Port Alfred is situated in
the heart of the Sunshine coast, surrounded by a number of popular
Day trips can be taken to
ADDO ELEPHANT PARK. Only a stone’s throw from
Port Alfred, is one of the best-known travel destinations in the world
– the Addo Elephant park. This park is a must on your list as
Elephant viewing at Addo is rated as the best in the world. Open
game-drive vehicles for day & night drives. Distance from Port
Alfred - a mere 90 minute drive.
ALEXANDRIA 50km away. Here you will find the
largest chicory drying and processing factory in the world.
BATHURST. If you have a passion for history, then
Bathurst will intrigue you. Only a 15 min drive from Port Alfred, you
will find a melting pot of history – the legacy left by the 1820
Settlers. This village has an atmosphere of quiet charm. Take a step
back in time as you stroll around quaint buildings, numerous open
artist’s galleries, Potter’s studio, the Farmers Market on Sunday
mornings, the Toposcope. Join a tour at the Big Pineapple. In the
heart of the village you will find the Pig & Whistle hotel,
established in 1832 and, known as the oldest licensed pub in the
country. Drive to the Horseshoe Lookout, to the Kingston farm for
Appaloosa horse rides and tea.
BLAAUKRANTZ RESERVE – to date 215 plant species
have been identified here. Birds in extent of 185 species.
GRAHAMSTOWN. 60km from Port Alfred and home to the
world renowned Rhodes University. This town hosts the annual festival
of Arts that attracts a 100,000 people.
Kenton-on-Sea with its huge rock formations on a
lovely stretch of beach. Voted one of South Africa’s most beautiful
beaches. Kenton is home to Sibuya and Kariega Private Game Reserves.
Visit the Great Fish Point Lighthouse and enjoy
the best fish and chips at the Fish River Diner.
Kasouga – A mere 15km from Port Alfred. Many
bird species are found here . Whales and dolphins are a common
sighting from the beach.
Dates to remember:
The annual Bathurst
oxbraai runs late December and is fondly referred to as the dusk
to dawn spit braai. It attracts well over 12,000 people.
The Mad Hatter Golf
at the Royal Alfred Golf Course - May.
The Game Fish Classic
The Fish River Marathon
The Festival of Arts
Grahamstown – July
The Settlers Marathon
between Port Alfred and Grahamstown – May
The Washie Port
Alfred to East London race (150km) – August
Rowing Race – September
Rowing Race - December