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East London is the second largest city in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

. Situated in the Eastern region of the Eastern Cape province, East London is well positioned as a gateway to the interior and the famous Transkei Wild Coast.

East London - Eastern Cape Province -Travellers information - Distance guide - Approximate distances:

East London (EL) to Port Elizabeth 312 km’s; East London to Port Alfred 150 km’s; East London to King Williamstown/Bisho 80Km’s

EL to Umtata 220km’s; EL to Butterworth 110km’s; EL to Cape Town 920km’s; EL to Knysna 600km’s

EL to Umtata 210km’s Untata to Durban 380km’s

EL to Queenstown 210  km’s

EL to Stutterheim 78 km’s

Riverbend Guest House East London - physical address:   

5 Blue Bend Place Beacon Bay

Grid co-ordinates: 27.948261, -32.980286,0 OR 32deg 58min 49.00sec S; 27deg 56min 53.75sec E. Elevation: 32m

How to get to Riverbend Guest House from the East London Airport.

Head towards the East London City. Once in the city you will reach a circle at the bottom of Oxford Street. Carry straight on, around the traffic circle, pass through two robots and turn left at the stop street. Follow the road as it winds onto the North East expressway (following the signs to Umtata/N2) until  you see the Beacon Bay turnoff the expressway. Take this, cross the Batting (Nahoon River) bridge and take first right after the bridge. Follow the winding road and as you reach the top turn right into Hillcrest Drive (Engen Garage at the turn/mini-circle) and follow this road toward the sea for a further 800m (0,8km), look out for our signs as you go over a small hill. Take a turn right into Blue Bend Place, immediately after the first speed bump, number 5 is on the right.

Directions to Riverbend Guest House from the N2 highway.

Look out for the Beacon Bay turnoff the N2 highway, take the appropriate off-ramp and then turn (left or right depending on your direction along the N2) and head South toward the sea. Cross two robots; two mini-circles then at the third mini-circle turn right down Beaconhurst Drive and then left at the next mini-circle (Engen garage) into Hillcrest Drive,  continue a further 800m (0,8km) and after a small hill, you should see our signs, turn right into Blue Bend Place, immediately after the first speed bump, number 5 is on the right.

  Riverbend...just a little different

What’s on in and around Riverbend Guest House in East London.

Walk down a short hill for about 200 meters to reach the boardwalk and onto our local beach. This is a wonderful walking beach. Alternatively drive to this same beach, or to Bonza Bay beach and East London’s famous Nahoon beach which are all located within a few minutes drive. Within the suburb itself there are three shopping malls, many restaurants and the Dassie Hiking Trail along the banks of the Nahoon river through the nature reserve. The suburb is ideal for cycling walking and running.

For more information on the surrounds please select  the Travel Information item on the main menu above.

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