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About Nautilus Cottage

Nautilus Cottage offers beachfront accommodation and direct beach access in Boknes, halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London.

Comprising of two cottages, accommodation is simple self-catering with sea and garden views. Cottage One accommodates four guests and Cottage Two accommodates two guests in a bachelor style set-up.

Both cottages are only a few steps away from the beach, and enjoy tranquil surrounding with lots of fresh air and easy accessibility to a safe, secure and quiet town.

Boknes is 20km from Alexandria and 8km from Bushman’s River and Kenton on Sea. Next to the extended Addo Elephant Park on the R72. It has a mild moderate climate all year round, with summer temperature reaching up to 30°C and winters an average 14 to 20°C. It is a Malaria free area.

Safari: Wildcoast, Grahamstown and Addo Elephant Park within one hours drive

Beach: direct entry to beach thirty yards away

Golf: Royal Port Alfred Golf course 30 km to the east on R72

Family friendly: safe haven for parents with children no snakes or scorpions--only mongoose, tortoise or grey duiker

Romantic: Silent and tranquil beach front cottage--no noises --only sound of waves forty metres away.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


50% OFF Stay between 30 May 2018 and 31 Aug 2018 and get 50% off.

Stay between 30 May 2018 and 31 Aug 2018 and get 50% off.

  • Valid for 2 guests or more

Important Information

No pets allowed. No smoking in dwellings.

Availability and pricing

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  • Cottage Two Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Cottage II accommodates two guests in two single beds. The bathroom is en-suite with a shower, and all linen and towels... see more Features:  DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio see more DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Heater, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R500 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Cottage One Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This Cottage enjoys full sea view from it's lounge and deck. The only self-catering property in Boknes with this view.... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Satellite TV, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R900 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Nautilus Cottage

          6 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Wendy Hennink
          19 June 2018

          There is nothing one needs to change.... it was such a pleasure to stay there and Elmarie and Piet are such accommodating people. Thank you once again.

          Hein Buys
          22 October 2017

          Beautiful view, quiet and peaceful. Lovely place.Will certainly return.

          Zolisile Dikana
          24 July 2017

          I loved to closer to the sea and feel the breeze of the sea. The accommodation was having all that I needed. It just need a stoep or steps from the drive way to the house so that when it is raining one can not be skippering.

          Norrie Gibson
          21 March 2017

          We were greeted on arrival by our host who then gave us our own space. The coast is spectacular and we were able to run, walk, cycle and canoe in an amazing place

          Jaco de Vries, South Africa
          06 January 2017

          We stayed in the ground floor two bedroom cottage. Very good value for money., A stone throw from the see and walking distance along the beach from the lagoon. Everything was as promised on the website. Extremely good value for money!

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          Nautilus Cottage Map

          Nautilus Cottage is 1.6km from the centre of Boknes , the nearest airport 111.5km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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