Port Alfred Accommodation at Place on the River Accommodation Eastern Cape
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  • Property TypeApartment
  • Guests4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Minimum Stay2-7 Nights

About Place on the River

Situated on the banks of the Kowie River - this ‘heritage’ home, sheltered from the prevailing wind, is within 500m of the centre of town and 150m from a number of good restaurants.

Self Catering Accommodation

The well-appointed self-catering unit is separate from the main residence and located in the garden. It features two double bedrooms (both en suite), with a combined kitchen and lounge area (access is via a short stairway – therefore not convenient for a disabled person or wheel chair). The apartment accommodates a couple, a family or party of four persons (maximum) as a private (solo occupancy) facility. A camp cot is available for a baby at no charge.

Of the two en suite bedrooms – one has a double bed (with a bath), the other has two single beds (with a shower). The unit has a modern and fully equipped kitchen including bar fridge, microwave, counter-top oven / hot plates, electric frying pan, toaster and kettle. All cutlery, glassware and crockery is provided. A portable braai is available for use in the garden or at the water’s edge. The lounge area is comfortable and has satellite TV (with full DStv bouquet), as well as a DVD player.

Rooms are fitted with efficient / silent ceiling fans. Oil heaters, a digital safe and a hair dryer are provided. Bed linen and towels are supplied (not beach / swimming towels), as is a starter pack of essentials for refreshment, as well as soaps and toilet tissue. Guests have the use of a laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer, also a large fridge and freezer. Off street parking is provided behind a locked gate and within a well-lit area for one vehicle and a trailer.

Activities and Attractions

The area hosts an abundant variety of bird life, both large (Crowned Hornbill, Knysna Lourie etc.), and small (Waxbills, Sunbirds, Orioles, Canaries and more). A variety of water birds are always present, as well as a number of Kingfisher species - always busy along the river in their quest to catch a fishy snack.

Located on the river, with a private jetty - this accommodation facility is able to offer guests a variety of boating and riverside activities including good fishing, pumping for bait (mud prawns) and related river pursuits. The mooring of a guest’s boat (at no charge) is also available.

Guests have unlimited use of a fibreglass dinghy, with electric trolling motor. A complimentary river cruise is offered, either up river or through the canals of the Marina. Guests have private use of the large, sheltered verandah - 22m from the riverbank, and the expansive front lawn.


Place on The River was proudly awarded First Place in the Self Catering Category of the Accommodation Excellence Awards competition hosted by Guest Revu for the Sunshine Coast Tourism Authority.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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Place On The River

Two - bedroom (both en suite) self catering apartment. Main bedroom with Queen size double bed, other bedroom with two single beds. Fully equipped unit with Dstv (full), Braai facility. Secure parking. Free WiFi.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

One of the best self catering units, the family really enjoyed themselves. The host were awesome and accommodating. The fishing was great. I would highly recommend this accommodation for any family. Thank you for the great hospitality.

December 2012

Ross (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

The "Place on the River" is lovely self catering accommodation. Clean,spacious and secure. Close to the river and sea and walking distance to several restaurants. The Colemans were perfect hosts, welcoming us and making us feel right at home. The accommodation is modern and has a lovely fresh and homely feel. We had a lovely time, there is an abundance of bird life too. The area is quiet and peaceful, perfect for a relaxing get away.

October 2012


Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

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

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since October 2012

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