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About The Thatch Guest House

A stylish, secure and cool thatched guest house with views of the warm Indian Ocean and the surrounding indigenous and sub-tropical flora and fauna. The Thatch offers spacious, tastefully decorated, en-suite accommodation with private entrances and all modern comforts.

The rooms offer Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite TVs and minibars. Start your day with a relaxed breakfast in the under-thatch dining room. Enjoy a sundowner by the swimming poll or take a leisurely walk along the beach. The guest house provides peace of mind with secure parking.

The Thatch has a 4 Star grading with Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, the highest Superior grading by the AA and was a finalist in their 2003 South Africa's Best competition.

Only 10 minutes from the town centre and 20 minutes from the airport, and set in tranquil surroundings, The Thatch is perfectly placed for the discerning traveller, catering for business, holiday and pleasure.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Guests are required to give prior notice when booking in after 8 pm. Failing to do so could result in the room being re-let.

Availability and pricing

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  • Twin Rooms Twin Rooms Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 It has twin beds that can be converted into King Bed on request, Additional amenities include a Microwave, TV, kettle,... see more
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      • Queen Rooms Queen Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3
        • Rooms Adults
          • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B
            • Adults
              • Sunrise Family Room Sunrise Family Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B 1 queen bed, 1 single bed, Microwave, TV, kettle, Air-conditioner, Bar fridge, DStv, facility bar, heater, and a bath... see more
                • Adults

                  Reviews for The Thatch Guest House

                  27 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Rudolf Bornman
                  23 March 2021

                  The surroundings are beautiful with a breath taking view over the lagoon and see. Was even able to see dolphins swimming past. The rooms are very clean and very comfortable beds, I am over 2 meter tall and the king size bed was a winner. The service was outstanding and they went out of their way to make me feel at home. This is really a hide gem that is well worth the money you spend. I will highly recommend the place and will definitely stay at the lodge again. Thank you for the great service and experience.

                  Shaun Labuschagne
                  18 February 2019

                  perfect for my East London stop over.

                  12 July 2017

                  Nothing out of the ordinary. A spectacularly clean place, with cosy rooms. The hosts were lovely, helpful. The staff were friendly and very polite. The food was delicious. They really put extra effort into everything. The view from the balcony was amazing. Just beautiful. The place will come highly recommended by me.

                  Desiree Homann, South Africa
                  04 January 2017

                  Thank you to Siphokazi and Joy for a wonderful stay in Bonza Bay. The room was comfortable and the breakfast delicious. Excellent location. We will definitely be back.

                  brigette naidoo, South Africa
                  15 January 2015

                  We spent 3 days at the Thatch guest house during December 2014. Loved the place. Beautiful rooms, very comfortable. Brandon the manager was superb, very welcoming and friendly. Great breakfast with the best coffee ever! Will definitely return.Brigette Naidoo

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                  The Thatch Guest House is 0.3km from the centre of Bonza Bay , the nearest airport 16.3km (East London Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling