Accommodation near Orient Beach

Orient Beach is located in the suburb of Quigney in East London, one of the largest cities in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It lies to the east of the Buffalo River on the south end of the Quigney promenade.

Orient beach is one of the safest beaches in South Africa and, not surprisingly, is wildly popular because of this fact. This feature also makes it incredibly popular with families although unlike other East London beaches, it is not great for surfing. The gentle waves which roll in are not powerful enough for surfing, but this makes them perfect for swimmers.

The beach features a super tube that provides extra fun for children and the stretches of grass which line the beach mean space is never an issue. There is also a children's pool and changing facilities as well as refreshment kiosks. The Orient Pier provides a great place for an idyllic stroll, breathing in the fresh ocean air.

The beach is a favourite amongst holiday makers because of its proximity to East London's city centre as well as its proximity to the local hotels and shops.

The ship wreck that the beach was named after in 1907 can still be seen at low tide. Prior to 1907 the beach was called 'Sandy Beach' but that changed when a Russian ship named the SS Orient ran aground at the beach.

Before the construction of the harbour on the one side of the beach, the beach extended all the way to the Buffalo River mouth itself. It was also, interestingly, a recreation area exclusively for men and women were strictly forbidden from going there!

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Portside Inn
0.5 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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Cozy Nest EL
0.6 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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The Hampton
1.2 km

From R1300* unit

The Hampton, formerly the Hampton Court Guest Lodge, is a newly re-launched guest lodge that has recently undergone major renovations. The Hampton offers luxury accommodation on East London's beachfro... More Info

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African Dreams Bed and Breakfast
1.3 km

From R485 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

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Ruchlaw Bed & Breakfast
2.5 km

From R400 pps

Ruchlaw is set in a quiet and tranquil corner of Baysville, a suburb of East London, 3 minutes from the beachfront, restaurants and golf course and is close to the business centre, schools and other ... More Info

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At the Palms Bed and Breakfast
2.5 km


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From R920* unit

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At the Palms B&B is an exclusive accommodation situated in the upmarket suburb of Baysville East London within 1km to the Beachfront, East London Golf Course, East London International Convention Cent... More Info

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Byways Bed and Breakfast
2.6 km


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From R275 pps

The view from the garden of the deck at Byways where breakfast is served weather permitting. The different colours makes a magnificent portrait while eating your scrumptious breakfast served with a sm... More Info

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Pollock's B&B
2.8 km

From R325 pps

Pollock's B&B was established in 1997 and is conveniently positioned on a non-thorough road in the quiet, central and safe suburb of Baysville Extension, East London. We offer secure off street parkin... More Info

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John Bailie Guest Lodge
2.9 km

From R250 pps

John Bailie Guest Lodge is centrally situated, close to a multitude of East London attractions. We are walking distance to the East London Golf Course; a 10 minute walk away from the Eastern Beach and... More Info

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Hoylake Inn
3.1 km

From R460 pps

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We are situated on the rise of Bunkers Hill, with an exquisite view of our lovely Beachfront. Situated moments away from East London Golf Club, and just minutes from our renowned beachfront restaura... More Info

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Quigney Reviews

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- Mildred Mushunje

Old area, but no complaints.
- Elsie Kruger

Quigney was a very quiet area, good for when you are with family or when you want to relax. The beach being so close made it even more enjoyable.
- Millicent Jack