Port Alfred is not an entity in itself. We are supported and support along our glorious seascape our neighbours: (seaward side) on route 72. This is the road to Port Elizabeth.
The nearest to ourselves is KENTON-ON-SEA.
25 kilometres towards Port Elizabeth. P.O. Box 5
Kenton-on Sea 6191.
Kenton boasts a proactive group of people, who are dedicated to the establishment of their glorious products.
This peaceful coastal resort lies between the Bushmans and Kariega Rivers and offers a wide range of activities. You can
explore coves, lagoons, rivers and beaches. The twenty hectare Joan Muirhead Nature Reserve is close by and plays a very
important part in the ecosystem of Kenton on Sea. This resort town has a temperate climate and large stretches of beach. Along the
shore is an historic ‘Dias Cross’, erected five centuries ago by Bartholomew Diaz, the first Portuguese ocean explorer to sail
along the eastern coast of South Africa. The area has a variety of plant and birdlife, including some century old cycads, which are
one of the most primitive plants still surviving today. There are plenty of rock pools, excellent swimming, water sports and fishing.
With easy access to all the scenic wonders the Eastern Cape has to offer, Kenton on Sea is a vacationer's paradise.
Glorious beaches, a river that one cannot even imagine, B&B's galore. Restaurants & shops.TRAILS.
Belton Hiking trails. 046-62-28395. Alexandria Forest trails. 046-65-3060. Bushmans Canoe trails. 046-64-81223. Kowie Canoe trails. 046-62-42230.
BUSHMANS RIVER. (Boesmansrivier) 50 kilometres from Port Alfred, on the Port Elizabeth road. Same address as above.
This wonderful sea side resort, is on the other side of the river to Kenton.
A wonderful farm, which has a touch farm for children, the largest man made Pineapple in the world!ALEXANDRIA - GATEWAY TO THE SUNSHINE COASTCANNON ROCKS.
Cannon Rocks, has Chalets, luxury flats, a caravan park and pristine unspoiled beaches. Of interest is the ship wreck that lies on the main beach. Do look on the gallery pages for glorious photographs of Cannon Rocks.BOKNESSTRAND.
An unspoilt sea side resort. Glorious beaches. Voortrekker campsite. Lovely walk along the beach takes one to the Dias Cross at Kwaaihoek.Just 50km from Port Alfred along the coastal R72 route, via Kenton-on-Sea and Bushman’s River Mouth, with linkages to Kariega Park, Salem, Cannon Rocks and Bokness
Alexandria was first established in 1840 and called OLIFANTSHOEK, it was changed to ALEXANDRIA after the Rev Alexander Smith of the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1886 it was proclaimed as a Municipality.
En route to Alexandria, call at:
HUNTER’S LODGE ARTS AND CRAFTS AND COFFEE SHOP. Tel.046-6530975
Meet Chris and Max, have a cup of coffee and view a wide variety of arts and crafts of excellent quality – an ideal place to buy that very special present!
QUIN SCULPTURE GARDEN, 5 Suid Street, home of Maureen Quin, well-known South African Sculptor.
Visit this unique sculpture garden, gallery and studio. Open to the public.
Entrance R10 p.p.,
R5 for pensioners and students. 046-6530121 or 827708000.
HERITAGE LODGE, a comfortable hotel with accommodation for 18 people. Cosy friendly bar & restaurant.
ALEX ART CENTRE, opposite Quin Sculpture Garden. Tel. 046-6530571
A rich profusion of art by ex-Gauteng lecturer, Deon Lemmer and his students, displayed in an airy studio while in the weavers’ studio Hennie Delport will show you richly coloured fabrics.
CHICORY SA (chicory drying & processing factory – largest in the world). 046-6530048
The only one of its kind. Guided tours from November to May at the height of the drying season.
ALEXANDRIA FOREST HIKING TRAIL S (now WOODY CAPE NATURE RESERVE) : Tel.046-6530207
Hiking trails that wind their way through indigenous forest, sand dunes and seashore of unique scenic beauty.
(1) 1 day trail (7km) from Forest office; (turn left after last shop on PE side of Alex, drive 9km). R7 p.p. Circular hike. (2) 7km trail starting and finishing at Cannon Rocks, westwards along beach and back. (2) 2 day trail with overnight hut at the Forest office and another on the trail. Safe parking. R25.
LEOPARD’S KLOOF 4x4 TRAILS. Phone Trevor or Debbie at 046-6530619
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST:
Dutch Reformed church, in Main Street, built in 1896.
The Anglican Church built in 1860
Karel Landman Voortrekker Monument situated at Kolrand, 21km from Alexandria. Built in 1938 to
commemorate the centenary of Landman’s departure on the Great Trek.
Diaz Cross. Original cross erected in 1488 at “Kwaaihoek” by Bartholomew Diaz. A copy unveiled in 1988, at a 500-year celebration. Involves a stiff 4-5km walk along the sands, better at low tide. Access via Bokness.
Quin House – phone Etienne or Maureen at 046-6530121
Heritage Lodge – phone Kathy at 046-6530024
Whitney Lodge – phone Sandy at 046-6481097
Gordon’s Restaurant at Heritage Lodge. Wholesome country cuisine. Kathy 046-6530024
BATHURST (pronounced Bat-hurst) which is inland, 15 kilometres on the Grahamstown road)INLAND FROM PORT ALFRED.
there is no thirst like Bathurst! So say the loyal clients of the PIG & WHISTLE Pub.
Do read this delightful tale of Bathurst
Bathurst,A tiny village, which was once the drostdy of Port Alfred. This charming retirement village, hosts such delightful, historical attributes that it can take you days to get around. There is so much to tell regarding Bathurst, please see the following link. BATHURST. (history & interests) See glorious photograps of Bathurst on the Gallery page.SUMMER HILL FARM
Bathurst. Eastern Cape. South Africa.
A Pineapple farm featuring a 17m replica pineapple, paying tribute one of the area's principal crop.
When going along the Kenton-On-Sea road, one turns right, at the sign "Grahamstown", which is opposite the Kenton turn off. Along this glorious stretch of tarred road, you will find a host of places that just have to be called on.
WOODLANDS COUNTRY HOUSE. Yummy food, splendid accommodation. CHERRY WOOD NURSERY. Indigenous plants galore!. DAVEY'S LOCKER. Wonderful hand made goodies for all. KARIEGA GAME FARM. (see reserve page). EMLANJENI GAME RESERVE. " SALEM. A truly magnificent village, almost untouched after 150 years!. THOMAS BAINES NATURE RESERVE. (see reserve page.) At the cross roads, you would turn right to head towards Grahamstown, or left on the Port Elizabeth road, along which you will find so many interesting stalls, off the road places to explore and things of interest for all.
PORT ALFRED GALLERY. SUBLIME PICTURES.
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