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The Haven Hotel

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From R639 PPS


The Haven Hotel is a family and adventure destination located within the Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves on the Transkei Wild Coast of South Africa.

Blessed with sea, sun and endless things to see and do, it offers a way of life that lets you forget the rest of the world and relax in the most secluded and unspoiled surroundings.

Established over 50 years ago, the Haven comprises of 38 spacious en-suite chalets scattered within a tranquil, garden-like environment.

Located at the mouth of the Mbashe river, the Haven has long been renowned as one of the prime fishing destinations in South Africa.

But that is only one of the many reasons to visit this unique Transkei Wild Coast resort. Some of the other activities you can enjoy include horse riding, tennis, golf, hiking, bird watching, canoeing, whale- and dolphin-watching, snorkeling.

The favourite pastime of our guests, however, seems to be . . . simply relaxing.

Break away to the Haven - unspoiled, unbelievable, unforgettable.

Things To Do

The Haven Hotel's unique location on the Wild Coast (rugged coastline, river estuary, mangroves, riverine forest and the grasslands of the nature reserves) means it can offer the visitor a wide range of activities.

Choose between:

.horse riding more..
.golf (9 hole mashee)
.tennis (proper court)
.kids entertainment
.canoeing on the river
.bird watching
.game viewing
.4x4 trails
.mountain biking
.whale & dolphin spotting
.tanning on the beach
.sardine run
.table tennis
.volley ball
.relaxing around the pool
At the Haven, you can do as much as you want, or as little - the choice is yours.

Food & Drink

Food at The Haven ranges from casual poolside braais to seafood platters. Three meals a day are provided in the dining room.

Breakfast usually consists of fruit juice, porridge of the day, various cereals, toast, eggs to order, bacon with sausage or tomatoes or beans etc.

Lunch is normally a simple hot meal such as macaroni, spaghetti, lasagne. sausage and mash, fish and chips, chicken and chips etc and cold meats and salads.

Dinner is normally a soup starter, fish entree, a main course and pudding. Tea and coffee are available at all times.

We have a seafood platter once a week and a braai on Sundays.

The hotel has a carefully selected wine list with a variety of tastes and prices to suit a wide range of palates (and pockets).

A full bar service is available and the cosy bar boasts a full size billiards table and many artifacts from the Oceanos ship disaster which happened nearby.

There are no self catering facilities although the chef is always willing to cook your fresh catch. For those who wish to get away or go hiking, lunch packs can be pre-ordered from the kitchen. Cooler boxes are also available for sun downers on the river or on our beautiful Wild Coast beach.


    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Satellite TV
  • Small Pets

    On Site Facilities

  • Baby-sitting
  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Tennis

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding


Additional Rates Info:
1. A minimum tariff of a single adult rate will be charged per room. 2. Horse Riding is not included in the rate. 3. Rates are per person per night and include: -3 meals per day -Use of all activities: swimming pool, tennis courts, canoes, DSTV lounge and pool table 4. Rates are subject to change without prior notification. 5. A 30% single supplement will be charged during "in-season" 6. Deposits are non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days prior to arrival date. A 10% administration fee will be deducted from all deposit refunds. The balance of your accommodation needs to be paid prior to or on arrival to The Haven Hotel. Credits or refunds will not be given in the case of early departures. 7. Children under the age of 3 years - free of charge. Children between the ages of 3 to 12 - 50 % of the Adult rate

Garden Rooms

Sleeps 2
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Room type: Double en-suite Twin en-suite * Garden views

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 1305   R 1005
February 2017       R 1305   R 1005
March 2017       R 1305   R 1005
April 2017       R 1305   R 1005
May 2017       R 1305   R 1005
June 2017       R 1305   R 1005
July 2017       R 1305   R 1005
August 2017       R 1305   R 1005
September 2017       R 1305   R 1005
October 2017       R 1305   R 1005
November 2017       R 1305   R 1005
December 2017       R 1560   R 1200

Rustic rooms

Sleeps 2

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2014       R 831   R 639
February 2014       R 831   R 639
March 2014       R 831   R 639
April 2014       R 831   R 639
May 2014       R 831   R 639
June 2014       R 831   R 639
July 2014       R 831   R 639
August 2014       R 831   R 639
September 2014       R 831   R 639
October 2014       R 831   R 639
November 2014       R 831   R 639
December 2014       R 1082   R 832

Seafacing Rooms

Sleeps 2
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Room type: Double en-suite Twin en-suite * a room with a view

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2017       R 1420   R 1095
February 2017       R 1420   R 1095
March 2017       R 1420   R 1095
April 2017       R 1420   R 1095
May 2017       R 1420   R 1095
June 2017       R 1420   R 1095
July 2017       R 1420   R 1095
August 2017       R 1420   R 1095
September 2017       R 1420   R 1095
October 2017       R 1420   R 1095
November 2017       R 1420   R 1095
December 2017       R 1655   R 1275
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: 10 March 2017
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Average Response Time: 33 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Cwebe Nature Reserve, The Haven Hotel has been voted Best Establishment in Cwebe Nature Reserve for 2015Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Cwebe Nature Reserve, The Haven Hotel has been voted Best Value for Money in Cwebe Nature Reserve for 2015


Cwebe Nature Reserve, Elliotdale, Eastern Cape, 5070

Map The Haven Hotel in Cwebe Nature Reserve  Wild Coast  Eastern Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

The Haven probably has one of the best beaches along the 'Wild Coast', but the facilities have seen better days. Our roof leaked and the solution was just to push the bed to the side, unplug the light and replace the bedding with dry bedding. However, I cannot put the blame totally on management as it seems the place is being leased and no-one wants to put money into something you are not guaranteed to reap the rewards from. The staff are very friendly, but the variety in food was a let down.
- Cathryn Davies

Very rustic but wonderful. The rooms are basic but the beds sleep well and where else can you sit on the veranda of your room in your pj's and drink coffee! The hospitality of the staff was excellent and the food was very good. The scenery and walks in the nature reserve was stunning. The beach is beautiful and everything is so peaceful. No crowds of people around you and you can walk for hours on the beach just admiring the scenery. The only negative point is the bad roads leading to the reserve. You definitely need a bakkie or 4X4. Thanks once again to Matthew, Sonja and Mike for a lovely stay!
- Beverley Schuin