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We are so enjoying the experience of the natural environment that Port Alfred has to offer.

From our beautiful home Hillscapes, which we established in June 2016, you will enjoy the environment and appreciate the volume of peace, serenity and time out.   We continue to experience, in front of our property Bushbuck and other buck species and a Grysbok that has now moved in as a resident within the wild landscape facing the sea.


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You will be in an environment that offers incredible beach and sea opportunity’s together with an amazing river that you will be to enjoy and experience the peace, silence and Mother Nature like never before. We are enjoying this opportunity to share this experience with our guests and to personally welcome them into this space which is a unique experience. Come and enjoy our beautiful home, see our pictures on our Facebook page Hillscapes and on our website www.hillscapessa.co.za


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We will look after you and while you enjoy all of the above the beauty of this environment is not manufactured. You will just enjoy the open spaces, beautiful weather and to be welcomed into an environment that still has incredible charm and a natural experience. We are really privileged to be living in Port Alfred and to share this experience with you.

Please come and enjoy our hospitality and we are looking forward to provide an experience of personal hosting and guarantee that you will leave refreshed and rested and ready to take on the business of life. We looking forward to hosting you.


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We have just recently easily achieved our four-star grading for the second year running and a full report is summarised as follows


Hillscapes is owner run and offers you the ideal opportunity to relax and restore your soul. Situated in the picturesque town of Port Alfred, come and let Owen and Jo-Anne share their life-style with you. The property is set amidst an award winning landscape, sleeps 8 guests in 4 luxury en-suite rooms. Enjoy home cooked meals around a family size table, join Owen and Jo-Anne for walks on the beach or just lounge around the pool or enjoy their library of books.



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Exterior: Strengths

  • The garden's focal point is the wetlandarea.
  • The building is well maintained and fully secured with security beams.
  • The building is well lit.
  • Signage is easily seen from the street.
  • Guests parking is available in neat brick paved area.





Bedrooms: Strengths

  • Four en-suite rooms all have own entrance.
  • Percale linen is used to add that extra feel of luxury. A turn down service provides that extra touch.
  • Each room has a TV and coffee tea station with a selection of beverages and a mini bar fridge.
  • The rooms are all tastefully decorated in a style that promotes tranquillity and relaxation.





Shared / Public Areas: Strengths

A focal point of the shared area's is the open plan kitchen and family size dining table. Guests are encouraged to participate in meal preps or just sit and chat. The lounge areas are broken up by the activity or view, sit in the library or watch some TV or enjoy the view. In the evenings sit around the porcelain fire pit and enjoy some great conversation. Alternatively enjoy the hidden treasures in the garden.

Breakfast and Dining Facilities: Strengths

The dining area is open plan to the kitchen and is family style seating. The food is all homemade and uses local produce as far as possible. Enjoy healthy breakfast, a light lunch or a hearty dinner. Enjoy Owen and Jo-Anne's culinary genius or prepare your own meal.  Food is of superb quality.






General Services and Service Strengths

The online booking system runs seamlessly, guests are welcomed as old friends and many excursions can be arranged from the guesthouse. Owen and Jo-Anne provide a wealth of knowledge of the area and often join the excursions.




Housekeeping: Strengths

The live-in housekeepers keep the rooms clean, neat and tidy daily. They are friendly and happy to accommodate guest requests.




Undoubtedly, there were no areas of improvement that we needed to look at, so we are very delighted to report that we have achieved a high level of grading.  We are looking forward to hosting visitors in the upcoming summer in Port Alfred.  Please see our website for other blogs  at www.hillscapessa.co.za or contact us on the following numbers: +27 82 570 5858 or +27 46 624 1429

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We are delighted to announce the visitation of international guests and local travellers who have really blessed us with wonderful comments.

As hosts to you, in welcoming you into our home in Port Alfred, you will experience a great opportunity for rest and restoration, within a peaceful environment and should you require dinner, excellent home cuisine which is of a very high standard is available, and includes a three-course meal.

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Our home and award-winning garden is very complimentary to your stay in Port Alfred for you to enjoy all the attractions, including our magnificent shoreline.  Some of our guest reviews are incorporated into this article and for privacy reasons we have not mentioned their names, but these can be found mainly on TripAdvisor.

“I am loving your beautiful home, Jessy and Oswin have been so wonderful, welcoming and kind and your dogs are an absolute warm joyful delight to have following me around. I am very happy and relaxed to be here"


“I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. You place was perfect, I really needed a beautiful, cozy environment to be in, to not have to worry about anything"


"Jess and Oswin were fantastic, and the meals were wonderful and healthy, so lovely to come back to a home cooked meal every evening"


"I adore your dogs, they were great company!"


Y"ou have a beautiful home with a very warm friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be looking you up again for my next visit to Port Alfred.”


“We had a very warm, welcome and a lovely stay.”



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It’s been 31 years since our last visit to Port Alfred. Deciding to stay at Hillscapes was a great choice. Our hosts Owen and Joanne have established a remarkably, luxurious home which they share in a very hospitable and relaxed manner. Hillscapes is well situated allowing magnificent 180-degree views of the ocean. Our accommodation was extremely comfortable and well-appointed with all requirements catered for.  Their attention to detail is exceptional. Joanne prepared wonderful meals and we shared good conversation well into the evenings.  They not only shared their home but treated us to some of Port Alfred’s attractions.  The 25 km long river estuary boating adventure and fishing will long be remembered.  Our trips to Addo Elephant game reserve and through other private game reserves provided excellent game viewing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Joanne and Owen and thank them for their wonderful hospitality, friendship and in everything they did to make us feel welcome in their home.  We came away feeling totally relaxed and refreshed and will definitely recommend Hillscapes as a getaway destination. Till see you again.”



What an experience to spend time in this truly excellent home from home. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, we were looked after by our hosts, Owen and Joanne Hilliar. The accommodation is five star, the home one shares has everything one could wish for – a quiet library, comfortable lounges, full television, wi-fi, and views across the ocean to die for. Their terrace is both comfortable and a place to sit and watch the abundance of birds that live in the indigenous areas and the ships passing out to sea.  The pool is a must in summer and is situated in a very well planned and cared for indigenous garden.  Owen and Joanne’s Staff are delightful and assist in every way possible.  There is plenty to do around Port Alfred – golf, game reserves, art and culture, walks, etc and Owen and Joanne are well equipped to help with any decision on the day’s activities. I am certainly looking forward to my next visit.”



What a wonderful stay with fantastic hosts.  We have never felt so relaxed in such beautiful surroundings.  Accommodation is very comfortable and luxurious but we felt so at home due to our hosts’ hospitality.  Meals were excellent and even accommodated special diets with such ease. Great place to go to feel totally relaxed and get away from hustle and bustle.  Josie and Owen help you to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of their home and surroundings always make you feel comfortable and welcome as though part of the family.  Highly recommend for those needing to get away from business of life to have total relax…..”



Josie and Owen made us feel so welcome and at home the moment we walked in the door.  Wonderful hospitality, with a warm homely ambience.  Its such a relaxing place to spend a few days, the views are breath taking, the meals are top quality and delicious. The rooms are beautifully decorated and there is a beautiful pool to relax next to and enjoy some peace and quiet under the African Sky.  We were taken out for walks along the beach, up the river on the boat, amongst other outings, we had such fun and laughed a lot which is definitely good for the soul.  We will definitely be back there as often as possible.”



Enjoyed a wonderful weekend stay.  So enjoyed it that I felt the need to share this little known but very special place.  Accommodation is excellent, very well appointed.  Hospitality is homely but very professional.  We felt most welcome and very comfortable.  Highly recommended.”



Absolutely superb, caring, hospitality …. Generous and excellent meals, 5* accommodation and fun, guided tours of the beautiful seaside town and surrounding areas.

Our hosts, the owners Jo-Anne and Owen, could not have been more caring and generous with her time, her excellent meals and the restful privacy of our suite ensured our quiet times were just that.

We would never consider staying anywhere else in that entire eastern Cape Region.”


We look forward to welcoming you.  Please contact us on www.hillscapessa.co.za or telephone directly +27(0)82 570 5858 to book your experience and holiday time to chill out in our magnificent accommodation.


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Hillscapes offers complimentary accommodation to all the attractions that are on offer here in Port Alfred and what to do, from golfing through to boating, through to enjoying our amazing beaches, second to none in the country.  You will have a splendid time here in Port Alfred. I would like to refer you to the Sunshine Coast Tourism website, www.sunshinecoasttourism.co.za and please to check out their newsletters which are always very informative and interesting to see what’s on in Port Alfred.

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In addition, we have the Addo Elephant Park which is very nearby, easily accessible and provides huge enjoyment from a game perspective, offering the big five attractions. 

After Hillscapes you can also proceed to Sibuya Game Lodge or any of the other profile game lodges in the area that will also offer superb accommodation and a wonderful time for rest and starting off the year with a good opportunity to prepare yourself for what is to come.

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In addition, at Hillscapes apart from the B&B offering, we do a wonderful three-course dinner which will be suitable to your taste.  So please come visit and we will host you in superb style and time to really reflect on time out and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.  Please check out also the weather opportunities at this time of the year which are amazing and in fact we really start going into wonderful weather offerings right up to August of each year.

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We look forward to hosting you.  Please contact us on our e-mail address or website for further information and/or bookings.

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TEL: +27(0)82 570 5858

TEL: +27(0)46 624 1429


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Summer has reached us here in Port Alfred and the high winds are brining some welcome rain together with some lovely calm seas. We are looking forward to a busy Christmas Season and would like to wish all our viewers of our site a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

We have recently registered ourselves with many other booking sites directly and am getting their favourable follow ups and enquiries, so we hope to be a little bit busier with what Hillscapes has to offer.




We continue to enjoy the peace, ambiance and restful vibe that we have created here in our home.





Waiting to welcome busy executives or busy international travellers.




Lots to do in Port Alfred as will be seen if you log into the Sunshine Coast Tourism Newsletter on www.sunshinecoasttourism.co.za. December into January is always a great month both here in Port Alfred and in Kenton. So, if you’re going to be in this part of the world enjoy the moments.




Thank you for those that have followed us regularly and have “liked” our webpages plus our blogs.

Happy Christmas and a blessed 2019 for all.