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About The Rose and Ale

We are situated in the tranquil seaside suburb of Gonubie. With just a 15 minute drive into East London and a 5 minute walk to our fantastic beach, a perfect spot for both the holiday maker and the business guest.

Our self catering units, each individually furnished, are comfortable and offer all one needs for a relaxing stay. Each is equipped with outdoor entertainment facilities and barbecue, as well as private entrances and secure parking.

Gonubie Sands Apartments are individually decorated, spacious apartments in a complex just 200m from Rose and Ale and just 100m from the sea. They offer enclosed yards or balcony, with no direct access to the pool or playground.

We are also pet friendly with our units offering enclosed gardens to keep your pet safe. Gonubie offers lovely grassed walks along the beachfront to keep your pet exercised.

Family friendly: We have a jungle gym, a slide, two swings, a sandpit, a trampoline, a Wendy house with table and chairs, a play cooking stove, and a swimming pool with a net. There are also toy boxes, DStv children's channel and plastic eatware in the units.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 62
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 33 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Peak season bookings: Full payment is required 1 month prior to arrival and is non-refundable. An administration fee will be charged for cancellations from either party.

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Reviews for The Rose and Ale

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Gary Ousman
05 August 2018

Had a great stay had everything we needed, we will be back next year and hopefully will have a ground level room.

Bert Van Schalkwyk
23 June 2018

Bathroom could be bit bigger.Parking fine but could pose problems when other residents park bad.

Anele Rapiya
03 April 2018

We had a wonderful stay at the Rose and Ale and are looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Diane for your great hospitality.

Amy Palmer
20 March 2018

Convenient location, very clean and comfortable. Perfect little garden for our dogs

Christine Lines
25 February 2018

Friendly service, clean and neat, great bed, nice decor, close walking distance to the beach and such a friendly cat

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The Rose and Ale is 16.3km from the centre of East London , the nearest airport 24.7km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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