Richmond House Cottages
It is a great privilege to share the Richmond House Cottages heritage - and to have guests enjoy our three self-catering cottages.

Port Alfred is a town we are proud to call our very own coastal gem - is midway between East London and Port Elizabeth on South Africa`s East Cape coastline. It is also the setting for one of the East Cape`s most fascinating and historic properties.

The Eastern Cape seaboard is also a unique piece of paradise and the pride of our province. Our beaches are pristine, our fauna and flora rich in diversity. We hope to attract guests into the area to enjoy a beautiful river and coastal environment.

We want our guests to experience:
- A retreat where privacy and rest are guaranteed, with all comforts provided, yet where guests can determine their own schedules
- A tranquil, private garden full of birds and Eastern Cape flora - the best views Port Alfred can offer and from certain parts of the property, the best views of sea and river
- An insight into the history of Port Alfred`s most significant historical site and `the man who moved the Kowie River`
- A full range of services on site, as well as local recreational activities - including both the beach and river a short walk away. An ideal getaway for a private executive retreat, think-tank or mini conference
- Classical and jazz soirees are held on site in the Museum, which houses and displays the history of the Richmond House estate - formerly known as The Castle.

We look forward to welcoming you to Richmond House Cottages!

Accommodation at Richmond House Cottages:
Both Fig Tree Cottage and Ship Ahoy Cottage have two bedrooms each (king size bed or a double bed). Each open plan lounge-kitchen-dining area has a fireplace. The kitchens were beautifully designed and include automatic dishwashers. Each cottage has one full bathroom (bath and shower) and an outside hot and cold shower - open to trees and stars. Fig Tree and Ship Ahoy are perfect little homes-from-home for a couple or small family.

Sandymount Cottage is a romantic bedsitter with covered veranda, small outdoor dining table and chairs; an ideal getaway for a single guest or couple. It has a fully equipped and cleverly designed modern kitchen. The bathroom (with shower) is generously proportioned.


R850.00 per unit

  • Richmond House Cottages - Welcome to Richmond House
  • Richmond House Cottages - View of the Kowie River
  • Richmond House Cottages - Ship Ahoy Cottage at night
  • Richmond House Cottages - Ship Ahoy Cottage Bedroom
  • Richmond House Cottages - Ship Ahoy Cottage Bedroom
  • Richmond House Cottages - Ship Ahoy lounge and fireplace
  • Richmond House Cottages - Fig Tree Cottage
  • Richmond House Cottages - Fig Tree Cottage
  • Richmond House Cottages - Fig Tree Bedroom
  • Richmond House Cottages - Fig Tree Cottage bedroom
  • Richmond House Cottages - Fig Tree Cottage lounge
  • Richmond House Cottages - Fig Tree Kitchen
  • Richmond House Cottages - Relaxing at Fig Tree Cottage
  • Richmond House Cottages - Sandymount Cottage
  • Richmond House Cottages - Sandymount Cottage
  • Richmond House Cottages - Sandymount Cottage Bedroom
  • Richmond House Cottages - Sandymount Cottage verandah
  • Richmond House Cottages - Cape Grysbok near Sandymount Cottage
  • Richmond House Cottages - Boma
  • Richmond House Cottages - Relax at our Boma
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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Conference facilities
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • DVD and/or VCR

Richmond House Cottages Activities:

Local attractions:
beaches, boating, surfing, canoeing, fishing, river cruises, hiking, historic 1820 settler sites, Bathurst village and game lodges nearby. Famous Woody Cape dunes, Diaz Cross and Addo forest in vicinity. New Port Alfred Hospital and Rosehill shopping Mall.

Just want to relax on site? Richmond House estate offers:
Birdwatching and relaxing at our newly built and spacious boma, garden strolls, a billiard room, the Museum and Music Room, as well as a Cape country antique shop (including renovated architectural fittings)

We also offer:
- a select list of fine dining venues
- breakfasts, and picnic baskets for day outings (with advance notice and at additional cost)
- a mini conference facility

Richmond House Cottages Map:

Other Accommodation near Richmond House Cottages:

Accommodation options within 8km from Richmond House Cottages include:

Portofino Guest House

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Settler Sands Self Catering Accommodation

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Sheilan House

Sheilan House

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A Villa de Mer

A Villa de Mer

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