 min(150 m)
  • RestaurantToast Deli9 min(800 m)
  • RestaurantSteers13 min(1.1 km)
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Quigney Eastern Beach5 min(4.7 km)
  • Nahoon Beach7 min(6 km)
Public transport
  • TrainPanmure15 min(1.3 km)
  • TrainChiselhurst14 min(1.2 km)
Closest airports
  • East London Airport13 min(10 km)
  • Bhisho Airport52 min(68 km)


1. Beaches
2. East London Museum
3. Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
4. The Venom Pit Snake Park
5. Mpongo Private Game Reserve
6. City Hall
7. Ann Bryant Art Gallery
8. Hemmingways Mall
9. Gately House
10. Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village
11. East London Aquarium
12. Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve

Rooms and Units Available:

Deluxe King
Our deluxe king rooms are very spacious and elegantly styled; with a King bed, which can be separated into two singles. There is also a sofa bed. Each room features a delightful, large en-suite shower room, a smart TV, fridge and tea/coffee facilities.
Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Deluxe Queen
Stay in our romantically styled room with a queen size bed, original features, antique wardrobe and open en-suite. Luxuriate in the Victorian style bath, also shower which rests on striking black and white patterned tiles, under a tall Victorian window.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Room
Beautiful, bright, spacious bedroom with a King size bed and sofa bed and two single beds. Two large Victorian style windows allow for views of the decked braai area to the side and the Selborne College fields to the front.
Sleeps 5 Adults

Standard King
This room is accessed through a sliding door from the pool area. It features a King size bed, smart TV, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and an easy chair for extra comfort. The en-suite shower room features wall to ceiling mirrors.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Queen
Charming rooms with queen size bed and stylish en-suite with shower. All rooms have a smart TV, fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
No Pets Allowed
City Life

Cancellation Policy:

  • The guest can cancel free of charge until 14 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price of the reservation if they cancel within 14 days of arrival. If the guest doesn’t show up, they’ll be charged the total price of the reservation.
  • The guest will be charged a prepayment of the total price of the reservation at any time.

Terms and Conditions

-  Check-in time: 14:00.
-  Check out time: 11:00.
-  No smoking inside.
-  No pets allowed.
-  The credit card used to make the online booking needs to be presented at check-in.
-  A copy of the cardholder’s ID/ Passport is required on arrival.


From: Port Elizabeth International Airport Take Allister Miller Dr and Forest Hill N/B Rd to Settlers Hwy/M4 in South End 4 min (2.9 km) Head north on Airport W Rd 49 m At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Allister Miller Dr Go through 1 roundabout 1.4 km Turn left onto Forest Hill N/B Rd 850 m Use any lane to turn right onto Walmer Blvd/M9 600 m Follow N2 to R345 in Peddie 2 hr 2 min (196 km) Use the middle lane to turn left onto Settlers Hwy/M4 (signs for R75/Grahamstown/Uitenhage) 68 m Keep right to continue on M4 6.7 km Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 751B to merge onto N2 toward Grahamstown 45.5 km Use the left lane to take the N2 ramp to Grahamstown 1.6 km Continue onto N2 142 km Follow R345 and R72 to Dawson Rd in Selborne, East London 1 hr 13 min (95.9 km) Turn right onto R345 24.3 km Turn left onto R72 68.0 km Take the exit toward Beaconsfield Road 300 m Turn left onto Park Gates Rd 280 m Continue onto Beaconsfield Rd 300 m Turn right onto Park Ave 650 m Turn left onto Oxford St 1.7 km Continue onto Union Ave 130 m Turn right onto Dawson Rd Destination will be on the left 190 m Destination: 8 Dawson Rd Selborne, East London, 5213

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Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM