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About Nautinest Cottage

Located at the commencement of the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa, in the seaside village of Chintsa East, guests will find the self-catering cottage, Nautinest. The cottage offers three bedrooms, with the main being en-suite with a shower. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom equipped with a shower. The main and second bedrooms are furnished with double beds, while the third has a single and a double bunk bed providing accommodation for a maximum of seven people. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and linen and bath towels are provided. Guests are required to bring their own beach towels. An outside shower is also provided to wash off beach sand.The open plan kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, double door fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave, and sufficient utensils, crockery and cutlery for seven guests. The lounge is comfortably furnished and equipped with a flat screen TV with limited DSTV available. The lounge has large folding doors on two sides which 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 and is equipped with a Weber and a gas skottle braai. The Sun Deck and perimeter of Cottage is not fenced. For guests’ convenience the cottage is equipped with an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. A Domestic Worker can be arranged at an additional cost if required.Chintsa East is situated 45 km from East London, whose airport is serviced by major air carriers, and is 15km on tarred road off the National Route 2 which links East London to Mthata. Nautinest cottage itself is located within easy walking distance of the beautiful 7km length of beach, lagoon and local amenities which include restaurants, convenience stores, an upmarket beauty spa, tennis court, mashie golf course and bowling club. The village is surrounded by lush indigenous forests and offers an amazing variety of bird life. The Inkwenkwenzi Game Reserve is located within a 10 minute drive and here the guests can view the Big 5, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope and other predators. The area offers a wide variety of activities such as deep sea, surf and rock fishing, golf, swimming, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, quad biking, zip lining, paddling, horse riding, is a renowned board surfing spot, wind and kite surfing is very popular, and forms part of the famous Strandlooper trail.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 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
    • Adults

      Reviews for Nautinest Cottage

      4 guest reviews Reviews of

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      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.

      Neliswa Bam, South Africa
      29 April 2014

      Excellent accommodation.

      Nautinest Cottage Map

      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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