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101a Thornycroft Road Summerpride, East London 5247 South Africa
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#5 of 88 in East London
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4.6
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4.7
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4.8
Value
4.8
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
Special diet menus
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Table tennis
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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James Olivier wrote a review Mar 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe7 contributions
We stayed for 6 nights, loved the setting, rooms were comfortable, hosts great. The view is fantastic and was great seeing the animals. Only real complaint I have is no room cleaning on Sundays, so had to make our own beds and tidy up.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Erica B wrote a review Dec 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely view and rustic charm. Great food and friendly hosts. My favourite place to stay in East London whether for work or holiday. Animal lovers get ready for cat cuddles and cute playful dogs. Have a drink in the pool and relax.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Clare de beer wrote a review Dec 2017
Hout Bay, South Africa24 contributions12 helpful votes
We stopped over for the night on our way up to Transkei. Such a Gem, wonderful hosts. Spacious lovely rooms . Kids loved the pool and watching animals passing by. Enjoyed the Braai and Breakfast 😀 Such a devine setting to relax and unwind
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled
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RHONA V wrote a review Oct 2017
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The rooms are all well appointed, with lots of touches of the "bush" from the breakfast eggs from their own chickens, the quaint shower heads from reclaimed metal, to the photos on the walls done from a door frame
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: Rooms are pretty equal, all very nice
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Phillip W wrote a review Jun 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana16 contributions8 helpful votes
Santa Paloma was my base during the Sardine Run this year. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this guest house. After being on the water for nine straight ours there is nothing better than sitting on the porch relaxing, listening to nature and watching wildebeest, zebra, and antelope. A truly amazing way to unwind. The owner Jacques and his daughter Nadia were fantastic. They make sure you have everything you need. Food was great every night and they truly accommodated to there guests (catered to my allergies with no problems). The rooms were great. Had everything you need. The coolest thing about the guest house is that it is completely self-sustainable. They really do their best to take care of the land they are on. When I come back for the Sardine Run, Santa Paloma will definitely once again be my home base. Cheers!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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JoeCBansteadUK wrote a review Apr 2017
Bracknell, United Kingdom437 contributions288 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in March during our annual road trip - this year 40 nights in 11 properties, so this review is relatively objective. Relatively easily found, with some of the approach track needing a little care, but no major problem. Well - where to start ? Brilliant location on a rise overlooking a pond, fields and woods, complete with various game. Accommodation ranging from our 'family' en suite room to I think a bunkhouse. The communal area was very 'hostely' but full of warmth and character, with dining and recreational areas in what had presumably previously been a barn as evidenced by feeding troughs and various items of farm machinery/equipment on display. Our room was comfortable, with a bunk bed supplementing our double bed. Did the job without being in any way luxurious, which is something that's not claimed anyway ! Our need for dinner was confirmed on the cellphone during the afternoon and consisted of a simple well cooked meal. The honesty bar provided cold beer and wine. The owner and his staff are obviously in love with the place and their lifestyle, which makes for a very pleasant atmosphere. Great to sit outside in the evening with a beer watching the world and the game go by ! Breakfast was simple, but adequate. Amazing value for money. It's not the style of place that we normally stay in - more perhaps for 'genuine' travellers - but would return if in the area again - it's brilliant and we sincerely hope that the owners' aspirations for his property materialise - LOVED IT ! Highly Recommended
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Date of stay: March 2017
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botha2017 wrote a review Feb 2017
Addo, South Africa184 contributions7 helpful votes
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We arrived there for the Ironman weekend and it is the most beautiful place I have ever been. It is a family business and the owner and his daughter was brilliant and helped where ever they can. The best part of the weekend was, it was quiet and a rainy weekend. You can literally sit on the porch and watch the animals walk in front of you - blesbok, springbokke, perde etc. It was really fantastic. We played pool on the porch and ping bong in the living area. We enjoyed it so much we will definitely be back! Thank you everyone so much for making it a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Room Tip: Best views with great family rooms. Peaceful and luxury stay at Santa Paloma
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Sharne B wrote a review Jan 2017
Utrecht, The Netherlands203 contributions80 helpful votes
On the fringes of EL, just off the N2, you find this hidden gem. Beautiful guest farm with hiking trails, zebras, blue wildebeest and other antelopes roaming the grass adding to the lovely view from the pool and deck area and space to breath. The food was great, en-suite room was lovely and we even got to see some of the interesting permaculture systems! Just one thing the last couple of hundred meters the dirt road looks crazy on first glance but if you go real slow and choose your way carefully you will me more than fine. We made it in and out with a fairly low sedan after a massive rain storm. We only had one night here, but made most of it and hope to return in the future for a couple of days longer.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled
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Angela M wrote a review Sep 2016
Simon's Town, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
The hosts of this guest farm, Jacques and Belinda, are very relaxed and welcoming so it feels more like a home and that you are visiting friends. The room was very comfortable, the food excellent and the staff helpful. Best of all for me were the country surroundings with some horses and game that really added to a restful stay. The access road is not great but don't let that put you off as the destination more than makes up for it and it is excellent value.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Tina T wrote a review Jul 2016
Ghent, Belgium24 contributions7 helpful votes
After a long drive we arrived at Santa Paloma. We drove down their bumpy driveway, don't worry, we did it without 4 wheel drive and arrived perfectly fine. Santa Paloma is a farm, has dogs, cats and horses. Our room was decorated with zebracarpet and other wild decoration. There was a big group of student divers staying, while we stayed there, so we felt a bit out of place. We had dinner and breakfast, both very basic. There is a honesty bar in the living room. It is a basic place to stay, don't expect luxury, but we had a good time and a good sleep!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Paloma Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Hemingways Mall (3.6 miles), Mpongo Park Game Private Reserve (3.8 miles), and East London Museum (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sanook Cafe, Irana Indian Cuisine, and Jules On Jarvis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Santa Paloma Guest Farm have airport transportation?
Yes, Santa Paloma Guest Farm offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Paloma Guest Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.