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About Nautinest Cottage

Nautinest is a self-catering cottage in Chintsa East with accommodation for a maximum of six people. Two of the three bedrooms are sea-facing, and the main bedroom has a door onto the sundeck. Linen and bath towels are supplied (please bring your own beach towels). The open-plan kitchen is fully equipped and includes a gas hob, electric oven, double-door fridge/freezer and a microwave. The lounge has a flat-screen TV with limited DSTV, and large folding doors that open onto the sun deck. Guests can enjoy their meals at the dining counter or on the large sun deck which has a magnificent view of the bay. The deck has a wooden fence around it, but the perimeter of the cottage is unfenced. A domestic worker can be arranged at an additional cost if required.

Chintsa East is a laid-back seaside village is located 50 km from East London and 200 km from Mthatha at the start of the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Nautinest is within easy walking distance of the beautiful 7 km stretch of beach, and local amenities including restaurants, a convenience store, two beauty spas, tennis courts and a bowling club. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming; horse riding; deep-sea, surf and rock fishing; golf; hiking; mountain biking; quad biking; paddling; surfing; and child-friendly play areas. For those wanting to try out Chinta’s craft beer, Emerald Vale is a must. Chintsa East is surrounded by lush indigenous forests and offers an amazing variety of bird life. The Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve, a 10-minute drive from Chintsa East, is home to the Big 5, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope and other predators.

Amenities at Nautinest
· Main bedroom: King-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower; ceiling fan; hairdryer
· Second bedroom: Double bed; ceiling fan
· Third bedroom: Bunkbed and single bed; ceiling fan
· Second bathroom with shower
· Weber and a gas Skottel Braai on the deck
· Outside shower to wash off beach sand
· Sea kayak
· Laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 16 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Domestic worker is R150.00 per day extra.(Sunday's are R225)
Min stay of 2 nights.

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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Self-catering cottage sleeps maximum of four adults and 2 children, with beautiful sea views from the sun deck. The cott... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Sea views see more Double beds, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Sea views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Fan, Television, Radio, DVD player, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
    from R1300 Room rate
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      Reviews for Nautinest Cottage

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      Sonja Van Den Berg
      15 October 2018

      Keys were not available at agreed check-in time and no DSTV. Other than that the house met all our expectations.

      Loyiso Nqezo
      21 August 2018

      My friends and I had a most pleasant and welcome stay at Nautinest Cottage. Everything that one could reasonably expect, was provided although it was very cold and with no heaters or extra blankets. Our host Bongani made us feel welcome right from the start. He was soo helpful throughout the entire stay.Thank you very much we are definately coming back.

      Francesca Van Niekerk
      23 April 2018

      Wonderful location with a lovely view. Very neat and tidy, equipped with all the things you will need on a short vacation.

      Renier Marais
      01 October 2017

      Just perfect. Amazing time

      Mrs Elbé Minnaar, South Africa
      26 January 2016

      Thanks we had a very good time. We enjoyed the bowls and our New Zealand children thought Crawfords was just super cheap and friendly people all round the little town!  Lovely weather, beautiful beach and rock pools accessible from our convenient basis.

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      Nautinest Cottage is 5.1km from the centre of Chintsa , the nearest airport 38.9km (East London Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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