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 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

Cozy Nest EL
0.6 km


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From R500 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 Paralian
1.1 km

From R700 PPS

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Our name "The Paralian", meaning one who lives by the sea, is the beginning of many conversations. A conversation we love to have with, past, present and future guest who will continue to anticipate t... More Info

African Dreams Bed and Breakfast
1.3 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

Guesthouse on Keam
2.3 km

From R285 PPS

Whether you are planning a business or a pleasure trip in the East London area, we aim to make your visit memorable with our newly refurbished guest rooms. Guesthouse On Keam offers relaxing and enjoy... More Info

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Hoylake Inn
3.1 km

From R470 PPS

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Your quiet, safe, friendly haven when visiting East London. Find out for yourself what makes our satisfied guests return time and time again. Hoylake Inn is situated on the crest of upmarket Bunkers H... More Info

Seasons Find Guest Lodge
3.1 km

From R660 PPS

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Seasons Find is a lodge that has loads to offer: Spacious and luxurious B&B rooms; Conferencing facilities for up to 60 delegates in our high tech centre; Hosting and catering for dinner parties and o... More Info

Montrose Valley B&B
3.2 km

From R375 PPS

Located in one of East London's most prestigious suburbs, you will find the perfect blend of luxury, comfort and tranquility. A bird lovers paradise, our property is situated on the edge of the Blind ... More Info

See More Guest House
3.2 km

From R550 PPS

Set in the midst of tropical gardens rich with bird life, with views of the Indian Ocean just beyond the valley, See More Guest House is a haven of peace and tranquility on the Eastern Cape coast. ... More Info

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Santorini Guest House
3.2 km

From R445 PPS

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Santorini Guesthouse offers its guests a rare blend of intimate, professional service offered against a setting of unique physical beauty and relaxation. Each room is equipped with LCD TV's with 10... More Info

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Quigney Reviews

Relaxing Place.
Will visit again.

- Zakariya Paul

Liked it
- 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