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P O Box Elliotdale | Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves on the Transkei Wild Coast, 5070, South Africa
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The Haven
Ranked #43 of 101 hotels in Eastern Cape
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very beautifull and secluded hotel located on the beautifull Wild Coast. The journey to it has some challenges, with bad maintained gravel roads, but it's well worth the while. You will not find a hotel on the Wild Coast that will give you a more remote feeling then this one. Surrounded by a nature reserve, dunes, beaches and an ocean... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As a 40th birthday spoil I decided I wiuld rather go away some where special with my family , rather than the staid old 40th party . With 2 sons 10 and 12 and obviously my darling wife whom had spent many holidays in her fornative years on the wild coast , we decided to come to The Haven .... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My family and I stayed at the Haven a few years ago for two nights. I have to mention that the trip there in our Toyota Yaris was very traumatic. There had been a lot of rain over the week before we arrived which made the road to The Haven so muddy to the point of being dangerous. We had... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was our second visit within six months and we're already planning our next stay! Expect yummy, home-style meals, friendly, helpful staff, heavenly matresses, a stunning beach and secretive coastal forests to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Always a pleasure staying at The Haven. Beautiful location, old school feel that's part of the WC experience without it being outdated. The staff are super friendly and go the extra mile. Thank you all!

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Scottsdale
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Be prepared for a little rough road, but the Haven is well worth the drive. Isolated beach with lots of property to frolic, wild horses, great price, excellent tavern and a sat night fish night to die for. Highly recommend. The staff is excellent and very low key and relaxed. Enjoy!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My son & I did a adventure motorcycle ride through the Transkei on the lesser known back roads and goat tracks during December 2013. Our starting point was Morgan Bay with our route traversing up the coast towards Port St Johns and then back down again. We were fortunate to get two nights accommodation at The Haven which is pretty... More

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

In the Transkei region we stayed at the Haven inside Dwesa NP. We drove from Road NR 2, passed Qunu (Mandela's birthplace), Elliotdale and then towards The Haven. This took us almost 2 hours, a dirt road with a lot of potholes but... "those rentals will get you anywhere". And it was worth it. The region offers great scenaries of... More

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Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We love the isolation of a Transkei holiday and think that the Haven manages a great deal of comfort considering their out-of-the-way location (8hrs from Durban with 2 hrs on bad dirt roads from Umthata). Electricity can be scarce, but they still managed food using generators and gas. Accommodation is rustic, but staff are friendly and helpful, dealing with many... More

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Port Elizabeth
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

As a nature guide and local tour operator the Haven Hotel is exactly the kind of destination I look for. A place where I can take my guests to experience the real people and places of South Africa.. It is isolated but accessible on dirt roads. It is set in an exquisite setting on rolling lawns just off the uninhabited... More

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Address: P O Box Elliotdale | Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves on the Transkei Wild Coast, 5070, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape

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