Big Five Guest House - Mthatha, Wild Coast

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Mthatha Accommodation
Mthatha, Wild Coast

Big Five Guest House

Mthatha, Wild Coast - Accommodation

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Big Five Guest House in Mthatha

Big Five Guest House is the perfect accommodation for business travellers and family looking for a getaway, as we are centrally situated close to the airport, restaurants and shops. We offer a freshly prepared full English breakfast every morning to get your day started and we also provide secure on-site parking for guests' peace of mind.

Accommodation comprises one Deluxe Room with a queen-size bed, an en-suite bathroom and a sleeper couch, and five Standard Rooms with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and feature built-in cupboards for extra closet space and a TV with DStv.

Mthatha 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 Mthatha is still the centre of the region. Mthatha lies 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 Mveso.

We provide dinner and snack platters upon request. A bar serving liquor is also available to guests needs.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Big Five Guest House,Mthatha, Wild Coast

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Health & Fitness

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 28° 47' 40.6" E / 31° 33' 56.5" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Big Five Guest House in Mthatha, Wild Coast

Departing: East London Airport
Address: Settlers Way, East London, 5200, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 3 hours 0 mins
1.Head east0.3 km
2.Turn left onto Settlers Way/R72
Continue to follow R72
8.0 km
3.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Fleet St/R720.2 km
4.Turn left onto Cambridge St0.8 km
5.Cambridge St turns right and becomes Commercial Rd1.0 km
6.Turn left onto Fitzpatrick Rd/R72
Continue to follow R72
5.4 km
7.Turn right to merge onto N2 toward Mthatha218 km
8.Slight left onto Park Rd0.2 km
9.Continue straight onto Stanford Terrace0.5 km
10.Turn right onto Sutherland St/R610.3 km
11.Turn left onto Durham St0.2 km
12.Turn right onto Elliot Rd0.3 km
13.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto York St0.4 km
14.Keep right to continue toward National Rd0.2 km
15.Slight right onto National Rd84 m
16.Turn right toward Durban Rd/N20.2 km
17.Turn left onto Durban Rd/N21.6 km
18.Turn left onto John Beer Dr0.2 km
19.Turn right onto Atwell Madala St0.2 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

East London Airport - East London

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East London Airport welcomes 346 000 people each year and is a busy yet small national airport that has around 25 flights a day. The creation of the airport was in 1927 with a municipal aerodrome at Woodbrook, it moved several times and in 1965 the airport was moved for the last time to its present location, only 10 kilometres from East London’s city centre.

Reviews for Big Five Guest House

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Decent, nice place of rest.

review by Althea Nomvelo Mabija

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Had a good night here. Although is quite cramped feeling in the room. Not enough space in my opinion. Good place to just stay 1 or 2 nights not medium term.The breakfast was on point and on time.Wifi here was unusable can't even browse the internet it was working okay-ish way later on that night.Staff was polite and helpfull.Thanks.

review by Enrico

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I had an amazing stay

review by sibongile monareng

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Awesome service and a nice place to stay

review by Gary Roberts

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Great place to stay in the heart of Eastern Cape

review by Sean Butler

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Crowded n far from being comfortable.

review by Humbulani Mutasah

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Clean, quiet secure and excellent place to opt.

review by Msindiseni Dube

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Very nice place, feels like home

review by Jack Morwaswi

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Great place and excellent service!! Highly recommend it, without reservations

review by Unathi Mahlati

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Lovely rooms, good service and food. Safe and secure. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

review by Ben Barnard

"What an awesome experience"

I must say that we all had a wonderful and memorable experience!! The place is clean, neat, well kept and the hospitality is remarkable!!!Thanks Gloria, you guys made us feel at home away from home. The children felt at home and had so much fun!!!Having had travelled for over a thousand kilometers, the place afforded us the deserved peaceful rest we needed :):)It was an awesome, awesome experience!!!Everytime we are in the area, we will be using your guest house again and again!!!You made the everlasting best first impression!

review by Palesa Pongwana, South Africa

"Overnight in Umtata"

Very nice secure accommodation. Plenty of friendly helpful staff on arrival and especially at Breakfast. A very handy stop on our journey through E.C.

review by Paul Frith, United Kingdom

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