Resorts and activities in Cintsa (Chintsa)

Prana Lodge

Reservations and enquiries: 043 704 5100 email: website:

Experience a 5 star Luxury Boutique Hotel and Spa on a 21km unspoilt stretch of beach

  • 7 luxury executive suites each with a private garden and plunge pool
  • Located on a 17 acre private beach estate within an  indigenous dune forest with direct beach access
  • Exclusive gourmet dining with world class wines
  • Authentic Thai Spa and Wellness Centre including treatments, Yoga and meditation
  • Central infinity pool and lounge/bar area
  • Activities include surfing, hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, fishing and bird watching.

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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

Tucked along South Africa's breathtaking Wild Coast, Inkwenkwezi is a world-class big five game reserve with an emphasis on luxury and thoughtful details. Inkwenkwezi's prime location in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa offers many unique opportunities, as it encompasses five different regional ecosystems (biomes) and a tidal estuary. This rich diversity of landscape offers unparalleled wildlife viewing. The reserve is just five minutes from magnificent beaches and a short, convenient drive from the East London airport Inkwenkwezi offers spacious and well-appointed luxury tented accommodation to guests in our Valley and Bush Camps; nestled in intimate, leafy settings on the incomparable Wild Coast. Snuggle down into an easy chair to watch the wildlife from the comfortable perch of your own timber viewing deck at Inkwenkwezi Private game Reserve. ACTIVITIES:

Crawford's Beach Lodge

High dunes, unspoilt beaches, all the advantages of the Wild Coast in an exclusive setting, only 40 km from East London Crawford’s Cabins is set in the lush dune forests, on the beautiful Chintsa Bay Beach, Wild Coast.

We offer elegant Guest House accommodation or Self-Catering cottages, and a well equipped conference centre.

Our trade mark is personal service and fine country fare, in an atmosphere of intimate peace and tranquility.

Each cottage has an individual balcony from which to greet the day, and is surrounded by an abundance of wild life and nature.

Breakfast is served overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean, and where evening barbeques are the norm for those wanting to take in the evening hue.

Sun-drenched days are spent swimming in a turquoise sea, or strolling the golden beaches.

Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers

Buccaneers, along with the rest of the Wild Coast backpackers, make for what must be the best backpacking experience in SA.

We cater for all kinds of travellers of all shapes and sizes from those on a budget to those looking for a little luxury. Find out more about our accommodation, adventure activities and facilities on our website (address below).

  • Phone: +27 (0)43 734 3012 | Fax: +27 (0)43 734 3749
  • Website:

    “Most travellers will have undoubtedly heard of Buccaneers long before they make it to Cintsa. Many consider it the best backpackers in South Africa” LONELY PLANET

  • Cintsa Lodge

    Enjoy your holiday in a 4 star destination.

    Claim your patch of paradise and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic sea view. Soak in nature and the tranquillity within an architecturally open and light modern style.
    Our five spacious en-suite guest rooms have baths and showers, are fully equipped with fridge, coffee and tea facilities, satellite TV and private balconies facing the sea. A superb breakfast buffet, meals and drinks are served in a spacious dining room with a panoramic view, or on the shaded terrace.
    For self catering are two chalets available.

    Call Heidi or Gerhard
    Tel: 043 738 5146
    Cell: 082 378 3211

    Volunteer Africa 32˚ South

    • Posted on: 12 November 2008
    • By: JB

    Really making a difference!

    Come and enjoy some time on the Wild Coast and help our kids with computer literacy, eco-schools (environment) projects, sport and other extra-curricular activities.

    The program addresses the needs of two increasingly important developmental areas of the Eastern Cape in South Africa: Education and the Environment.

    The focal area of VA32° south is the Transkei Wild Coast.

    Under the apartheid government from the1950’s – 1994, the Transkei and other Bantustan "homelands" remained deliberately underdeveloped regions from which the dominant white economic sector could draw on a consistent labor pool who were largely denied access to equal opportunities within society, and were therefore unable to challenge the monopoly at an academic and economic level.

    The region today remains for the most part an undeveloped, rural enclave within South Africa. Access to effective education, resources and equal opportunities are leading challenges facing the communities of the Wild Coast.


    Country Bumpkin Restaurant and Function Venue

    • Posted on: 13 July 2008
    • By: loubag

    Country Bumpkin Restaurant and Function venue, situated in a natural bush setting high above Chintsa East, just 30 minutes outside East London, is renowned for its fabulous buffet lunches and dinners, great service, child friendly play area and relaxed atmosphere.

    The large garden and lawn area surrounded by indigenous bush is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, conference break out areas, and the play area keeps children occupied for hours. The outdoor stoep gives added flexibility to your event.

    Country Bumpkin is available for hire for private and corporate functions and conferences, and is open for dinner most nights and lunches available over season.

    Conferences up to 50 delegates.
    Functions / weddings up to 150 guests.
    Cocktails / product launches up to 200 guests.

    Heron Loop Drive, Chintsa East
    P (043) 738 5226

    Xanadu Time Share Holiday Chalets

    Please, visit our website:Xanadu Home Page

    We are a small family-orientated time share resort of 18 duplex chalets in beautiful Chintsa East on the Eastern Cape Coast near East London. The natural beauty of our location means we emphasise outdoor living. Enjoy the view of the ocean and the lagoon from your deck or terrace, while your children explore nature or play in the recreation centre. Many us have owned our weeks for more than 25 years and we take an interest in keeping our resort enjoyable and affordable. Spend a holiday at Xanadu and like us you will want to keep coming back.

    Le Petit Provence

    The theme for the Guest House is taken from the unique living style and interiors of Provence in the South of France. These are medieval structures that endured the ages where weather and erosion have left its marks on these grand buildings. Somewhere between country living and a quiet little town one will find these almost fortress like buildings. They impress but at the same time discharge romantic images of an era gone past.

    It features a combination of simple, almost humble dwellings, rectangular in shape but incorporating arches, balconies and shutter windows to give it its definitive style. Rounded of with lavender fields, tall thin and dark green conifers, olive and other trees cut on topary style, an old style village fountain and lavish Mediterranean vegetation makes this a style as unique as one can get.