Accommodation for SAMCA Nationals

Accommodation is filling up fast for Nationals! We have prepared a list of possible Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Cottages, Back Packers, Camping sites, Hostels and other appropriate accommodation for teams as close to budget & the competition venue as possible.  Some may already be booked for the period of Nationals. The list is updated periodically. Don’t leave your booking too late.

Competition Venue: Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Map

Hotels & Manors


Availability: 108 en-suite Rooms available.
Rates: Unknown

Located: Situated in the scenic coastal city of East London. Car of Western Bypass and Two Rivers Drive, Cambridge.

Accommodation details: :  Hemingways hotel takes inspiration from the Key West home of renowned author Ernest Hemingway.
Style, warmth, and elegance characterise the hotel’s décor, and its 108 en-suite rooms are equipped with amenities like free WiFi, in-room tea and coffee facilities, DStv and much more. Smoking rooms and wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available upon request.

Contact details:

Tel: +27 11 461 9744 | 0861 44 77 44


Availability: Unknown
Rates: Unknown
Located: At the banks of the Nahoon River in East London
Accommodation details: Garden view rooms equipped with tea-and-coffee making facilities, satellite TV and private bathrooms.

Contact details:

082 656 7840

Availability: Rooms available.
Rates: Unknown
Located:9 Arthur Street, Gonubie, East London
Accommodation details:Please have a look at our website to see more about Bluewaters Hotel
Contact details:
043 740 2019


Availability: 80 Rooms available.
Rates: Unknown
Located: Cnr Currie Street and Inverleith Terrace, East London, Eastern Cape

Accommodation details: :  Splendid Inn King David offers a variety of stylish and comfortable rooms to suit all traveler needs and with its central location in East London, the hotel is a great platform from which to explore the city.

Contact details:

Tel: +27 (0)43 722 3174

Lodges in the Wild Coast


Availability: Unknown
Rates: R950 Per Unit
10% discount for all 5 units.
Located: 7km from the competition venue
Accommodation details:   5 double units with private balconies, king size extra length bed, separate bathroom with shower, as well as a kitchenette with microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and tableware. Barbecue facilities on our rooftop sundeck with 360º views.

Contact details:

0818 209920


Availability: Fully Booked

Rates: R450 upwards
Located: 7km from the competition venue.
Accommodation details: Umnenga Lodge provides high quality accommodation in 19 en-suite bedrooms that all come complete with in-room tea and coffee stations, digital safes for your peace of mind, fans for your comfort and televisions for your entertainment. 

Contact details:

043 734 3363


Availability: Unknown
Rates: From R100 p/p & R 1 520.00 per unit.
Located: Wild Coast 
Accommodation details: Many Units available types of accommodation at Buccaneers: Cottages, Dorm Rooms, Campsites, Safari Tent, Cabins & En-suites visit their website for more details.

Contact details:

043 734 3012


Availability: 20 – 24 People
Rates: Please view their site for details
Located: Wild Coast
Accommodation details: Many gorgeous rooms available with amenities such as bathrooms, undercover entertainment area, table tennis, a pool table and free wifi. Please view their site for full details.

Contact details: 082 665 4411


Self Catering Cottages & Private Residence


Availability: Unknown

Rates: R1000 p/day @ 204 Panorama.
R 1500 p/day @ Sunrise
Located: 7km from the competition venue
Accommodation details:  
204 Panarama: 2 Room. 1 double bed,  2 single  (4 people) self catering, bathroom and kitchenette. TV, Wifi & Braai Facilities.
204 Sunrise: 6 people. Facilities same as panarama but includes an upstairs with stunning ocean views.

Contact details:

082 299 1918


Availability:  Unknown

Rates: R 700 Upwards. Contact directly for more details

Located: Near Glen Garriff
Accommodation details: 2 Double Rooms, Bathroom with shower and washing machine, Lounge with TV, board games, a daybed and 2 single sleeper couches. Private Garden and Braai Area, Ocean Views, Free Wifi and a generator for load-shedding.

Contact details:

066 254 4852


Availability: 6+ People

Rates: R2500.00 for the House per night.

Located: Balugha River Estate, near Glen Gariff


Accommodation details: We can accommodate 6 adults (extra sleeping can be arranged for more guests / children, at an extra charge). The house is self-catering and fully furnished & equipped. 

Contact details:

072 432 0141


Availability: Unknown

Rates: R750 p/day p/unit.
Located: Queensberry Bay.


Accommodation details:  

Open plan double bed shared with a double bunk. Kitchenette and bathroom. No TV No WIFI

Contact details:

083 299 1918



Availability: 30 People

Rates: Unknown

Located: 111 Main Road, Gonubie

Accommodation details: A 15 minute drive from EL and a 5 minute walk to Gonubie Beach. Our Units are comfortably furnished and equipped with an outdoor entertainment area including a barbecue. The communal garden offers a trampoline, swimming pool, jungle gym, swings and sandpit. Please visit the website below for details on other accommodation we offer such as Gonubie Sands and our main road apartments. 

Contact details:

083 546 1175


Availability: 4 People

Rates: 550 Per Night
Located: 9 Deary Drive, Gonubie
Accommodation details: A lovely stone cottage available, close to the beach and able to sleep 4 people (1 double bed, 2 single beds) 
Contact details:
083 626 5848


Availability: 10 people sharing – Each room has a Queen bed

Rates: R850 – R1200. Options available for breakfast or no Breakfast
Located: 7 Jasmay Place, Nahoon Valley

Accommodation details: Accommodation is provided in 5 elegantly decorated rooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered. All units come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Netflix.

Breakfast is available each morning.

There is a large semi-enclosed verandah, a garden terrace, an undercover patio with outdoor furniture and an outdoor swimming pool.

Contact details:


Availability: Available

Rates: R250/p per day
Located: Glengariff
Accommodation details: 5 bedroom 3 bathroom house with 5 double beds and 4 single beds fully equipped with linen.
Contact details:
Jean Nicholas
cell: 082 903 3030


Guest Houses, Farms, Reserves & Back-Packers


Availability: Unknown
Rates: Unknown
Located: Bulugha River

Accommodation details: Please contact the guest house directly for more details.

Contact details:

079 601 0744


Availability: Unknown
Rates: R120 p/p & R950.00 per unit. 
Located: In East London.
Accommodation details: Please view the site for details.
Contact details:
083 601 6488


Availability: Unknown

Rates: Unknown
Located: Beacon Bay
Accommodation details: Please view the site for details.


Contact details:

083 988 0044


Availability: Unknown
Rates: Unknown
Located: Bunkers Hill, East London.
Accommodation details:Please view the site for details.

Contact details:

043 735 2696


Rates: Unknown
Located: Bonza Bay

Accommodation details: 2 Gorgeous venues available joint link to both sites available below

Contact details:

043 748 4777


Availability:En-suit main, 2x twin, and up to four bunks in the Sun Room.
Rates: R1 100.00/Day
Located: Chintsa East

Accommodation details: With views over Chintsa bay, “On-the-Hill” is a relaxed family beach house in walking distance (5 mins) to the beach and lagoon, restaurants, coffee shop, bars and our little store. Bedding, equipped kitchen, board games, craft box and interesting books.

Three toilets and two bathrooms (one is en-suit)
Equipped for self-catering
Washing machine

Contact details:


Availability: Fully Booked
Rates: Unknown
Located: The competition venue

Accommodation details: Please contact Inkwenkwezi directly. 

Contact details:

043 743 3234


Availability: Unknown
Rates: Unknown
Located: 50 Esplanade St, Stirling, East London, 520
Accommodation details: See Website for details


Contact details:

043 722 8240

Schools & Hostels


Availability: Class rooms available
Hostel is Fully Booked
Class Rooms: R45/p.p.n
Located: Lilyfontein School is situated 20km outside East London and 25-30km from the SAMCA Showgrounds, in the Brakfontein Area.
Accommodation details: We are an outdoor-adventure based school that focuses on outdoor pursuits, academic excellence, service and culture. Our school has the following features to offer the SAMCA Nationals taking place from the 22 July – 29 July 2018.
 – TV with DSTV
 – Full Kitchen Facility
 – Swimming Pool
 – Alarm

Contact details:

Lisa Van Wyk

Additional Accommodation Options

Here are a few great resources to help you with your accommodation search

Take a look through the whatson East London site which not only lists accommodation options but also showcases some of the amazing activities, stores and restaurants in the East London Area. Click the image to visit their site.

Another amazing source for accommodation in the area is the Wild Coast Jikeleza site, Click on the image below to visit their site.

Here is a great guide supplied by Wild Coast Jikeleza Route 

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