Sheilan House Guest House in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa | Bed and Breakfast | Guest House | Guest Rooms
The gentle elegance of Sheilan House Guest House, a luxurious Guest House, that provides all it's guests with a unique experience of friendly hospitality, excellent location and access to the very best in local activities in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Sheilan House Guest House, an elegant and modern Guest House, has attracted much interest from the local and regional community in the Eastern Cape. The Guest House has been described as having clean lines, airy rooms, sparkling pool and private patios the Guest House creates the impression of a Mediterranean getaway in the heart of Port Alfred.
Port Alfred is situated half way between the coastal cities of Port Elizabeth and East London. Both cities have airports which are serviced by all domestic airlines. Port Alfred, and Sheilan House, is therefore ideally suited not only for business people but also local and international holiday guests. Local amenities cannot be rivalled; golf, fishing, water sports or just lazing.
Sheilan House Guest House offers four double guest suites, three with queen beds and one with twin beds, each has superb en suite bathrooms with either a shower or shower and bath.
Each room has:
- Television (6 channels including both local and satellite).
- Individually controlled air conditioner.
- Bar Fridge.
- Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
- Private garden patio.
- Individual alarm when unoccupied.
Port Alfred is steeped in history having been the landing place of the ?1820 settlers? who originated from Great Britain and Ireland and became the backbone of the local farming community. Many areas and landmarks lend their names to this period of local history.
The coastline is a series of dunes where one can walk for hours on end without contact with the outside world. The Kowie river (known locally as the ?Ecawa?) dominates the town flowing from its original source 29 kilometres upstream to meet the Indian Ocean at Port Alfred. Most of the river is navigable by boat making it one of the longest tidal rivers in South Africa. It is this position which allows Port Alfred to offer the many varied activities available to visitors.
Kelly's Beach, one of several beaches in Port Alfred, has been accredited BLUE FLAG status for the 2006/2006 Summer season. This is an international award granted annually only to those beaches that meet excellence in safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental management.
Why not visit the Great Blaauwkrantz Bridge Train Disaster of 1911 and hear the story from Ben Bezuidenhout. A book to commemorate your visit and Refreshments are provided. The town is only 60 kilometres from Grahamstown, home to the world renowned Rhodes University. Grahamstown hosts an annual festival of arts and culture which is recognized globally in the same vein as the Edinburgh Festival. It is also renowned for its many schools, museums and places of cultural interest.
Only 15 kilometres away is the equally historic village of Bathurst with a variety of interesting places such as ?Tir na Nog? fairy world, the Agricultural Museum, a potter?s studio, spice world and curiosity shop. Also home to one of South Africa?s oldest pubs ? The Pig and Whistle - established in 1832.