Van Stadens Resort


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

Free standing braais are not permitted at the picnic sites.

  • 30 Spots in total. Parking is limited.
  • Booking essential via our website ONLY.
    To avoid disappointment you need to book at least 24 hours before arrival as you will not be able to book on the day.
  • Max. of 6 visitors counting from 5 years up and 1 vehicle per picnic spot.
  • 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
  • Children under 5 FREE!
  • Arrival any time after 08:00 a.m. - No entry after 16:00 (4 p.m)
  • Departure 18:00 (6 p.m.)
  • Once the Picnic spot is booked payments are non-refundable and your dates cannot be changed as there is limited space and bookings must be made at least 24 hours before arrival and not on the same day.

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.
  • You will not be able to book without payment to secure your booking.
  • Once completed you will receive a reference number to confirm your booking and payment.
  • The Resort will receive confirmation of the online booking.
  • You will need to bring the proof of booking with to be allowed entry as a day visitor.


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.