Kokstad Accommodation

The town of Kokstad is situated in the KwaZulu Natal Province but close to the Eastern Cape border. It is north west of seaside town of Port Edward and lies just off the N2 highway. The town, which is home to just over 50 000 people, has a gorgeous setting and offers myriad outdoor experiences as well as an interesting history.

The town lies on the lower slopes of the famous Drakensberg Mountains, and has an altitude of 1302 metres. The main economic activity in the area is dairy farming, and the Kokstad region is especially well-known for its cheeses. A few years ago Kokstad came into the limelight for another reason when Oprah Winfrey's philanthropic organisation, known as Oprah's Angel Network, built a school in one of the town's poorer townships.

Going much further back in the town's history, the Kokstad Museum is housed in a national monument and preserves the history of the Griqua people in the area. The name Kokstad means 'Kok town' in Afrikaans and comes from the Griqua leader Adam Kok III. Kok and his group settled in the spot in 1863, after confrontations with the Boers and the British in the interior of the country. Ironically Adam Kok died just a few days after establishing the town and there is a monument to the leader outside the police station in town.

Heading out of town, the presence of the imposing Drakensberg will be felt even more, without the distractions of town life, and there are a number of great locations to visit where you can really soak up the scenery. For example, the Mountain Lake Nature Reserve, which has over 200 bird species and numerous walking trails to explore, and the Crystal Spring Dam, where you can practise various water sports including angling.

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Nolangeni Hotel
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Nolangeni Hotel is newly refurbished and re opened it's doors on 04 January 2011, it is currently the only hotel situated in the historic town of Kokstad, the ideal stop over for company representativ... More Info

Ingeli Forest Resort
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Nestled below the Ingeli Mountain range (between Harding and Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal) and surrounded by breathtaking indigenous forests, Ingeli Forest Resort is the perfect place to unwind! Treat ... More Info

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Bakersfield Self-catering Cottages is located on a smallholding in a scenic valley just a short drive from Kokstad. The cottages overlook Mount Currie and each has one bedroom with twin beds and a... More Info

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From R250 pps


Elandskuil Self-Catering, located just outside Kokstad, offers South African hospitality at its best. It is situated on a working farm just off the N2, in the beautiful East Griqualand region of south... More Info

From R245 pps


Majestic Bed and Breakfast is a new three star graded establishment, conveniently situated, close to all main roads leading out of Kokstad, providing comfort, elegance and style. We strive to provide ... More Info

From R375 pps


Oriental Guesthouse is situated in the central of Kokstad town, with 6 lovely fully equipped modern rooms all with en suite bathrooms Complimentary soap, body lotion shampoo and towels provided in... More Info

From R350 pps


LaTeranga Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated in the heart of Kokstad, within walking distance of the centre of the picturesque town, which is regarded as the southern gateway to the Drakensberg. ... More Info

From R700* unit


Natalia Lodge is a central Kokstad B&B and is situated within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, take-aways, and the well known Rolyats Shopping Centre, a favourite with locals. Each uni... More Info

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Lala Khona B&B
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At Lala Khona Lodge guests get to enjoy a quiet and comfortable private suite with a unmatched hospitality in a homely environment. The Lodge was established in 2011 with the primary aim of being the ... More Info

King's Grant Country Retreat
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Experience the charm and ambience of King's Grant, the historic German Trappist mission built in 1900 near Ixopo and now tastefully restored and refurbished as an enchanting country lodge that is surr... More Info

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Kokstad Reviews

Kokstad
Small buzzing town with most amenities. Town provides an ample rest stop before continuing your journey.
- Le-Shaun Ferreira

Kokstad
First experience. Interesting.
- Elaine Harrison

Kokstad
We drove in to town and found the town clean and pleasant. Good Spar.
- Joan Maclachlan

Kokstad
A nice quiet town. It is safe as safety authorities are always visible. Bravoh
- Nozuko Mjali

Kokstad
Old charm town!

- Mohan Balaga