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.

111 Main Road, Gonubie, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to The Rose 'n Ale

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, you will first pass farms and small- holdings then you will start to see shops etc.

Go over first traffic lights (kwik spar on left)
Go over second set of traffic lights (Gonubie Primary school on left)

About 2kms on you will then see the Gonubie Super Spar on your right
Keep going for one block after the Super Spar

On the right you will see Pearce street, go past it and our house is on the right, just past the corner but still in Main Road
111 Main Road, with a big white wall, one set of swinging wooden gates and another electric sliding wooden gate.

There is a sign on the wall and the number of the house is on the wall of the house and the perimeter wall.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (0.3 km)
  • Grocery Store (0.3 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.3 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.4 km)
  • Post Office (0.4 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (1 km)
  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Internet Café (3 km)
  • Shopping Mall (5 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Diving / snorkelling
  • Driving range
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Horse riding
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Wind surfing

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