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 R240 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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Amigos B&B
3.6 km

From R800* unit

Amigo Guest House is located within close proximity to the beach, in a tranquil sub-tropical neighbourhood in Sunnyridge, East London. We are centrally situated just 3 km from the airport and the city... More Info

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Cove View B&B
3.8 km

From R800* unit

Cove View Beach House is situated along the Sunshine Coast. This little piece of paradise encompasses country and beach living. It is also only ten minutes away from the closest shopping Centre. We ar... More Info

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Park Place Boutique Guesthouse
7.5 km

From R650 pps

Park Place Boutique Guesthouse is a sophisticated, classic Victorian manor situated in the heart of East London, the gateway to the sunshine and wild coast, on the East Coast of South Africa. Park ... More Info

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Portside Inn
8.2 km

From R250 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

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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

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Palm Tree Manor
8.2 km

From R775 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 o... More Info

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Cozy Nest EL
8.2 km


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From R360 pps

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

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Meander Inn
8.3 km

From R495 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

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Parkview Guest Cottage & Lofts
8.5 km

From R150 pps

Absolutely fabulous self contained garden cottage and luxury lofts on private property in a quiet tree lined street in the convenient suburb of Selborne. Close to shopping centres, Joan Harrison swimm... More Info

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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