de Mer Guest
is situated on the beachfront in Port Alfred, South Africa and is in a
class of it’s own. Established in 1996, this modern Mediterranean
style Guest House has been awarded four stars by the Tourism Grading
Council and, rated according to the high parameters set by the AA of
South Africa, as Superior grading. A Villa de Mer is a stylish, spacious
and upmarket Guest House and a haven to relax in. Located opposite the
beach, with panoramic views of the Indian ocean, this guest house
comprises of six en-suite bedrooms and offers luxurious accommodation
at affordable prices. The wide corridors, large upper lounge that
leads onto a balcony with stunning sea views and pristine white
beaches, library and reading room downstairs overlooking the sheltered
swimming pool, A Villa de Mer creates an atmosphere of tranquillity and
peace. The spacious TV lounge offers a 19 Bouquet DSTV Channel service that includes 5 sport channels/DVD Player. You can
relax and enjoy sundowners on the balcony whilst taking in the
beautiful views over the Indian ocean. Fall asleep to the smell and
sound of waves breaking on the beach. Cross the quiet road and walk
the endless white beaches.
offer comfortable home-from-home accommodation. Enjoy the spacious and
unpretentious setting of A Villa de Mer. Whether on business or holiday,
A Villa de Mer offers its own brand of local hospitality and is a
welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day living. It is
the ideal place to simply relax or to use as a base from which to
explore the many sights of Port Alfred and game reserves in the area.
Why Port Alfred ?
Statistics prove that this coastal area has more days of sunshine days
than any other part of South Africa. It has a wonderful climate.
A bustling holiday resort in summer and the ideal retreat in
winter. Port Alfred is embraced by the warm Indian ocean.
Port Alfred, as a
destination, is a must for all those travelling along the coast. Port
Alfred is situated on a scenic coastline and surrounded by spectacular
beaches. The Coastline is a series of dune where one can walk for
hours on end. The town itself nestles on the bank of the Kowie river
and provides tourists with many things to do. The Kowie River
dominates the town 29km to the Indian ocean. Most of the river is
navigable by boat, making it one of the longest tidal rivers in
South Africa. The river offers a great venue for boating, skiing and
We encourage our guests to
make Port Alfred their base as we are ideally situated for short day
trips. Truly the best of two worlds. Situated at the coast and yet a
stone’s throw away from Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari Game Reserve
and numerous private game reserves dotted around the area – all
which are malaria free.
Port Alfred is steeped in
history having been the landing place of the 1820 Settlers.
Port Alfred is also a
popular destinations for golfers. Golf enthusiasts can choose from two
reputable courses, namely the prestigious Royal Alfred Golf Club,
where it is a common sight to see wildlife roam the golf course and,
just 27km from Port Alfred is the Gary Player designed Golf course at
the Fish River.
Port Alfred is home to the
43 Air School, where students are trained to be commercial pilots.
Port Alfred is also home to
Stenden University, where many students, both European and South
African, are trained to become fine chefs and cooks.