Driftwood Studios - East London, Sunshine Coast

East London Accommodation
East London, Sunshine Coast

Driftwood Studios

East London, Sunshine Coast - Accommodation

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Driftwood Studios in East London

Relax in one of two hand-built cottages equipped to a high standard and located in the grounds of Driftwood Sculpture Studios, facing the Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve, with the secluded beach just a short walk away. Children have the whole grounds to explore, vervet monkeys to imitate, chickens they can feed, and the chance to make friends with two other resident monkeys, Angus and Anna. Regret no dogs due to there being no fences between the property and the Kwelera Nature Reserve.

Driftwood Cottage is a unique thatched tree house furnished with a queen-size bed and a single bed made up if required. For family sleep over fun we can add two comfy fold down beds for children. The unit features a bath and toilet upstairs, as well as a deck off the first floor bedroom in the trees. Enjoy a shower amid the tall flowering ginger. Guests are free to self-cater in the fully-equipped kitchen/diner downstairs, outside in the leafy courtyard, or enjoy star gazing from the adjacent braai area or the covered braai by the kitchen.

Raku Cottage, or The Forest House has two shower en-suite double rooms, Raku and Strandloper. Raku also has a single bed. There is also a single day bed in the lounge. There is a lounge/diner/kitchen with a wood burning fireplace, concrete worktops and a gas hob/electric oven. A private cottage tucked away in the indigenous forest, a short walk on a paved path from the off-street parking.

Staying at Driftwood Studios will be a delight for birdwatchers, anglers, and surfers, safe and fun for children, and ideal for an artists or writers retreat. The beach is part of the Standloper Trail and has rock pools, shells, and of course driftwood.

Private parking areas and paths lead to each cottage. Claire will be on hand to help you make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Driftwood Studios,East London, Sunshine Coast

  • Beach
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Wheelchair Enabled
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Body Boarding
  • Camping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Game Drives
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Paddling - Canoeing
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Paddling - Sea Kayaking
  • Quad Biking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing - Yacht Charters
  • Sand Boarding
  • Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Yachting

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 28° 2' 21.6" E / 32° 55' 36.5" S

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Driving to Driftwood Studios in East London, Sunshine Coast

Departing: East London Airport
Address: Settlers Way, East London, 5200, South Africa
Distance: 2.0 km / Duration: 44 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 Mthatha10.1 km
8.Take exit 1060 for R102 toward East London/Brakfontein0.5 km
9.Turn right onto R1021.8 km
10.Turn left onto Shafli Rd3.6 km
11.Turn right0.4 km
12.Slight right1.4 km
13.Turn right2.0 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

East London Airport - East London

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Reviews for Driftwood Studios

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Marvelous and very tranquil destination. I can really recommend this place to any person who need a relaxing weekend in nature.

review by Stephan de Klerk

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Absolutely Beautiful food for your soul

review by Monica de Klerk

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Very neat and peacefull

review by Timon van Heerden

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Peaceful and beautiful

review by Margie Davis

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Incredible location with unique experiences and wildlife. The tree house is a must. Amazing hosts and hospitality. An instant favourite.

review by Queen Spirit

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Driftwood is a magical place nested adjacent to one of South Africa's precious reserves. We stayed here while doing ecological work at Kwelera and in addition to a comfortable stay and beautiful surroundings George and Claire shared fascinating insights to the dunes and the historical and archaeological value of the area and it proved to be a much richer experience because of this. We stayed at Raku Cottage which was the perfect place for us to work together but also have our privacy when we needed. Recycling and composting is also encouraged, and this was greatly appreciated.

review by anisha dayaram

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I stayed in the treehouse and it was really fantastic. Well set up to be comfortable and yet still not interfere with one's appreciation of the surrounding natural beauty. George and Claire are great hosts. Will definitely stay with them again if I'm in the area. Highly recommended.

review by Laurence Bloom

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Thank you so much Claire this was awesome staying there. Louise

review by Lvb van Bosch

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We spent a delightful two days at Driftwood Studios. It is a quiet and secluded place with a beautiful view from the bed- and bathroom, nestled in the trees. There is a lovely little braai area and the chickens wandering around adds to its charm. Meticulous attention to detail and a well-equipped kitchen made for a lovely stay. The decor is quirky and interesting and surprises lurk in every nook and cranny. Driftwood Studios is highly recommended; I would have loved to be able to stay longer.

review by Dinki Hyde

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