Local Attractions

From Qunu to Coffee Bay, Explore The Wild Coast

A short drive from our Mthatha hotel you’ll discover some of the Eastern Cape’s most stunning natural wonders, a rich cultural heritage, and a unique connection with Nelson Mandela and Xhosa history. 

The hotel is located just 17kms from the airport and offers easy access to the Mthatha city centre. Local Mthatha attractions include the Nelson Mandela Museum, Mthatha Country Club with its 18-hole golf course, Mthatha Dam and Hluleka Nature Reserve. Take a day trip to some of the Wild Coast’s most beautiful beaches like Coffee Bay, Port St John’s, and Hole In The Wall. Nearby the village of Qunu is both the birthplace and resting place of Nelson Mandela and offers a unique heritage experience.

Find out more about our recommendations on the top attractions in Mthatha and throughout the Eastern Cape.

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Cnr Western Avenue and Two Rivers Drive, East London, 5201+27 43 707 7777

Hemingways Casino brings a touch of Key West charm to East London, inspired by the luxurious home of the famous author Ernest Hemingway.

Unnamed Road, South Africa+27 47 536 0009

Mthatha Airport is an airport serving Mthatha, a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The airport was previously named K. D. Matanzima Airport after Kaiser Matanzima, a president of the former Transkei.

Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070+27 41 507 7319

Port Elizabeth International Airport, also known as Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport, is an airport serving Port Elizabeth, a city in the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. It was formerly known as H. F. Verwoerd Airport.


Mvezo is a small village on the banks of the Mbashe River, not far from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The village is mainly known as being the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, whose family serves as its chiefly dynasty

36 Delville Road, Delville Rd, Mthatha, 5100+27 47 532 2770

Formerly known as Umtata Country Club, Mthatha Country club offers a beautiful golf coures in Mthatha.

Mtata Dam, Mthatha

Mthatha Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on the Mthatha River, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa.