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About Sand River Getaway

Behind Port Elizabeth in uncharted Eastern Cape mountains Sand River Getaway offers you a place to unwind, adventure, relax and explore. There are a number of scenic hikes and trails. A short drive and you are in Addo National Park, the Baviaanskloof, Groendal Nature Reserve or the Longmore Forest which all offer spectacular views and trails. If you are not feeling adventurous, breathe in the valley while you enjoy personal pleasures from a sunny deck or in a quiet pool. Perfect for backpackers visiting the Eastern Cape area or a weekend getaway for everyone. Sand River Getaway is an Eco getaway where we are trying to live a sustainable existence, with the hot water and the fridge using gas and lights in the Center being solar powered. The bathroom, kitchen and braai areas are all centralized. Our water comes from a borehole and is delicious. We keep the lighting minimal so that you can see the incredible stars at night. These elements of our establishment mean we urge guests to be mindful and understanding when using facilities. We offer double and single accommodation in permanent tents and a dorm which sleeps 8. The centre is set up with a fully equipped kitchen and a great braai (bbq) are for you to be able to be fully self catered.At Sand River Getaway there is a great bar area with a self catering bar and dart board.. Things you should bring: Drinks (alcohol and soft), ice, Lamp or torch, food for your meals, towels, toiletries, jackets for the chilly evenings, walking shoes if you plan to do some hiking trails. We sell wood at R30 per large bag, but please feel free to bring your own if you wish.Payment upon arrival by cash or EFT.Check in from 12:00 to 20:00 .Check out before 12:00 .Taxes included.Breakfast not included.General:There is someone available at all times. No curfew.Pet friendly if owners see fit.There is a well graded dirt road on the last section of the road. Only 17 kms on the dirt. We do it in a small car every day so not to worry.Please note that you will need to bring everything to the hostel that you need to eat and drink as we do not have a shop very close by.

Family friendly: We have a family deck which has 2 tents facing eachother. Perfect for hikes and braais to be had around the pool.

Romantic: Come away for a few days and enjoy some relaxed time together. There is not much to do here besides relax, read, drink, eat and be merry.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposits are non refundable.
Please read through our property description so that you know what to expect. Bathrooms and all facilities are centralized and communal.
Outstanding amount to be paid in cash on arrival, or via eft. We do not have a credit card machine.

Availability and pricing

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  • Oriole - Rustic Cabin Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A little cabin in the woods. This cabin is a little further from the centre and bathrooms. It is perfect for a family... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R400 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Night Jar - Dorm Room Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering A dorm room which sleeps 8 in bunk beds. Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R440 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 A tent mounted on a wooden deck with a covered verandah and equipped with a comfortable double or 2 single beds. Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Twin beds, Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R600 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Deck Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering A deck with 2 tents facing each other and it's own deck with a view over the valley and mountains. The ablutions and... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds
                from R600 For 2 guests
                • Adults

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                  Sand River Getaway is 1.5km from the centre of Elands River Valley , the nearest airport 61.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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