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The Thatch Guest House is a modern purpose-built establishment offering luxury and tranquility to the discerning traveler.  The dining room and guest lounge are situated under thatch with panoramic views of the Quinera Mouth, Indian Ocean and the surrounding indigenous and sub-tropical flora.

Significant emphasis is placed on providing comfortable and spotlessly clean accommodation to guests.  With six fully equipped spacious and luxurious en-suite bedrooms with private entrances, secure parking and pool, this stylish, secure, cool thatched dwelling offers more than the usual.

The Thatch however, due to its unusual design, is not suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.  Close to local amenities and an easy 10 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from the airport, The Thatch is suitable for the businessman and holidaymaker alike.

Among the numerous facilities available to guests are the sun downer deck, swimming pool on-site, secure off-street parking, mini-bars in rooms, wireless internet access, guest lounge, tea and coffee making facilities and satellite television in lounge and bedrooms, the beautiful Bonza Beach and lagoon within walking distance, and sites of historical interest and sporting and leisure activities readily accessible in the area.

Accommodation at The Thatch Guest House:
We have king size beds, queen size beds and twin beds.  The rooms are en-suite, with MNET and DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, bar fridge, telephone line and private entrance.

Internet facilities, toiletries and secure parking are also provided.


Buffalo City, which incorporates East London, Beacon Bay, Mdantsane, King Williams Town, Beacon Bay and Gonubie, has some extraordinary tourist attractions and is rich in natural resources.  The 68 km of coastline includes 10 estuaries, nature conservancies, natural heritage sites, rocky shores and 14 sandy beaches.

The area is well suited to local tourism, ecotourism and historical tourism, especially that relating to the anti-apartheid struggle as many of South Africa’s past and present political leaders hail from the region.

The Indian Ocean coastline is the main feature - and attraction - of the Eastern area. The warm sea is good for swimming and fishing.  There are small resort developments at virtually all river mouths in the eastern part of the region.

East London, South Africa’s only river port, is set on both the broad Buffalo River and Nahoon River and has the Gonubie River flowing around it.  It is known as the gateway to the region’s tourist corridors:  the Sunshine Coast and the Wild Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is to the south and runs for more than 200 km to Port Elizabeth.  The Wild Coast is to the north. Rugged and unspoilt, the coastline is indigenous coastal forest.

Cancellation Policy:

- For Same day cancellation/non-arrival, 100% of the total accommodation cost is payable.
- For cancellation, 50% of the total accommodation.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Xhosa / Zulu
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV

Rooms and Units Available:

Double Room

1 Double bed, bar fridge, air-conditioning, kettle, Microwave, Facility bar, TV, DStv, Shower only.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Queen Rooms

There is 1 queen bed, Microwave, TV, kettle, Air-conditioner, Bar fridge, DStv, heater and Shower only.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Sunrise Family Room

1 queen bed, 1 single bed, Microwave, TV, kettle, Air-conditioner, Bar fridge, DStv, facility bar, heater, and a bath and Shower. There are beautiful sunrise views from this room.

Sleeps 3 Adults

Twin Rooms

It has twin beds that can be converted into King Bed on request, Additional amenities include a Microwave, TV, kettle, bar fridge, sleeper couch for an extra person and a shower and bath.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 3 Adults


Beacon Bay is on the east bank of the Nahoon River in East London. The easiest route to follow for those who dont know the area is to approach from the National Route ( N2 ).

From the N2:
- Take exit 24 signposted to Beacon Bay. At the top of the off-ramp turn left, into Bonza Bay Main road. Stay on this road for just under4 kms.

- You will travel straight through two sets of traffic lights and then three mini-roundabouts. Pass the gym (looks like a castle) keeping it on your left and then the Kwikspar, also on your left.

- After 400m look for and follow the B&B sign, to the left, into Kiaat Road. Drive until you reach the fork in the road. Follow the B&B sign turning right into Plover Crescent. Take the next right into Flamingo Crescent.

The Thatch is the second on the right, No. 37

* 37 Flamingo Crescent, Beacon Bay, East London.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM