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 R1200* 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

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Cannon Rocks Holiday House
5.4 km

From R550* unit

Cannon Rocks is a quiet village on the Sunshine Coast. It borders on the Greater Addo Elephant Park and is about 10 minutes from Kenton on Sea. ... More Info

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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge
7.6 km

From R3800 pps

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Kariega is a malaria-free Big 5 family owned and operated private game reserve set in 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness. The reserve spans across five different eco-systems (riverine fore... More Info

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Fat Fish B & B
7.7 km

From R375 pps

Bushmans River Mouth is unquestionably the best kept secret in South Africa, offering a peaceful, safe and secure environment away from the hustle and bustle of frenetic city life. On the R72 coast... More Info

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Seaseal Self Catering
7.8 km

From R950* unit

A seaside resort popular with all holiday-makers, it lies midway between East London and Port Elizabeth on the banks of the Bushmans River. The river is navigable for 32km and is the 2nd longest tidal... More Info

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Milkwood Manor BnB
8.6 km

From R400 pps

Your hosts at Milkwood Manor B&B are Chester and Jean Wilmot in their large family home which has evolved from holiday house to their home. Milkwood Manor B&B consists of three en-suite bedrooms ea... More Info

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Hopewell Private Game Lodge
9.4 km

From R5500 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

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9.8 km

From R350 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

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The Kenton House
9.8 km

From R1000* 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

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Sibuya Game Reserve
10.1 km


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From R2634 pps

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Thought by some to be one of South Africa's most breathtakingly beautiful private game reserves, Sibuya covers well over 3000 hectares of very varied terrain and vegetation. From the moderately open... More Info

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