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    Big Five Guest House

    27 Atwell Madala Street | Northcrest, Mthatha 5099, South Africa
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    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 13 reviews

    Reviewed 8 March 2017

    We arrived late after a long drive up from P E and had booked bed evening meal and breakfast. We were surprised to find an acceptable meal ready for us served by a charming African lady-Vivien . Our room was very disappointing with old furnishings...More

    Thank Hil-Harv
    Reviewed 7 February 2017

    Mthatha seemed the obvious stop off between Port Elizabeth and Durban. Location is easy to find - you're almost out of the north side of the city when you get to the Big Five Guest House, and its just off the N2. Room was clean...More

    1  Thank JohnandAdele
    Reviewed 8 December 2016

    Very good rooms, quiet place and friendly staff. A confortable place with a good kitchen.. There is nothing around and there is not a hotel for spent the day. (Not a really garden or swimming pool) A very good and cheap place to rest.

    Thank juliantu
    Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

    Booked the accommodation through our travel agent - found it on Trip Advisor. You pay 1st then book - all hotels was fully booked. Rooms generally good, service was good, clean, friendly staff, safe & quiet. Breakfast served was good. Situated towards the Kokstad side...More

    Thank Anton M
    Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

    I recently had to stay in Mthatha for business and having not stayed at Big Five before, I was very sceptical. To my surprise, the rooms were neat and comfortable, the shower was spacious and most importantly the lady providing breakfast was sweet and accommodating.

    Thank Seshni M
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$46 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Mthatha
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