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Sand River Getaway

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From R200 PPS



Behind Port Elizabeth in uncharted Eastern Cape mountains Sand River Getaway offers you a place to unwind, adventure, relax and explore. There are a number of scenic hikes and trails. A short drive and you are in Addo National Park, the Baviaanskloof, Groendal Nature Reserve or the Longmore Forest which all offer spectacular views and trails. If you are not feeling adventurous, breathe in the valley while you enjoy personal pleasures from a sunny deck or in a quiet pool. Perfect for backpackers visiting the Eastern Cape area or a weekend getaway for everyone.

Sand River Getaway is an Eco getaway where we are trying to live a sustainable existence, with the hot water and the fridge using gas and lights in the Center being solar powered. The bathroom, kitchen and braai areas are all centralized. Our water comes from a borehole and is delicious. We keep the lighting minimal so that you can see the incredible stars at night. These elements of our establishment mean we urge guests to be mindful and understanding when using facilities.

We offer double and single accommodation in permanent tents and a dorm which sleeps 8. The centre is set up with a fully equipped kitchen and a great braai (bbq) are for you to be able to be fully self catered. At Sand River Getaway there is a great bar area with a self catering bar and darts board.. Things you should bring: Drinks (alcohol and soft), ice, Lamp or torch, food for your meals, towels, toiletries, jackets for the chilly evenings, walking shoes if you plan to do some trails. We sell wood at R30 per large bag, but please feel free to bring your own if you wish.

Payment upon arrival by cash or EFT we do not have a credit card machine.

Check in from 12:00 to 20:00 .Check out before 12:00 .
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
General:There is someone available at all times, No curfew. Pet friendly if owners see fit.

There is a well graded dirt road on the last section of the road. Only 16 kms on the dirt. Suitables for small cars too.

Please note that you will need to bring everything to the lodge that you need to eat and drink as we do not have a shop very close by.


Room Facilities

On Site Facilities

Local Facilities


Additional Rates Info:
All facilities are centralised and communal. The bathrooms are in the main centre and the kitchen is too. There are 2 braai areas around the pool.

Family Deck

Sleeps 4
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A deck with 2 tents facing each other, one with a double bed in and one with 2 singles. It has it's own patio over looking the valley.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019           R 300
February 2019           R 300
March 2019           R 300
April 2019           R 300
May 2019           R 300
June 2019           R 300
July 2019           R 300
August 2019           R 300
September 2019           R 300
October 2019           R 300
November 2019           R 300
December 2019           R 300

Night Jar - Bunk room

Sleeps 8
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Bunk room with 4 bunks sleeping 8 people

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019           R 200
February 2019           R 200
March 2019           R 200
April 2019           R 200
May 2019           R 200
June 2019           R 200
July 2019           R 200
August 2019           R 200
September 2019           R 200
October 2019           R 200
November 2019           R 200
December 2019           R 200


Sleeps 4
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A rustic cabin set a little further from the communal bathrooms and facilities but great for a bit of peace and solitude if that is what you are after. This cabin has been fitted with essentials to allow guests to braai and cook at the cabin. The cabin has 3 single beds.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019       R 200   R 250
February 2019       R 200   R 250
March 2019       R 200   R 250
April 2019       R 200   R 250
May 2019       R 200   R 250
June 2019       R 200   R 250
July 2019       R 200   R 250
August 2019       R 200   R 250
September 2019       R 200   R 250
October 2019       R 200   R 250
November 2019       R 200   R 250
December 2019       R 200   R 250

Tented Rooms

Sleeps 2
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A simple tented room set on a deck with a bed, bedding and a patio with a view of the valley and mountains.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
February 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
March 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
April 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
May 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
June 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
July 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
August 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
September 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
October 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
November 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
December 2019     R 300 R 300 R 300 R 300
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 24 January 2019


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 8 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Elands River Valley , Sand River Getaway has been voted Best Establishment in Elands River Valley  for 2015


E30 Elands River Road, Elands River Valley Rd, Rocklands, 6013

Map Sand River Getaway in Elands River Valley  Cacadu (Sarah Baartman)  Eastern Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

Road directions poor, had to stop twice to get to correct road and turn-off.
If I compare the price of our previous stay/hike, Sand River offers very little, hiking trail not well marked and needs attention. Ladies shower relies on solar, with the result water cold early evening, as well as the shower head needs attention.
Will be a wonderful place in summer, but not enjoyable in winter. Hall/lapa too big and impersonal. Can do with better quality duvets/blanket

- Christina Redelinghuys06 Jul 2015

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