Situated south of the Winterberg Mountains, the frontier town of Adelaide is a peaceful haven set away from busy cities. With the town’s enviable location on the banks of the Koonop River, properties in Adelaide boast some of the most beautiful vistas in the Eastern Cape, and arguably South Africa. The town’s history is reflected in various historic homes, monuments and graceful churches.  Easily accessible from the R63 and neighboured by Bedford and Fort Beaufort, houses for sale in Adelaide have proven popular with families and those who crave a slow-paced lifestyle

Properties in Adelaide vary from spacious houses, smaller convenient lock up and go homes to agricultural land (ideal for game or livestock farming) and free standing erf. Take a look at our listings of rental properties in Adelaide as well as houses for sale to learn more about the area’s spectacular scenery.

Thanks to its idyllic location and scenic beauty, property in Adelaide offers an atmosphere that is unique to this small part of the Eastern Cape, with rustic, small town living and a quaint atmosphere. In comparison to metropolitan regions, real estate offers space, good value for money and colonial charm. Many houses have up to five bedrooms and due to the low population, properties on which homes are built are expansive, ensuring privacy. 

Explore Adelaide

Natural beauty

Natural beauty

Anyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors in Africa will appreciate the abundance of panoramas, wildlife viewing opportunities and nature outdoor activities available in Adelaide. With the Winterberg Mountains as a majestic backdrop to the town, residents don’t even need to leave home to take in astonishing scenery. 

Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve

Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve

Steeped in historical and cultural significance, this reserve is ideal for horse lovers and riders, wanting to view game from the vantage point of horseback. Other popular pastimes at Fort Fordyce include hiking and fishing while the Molweni Private Game Reserve offers a variety of nature-based activities, including safaris and Nguni cattle roundups as well as a visit to the Thandanani Centre.

Bedford Garden Festival

Bedford Garden Festival

Attracting visitors from all over the world, this popular annual event is an excellent way to view some of the Eastern Cape’s most luscious gardens. 

Midgely’s Hotel

Midgely’s Hotel

A landmark in the town with wonderful architecture, Midgely’s is the local watering hole and offers a great steak in the evenings. 

Living in Adelaide

Areas near to Adelaide

Alicedale, Bedford, Boknes and Cannon Rocks, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gqeberha, Graaff-Reinet, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega (Uitenhage), Karoo, Kenton on Sea, Makhanda, Port Alfred, Riebeeck East, St Francis Bay,


Within the area you’ll find Adelaide Primary School and the Adelaide Gymnasium, a dual-medium high school.


The Adelaide Provincial Aided Hospital serves a community of +-20 000 and offers a range of specialised treatments, pharmacy services as well as maternity and emergency care to meet all your healthcare needs. 


Enjoy daily grocery shopping at the Adelaide supermarket where you can take your pick of fresh vegetables, seafood and more. In town you’ll also find banks, butcheries, hardware stores, bottle store, hairdresser and clothing and sports shops. If you’re shopping for the garden, simply pop in to the local nursery. 


Larger towns closest to Adelaide include Bedford, Fort Beauford and Cradock which is slightly further north-west. The East London Airport can be reached in roughly 2.5 hours along the R63.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius