East London Accommodation at River Bend Guest House Eastern Cape

River Bend Guest House

Guest House / Bed & Breakfast / Conference Venue at 5 Blue Bend Place, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About River Bend Guest House

River Bend Guest House is uniquely positioned high atop the banks of the Nahoon River Estuary, bordering on the nature reserve with stunning views over the river, it’s mouth and the well known Nahoon Reef, the view over the Indian Ocean creating an ideal venue for guests to relax in a wonderful garden setting as they take a break from either a working day, or perhaps to relax and unwind after travelling.


All the spacious and comfortable rooms have private entrances, en suite private bathrooms, some with shower only, some with both a bath and shower. Guests are offered accommodation tailored to their needs with single, twin or king sized beds.

The furnishings are of excellent quality, each room is appropriately furnished and fitted, in addition to standard furnishings, a desk, one or two lounge chairs and a coffee table complete the picture. Good quality flat screen TV’s, mini-bar fridge, free wireless internet and air-conditioning, in addition to every other amenity a discerning guest might expect in a top establishment.

Self Catering
Perhaps more accurately described as a studio apartment, Room 1 at Riverbend Guest House has a kitchenette; a full bathroom with both shower and bath and a private dining area. The apartment is set up to accommodate two adults but on request a single bed could easily be added. The room has an inter-leading option through to room two, together easily accommodating a family of four or even five guests. Sliding doors lead onto the deck with amazing river and sea views from a lovely garden setting.


The well kept and relaxing garden setting includes a sparkling pool surrounded by a paved deck which meanders between the rooms and the pool, this is furnished with sun loungers and a seating area for guest use. All rooms have direct access to the deck which leads to the exclusive guest dining room, where both a hot and full continental breakfast is served, al fresco when weather permits or inside at guest discretion.

For those guests preferring to spend the evening soaking up this stunning environment, River Bend is able to offer guests an evening meal by special arrangement, many of the regular guests electing this option, preferring to soak up this unique environment.

River Bend prides itself in being, “a little different”, from the quality of the linen through to the design of the rooms, classical but modern, simple but comfortable with a hint of luxury to satisfy the most discerning guests. Having received the highest AA Travel accreditation, “Superior”, and rated four-star by the TGC of South Africa, hosts Lynne and Alan offer guests a unique experience at affordable prices.

Conference Facilities

Conference facilities do exist, we utilize our guest dining room for this and we are able to offer a venue for small business meetings, interviews or any guest requirements for a maximum of sixteen guests.

Activities and Attractions

Guests are offered secure parking with remote controlled access, whilst security has never become a problem, one cannot be too careful, with this in mind, external surveillance cameras are in place for additional guest security. Situated in one of the most sought after areas of Beacon Bay, Blue Bend, a short drive from the central business district, just a few minutes from the N2 and eighteen kilometres from the East London Airport, River Bend is well situated, ideal for guests wanting to tour or conduct business in East London, Beacon Bay or the nearby districts, located a short drive close to shopping areas and many restaurants, an ideal stop over or base to explore the area and the Wild Coast or Sunshine Coast.

A short walk of approximately 700m from River Bend takes guests to a lovely beach, for the energetic a wonderful walk along this beach from Beacon Bay toward Bonza Bay is available, both lovely East London suburbs, Lynne and Alan are available to assist guests with local information on the many attractions, Private Game Reserves, the Dassie Trail, the well known East London Golf Club are just a few well known attractions.

River Bend offer guests additional services such as transfers between Beacon Bay and the airport, or Beacon Bay to East London. Facilities and amenities nearby allow guests the opportunity for fishing; walking; swimming; squash and golf. There is a gym within a few minutes’ drive, a wonderful SPAR and many restaurants and shopping centres.

River Bend Guest House ... just a little different.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Secretarial services

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by River Bend Guest House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

Tonight From
per unit, per night

Contact: Lynne Hawkins

Tel: +27 (0)82 822-9952
Fax: +27 (0)43 748-6443

Physical Address:
River Bend Guest House, 5 Blue Bend Place, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -32.98027777711111
Longitude: 27.948263888555555

Closest airport(s)
East London Airport - 20km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 314km

Children policy
Children 6 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

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June 2011 - 1 Review

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