The town has two Bed & Breakfast namely: Zoraz and Sopumla B&B
Zoraz B & B
Zoraz B &B is just 4 minutes drive from Peddie Town. The B & B offers a wide range of meals (prior arrangements need to be made). There is a secure parking and beautiful garden.
Contact: Miss Nothemba Cembi at 072 308 5395. Address: Erf 83/84 2nd Avenue, Peddie
Sopumla Bed & Breakfast
Sopumla Bed & Breakfast is the cozy Bed & Breakfast situated in a lush area surrounded by cultural heritage buildings. The B & B has spacious and elegantly furnished rooms with all the modern conveniences characterized of private entrances. The facility offers Guest Rooms with ensuite, TV sets, seater couch, Fan and Heater. Sopumla B&B is just 4 minutes driving from Peddie Town.
Contact Sqo Maxambela at 072 404 4583. Address: 2 Hill Street, Peddie, 5640.
Night Life in Ngqushwa
Peddie Town has a well known tavern called Satisfaction. The tavern is an object of pride for the locals and a homely place to visit for night fun and drinks.
Hamburg is a little fishermen’s resort with spacious beaches with excellent swimming and boating on the lake. The coastal town founded in 1857 by German Settlers who set out to establish a port at the mouth of Keiskamma River. The initiative did not take off, instead the place was developed into holiday spot with holiday homes built for high profile people. The town is popular for its fishing and Oyster Farming. Remember: You are required to have a fishing permit for taking out oysters.
The town is popular for its Annual Hamburg Beach Festival, an event that is promoting tourism in Ngqushwa Municipality targeting Hamburg as a main attraction in luring tourists to explore the area. The festival usually takes place during March every year.
The objective of hosting the festival is to:
• Revive tourism in the region by promoting and showcasing Hamburg and surrounding areas as a noteworthy tourism destination.
• To generate income to locals within the Hamburg town and surrounding villages
• Bring entertainment and variety of activities that the youth of this area are not exposed to.
• Build a productive relationship with the municipality stakeholders by them taking part in planning and organizing of this event
• To initiate an opportunity for the South Africans to explore Heritage sites within this area
This event is usually filled with plenty of cultural entertainment, music entertainment, Arts and Craft exhibitions, kiddies entertainment, water sports, beauty contest and other activities.
Do Rego’s Pub and Restaurant
Another place of entertainment and eateries which is situated in Hamburg is the Do Rego Pub and Restaurant. They serve a Mozambican-Portuguese fusion, with peri-peri chicken and Prawns. Seafood lovers are welcome to enjoy the oysters.
ACCOMODATION IN HAMBURG
Gloria Bed & Breakfast
The B & B forms a backdrop for the family holidays and weekend getaways for those who want to appreciate country living at its best. The place has a n exquisite modern bedrooms and braai area. The B & B is 8 minutes from the Hamburg town.
Contact 040 678 1019. Address: Main road, Hamburg
Oyster Lodge and Backpackers is owned by Gaby Nouss, a German citizen who turned her back on an architect’s career to become a tour guide in South Africa.
Contact: 083 663 7744
Gaby's Self Catering
Gaby's self catering offers suitable comfortable units for relaxation and experience of Hamburg tranquility and sea view.
Contact: 083 663 7744. Address: Main road, Hamburg
NIERA, BELL: For any bookings regarding home-stays do not hesitate to contact:
Ms. Kila at 072 446 1714
Mamu James Homestay at 073 279 7268
This is a place that will ensure your stay is a most memorable one. The Pelican Place offers accommodation for family holiday makers or adventurers.
Address: Main road, Hamburg
Tel: 040 678 1177/1018 Cell: 072 202 4991
ACCOMODATION - DOUBLE DRIFT NATURE RESERVE
Mvubu Chalets is a double storey self catering timber holiday home with 6 chalets that can accommodate 4 people per chalet. The facility has a pool for all Mvubu guests, a boma with a lapa and a braai area.
The facility has four stone bedrooms, a timber and glass lounge and dining area. The lodge is self catering that can accommodate 8 people.
Nottingham Lodge is located within the Inyathi Game Viewing Area. In the morning and evenings you may see the rhino, elephants, zebras as well as bushbuck, grey duiker and a warthog grazing in your front yard. The lodge has six double rooms with three ensuite, a sitting and dining room, a fire place, a beautiful veranda and a boma for outdoor cooking.
Eastern Cape Tourism Board
PO Box 186, Bisho 5605,
Eastern Cape, South Africa
040 635 2115 (tel)
040 639 2756 or 040 636 4019 (fax)
Double Drift Office
040 653 8010 (tel)
Wesley – Birha Arts and Crafts
Birha Arts and Crafts is a Manufacturing Furniture Factory which has been operating for more than 23 years. The factory specializes in furniture manufacturing, crafts, hand woven homemade carpets and sculptured rugs. Contact Jacko: 040677 1024.
Mpekweni Beach Resort
The Mpekweni Beach Resort is an environmentally friendly hotel on the northern bank of river. It was redeveloped in the 1980’s as part of the Fish River Sun development.
Facilities and Activities- Mpekweni Beach Resort
Accommodation, Conference Facilities, River sports, Swimming pool, Bar, Restaurant, Kids holiday programme
Visit : http://www.mpekweni.co.za
The Fish River Sun Hotel and Golf Course
The Fish River Sun Hotel and Golf Course is the major coastal resort development in the Ngqushwa Local Municipality. It is built inland of the dunes, coastal forest and Aeolian dune sand cliffs above Waterloo Bay. The hotel was built in the late 1980’s by Sun International. Both holiday resorts are accessible urban centres in the coastal major road (R72) between East London & Port Alfred.
Facilities and Activities- Fish River Sun Hotel
Accommodation, Conference and Meeting facilities, Restaurant , Bar, Golf shop, Golf Course, Squash court, Shuttle to beach, Kids holiday programme
Telephone Number : + 27 (0) 40 676 1101
Fax Number : + 27 (0) 40 676 1115
Mbodla Eco-Heritage Route
The main feature of the Eastern Cape is its magnificent coastline. With its wide open sandy beaches, secluded lagoons and towering cliffs, the Indian Ocean coastline provides the province with rich natural tourist attractions, and is also a paradise for watersports enthusiasts. Added to the diverse coastal experiences are more than 60 state-owned game reserves and more than thirty private game farms, which collectively cover an area greater than the Kruger National Park.
The Fish River (Nxuba) Valley is located adjacent to a thriving game-farming area of the Eastern Cape. Prestigious world-class game farms like the Shamwari and Kwandwe Private Game Reserves have now been joined by numerous private and public initiatives, including the Greater Addo National Park and the Greater Fish River Complex. All these facilities already attract a considerable tourism clientele in the wildlife tourism sector. The Mbodla Eco-heritage Route adds an original, Afro-centric, environmental, cultural and heritage dimension to the region’s offerings.
The Fish river Valley is located within a two hours drive from the Eastern Cape’s centres such as Port Elizabeth and East London. It is strategically located on the National Route of the N2, which runs from Port Elizabeth to Durban, carrying a lot of tourism traffic, and forms one end of the Garden Route. The N2 highway also passes through the southern end of the Mhala valley, giving extremely easy access to visitors from all he major urban centres in the Eastern Cape. The area has rich historical sites that showcase the interaction between the Xhosa people and Europeans through 100 years of frontier wars.
This information is courteousy of OPENAFRICA.ORG to learn more about the Mbodla Eco-Heritage Route please visit www.openafrica.org or click on the image below: