Van Stadens Resort

About The Resort

Beauty and tranquillity meet at Van Stadens nature conservancy. It offers self-catering accommodation, 90 campsites and day-visitor picnic spots. Bring your gazebo, pack a picnic, or your braai-grid, and visit us for the day!  A kiosk is open over weekends and at peak times - hours are limited in the low season.

Van Stadens Resort is located halfway between Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay, only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth International Airport. Escape from the city but have the convenience of Bay West Mall and a selection of shops and restaurants in a scenic 20-minute radius. Most of the resort fronts on the tranquil Van Stadens River estuary. Trampolines (kids under 12), swings for the little ones, table-tennis and snooker are available. There are sand-boards, peddle-boats, paddle skis and canoes for hire. Come fishing (beach and estuarine), birding or swim in the lagoon or stroll along the rolling dunes or the seaside.

The resort offers accommodation for everyone.

  • Beach Units furnish seclusion, a touch of luxury & the ocean on the doorstep for the discerning guest.
  • The 2-bedroomed thatched rondavels represent the "Van Stadens" that everyone remembers. Furnishings are simple, but functional. Units are neat.
  • The cosy 1-bedroom face brick chalets have sea-views from the braai and patio areas. Furnishings are simple and practical. 
  • Van Stadens has 90 lawn sites suitable for tents or caravans. Some have shade from the sheltering milkwood trees, others have panoramic views. All have access to electricity and water. It is best to bring an extension and a blue caravan plug.

Day Visitors

We will be opening for Day Visitors again very soon - with limited capacity. ONLINE BOOKINGS ONLY - No Group Bookings.

  • R 50 per person
  • R 50 per vehicle
  • Children under 10 FREE!
  • Arrival between 07:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Departure 18:00 (6 p.m.)
  • Number of Picnic Sites & Parking limited.
  • Visitors to Campsites or Units - by prior arrangements ONLY.
    1 vehicle (max 5 people) per campsite or unit & Day Visitors Fees will apply!

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Wifi Hotspots

Van Stadens offers IGEN Wireless data.

There are IGEN HOTSPOTS situated around the Resort.

Vouchers are available from the reception during office hours.

Vouchers will be valid for 1-year from date of activation.

Vouchers are only valid at the Resort hotspots and are non refundable.


Rules & Regulations

Your family's safety and enjoyment is important to us.  Please help us to keep Van Stadens family friendly!


GPS Coordinates:
S 33.96693° E 25.22124°
Directions from Port Elizabeth:

Take the N2 - Humansdorp.
  • Travel about 25 km.
  • Take the Blue Horizon Bay - St Albans off-ramp.
  • Turn left and follow the road for about 15 km to The Resort gates.