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bed room 2
bath and shower
pool area
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
Welcome to Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape where the Kowie River flows into the Indian Ocean. We have fantastic endless beaches and the most sunshine hours in the country. It's a perfect destination for a relaxing or active holiday - whether water sports like scuba diving, water skiing, board surfing, deep-sea fishing, boating etc., golfing, horse riding or just relaxing! Our accommodation is located north of the golf course, about 800m from the beach, and in 5 min. by car you are in the city center or our Rosehill Mall with a variety of shops and restaurants. The accommodation offers 1 main bedroom (queen size bed) with sea view, 1 living room with small dining area and kitchen unit, 1 bathroom with bath and shower, 1 separate toilet room, 1 'sunroom' with an additional double size bed ...Welcome to Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape where the Kowie River flows into the Indian Ocean. We have fantastic endless beaches and the most sunshine hours in the country. It's a perfect destination for a relaxing or active holiday - whether water sports like scuba diving, water skiing, board surfing, deep-sea fishing, boating etc., golfing, horse riding or just relaxing! Our accommodation is located north of the golf course, about 800m from the beach, and in 5 min. by car you are in the city center or our Rosehill Mall with a variety of shops and restaurants. The accommodation offers 1 main bedroom (queen size bed) with sea view, 1 living room with small dining area and kitchen unit, 1 bathroom with bath and shower, 1 separate toilet room, 1 'sunroom' with an additional double size bed and dining area. From here you have access to your private pool area with sun loungers, outside furnitures and BBQ grill/braai. The rates are different with 2, 3 or 4 guests. The accommodation is equipped with flat-TV, DVD player, hairdryer, fan, fridge, 2plate induction stove, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery. Towels and bed linen will be provided. Washing and maid service possible, ask for it. Should you need anything else please let me know. On request we fill your fridge for the 1st day with the essentials. The two malls make grocery shopping quick and easy and even gives the option of browsing through a variety of shops. The river is a real attraction in the town, offering plenty of activities for the active and the not-so-active. With river cruises, water skiing, canoeing, paddling and river-side dining, it is definitely the place to be. The beach is perfect for walks in the sunny winter days and lovely for swimming and tanning in the summer. Port Alfred is close to Port Elizabeth, East London, Grahamstown and Bathurst for those looking for an excursion. The surrounding countryside has thousands hectares of malaria-free game reserves, many hiking trails and historical and scenic places to visit. The land is wild and beautiful and the scenery spectacular... so get out and explore!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
For adults: *****Sorry, no parties or loud music or visitors - thank you!***** Smoking only allowed in the pool area. For kids: You can run around and enjoy yourself - we love you all!
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Brigitte H
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
Interaction with guests
You can expect me to suggest things to do or simply hand out the keys - whatever you prefer!
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Reviews (8)
Harry V
Harry V
Den Helder, The Netherlands2 contributions
We were guests of Brigitte and Wolfgang for 5 weeks between mid-January and the end of February 2022 and what a wonderful time we had. We were welcomed by Brigitte. We had asked in advance if she wanted to buy some breakfast stuff so that we didn't have to worry there the first day. Brigitte didn't think this was a problem, just as there were so many no problem. They actually live next door to you and Brigitte often comes to ask if anything is needed and if everything is to your liking. Brigitte is also very helpful with tips about the area. The price/quality is fine. The pool is a delight, although we didn't really use it much. The neighborhood is fine, safe and a few kilometers from the beach and the two shopping centers. All in all a must!
Visited January 2022
Written February 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mike D
Mike D
Port Alfred, South Africa50 contributions
We stayed at Forest Hill House for three months in 2018 and couldn’t wait to return again this year. Brigitte and Wolfgang are superb hosts, always checking to make sure that everything is in order. We love the pool and the huge deck, and the interior of the unit is always well-kept, clean and welcoming. We’re just a few minutes to the center of the quaint little town (one traffic light - what a nice change from the big city) which, although small, has every amenity one could want. The beach is minutes away and there are many excellent restaurants in town. A big bonus is the easy availability of river cruises and birding tours. We’ll keep coming back.
Visited January 2019
Written January 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Discover697554
Discover697554
7 contributions
Brigitte is a wonderful host - nothing is too much trouble, and her place is very friendly, clean and homely. The pool is great, and we really appreciated the options for laundry and maid service. We would definitely recommend staying here!
Visited November 2017
Written November 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

New Sussex
New Sussex
2 contributions
Great place I would recommend to anyone , especially those that want to stay longer term in Port Alfred for house hunting or near friends/ relatives, or perhaps the whole winter to escape the European weather. You have access to plenty of room for a family and can remain quite self contained while the owners are mostly nearby to offer assistance if needed.The rooms are spotless and the property is nicely located in a quiet area of the Port Alfred suburbs close to town and walking distance from the beach.
Visited August 2017
Written October 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sam L
Sam L
9 contributions
We stayed at Forest Hill House from 18 - 27 December 2016. The accommodation was beautiful and spotless - exactly as per the pictures on this site. Our Host Brigitte was warm, welcoming, friendly, helpful and All Round wonderful. The location ensured a lovely quiet and relaxing holiday. The pool was a delight. We had everything we could possibly need. Would highly recommend this place. It is definitely a notch above. Personal attention and care is very evident. We will definitely return and wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else in Port Alfred.
Visited December 2016
Written January 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

javiersanfelipe
javiersanfelipe
Pamplona, Spain86 contributions
Cuidado con los propietarios de este establecimiento. Ofertan unas condiciones para más tarde cambiar el precio de las habitaciones. Reservé un apartamento, según su anuncio con dos habitaciones con vistas al mar, por unos 610r. Al llegar al lugar, nos atendió un tal Adolf, de malas maneras. Al preguntar dónde estaba la segunda habitacion nos comenta que hay que pagar un precio extra por usarla. Le enseño la reserva donde pone claramente 2 habitaciones, y empieza hablar de sus perros presa. En fin, muy desagradable. Una estafa y un engaño en toda regla. Hemos decidido buscar un alojamiento alternativo. Revisar muy bien lo que se contrata con este lugar.
Visited September 2016
Written September 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lenusia1984
lenusia1984
Nairobi, Kenya12 contributions
Close to golf and the beach. Very nice appartment. Comfotable, clean and easy to stay with children. Lovely and helping people.
Visited October 2015 Travelled with family
Written October 23, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dreamer559951
Dreamer559951
Elena and her family are super friendly guests and I really enjoyed having them to stay in our home. Thank you and welcome back anytime!
Written October 24, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Enzo W
Enzo W
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution
My family and I had a lovely stay, comfortable and homely. From the supplies provided it´s clear that they know how to host holidaymakers very well. We can definitely recommend this self catering house to all who inquire. We were accommodated in a warm, quiet and relaxing environment. It was beautiful, spotless and the pool was sparkling clear.
Visited April 2015 Travelled with family
Written July 14, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
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Refrigerator
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Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Port Alfred at the Sunshine Coast has the most sunshine hours in South Africa, wonderful temperate climate, endless beaches as well as the magnificent Kowie River, which flows into the warm Indian Ocean. The surrounding countryside has thousands hectares of malaria-free game reserves, many hiking trails and historical and scenic places to visit. The land is wild and beautiful and the scenery spectacular... so get out and explore!
Getting around
There is a daily shuttle servive by bus to/from Port Elizabeth, please ask for times and rates or booking. A private shuttle to P.E. or East London or Grahamstown is avaiable. A car is recommended to travel around.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Hill House

Forest Hill House is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Forest Hill House has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Forest Hill House has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Forest Hill House must last at least one night. See all property details.