Protea Hotel Bathurst
Eastern Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Protea Hotel is located in Bathurst, Eastern Cape in South Africa. Bathurst, home to the worlds' biggest Pineapple and South Africa`s oldest licensed pub, is only 10 minutes' drive from Port Alfred and midway between Port Elizabeth and East London. The Protea Hotel Bathurst offers 16 luxury en-suite rooms and a 3-bedroom GUEST cottage, all accommodating 40+ people in shared accommodation. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge, while various sporting and leisure activities are available, with modern conference facilities amidst the pineapple plantations for 10 to 60 persons.
Hotel Location: Situated in the village of Bathurst on the Sunshine Coast, a scenic 40km from Grahamstown or 10km from Port Alfred. Halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London on the R72 and halfway between Cape Town and Durban.
Nearest city/station/harbour/airport: Port Elizabeth - 120km
Directions from city/airport:
Follow N2 towards Grahamstown.
Take the R72 to Port Alfred, driving through towards East London.
On leaving Port Alfred, turn left at the "Grahamstown/Bathurst" road sign.
The hotel is situated 10km along the road, on the left hand side.
Turn left at the big pineapple.
Other Points of Reference:
43 Air School - 10km
Pineapple Trolley Train - 2km
Hotel Rooms: Accommodation comprises 8 standard rooms, 3 suites (with 1 kingsize and 2 twins), as well as 5 family rooms (with 2 twin beds and 1 double bed).

Facilities available include:

  • Hairdryer

  • Telephone

  • Colour tv with satellite channels

  • Tea/coffee making facilities

  • Radio

  • Balcony/veranda

  • Writing desk and adaptor

  • Non-smoking rooms and rooms for disabled GUESTS are also available

Other hotel facilities include:
  • Open parking
  • Babysitting
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Tour desk and concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry, shoeshine and porter
  • Secretarial services and facilities for handicapped GUESTS
    Sporting and leisure facilities at the hotel include:
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool
  • Jogging tracks
  • Hiking and game drives
  • While a fitness centre, tennis, bowls, golf and fishing are available nearby.

Hotel Attractions: Attractions in the area include stunning beaches and warm oceans, a full variety of water sports (including world class surfing and sailing), quality golf courses, historical trails, a variety of Eco-walks and attractions, many annual festivals and welcoming locals. Less than an hour from the coast, one is able to view the Big Five in a malaria-free area which boats a unique bio-diversity, or ramble through the agricultural valleys to sample their hospitality and local fare. Tours and safaris to various game farms can be arranged.
Hotel Facilities: The Packshed Restaurant, open from 07h00 till midnight, offers a range of delectable meals, while the Porcupine Bar serves drinks, sundowners and welcome refreshments in a cosy atmosphere from 10h00 to 24h00.
Conference facilities: Two conference rooms are available, seating up to 60 delegates on conference of 100 GUESTS for a banquet.

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Rates per room per night, specials, meals, children policy: on request

Children policy:
Subject to availability of suitable accommodation, children 12 years and under (maximum 2) sharing a bedroom with two adults stay and eat breakfast free unless otherwise indicated on the rates schedule.
Where bedrooms can not accommodate children sharing with adults, 2 rooms need to be booked in which case the single rate would apply to each room.

Contact & reservations:

To book:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates: e-mail

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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