In the 'hood, Gonubie as a destination

The little beachside village of Gonubie, considered fondly by East Londoners as theirs, lies on the beautiful estuary of the Gonubie River just eight kilometres outside of East London, perfectly placed to act as a stopover en route to Cape Town or as a base to explore neighbouring towns of Cathcart, Stutterheim and King Williams Town. Things are relaxed here and letting go of tension is easy ... cont.

93 16th Avenue, Gonubie, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to Bear's Cottages

From Port Elizabeth Airport:
From Port Elizabeth on the R72/Settlers Way, pass the EL airport on your left.
Follow R72 for a long way, you will go over the harbour bridge eventually and then through East London, don’t turn
off yet just keep going.
Go straight over the Oxford Street circle until you reach Fitzpatric Road
Turn left, this road will take you onto the North East expressway (R72)
Keep going on the R72 until you see signs to the N2, Mthata direction
Take the onramp onto the N2 and go until you reach the Gonubie turnoff
Take the Gonubie turnoff and turn right at the traffic lights at the bottom of the offramp.
This is the Gonubie Main Road (continue directions from “all routes”).

From Johannesburg & Bloemfontein:
Take N3 to traffic circle at EL.
First left off circle.
First turnoff left to Gonubie (well sign-posted).
This is the start of the Gonubie Main Road, drive until you reach the intersection of the N2, then follow directions
Below as all routes join here.

From Mthata (N2)
Take the Gonubie off-ramp
Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp, this is the Gonubie main road

All routes join here:
The Gonubie main Road is very long about 10kms.
Go over first traffic lights (kwik spar on left)
At the second set of traffic lights, 3rd Street, turn right.
Go down 3rd Street, till you get to 16th Avenue, Turn right, Last house on the right, nr 93.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (2 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (2 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (2 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (2 km)
  • Grocery Store (2 km)
  • Laundromat (2 km)
  • Post Office (2 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (2 km)
  • Shopping Mall (2 km)
  • Car Hire (5 km)
  • Internet Café (10 km)
  • Bus Line (15 km)
  • Train Station (20 km)
  • Airport (25 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Clay pidgeon shooting
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Driving range
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Kite surfing
  • Kloofing
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Waterskiing
  • Wind surfing

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