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Richmond House Cottages

4 reviews
Self Catering
  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 19 Wesley Hill Street, Port Alfred, 6170, Eastern Cape
  • No children under 6
  • From R1 800 per night (for 2 people)


Richmond House self-catering Cottages comprise 3 fully-equipped, upmarket units, each with its own ambiance and decor theme. The cottages nestle amidst indigenous Eastern Cape bush on a large historic (1840) view site estate, and from parts of the property there are spectacular, unmatched views of the Kowie River and sea. And it's just a quick walk to both! It is also recognised as Port Alfred's only official Birder Friendly Establishment, and one of only a few in the Eastern Cape.

The cottages accommodate between 2 and 4 persons, are generously fitted, comfortably furnished and serviced on weekdays. A laundry service is included in the tariff; continental breakfasts are an optional extra. Off-street secure parking is offered. Regrettably, no pets or children under 6 years allowed.

Ship Ahoy and Fig Tree Cottages: 2 bedrooms each - 1 with 2 single beds and other bedroom with double/single or optional king-sized arrangement. One full bathroom (bath and shower) and an open-plan kitchen/dining/living-room area. Fig Tree also has a fireplace for the winter months. Both cottages also have an outdoor patio and an extra shower open to trees and stars.
Sandymount Cottage: this is a romantic bedsitter, with a king-sized bed in the living space. The bathroom has a shower only; both kitchen and bathroom are well designed. There is a covered verandah.

There are TVs, Weber braai's and heaters in, or available to, each cottage.
Amenities in and around Port Alfred, the heart of the Sunshine Coast: the beautiful Kowie River and 2 Blue Flag beaches; all river and beach sports, golf (links course in PA), game and nature reserves, historic villages (Bathurst just 14km away and Grahamstown 60km).
Activities on Richmond House property itself: a peaceful getaway surrounded by bush and birdsong is what our guests will enjoy, but there is also a private Museum and Music Room on view to our guests. (The Museum houses the history and salvaged artefacts of what was Cock's Castle (1840). Soirees take place there regularly.) A billiard room and croquet are also on offer.

Richmond House Cottages provide a charming home-from-home retreat on a magnificent coastline. We also have a boma ideal for sundowners, as well as a billiards room - all on site.


Braai Area
Secure Parking


  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Self Catering
  • Serviced Daily

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

Meal Types Offered

  • Picnic Baskets By Arrangement

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Behind Remote Gate
  • Off Street Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Review Summary

4.6 out of 5from 4 reviews for Richmond House Cottages
Value for money


  • 19 Wesley Hill Street, Port Alfred, 6170, Eastern Cape
  • Guests think Richmond House Cottages is in a very good location
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From R1 800
per night (for 2 people)
From R1 800
per night (for 2 people)
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  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 19 Wesley Hill Street, Port Alfred, 6170, Eastern Cape
  • No children under 6 From R1 800  per night (for 2 people) 4 5 1 5 19 Wesley Hill Street Port Alfred 6170 Eastern Cape 0860 022 102 14:00-17:00 10:00 -33.598852466144 26.891087293625