Eastern Cape – Amatole

Eastern Cape - Amatole Region

General Information

The Amatole are a range of densely forested mountains. The word means ‘calves’ in Xhosa.  The Amatola Mountains form part of the southern portion of the Great Escarpment. The slopes of this escarpment are known for their abundant Yellowwood, White Stinkwood and Cape Chestnut forests. The mountains are capped with flower-rich grassland.  The mountains are famous for their scenic beauty with lush forests, ravines, waterfalls and panoramic views. These mountains were originally home to the Khoisan hunter gatherers, which were later displaced by the Nguni herders. Many of the current settlements in the Amatole region began life as military outposts.

MAP AREA

The area in this listing extends from the Amatole mountain southwards to the Indian ocean.  This section of coastline stretches from the town of East London in the south to the town of Port St Johns in the north. Many rivers empty into the sea along the coastline. In the southern-most parts of the region, where the hills are lower, the rivers tend to be mature and are characterized by wide floodplains. But in the rugged north, where young rivers find their path to the sea blocked by massive cliffs, many leap over the rocky crags into the surf below. There are many small sandy bays and long stretches of open beaches near the mouths of large rivers.

Climate

The average daily temperatures within this region vary from 17 °C to 28 °C in January and 9 °C to 21 °C in July.

 

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Eastern Cape -Amatole Region

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Amatole Region of the Eastern Cape Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Amapondo Backpackers - Coffee Bay

Amapondo Backpackers

info@amapondo.co.za
083-315-3103
www.amapondo.co.za

Anchorage Hotel - Coffee Bay

Anchorage Hotel

info@anchorage-hotel.co.za
047-531-1415
www.wildcoast.co.za/umtata-mouth/anchorage-hotel

Areena Riverside Resort - East London

Areena Riverside Resort

Online booking
043-734-3055
www.booking.com/hotel/za/areena-riverside-resort

Arendsnes Caravan Park - Chintsa East

Arendsnes Caravan Park

arendsnes@imaginet.co.za
043-738-5064
www.arendsnes-chintsa.co.za

Buccaneers Lodge - Chintsa West

Buccaneers Lodge

buccaneers@cintsa.com
043-734-3012
www.cintsa.com

Bulungula Lodge - Elliotdale

Bulungula Lodge

paradise@bulungula.com
047-577-8900
www.bulungula.com

Cefeni Mouth Holiday Resort - Chintsa West

Cefeni Mouth Holiday Resort

Online Booking
043-738-5027
www.cefani.co.za

Coffee Shack Backpackers - Coffee Bay

Coffee Shack Backpackers

happydays@coffeeshack.co.za
047-575-2048
www.coffeeshack.co.za

Double Mouth - Morgan's Bay

Double Mouth

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za/?q=node/41

Dwesa Caravan Camping - East London

Dwesa

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za/?q=node/23

Ferndale 4x4 - Cathcart

Ferndale 4x4

fern@eci.co.za
045-843-1741
www.ferndale4x4.co.za

Friends Backpackers - Coffee Bay

Friends Backpackers

friendswildcoast@gmail.com
073-077-1735
www.wildcoast.co.za/coffee-bay/friends-wild-coast

Gigis Self Catering - Hole in the Wall

Gigi's Self-Catering

gigispub77@gmail.com
084-582-7210
www.wildcoast.co.za/hole-in-the-wall/gigis-self-catering

Glen Muir Holiday Resort - Glen Eden

Glen Muir

glenmuir@telkomsa.net
043-734-3032
www.wildcoastjikeleza.co.za/en/212-glen-muir-holiday-resort

Gonubie Holiday Resort - Gonubie

Gonubie Holiday Resort

Online booking
043-705-9748
www.gonubie.caravanparks.co.za

Hamburg Caravan Park - Hamburg

Hamburg Caravan Park

info@hamburgcaravanpark.co.za
084-287-7440
www.hamburgcaravanpark.co.za

Hole in the Wall Resort - Coffee Bay

Hole in the Wall Resort

reservations@holeinthewall.co.za
047-575-0009
www.hole-in-the-wall.co.za

Kei Mouth Caravan Park - Kei Mouth

Kei Mouth Caravan Park

ffikeni@greatkeilm.gov.za
078-776-8425
www.keimouth.co.za/accommodation/caravan-park

Lagoon Valley Holiday Resort - East London

Lagoon Valley

info@namibweb.co.za
043-736-9753
www.namibweb.com/lagoonvalley

Lekkeroord Christian Camp - East London

Lekkeroord

manager@lekkeroord.co.za
082-928-0589
www.lekkeroord.co.za

Mdumbi Backpackers - Coffee Bay

Mdumbi Backpackers

mdumbi@mdumbi.co.za
083-461-1834
www.mdumbi.co.za

Morgan Bay Caravan Park - Morgan's Bay

Morgan Bay

info@morganbayhotel.co.za
043-8411062
www.morganbayhotel.co.za

Nahoon Caravan Park - Nahoon

Nahoon

Online booking
043-735-1114
www.nahooncaravanpark.co.za

Nature's Rest - East London

Nature's Rest

Online booking
043-736-9753
www.naturesrest.co.za

Nenga River Lodge - Coffee Bay

Nenga River Lodge

info@nengativerlodge.com
072-301-2113
www.wildcoast.co.za/coffee-bay/nenga-river-lodge

Ocean View Forest Resort - Blue Horizon Bay

Ocean View Forest Resort

info@oceanviewforestresort.co.za
060-508-7525
www.oceanviewforestresort.co.za

Old Thomas River Village - Stutterheim

Old Thomas River Village

bookings@oldthomasriver.co.za
045-843-1504
www.oldthomasriver.co.za

Palm Springs Kiddies Beach - East London

Palm Springs Kiddies Beach

info@palmspringsresort.co.za
043-781-1901
www.palmspringsresort.co.za

PSA Holiday Resort - Gonubie

PSA Holiday Resort

Online booking
082-880-8949
www.psaresort.co.za

Raptors View - Coffee Bay

Raptors View

raptorscoffeebay@gmail.com
061-299-6267
www.wildcoast.co.za/coffee-bay/raptors-view

Rendezvous Caravan Park - Chintsa East

Rendezvous

Online booking
043-734-3072
www.rendezvouscaravanpark.co.za

Santa Paloma Guest Game Farm - East London

Santa Paloma

nadia@santapaloma.co.za
083-6016488
www.santapaloma.co.za

Sugar Shack Backpackers - East London

Sugar Shack Backpackers

sugarsk@iafrica.com
043-722-8240
www.sugarshack.co.za

The Kraal - Port St Johns

The Kraal

info@thekraal.co.za
082-871-4964
www.thekraal.co.za

The Roeberts Holiday Resort - Igoda

The Roeberts

info@roebertsholiday.co.za
082-472-3062
www.roebertsholidayresort.com

The Shire Eco Lodge - Stutterheim

The Shire Eco Lodge

Online Booking
043-683-2452
www.shire.co.za

Wattle Chop - Stutterheim

Wattle Chop

info@wattlechop.co.za
083-537-6568
www.wattlechop.co.za

White Clay Resort - Coffee Bay

White Clay Resort

whiteclay2001@gmail.com
083-979-4499
www.whiteclayresort.co.za

Wriggleswade Dam - Stutterheim

Wriggleswade Dam

083-752-4545
www.stutterheimtourism.co.za/activities/49-wriggleswade-dam

Yellow Sands Caravan Park - East London

Yellow Sands

info@yellows.co.za
043-734-3043
www.yellows.co.za

Yellowwood Forest - Morgan's Bay

Yellowwood Forest

info@yellowwoodforest.co.za
043-841-1598
www.yellowwoodforest.co.za

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Amatole Region of the Eastern Cape Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Bulungula Lodge - Elliotdale

Bulungula Lodge

paradise@bulungula.com
047-577-8900
www.bulungula.com

Dwesa Tented Camp - East London

Dwesa

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za

Elizweni Resort - Nahoon

Elizweni Resort

elizwenibookings@gmail.com
043-745-9010
www.eastlondon.org.za

Mdumbi Backpackers - Coffee Bay

Mdumbi Backpackers

mdumbi@mdumbi.co.za
083-461-1834
www.mdumbi.co.za

Sugarloaf Backpackers - Coffee Bay

Sugarloaf Backpackers

sugarloaf@coffeebay.co.za
079-183-5274
www.sugarloafbackpackers.com

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
info@ikamu.co.za 

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.