About Dockside Guest House
Dockside Guest House is situated directly across from the picturesque small boat harbour on the East Bank of Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape. Each of our rooms have magnificent views overlooking the small boat harbour, the Kowie River and the unique arched Kowie Bridge. Dockside Guest House is managed by owners Des and Pat Riggien, and you will experience warm and friendly hospitality throughout your stay. We measure our success by the high return rate of our guests.
All five rooms are elegantly furnished and feature the following:
Tea and coffee facilities
Private outside patios with table and chairs
Queen bed, luxury white linen, dressing room, luxury bathroom with large triangular bath and large shower. Two comfortable chairs and table for relaxing and enjoying the view.
Ethnic and Sea Rooms:
Double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, dressing table and chair.
Twin beds with en-suite bathroom with shower.
Queen bed, luxury private bathroom with large bath and large shower across the passage.
The rooms have private outside entrances and we have off road parking. Relax and unwind in the large lounge while watching the activities in the harbour and on the river. Sit in our our tranquil tree lined garden where numerous birds make their homes and watch the local fisherman bring home their catch.
Situated opposite the small boat harbour on the East Bank. We are a mere 500 meters from the town center and just three minutes from the nearest beach.
Situated midway between East London and Port Elizabeth, exactly 150 kilometers either way. Known for the wonderful temperate climate, pristine endless beaches, friendly 'village' atmosphere and magnificent Kowie River, which flows out to the warm Indian Ocean.
Escape from the hustle and bustle. Suspend time. Experience the serenity, tranquility and absolute beauty this little town has to offer. With breathtaking views and inescapable beauty, Port Alfred is one of the few places that offer a remarkable range of activities from fishing, sand boarding, surfing, canoeing, horse riding across the beaches, hiking and two well known golf courses. Kelly's beach has recently been awarded Blue Flag status.
Only 15 minutes from the historical settlers town of Bathurst and within a hours drive to Grahamstown and the numerous private game reserves which are malaria-free. There are endless opportunities for you to enjoy the outdoors. Let your hosts, Pat and Des assist you in planning your stay and experiencing all that Port Alfred has to offer.