About Kob Inn Beach Resort
Kob Inn Beach Resort is a century-old 3-star family hotel located right on the sea on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. The hotel is renowned for good food, friendly staff, quality accommodation and providing a variety of outdoor activities.
Our staff are mainly Xhosa from the surrounding area and our involvement has proven to be mutually beneficial to the community.
Kob Inn Beach Resort’s history can be traced back to pre-1905 when local trading store owners and farmers invested in cottages at the Qoura river mouth as holiday accommodation. Arthur Eli Pearce founded the hotel, originally called the Blue Lagoon Hotel some time before 1924. It had 25 wattle and daub rondavels with a dining room, kitchen and communal ablution facilities. He sold it to Mrs Owen and she in turn sold it on in 1951. The hotel had various owners and the name was officially changed to Kob Inn in the 1950s.
The TDC (Transkei Development Corporation) took it over in 1981 and added more rooms and an office building. They also optimistically installed a saltwater desalination plant for drinking water, but it proved uneconomical and fell into disuse after 6 months.
The TDC sold it to Kob Inn Pty Ltd in 1996. The company, with Ian Snyman as manager, started rebuilding and upgrading the hotel as the old mud buildings were falling apart. He unfortunately passed away in 2004.
The Van Zyl family became involved in the latter half of 1998 and took over the management of the resort in 2004. A second generation is taking over in 2023.
Today the hotel has 47 rooms and can accommodate 120 guests. It also has a 3-star rating and rated quite highly on Google and Trip Advisor.
Our mission is to become the affordable family hotel of choice for our guests and to provide them with an exceptional home-away-from-home experience.