The first stop on our South African road trip was stopping overnight in the small coastal town of Port Edward. It’s the last town in KwaZulu Natal before you cross over into the Eastern Cape province. There are lots of accommodation in Port Edward and many of them are self-catering. Whilst we were in Port Edward, we found a lovely self-catering guest house called the Indaba Manor to stay over for the night. This is a breakdown of the Port Edward accommodation.
Indaba Manor is located in Port Edward. It’s accessible and easy to find. The guest house has a large yard and there is ample, safe private parking for any vehicle you arrive in. It’s situated in the middle of town and you can find eateries and shops nearby or just a few minutes’ drive away. You are also able to see the beach from the pool area of the guest house and the beach is just a couple of minutes away from the guest house.
The guest house has multiple rooms which vary in size depending on what your needs and preferences are. We chose a standard double room at Indaba Manor for one night.
The room consisted of a comfortable double bed, a table, and chairs, a kitchenette area (which was made up of a fridge, microwave, kitchen sink, drawers, kettle, toaster, cutlery), a vanity dresser with mirror, flat-screen TV, an ensuite bathroom with a shower and an air conditioner (which proved essential for the hot summer night). Towels were also provided. All the facilities in the room were very clean.
In addition, you are able to access the pool which is outside the sliding doors of your room as well as the braai and garden facilities.
There is WIFI available and you just have to ask the host for the password to connect.
Indaba Manor also charges a damages deposit, which needs to be paid in cash and will be immediately returned to you upon your check out the following morning.
It comes with all the amenities you could need and for us, it was just a single night (Friday night) so we did not even use most of the facilities but they are there which is great. The room was very comfortable, clean, spacious, and was private.
The experience was great, the only low we had was that the headboard kept banging against the wall which made a noise, so in the middle of the night when you are turning in your sleep you hear the headboard make noise. However, we were so exhausted from the day of travelling that it happened maybe once and we continued sleeping. That would be the only thing I would suggest improving upon and I think it just needs to be secured onto the wall, nothing major.
Indaba Manor’s host was Alex. He was attentive and available. We contacted him when we arrived at the property and he immediately came through to assist us in checking in. He was a gracious host and ensured that we were settled and comfortable before he left. And it was the same the next morning when we departed. We checked out before 08:00 am but he was there ready to assist.
Check-in and Check-out times
15:00 pm – 18:00 pm
08:00 am – 10:00 am
You can contact the host directly for more information regarding these times.
How to book and how much does it cost?
We used booking.com to secure our booking. We did search other accommodation establishments and found that they offer the best deals at times.
The booking process is also fairly straight forward and if you have your details saved then it’s much easier.
The double room costs R 560.00 per night (which will vary depending on the room choice and time of travel)
Damages deposit R 500.00 (refundable the next morning upon check-out)
Indaba Manor contact details:
2 Indaba Road, Port Edward, 4295
083 704 2310
If you are looking for a place to stay that has all the amenities you could need, this is definitely a place to stay in. It’s at a good price point, has a great location and safe private parking. You can check out more accommodation options here, Accommodation.
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* Please note that all prices and contact information are correct at time of publication. Please check the venues websites as prices may change without notice. *