In the 'hood, East London as a destination

A city that still manages to retain some of its old fashioned values blended with a dollop of laidback charm makes East London - the gateway to the wild coast and the sunshine coast and the only river port in South Africa - one of the most appealing cities on the coast. East London is all about its long, white stretches of sandy beach that appeal to surfers, swimmers and sun worshippers ... cont.

5 Blue Bend Place, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to River Bend Guest House

Head towards the city and remain on the same road continuing straight ahead, around the traffic circle at the foot of Buffalo Street (lower CBD), pass through two robots and turn left at the stop street. Follow the road as it winds onto the North East expressway (following the signs to Umtata / N2) until you see the Beacon Bay turnoff the expressway. Take this, cross the Batting (Nahoon River) bridge and take first right after the bridge, follow the winding road and as you reach the top turn right into Hillcrest Drive (Engen Garage at the turn/mini-circle) and follow this road toward the sea for a further 800m (0,8km), as you go over a small hill turn right into Blue Bend Place, immediately after the first speed bump, number 5 is on the right.

Look out for the Beacon Bay turnoff the N2 highway, take the appropriate off-ramp and then turn (left or right depending on your direction along the N2) and head South toward the sea. Cross two robots; two mini-circles then at the third mini-circle turn right down Beaconhurst Drive and then left at the next mini-circle (Engen garage) into Hillcrest Drive, continue a further 800m (0,8km) and after a small hill turn right into Blue Bend Place, immediately after the first speed bump, number 5 is on the right.

Amenities in the area

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  • Shopping Mall (2 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (6 km)
  • Train Station (12 km)
  • Airport (20 km)
  • Car Hire (20 km)


  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • 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
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Sand boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Whale watching
  • Wind surfing

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