Accommodation near East London International Airport

The East London International Airport is located in East London, just nine-kilometres west of the city centre.

The East London International Airport began humbly after Lieutenant Colonel Alistair Miller requested the assistance of the then town council to establish a municipal aerodrome in Woodbrook, a town just west of the city. During that time, weekend flights were available to the public depending on the weather, but weekday flights were more exclusive and could only be booked by special arrangement.

The airport has seen a couple of relocations in the last few decades, from Collandale in 1944 to its present day site in 1965. Upon gaining a permanent venue, the airport was named Ben Shoeman after the transport minister of the time. The name, however, changed in the 1990’s to the politically-neutral ‘East London International Airport.

The airport has undergone many reconstructions over the years to make the terminal building more customer-friendly. Today, it boasts an efficient airport management team, a host of restaurants and cafes, and two runways. These runways witness 20–30 flights daily while the terminal building sees the comings and goings of 346 000 passengers per year.

Travelers enjoy the airport for its diminutive size because, with less passenger traffic, the airport is easier to navigate around. Passengers can pick up their luggage from the conveyor belt while avoiding the crowds, and don’t have to wait in long queues to grab a cup of coffee or a quick sandwich.  

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Sunnyridge Lodge
2.4 km


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From R200 PPS

Sunnyridge LODGE is a beautiful facility that sits atop a high rising erven overlooking Sunnyridge, a beautiful and leafy suburb with beautiful houses and vegetation, the Ocean, Golf Park, Grand Prix ... More Info

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Cove View B&B
3.8 km

From R500 PPS

Cove View B&B offers accommodation in East London. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. There is a spectacular Honeymoon/Executive suite with its own sea view from ... More Info

 Sleep Well BnB
4.5 km

From R800* Unit

Sleepwell Bed and Breakfast is an established B&B, and has been in operation since 2012, but is newly registered. After possession and a brief period of becoming established, Sleepwell will diversify ... More Info

Portside Inn
8.2 km

From R600 PPS

Here you will receive the personal attention of the owners. Full English breakfasts are on offer with home cooked dinners available on request. Up-to-date tourism information is available for planning... More Info

Rainbow Guesthouse
8.2 km

From R200 PPS

Rainbow Guesthouse exudes a warm atmosphere that makes us your home away from home. We are situated in the heart of Selborne, close to shops and all amenities. Our promise to you is a clean room and ... More Info

Palm Tree Manor
8.2 km

From R600 PPS

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Palm Tree Manor combines warm hospitality, charm and sophisticated comfort for leisure travelers and business executives. This stately residence boasts pressed ceiling and stained glass, reflections ... More Info

Cozy Nest EL
8.2 km


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Your 'home away from home' in the charming coastal town of East London. Our desire is to see that your visit, whether for business or leisure, is as comfortable, convenient and cost-effective as possi... More Info

Meander Inn
8.3 km

From R665 PPS

Whether you are a business person or seeking holiday accommodation in East London, Meander Inn has the right choice of accommodation for you. We have ten elegantly appointed suites and one self-cateri... More Info

African Dreams Bed and Breakfast
8.6 km

From R750 PPS

African Dreams Bed & Breakfast is a family owned and managed establishment situated on the Quigney, one of the oldest and historic suburbs of East London. With a unique African feel, our rooms are lux... More Info

Quarry Lake Inn
8.7 km


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Quarry Lake Inn is a four-star graded East London guesthouse overlooking a rehabilitated quarry in a quiet suburb of East London. The guesthouse has been in existence for 20 years, providing guests fr... More Info

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East London (Central)
The Berea-vincent area where Fusion House is located, and where we spent most of our time, is a lovely quaint suburb, very safe and clean and away from the hustle and bustle of the main city centre. East London main city centre however is in dire need of a good solid physical clean-up and overall refurbishment of roads and buildings.
- Sylvester Augustine

East London (Central)
It is a good place to be.
- Masixole Nohesi

East London (Central)
Love it reminds me of a small town
Love the sea and the vibe
Friendly people

- Bradley Prentis

East London (Central)
I like the place it has a special place in my heart
- Nosiseko Mtshemla

East London (Central)
Something for everyone.
- Corrine Kapnias

East London (Central)
Quiet suburb, close to Spar and resturants so would definitely recommend Nahoon as a centrally positioned suburb to stay in.
- Jackie Cory

East London (Central)
Close to airport and main activities.
- Leon Van Niekerk

East London (Central)
East London Central is a great place to stay as it's convenient and central. It's close to amenities and it's perfectly located en route to the EL airport and Port Alfred.
I was also impressed with the level of cleanliness and flow of traffic.

- Luvuyo Mncanca

East London (Central)
Nice coastal town, easy access to the beach. Easy to get around.
- Thuli Miti

East London (Central)
East London is a lovely city. There is always a good vibe and lots to do
- Wendy Maxwell