Given the value of the Rand against all other currencies, one is certainly tempted to stay home instead of going abroad. Mpekweni Beach Resort is certainly one's answer to Mauritius.
40 kilometres from Port Alfred, this resort is easily accessible by road from either East London or Port Elizabeth.
Upon arrival one is instantly impressed by the ambience of the place and the sweet odour of the milkwood trees. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff certainly makes one feel at home instantly.
Spending 5 days with my daughter, her husband and our grandchildren was certainly what we had hoped for. Great pool area, lovely beach area and a tremendous lagoon certainly contributed a great holiday.
There is certainly no shortage of entertainment for both adults and kids. Table tennis, squash, snooker and of course the Play Station 4 kept the kids busy. An 18 hole putt putt course, canoeing and facilities for some fishing were certainly a bonus.
The rates which included breakfast and dinner are very comparable with other similar facilities. The rooms are very neatly kept and serviced regularly.
In summary then, whilst the value of the rand is so bad, this resort will be my "Mauritius" for now. Great value for money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whatever your budget and preferences, Mpekweni has a room type to suit your needs. Choose from our range of inter-leading shower rooms and family deck rooms with pool views, to lagoon-facing rooms and beachfront twin rooms. Mpekweni Beach Resort is the ideal getaway destination to reconnect with family. All bedrooms are non-smoking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mpekweni Beach Hotel East London