EASTERN CAPE. SOUTH AFRICA.
fondly known as the 'HEART OF THE SUNSHINE COAST' a town that straddles the glorious KOWIE RIVER, which is a tidal river navigable for 29 kilometres.
Port Alfred now forms the amalgamated district called NDLAMBE.
The most sought after holiday destination on the ROUTE 72,
Situated midway between East London & Port Elizabeth, exactly 150 kilometres either way.
Known for the wonderful temperate climate, pristine endless beaches, friendly 'village' atmosphere & magnificent KOWIE river, which flows out to the warm Indian ocean. Where ever you go, you will always think of us as .............'A TINY PARADISE in the HEART OF THE SUNSHINE COAST.'
18 hole golf course, the Royal Port Alfred Golf course. With a view of the sea you will never forget.The Royal Port Alfred was laid out between 1907 and 1915 and was given royal status from King George V. Expect an 18-hole, 72-par course.
Nestled between the hills of the 'Lower Albany', Port Alfred which underwent 8 name changes in its history, was famous in the 1820's for the changing of the river mouth by Captain Cock.
Yachting, water sports, diving, surfing & fishing.
The two most popular surf breaks are on either side the Kowie River Mouth and are known as East and West Beach.. East Beach is the most popular of the two, and has a good, gnarly right break that works best in moderate swells from the south, with SW or NW breezes. The East Beach break often joins up with a left breaking peak to make up some good close-out aerial stuff. West beach has a beach peak that starts fairly close to the mouth with good left and right breaks.
Diving can be done privately, or through KERYNS DIVE SCHOOL. You will never see such soft coral or lunar landings again in your life! Numerous ship wrecks to explore.
The small boat harbour, alongside the Halyards Hotel, adjacent to the Royal Alfred marina, hosts numerous boats of all sizes.
The famous bridge over the Kowie. The Nico Malan Bridge.
This outstanding holiday spot, flanked by splendid beaches, straddles the banks of
the Kowie River. The beaches extend for miles, making them ideal for walking.
Popular among water sport enthusiasts for swimming, surfing, boating,
water-skiing and scuba diving, the town has a picturesque boat harbour, residential
marina and first class angling. There are stunning sea views from The Royal Port
Alfred Golf Course, and the surrounding countryside has many hiking trails, and
historical and scenic places to visit.
BUSINESSES HARBOUR & WATER SPORTS.
WETLANDS BIRD LIFE
Myths & legends ACCOMMODATION
THINGS TO DO OUT OF PORT ALFRED
EATING & shopping in PORT ALFRED.
OUR NEIGHBOURS OF TRAINS & STORIES (coming soon)
43 AIR SCHOOL.
PLEASE ! click here for our municipal page. It is very informative
NEWS! In 2002 we have the most exciting competition in store for everyone.
it is......THE SUNSHINE TREASURE HUNT. The prize for this is R10 000.00!
Please phone tourism for more information.
East Cape Tourism Board.
We are affiliated to the East Cape Tourism Board.
Interesting links. Click on the picture to rush over there.
you have to see this! It is a mind blowing page. Its the CRADLE OF MANKIND.
one of our neighbours. GRAHAMSTOWN.
They say 10 top things to do in the Eastern Cape. Not bad.
backpackers guide to ZA.
African art at its best.
please look here, it is so important to our waters and marine life.
These are the men & women who at their own risk, without pay, rush to our assistance when we are in trouble. Please support them. They may be contacted. click here.
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Port Alfred Gallery. (it's really worth a visit)
Port Alfred FRENCH