Summerstrand is a charming and central suburb of Port Elizabeth. Situated in close proximity to several golden beaches, the Boardwalk Casino complex, shopping malls, golf courses, an oceanarium, NMMU University, and the airport, it’s a destination of choice for leisure travellers.
‘Miss Helen’: Born in Nieu-Bethesda in December 1897, Helen Martins returned to the town after years away and set about transforming her childhood home into a rich, magical wonderland. Over the years Miss Helen and her helpers added to the mostly quasi-religious tableaus. Mythical figures started to appear, half-human, half creature. Today it is a […]
Nowhere else in the world is there a marina quite like our Royal Alfred Marina. It’s surely the gem of the Eastern Cape’s wonderful Sunshine Coast. They can go out to sea or more than 20km up the beautiful Kowie River. There are boats and barges of all shapes and sizes – and some have […]
Set in the Karoo Midlands, the Baviaans area features majestic mountains rising from rolling plains, with lush green valleys providing stark contrast. With stunning sunsets and clear, starry nights, the Baviaans offers a taste of life at its unspoilt best. The Baviaans is the ultimate destination to experience the best nature has to offer in […]
Three picturesque fishing villages, a rugged coastline, sand dunes as far as the eye can see, a tidal river, protected fynbos, wetlands and a visit to South Africa’s only privately owned working harbour. These are some of the ingredients that make up the Chokka Trail, a 62km slackpack hiking holiday between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape […]
Gonubie beach not only has a wonderful boardwalk that provides fantastic views across the sea, but the river mouth provides hours of beachcombing, man-made tidal pools and abundant vegetation. After your day at the beach, stop off at Slipway Pub & Grill who welcome boardshorts-wearing sun-lovers strolling in off the beach. Have a bite to eat […]
Port Alfred is known fondly as the ‘heart of the sunshine coast’ and lies on Route 72 equidistant from Port Elizabeth and East London. Port Alfred boasts a wonderfully temperate climate – never too hot or cold – with rainfall in the spring and autumn months. This makes it an ideal water sports destination enhanced by the fact […]
A series of kloofs filled with the sound of running water and wildness more usually associated with inaccessible and isolated areas, the Groendal Wilderness Area surrounds the Groendal dam, fed by the Swartkops River. The reserve offers both marked and unmarked trails that include the relatively easy 16 km Blindekloof trail that takes hikers to Crystal Cavern […]
The paved walkways on The Donkin are flanked by palm trees, the ground is blanketed in contemporary mosaic art, there are sculptures (including an extensive one that honours the late Nelson Mandela), and a number of benches scattered around the lighthouse. The Donkin Lighthouse, pyramid and art pieces are all part of the much larger Donkin […]
Innumerable huts dot the hills, cattle mill about in the road and friendly children wave to passing motorists. There is a nice beach and swimming lagoon at the mouth and the fishing is excellent. Quora Mouth offers unspoilt beaches, interesting hiking trails, good fishing, friendly and relaxed holiday accommodation to suit all budgets.