Gonubie is a small town in the Eastern Cape, located roughly 8 kilometres north east of the city of East London. It forms part of the same municipality though as East London, King Williams Town and Bhisho. This is the Buffalo City Municipality.
The town, which boasts a population of less than 9000, gets its name from Gqunube River (the official Xhosa name for the river). Gonubie lies at the mouth of this river, meaning that it boasts a river estuary and a beach in one convenient location.
Gonubie is an extremely popular haunt for East London locals and tourists alike. Its popularity has led to large amounts of development in the little town and it's currently a hot-spot for property investors too. There are good reasons for this.
The town lies on the southern coast of South Africa, on the Indian Ocean. This means that the beach at Gonubie is a great swimming spot because the water temperatures are so temperate. This combined with the soft sand makes for a lovely day out at the beach. Furthermore, the Gonubie Estuary is a good place to while away a couple of hours exploring its inhabitants at low tide. These include numerous bird species, water snails and little crabs, often hidden inside their shells.
Just off the beach, Gonubie Point is a popular surfing spot and the area also boasts a tidal pool to explore when the estuary loses its sparkle. Finally there is a boardwalk, designed to protect the beautiful coastal dune system, which simultaneously provides a scenic walk for those wishing to experience the peaceful beauty of Gonubie.
Free Accommodation Winner
Brenda Forword won a booking to the value of R3550 at Benri B&B
Wow! What a surprise to have won this! Thanks very much, Sleeping -Out.
Good to know one can rely on a company. Enjoyed my stay at Benri B & B very
much. Thank you for your help and friendliness.
How can you Win Free Accommodation?
Get your stay free!
Benri B&B and self catering is situated in Gonubie, a popular holiday resort on the Eastern Cape Coast, approximately 20 km from East London. The swimming beach of Gonubie is one of the few beaches in... Read More
Grande Vista is an elegant Tuscan villa overlooking the Gonubie River.
Owners Unetsie and Marine provide up-market accommodation with a personal touch. This is pure luxury and style at affordable... Read More
7 Rainbird Place is situated in Gonubie, an increasingly popular holiday destination near East London. It is the perfect place to stay for business trips, holidaying, sporting events, visiting family... Read More
Situated in the tranquil seaside suburb of Gonubie, with just a 15 minute drive into East London, and a 5 minute walk to our fantastic beach, a perfect spot for both the holidaymaker and the business ... Read More
Located right on the beach where you can hear the waves breaking on your doorstep. Your hosts, Pieter and Amanda cater for those who seek comfort with warm hospitality in a peaceful atmosphere.
A ... Read More
Lollee's Place is a 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed garden cottage. We are located 400 meters from the ocean in a quiet residential street, parking is safe and behind closed gates. Included in the price are... Read More
If a luxurious, relaxed venue is what you are looking for - look no further! Airport shuttle and around town available. The Birdhouse consists of luxury accommodation with en-suite bathroom (jet bath)... Read More
Spoil yourself and enjoy the best in life. Come and experience the ultimate luxury of our up market fully equipped non-smoking B&B and self catering units at affordable rates. Bon à Vie is situated i... Read More
Cloud 9 on George Randall Drive offers a good night's rest in comfortable, top-class accommodation with scenic views of the Gonubie River estuary at competitive prices.
Luxury rooms set in scenic,... Read More
Oceanway Accommodation is situated in Gonubie, a popular holiday resort on the Eastern Cape Coast, approximately 20 km form East London. Gonubie is the ideal stop if you are approaching or exiting the... Read More
Looking for a room? Find it here?
Broadcast your accommodation requirements to our database of hotels and lodges.
Price Range comparison
In order to provide meaningful price comparisons this website compares the Per Person Sharing Rate or, where this is not available, the Average Price Per Person for a unit, based on its maximum occupancy.
When Homes and Villas are selected as the search criteria, the full daily rate for the unit is used for price comparison and display irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.
* This accommodation is only available as a unit. It has been included in these search results as the average price per person based on maximum occupancy falls within the selected price range. However, the price displayed is the full unit price.