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'''Port Alfred''' is a town on the [[Sunshine Coast (South Africa)|Sunshine Coast]] of the [[Eastern Cape|Eastern Cape Province]] of [[South Africa]]. It is situated at the mouth of the '''Kowie River''', almost exactly midway between [[Port Elizabeth]] in the west and [[East London]] in the east. It boasts fabulous beaches that stretch for many kilometres in both directions.
 
'''Port Alfred''' is a town on the [[Sunshine Coast (South Africa)|Sunshine Coast]] of the [[Eastern Cape|Eastern Cape Province]] of [[South Africa]]. It is situated at the mouth of the '''Kowie River''', almost exactly midway between [[Port Elizabeth]] in the west and [[East London]] in the east. It boasts fabulous beaches that stretch for many kilometres in both directions.
  
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==See==
 
==See==
  
* <see name="Kowie Museum" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 433 5662" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Kowie Museum" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 433-5662" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
 
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* <see name="The Great Fish Point Lighthouse" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 675-1067" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
* <see name="The Great Fish Point Lighthouse" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 675 1067" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Kap River Nature Reserve" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-1140" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
 
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* <see name="Kap River Nature Reserve" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 1140" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
'''Boating and Cruising'''
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===Boating and Cruising===
  
*<do name="Halyards Boats" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 604 3300" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Halyards Boats" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 604-3300" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
 
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*<do name="Boat Registrations " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-4587" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Boat Registrations " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 4587" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Kowie River Cruises" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-1727  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Kowie River Cruises" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 1727  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Let’s Go Cruises " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-1866  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Let’s Go Cruises " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 1866  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Lightleys Holiday House Boat " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)44 386-0007 " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Lightleys Holiday House Boat " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 44 386 0007 " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Predator Charters  " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 495-9971  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Deep sea charters</do>
*<do name="Predator Charters  " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 82 495 9971  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Deep sea charters</do>
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*<do name="Outdoor Focus " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-4432  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Outdoor Focus " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 4432  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Kowie Canoe Trail  " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-4432  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">1-3 day trail</do>
*<do name="Kowie Canoe Trail  " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 4432  " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">1-3 day trail</do>
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“Lunar landing” where crayfish in the hundreds live and breed.
 
“Lunar landing” where crayfish in the hundreds live and breed.
  
'''Horse riding and hiking trails'''
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===Horse riding and hiking trails===
  
*<do name="Three Sisters Horse Trails " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 82 645 6354   " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">In kleinemonde</do>
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*<do name="Three Sisters Horse Trails " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 645-6354" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">In Kleinemonde</do>
*<do name="Horse Shoe Bend Reserve " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 1140 " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Horse Shoe Bend Reserve " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-1140" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Kap River Nature Reserve" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 1140 " url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="Kap River Nature Reserve" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-1140" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="The Shipwreck Hiking and Slackpacking Trail " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)82 391 0647" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">In Kleinemonde</do>
  
'''Golf'''
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===Golf===
  
The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course has a sea view you will never
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*<do name="The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-4796" url="http://www.rpagc.co.za " hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course has a sea view you will never forget. This 18-hole course was laid out between 1907 and 1915 and was given royal status by King George V</do>
forget. This 18-hole course was laid out between 1907 and 1915 and
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*<do name="The Fish River Sun Golf Course " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)40 676-1101" url="http://www.suninternational.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This Golf Course is only 40 kilometres away from Port Alfred</do>
was given royal status by King George V.
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*<do name="Green Fountain Farm Resort Driving Range" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-5859" url="http://www.greenfountainfarm.co.za " hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Perfectly situated between two great golf courses is the Green Fountain Farm Resort Driving Range. They offer a full driving range, an immaculate putting green and a practice bunker.</do>
Tel: +27 (0) 46 624 4796 | Web: www.rpagc.co.za
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The Fish River Sun Golf Course is only 40 kilometres away from
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===Game Viewing===
Port Alfred.
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Tel: +27 (0) 40 676 1101 | Web: www.suninternational.com
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Perfectly situated between two great golf courses is the Green
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Fountain Farm Resort Driving Range. They offer a full driving range,
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an immaculate putting green and a practice bunker.
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Tel: +27 (0) 46 624 5859 | Web: www.greenfountainfarm.co.za
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*<do name="The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0) 46 624 4796" url="http://www.rpagc.co.za " hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course has a sea view you will never forget. This 18-hole course was laid out between 1907 and 1915 and was given royal status by King George V</do>
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*<do name="Kariega Game Reserve" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 636-7904" url="http://www.kariega.co.za" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">This Golf Course is only 40 kilometres away from Port Alfred</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*<eat name="The Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar" alt="" address="The Anchorage, Gluckman Rd" directions="" phone="+27( 46) 624 5778" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The locals' favourite - beautiful setting on Demper's Lagoon. Excellent food and laidback atmosphere.</eat>
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*<eat name="The Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar" alt="" address="The Anchorage, Gluckman Rd" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-5778" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The locals' favourite - beautiful setting on Demper's Lagoon. Excellent food and laidback atmosphere.</eat>
  
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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'''Guido's Top Bar''' - The most popular bar ,and the busiest on a Friday/Saturday/Wednesday night. Mostly for students.
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'''Snorting Grunter''' - Club right on the beach front.
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'''Highlander''' - Typical British style pub. Good food too.
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'''Barmuda''' - Cocktail bar on the bank of the Kowie River.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
* <sleep name="Portofino" alt="" address="Park Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-2223" email="reservations@portofinohotel.co.za" fax="+27 (0)46 624 2884" url="http://www.portofinohotel.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Portofino" alt="" address="Park Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-2223" email="reservations@portofinohotel.co.za" fax="+27 (0)46 624-2884" url="http://www.portofinohotel.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="4Carnoustie" alt="" address="Atherstone Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-3306" phoneextra="+27 (0)72 610-2905" email="reservations@4carnoustie.co.za" fax="" url="http://www.4carnoustie.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="R300 per person self catering, R400-R700 per person B&B"></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="4Carnoustie" alt="" address="Atherstone Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-3306" phoneextra="+27 (0)72 610-2905" email="reservations@4carnoustie.co.za" fax="" url="http://www.4carnoustie.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="R300 per person self catering, R400-R700 per person B&B"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Green Fountain Farm Resort" alt="" address="Atherstone Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-5859" phoneextra="" email="info@greenfountainfarm.co.za" fax="" url="http://www.greenfountainfarm.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Green Fountain Farm Resort is perfectly situated on the Sunshine Coast in beautifully appointed thatched chalets, fully equipped for self catering. </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Drop Anchor Guest Cottage" alt="" address="Atherstone Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-3376" phoneextra="" email="spleibbrandt@absamail.co.za" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Self catering, free standing, secure cottage sleeping 4 persons near golf course, beach and village. </sleep>
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* <sleep name=" Turning Tides B&B/SC" alt="" address="Atherstone Road" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 624-4700" phoneextra="" email="turningtides@telkomsa.net" fax="" url="http://turningtides.co.za" checkin="" checkout="" price="">We offer a Garden Cottage and a Studio (bedsitter), both of which are fully equipped for self-catering. Breakfast can be provided, if required. Turning Tides is situated close to Port Alfred's CBD, the Kowie River, and at least three restaurants.  </sleep>
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*<sleep name="The Lookout Guest House" alt="info@thelookout.co.za" address="24 Park Rd Port Alfred" directions="" phone="+27 (0)46 6244564" url="http://thelookout.co.za" checkin="2PM" checkout="10AM" price="From R350 pp B&B" lat="-33.59135" long="26.89519">A 4 star guest house with stunning views of the river, marina, and the ocean. Self catering option is also available.</sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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* [[Addo]]
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* [[Baviaans]]
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* [[Grahamstown]]
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* [[Jeffreys Bay]] & [[St Francis]]
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* [[Karoo]]
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* [[Sunshine Coast (South Africa)|Sunshine Coast]]
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* [[Tsitsikamma]]
  
 
[[WikiPedia:Port Alfred]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Port Alfred]]

Latest revision as of 19:21, 18 July 2013

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Port Alfred is a town on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is situated at the mouth of the Kowie River, almost exactly midway between Port Elizabeth in the west and East London in the east. It boasts fabulous beaches that stretch for many kilometres in both directions.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

From Port Elizabeth take the N2 east then the R72 along the coast via Kenton.
From East London take the R72 south-west along the coast.
From Grahamstown take the R67 south via Bathurst.

Get around[edit]

Port Alfred is small enough that the entire town can easily be covered on foot. It is a pleasant walk from town along the west bank of the Kowie River to the beach (via Causeway and Beach Road). There are beaches on the eastern side of the Kowie River mouth as well but these are quite a bit further as you have to walk around the Royal Alfred Marina.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Kowie Museum, +27 (0)82 433-5662.  edit
  • The Great Fish Point Lighthouse, +27 (0)46 675-1067.  edit
  • Kap River Nature Reserve, +27 (0)46 624-1140.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Boating and Cruising[edit]

  • Halyards Boats, +27 (0)46 604-3300.  edit
  • Boat Registrations, +27 (0)46 624-4587.  edit
  • Kowie River Cruises, +27 (0)46 624-1727.  edit
  • Let’s Go Cruises, +27 (0)46 624-1866.  edit
  • Lightleys Holiday House Boat, +27 (0)44 386-0007.  edit
  • Predator Charters, +27 (0)82 495-9971. Deep sea charters  edit
  • Outdoor Focus, +27 (0)46 624-4432.  edit
  • Kowie Canoe Trail, +27 (0)46 624-4432. 1-3 day trail  edit


Fishing - Whether you prefer reef, river, estuary, deep sea or coastal fishing, there are plenty of incredible locations within the Sunshine Coast to choose from. Port Alfred is famous for having the distinction of being the third largest “line fishing port” in South Africa.

Diving - The shores of the Sunshine Coast are host to the most unique diving experience in the Eastern Cape. This part of the coast is famous for soft coral reefs, numerous wrecks that dot the shores and the incredible “Lunar landing” where crayfish in the hundreds live and breed.

Horse riding and hiking trails[edit]

  • Three Sisters Horse Trails, +27 (0)82 645-6354. In Kleinemonde  edit
  • Horse Shoe Bend Reserve, +27 (0)46 624-1140.  edit
  • Kap River Nature Reserve, +27 (0)46 624-1140.  edit
  • The Shipwreck Hiking and Slackpacking Trail, +27 (0)82 391 0647. In Kleinemonde  edit

Golf[edit]

  • The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course, +27 (0)46 624-4796, [1]. The Royal Port Alfred Golf Course has a sea view you will never forget. This 18-hole course was laid out between 1907 and 1915 and was given royal status by King George V  edit
  • The Fish River Sun Golf Course, +27 (0)40 676-1101, [2]. This Golf Course is only 40 kilometres away from Port Alfred  edit
  • Green Fountain Farm Resort Driving Range, +27 (0)46 624-5859, [3]. Perfectly situated between two great golf courses is the Green Fountain Farm Resort Driving Range. They offer a full driving range, an immaculate putting green and a practice bunker.  edit

Game Viewing[edit]

  • Kariega Game Reserve, +27 (0)46 636-7904, [4]. This Golf Course is only 40 kilometres away from Port Alfred  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar, The Anchorage, Gluckman Rd, +27 (0)46 624-5778. The locals' favourite - beautiful setting on Demper's Lagoon. Excellent food and laidback atmosphere.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

Guido's Top Bar - The most popular bar ,and the busiest on a Friday/Saturday/Wednesday night. Mostly for students.

Snorting Grunter - Club right on the beach front.

Highlander - Typical British style pub. Good food too.

Barmuda - Cocktail bar on the bank of the Kowie River.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Portofino, Park Road, +27 (0)46 624-2223 (, fax: +27 (0)46 624-2884), [5].  edit
  • 4Carnoustie, Atherstone Road, +27 (0)46 624-3306 (+27 (0)72 610-2905, ), [6]. R300 per person self catering, R400-R700 per person B&B.  edit
  • Green Fountain Farm Resort, Atherstone Road, +27 (0)46 624-5859 (), [7]. Green Fountain Farm Resort is perfectly situated on the Sunshine Coast in beautifully appointed thatched chalets, fully equipped for self catering.  edit
  • Drop Anchor Guest Cottage, Atherstone Road, +27 (0)46 624-3376 (). Self catering, free standing, secure cottage sleeping 4 persons near golf course, beach and village.  edit
  • Turning Tides B&B/SC, Atherstone Road, +27 (0)46 624-4700 (), [8]. We offer a Garden Cottage and a Studio (bedsitter), both of which are fully equipped for self-catering. Breakfast can be provided, if required. Turning Tides is situated close to Port Alfred's CBD, the Kowie River, and at least three restaurants.  edit
  • The Lookout Guest House (info@thelookout.co.za), 24 Park Rd Port Alfred, +27 (0)46 6244564, [9]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. A 4 star guest house with stunning views of the river, marina, and the ocean. Self catering option is also available. From R350 pp B&B. (-33.59135,26.89519) edit

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