Kowie River Guest House in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

Kowie River Guest House

Guest House / Self Catering at 10 Colegate Road, Port Alfred, 6170, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Kowie River Guest House

Kowie River Guest House offers you a unique experience to enjoy all the conveniently situated facilities, whilst relaxing in our beautiful guesthouse on the banks of the magnificent Kowie River.

Our beautiful, well treed garden is filled with abundant birdlife. Some 139 species of birds can be twittered in and around our garden and on the riverbanks. Guests have often sited game animals whilst enjoying their breakfast on our outside deck!

Amazing sunsets can be experienced from our private jetty or from your private patio. Our swimming pool with its surrounding deck is an excellent spot to relax and unwind. We offer braai facilities on the riverfront on request.


Kowie River Guest House offers three comfortable, luxury, double rooms, river facing, each with its own separate entrance. Our large family room has direct access to the river.

The rooms all have their own river facing, private patio’ equipped with a gas griller, two plate hob, utensils and a prep bowl. The modern river facing rooms all have stylish, full en suite bathrooms. The bathrooms include a walk-in shower, free standing bath, toilet, double basin and heated towel rail.

A desk, flat screen TV, plus satellite TV, wireless internet, extra length beds, American shutters, digital safe, bar fridge, microwave oven and tea & coffee making facilities complete the splendidly furnished rooms. Parking is off road.


Port Alfred is situated on the Route 72, midway between East London and Port Elizabeth, exactly 150km either way. Port Alfred boasts more sunshine days per year than any other area in South Africa and is simply known as “The Kowie” by the locals.

The 29 km navigable tidal river runs through the beautiful frontier town of Port Alfred and offers water sport enthusiasts endless choices. Nature lovers can book an overnight canoe trip to the Horse Shoe and explore the upper reaches of the beautiful Kowie River.

The warm Indian Ocean, temperate climate, pristine endless beaches, make Port Alfred a popular holiday destination. Kelly’s beach is a blue flag beach. Port Alfred offers a friendly village atmosphere where visitors can browse our diverse range of shops and enjoy the many coffee shops, cocktail bars, wine bars and restaurants. Port Alfred offers numerous sporting facilities to suite most preferences.

The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course and the Fish River Sun Golf Course are superb golfing layouts offering golfers, of all handicaps, a chance to test their golfing skills. Water sports, hiking, cycling, tennis, bowls, fishing (river, rock & surf & Game fishing) are just some of the recreational facilities offered. Game farms nearby offer fantastic game viewing including the Big 5! Port Alfred has an airfield 5km from town. The airfield is home to 43 Air School.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.588333333
Longitude: 26.881666666

Closest airport(s)
East London Airport - 150km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 150km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on SA-Venues.com
November 2010 - 8 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We stayed at Kowie River Guest House for 3 nights during our 3 week trip to Eastern Cape in October 2011. This is a fabulous guest house with the highest...

Barbara and Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne. UK

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