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18 Carden Street Redhouse, Port Elizabeth 6215 South Africa
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#21 of 145 Specialty lodging in Port Elizabeth
This friendly rustic homestay is situated on the riverfront in the peaceful village of Redhouse. It is 45 km from ADDO National Elephant Game Park and 10 km from the beach. Our unique setting is popular with travelers who prefer something different to the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer a peaceful natural setting where travelers can breathe and recuperate. The beautiful river setting has many water sports opportunities, including windsurfing (lessons available), surf lessons and tours, SUP, swimming, sailing, rowing or just chilling on our sandy beach. We are conveniently connected with the PE Metro Rail that offers a unique cultural experience for our guests right at our doorstep! This includes a train journey, an art heritage walk in the city ending with a delicious African Meal in one of our city's best kept secrets. Also, come and experience a unique township tour with our local resident artist.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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R K wrote a review Sep 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa17 contributions21 helpful votes
Waking up to the sunrise, overlooking the peaceful river is a memory now engraved in my mind. This is the perfect place! The kindest hosts, who are involved in community projects that blew my mind. A perfect location, not too far from the city center, yet the very definition of a hidden gem. We will never stay anywhere else in Port Elisabeth, neither should you.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Matt and Jenny wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York2 contributions
- Mark and Tena are Great Hosts!! - Beautiful Riverfront Property - Peaceful and Relaxing - Safe and quiet community - Swimming and paddle-boarding in the river - Opportunities to visit Addo Elephant National Park and other local attractions As travelers who are interested in deepening our understanding of the places and people where we have the opportunity to visit, the hosts' connections to the community in the township of Motherwell were incredibly valuable. If you are interested, the lodge can help connect you with the Hand in Hand Art Gallery (highly recommended) and possibly other educational or volunteer opportunities. The positive spirit that Mark and Tena have created here is truly outstanding. Our stay generated the opportunity for some priceless experiences and hopefully some life-long connections and friends! Without a doubt, if we have the opportunity to visit PE again, we will be staying at 28 Towpath.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Patpv wrote a review Dec 2019
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico872 contributions257 helpful votes
The Redhouse community is a hidden gem on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth...this back packers is right on the river and in a peaceful little village where everyone knows everyone...it feels like home from the moment you arrive. It's peaceful but there are nearby activities if you want...surfing, visiting township art galleries (a great side tour if you get the chance)...stay a day or stay a week....
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: There are several rooms with different bed arrangements
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Response from markwatts80, Owner at 28 Towpath
Responded Dec 21, 2019
You're the newest member of the family! Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon
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nengalino wrote a review Mar 2019
Mannheim, Germany5 contributions15 helpful votes
We have traveled a lot and once in a while when you are traveling for a long time you come to these places where you just feel comfortable from the start. There is a relaxed atmosphere, the hostel is run by locals and there a people hanging around you immediately start a conversation with and like to hang out with. The view is marvelous, the food delicious. I have been travelling for a very long time now and have to tell that there are very few hostels where at the end of the day all guests and the owners sit down at a large table to have dinner together and the evenings become very long. These were usually the best places to stay and I wish we would have got more time to consume the good spirit and energy around this place. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Rebeca A wrote a review Mar 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is magical, the house and the vibes make you feel at home. It is 25 minutes from the city centre but worth a million times. The trains from PE train station to Redhouse station (5 minutes walk from the house) are frequent and safe - timetables and directions provided by the lovely staff. I recommend this beautiful house to people travelling with family, friends or alone looking for some quiet and an amazing family that supports permaculture living and sharing.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
$126 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapePort Elizabeth
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Frequently Asked Questions about 28 Towpath
Which popular attractions are close to 28 Towpath?
Nearby attractions include Hand In Hand Visual Art Studio (3.1 miles), Kwantu Private Game Reserve - Day Visits (4.2 miles), and Kwantu Elephant Sanctuary (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 28 Towpath?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at 28 Towpath?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at 28 Towpath?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 28 Towpath?
Conveniently located restaurants include Broughton Country Estate, Blue Ocean Fisheries, and Stir Coffee Co..
Does 28 Towpath have an airport shuttle?
Yes, 28 Towpath offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at 28 Towpath?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at 28 Towpath?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to 28 Towpath?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial (8.5 miles), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (8.8 miles), and Old Post Office Building (9.1 miles).