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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

on our arrival after a 20kms walk along the beach we were unexpectly given a delicious lunch, tea, coffee, chocolate mousse. We could not fault anything during our stay! We loved it and will definitely go back!! Such great value for money! Thank you!

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This hotel is a wonderful getaway place for families, took me back to when i had small kids and stayed in some of the old Transkei hotels. Friendly staff, tasty food, value for money. Condition of road not too great.

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1Thank R2207DAruths
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Excellent facilities and accommodation with great catering! Our pet was allowed so it made for a nice family getaway. The location is rural and unspoiled. Once the road is complete it will be a pleasure visiting again.

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great brak river RSA
Reviewed 18 May 2016

excellent stay of a few days in this remote but excellent place. The willow vale road to access it is 85 km and..,. three hours but it is worth driving it. Itinerary to be asked to hotel reception. Stunning position in Dwesa nature reserve, behind the forested dunes with sea views, vervet monkeys included. Horses grazing the huge lawn in...

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1Thank Pierre V
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My first stay at the haven and I'll Definately be back! A great place to visit and the staff are all extremely welcoming a friendly. Set in a beautiful spot with easy access to the beach. Highly recommend visiting the haven!

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Haven. For a family holiday venue it ticked all our boxes. While it poured rain almost the entire time we were there, there was still plenty to do and keep us occupied. They have a large variety of puzzles and board games which we played as a family while watching the rain pour...

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Thank belinda_behnke
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 24 April 2016

A fantastic place to visit for true relaxation. Delicious food, friendly staff. A great place for the kids. We will be back! If you are interested in trail running, bring your takkies - you need some exercise between the excellent meals!

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Thank Grant H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten path and away from everything. Great family holiday to reconnect. Very simple and rustic and very peaceful. Abandoned beaches and unspoilt forests with great ocean fishing. Staff are friendly and helpful and food was great.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and well equiped self catering house on the beach of Paternoster. Perfectly suited for our little get away with "old" friends. Organise crayfish from the local fishermen for an authentic west coast meal.

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Thank Caryn J
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

When I saw the pictures on trip advice I felt rather unhappy .The room was much better than expected and the beds are fantastic. After two weeks just in Restaurants we enjoyed the the good kitchen. The environment is fantastic. But Grant and his crew made our stay unforgettable and remembering it feels warm in my heart. Thanks and stay...

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Additional Information about The Haven

Address: P O Box Elliotdale | Cwebe/Dwesa Nature Reserves on the Transkei Wild Coast, 5070, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Wild Coast
Price Range: €99 - €137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 110
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“Horse riding, walks, bird watching, whales in season, canoeing... lots of activities for all”
 of 5 bubbles 383pierrev, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose sea facing for brilliant views of the sea, lawns, and lighthouse.”
 of 5 bubbles meganshead, 5 Apr 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are much the same”
 of 5 bubbles BrendaH1, 5 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a cottage with seaview. but then again, they all might have that, I don't know for sure.”
 of 5 bubbles 595patriciad, 18 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Facing the sea ..... So long as I dont want the rooms I suggest Annex A & B because there is nothing between you and the sea except a grassy decent to a coastal bushline thenthe sea . All buildings are along side and behind .”
 of 5 bubbles Wild2, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
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