Accommodation near Boknesstrand

Boknesstrand is a small holiday town on a beautiful stretch of coast in the South African province called the Eastern Cape. The town lies 126 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and 187 kilometres from East London. These are two of the biggest cities in the province and Boknesstrand lies between them.

Boknesstrand, which was once known as 'Jammerfontein', lies pretty much right on the beach and at the mouth of the Bakanas River. This river is what gives the settlement its name Boknesstrand, or simply Boknes. It is claimed that the words Boknes and Bakanas (as well as numerous other variations) are derivatives of a Khoi San word which means 'father's river'.

Despite not being too far from civilisation, Boknesstrand is set on a patch of coast which has a very rural feel, and no one can deny that the coastal dunes, natural vegetation and sparkling ocean are make for a beautiful setting and one that is hard to drag yourself away from!

Between Boknesstrand and its neighbour, Cannon's Rock, there are two swimming beaches, while the lagoon provides an alternative supply of activities. One of the nicest things about the town, and what gives it its through and through 'holiday' vibe, is the fact that one can walk just about anywhere, from the little shops and the odd restaurant in the centre to your cottage to the beach, in any order.

Boknesstrand lies on Indian Ocean which, thanks to the warm Mozambican current which flows southwards, is never too icy for a dip. Apart from swimming, ocean-centric activities include kite-surfing and fishing.

Nearby you will find a number of malaria-free game reserves and the nearby towns like Kenton-on-Sea and Alexandria are worth a visit too.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Bay View Self Catering
4.2 km

From R2100* Unit

Bay View Self Catering, is a fully furnished home located on the beautiful Eastern Cape coast of Cannon Rocks. Bay View has an amazing 180 degree sea view and is only a few steps onto the beach. It ov... More Info

Cannon House
5.7 km

From R750 PPS

A magnificent double story house situated in a beautiful secure village called Cannon Rocks in the Eastern Cape. When you cross the road, you are walking on the Cannon Rocks Beach and looking out over... More Info

Berries Corner
8.2 km

From R1500* Unit

Modern, light, airy, easy and relaxed style in a wonderful village atmosphere. Its all about the beach, the river, family and friends. Activities include walking, swimming, cycling, water skiing, fish... More Info

Woodlands Cottages & Backpackers
8.9 km

From R550* Unit

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AFFORDABLE fully-equipped self-catering cottages and backpackers. Each cottage is tucked away in its own private woodland garden and added feature of secluded and romantic outdoor Boma Baths. No wonde... More Info

Hopewell Private Game Lodge
9.4 km


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From R8045 PPS

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Hopewell Lodge is an exclusive luxury hideaway on a private African game reserve in South Africa's beautiful Eastern Cape. The luxurious lodge nestled in the hillside hosts up to 12 guests and overloo... More Info

The House Quarters
9.8 km

From R1400* Unit

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The House Quarters is the ideal boutique accommodation for your next visit to the Sunshine Coast, be it for business or pleasure. All units offer a Kitchenette, Lounge Area with DSTV & WiFi and a V... More Info

9.8 km

From R410 PPS

The village of Kenton on Sea lies almost midway between the South African east coast cities of Port Elizabeth and East London and nestled between the Kariega and Bushmans tidal rivers. These rivers ar... More Info

The Kenton House
9.8 km

From R1500* Unit

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This well-loved, young holiday home is the ideal place to enjoy fabulous seaside family holidays. The clever architectural design comprises a double-volume, open-plan lounge, dining-room and farm-styl... More Info

Sibuya Game Reserve
10.1 km


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From R4200 PPS

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Spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, malaria-free Sibuya is South Africa's only 'Big 5' game reserve accessed solely by boat. After arriving at Sibuya'... More Info

Kariega Game Reserve
16.5 km

From R4950 PPS

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Kariega Game Reserve offers Big 5 safaris in a malaria-free private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Kariega is known for its beauty and variety of eco-systems. The game carrying capaci... More Info

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