Van Stadens Resort


Covid has changed many things, one is that we now have PICNIC SPOTS!

  • 30 Spots and parking in total.
    Includes: 1 x Braai (bring own grid), 1 x Picnic Table/bench, 1 x Parking Spot for Vehicle
    You need to bring your own Gazebo or Umbrellas.
  • Free standing braais are not permitted at the picnic sites.
  • Booking essential via our website ONLY at least 1 day before arrival.
  • Max. of 6 visitors (Kids under 5 years old are free) and 1 vehicle per picnic spot.
    Rates per Person:
  • R 50.00 per Person – (Out of Season) (Vehicle additional change)
  • R 80.00 per Person – (In/Peak Season 16 Dec – 10 Jan) (Vehicle additional change)
  • R 50 per vehicle
  • Payment with a Credit Card. (Debit Cards work the same as the Credit Card
  • Please note gate times: 8 am – 6 pm (No entry after 4 pm).
  • Once the Picnic spot is booked payments are non-refundable and your dates cannot be changed as there is limited space.

How to book a Picnic spot:

  • To book your picnic spot online click on the green button above and a new page will open.
  • Once you have completed all the required information you will be prompted to pay the FULL amount to confirm your booking.
  • Credit & Debit Cards both accepted for online payments - Use the Credit Card option with your Debit or Credit Card Details.
  • You will not be able to book without payment to secure your booking.
  • Once completed you will receive an email with a reference number to confirm your booking and payment.
  • The Resort will receive an email confirmation of the online booking.
  • You need to bring the proof of booking with on the day to be allowed entry.


Van Stadens River Mouth Resort is a hidden gem of the Eastern Cape.  It is situated about halfway between Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay - only 40 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth Airport/CBD and 20 minutes from Baywest Mall.

This is an ideal spot for a picnic or braai. There are 30 Picnic Spots to be booked. All situated in front of the lagoon. Each has a built-in braai and a wooden picnic table. Bring your own Braai-grid, gazebo or umbrella!

There is a children's play area, and they are welcome to bring their bicycles. We have 2 trampolines. Bring your fishing-rod, camera and binoculars!

Pedal-boats, sand-boards & canoes can be hired. 

Take a long walk and enjoy our bird life, or the tranquil solitude of our lovely beach. Come fishing. You could even fly a kite!

A Tuck Shop is open over weekends and at peak times.