On site Facilities:
Full English Breakfast (incl.) freshly cooked to order
Breakfast Room set in African decor
Packed picnic lunches on request
Dinner on request
Large patio area with braai (barbeque)
Printing and Faxing Service
Free Wireless Internet connection to your lap top
Secure off-road parking
Tourist Information - Brochures & Maps
Umtata was founded in 1879 and was originally the capital of the Transkei - homeland of the Xhosa during the Apartheid era. Transkei now forms part of the Eastern Cape and Umtata is still the centre of the region. Umtata is in the heart of the Nelson Mandela Route, established to give structure to the area for visitors who want to explore his history.
The route starts in King Williams Town, where one can visit the grave of Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness movement. The route then moves through Bisho along the N2 to Umtata and the Nelson Mandela Museum, opened 10 years to the day after he was released from prison. The museum is spread over three locations - Umtata, Qunu and Mvezo.
In Room Facilities:
We offer guesthouse accommodation in deluxe double rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Each room is equipped with the following:
Queen size beds
Local and satellite TV (+ movies & sport)
32" LCD TV's
Typically, our B&B guest rooms come with en-suite bathrooms. Each fully tiled bathroom has either a bath/shower together with a wash hand basin. After a long and restful night, come down to a full English breakfast served in our dining room or out on the sundeck under the sunny South African skies.
Off Site Facilities and Attractions
Mthatha Health Club
Mthatha Bowls Club
Mthatha Country Club & Golf Course
Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital
Walter Sisulu University
Ndluli Nature Reserve
Nelson Mandela Museum: Opened on the 11th of February 2000 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. Visit the museum for the full story of his long walk to freedom. The museum is situated in Mthatha town on Owen street, in the Bhunga building.
Mvelo Village: The birth place of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Qunu: The town where Mr. Mandela spent most of his childhood, and where he became known as Nelson. Situated 32Km south west of Mthatha.
Coffee Bay: Endless unspoiled coastlands situated about an hour outside Mthatha. Excellent fishing, swimming, picnics, hiking and dolphin watching.
Hole in the Wall: Hole-in-the-Wall is one of the most impressive landmarks along the entire South African coastline. Created over millions of years by the waves, which eroded away the softer rocks underneath to form an arch.