Great stop over for a day or two.
04 February 2013
Beautiful nature, The town is not too big, but have ample eateries Lots of watersport with the Kowie river on your doorstep, not to mention the gorgeous beachfront. This destination still have that "unspoilt" feel, not being over commercialised.
19 September 2012
Port Alfred has the most sunshine hours in South Africa, wonderful temperate climate, endless beaches as well as the magnificent Kowie River, which flows into the warm Indian Ocean.
It is very 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 golfing and angling. Port Alfred offers many restaurants and select shopping - from modern centres to little shops showcasing the vibrant local art and craft industry.
The surrounding countryside has thousands hectares of malaria-free game reserves, many hiking trails and historical and scenic places to visit. The land is wild and beautiful and the scenery spectacular... so get out and explore!
17 August 2012
Port Alfred the the gem of the Sunshine Coast being "noted as the 6th wonder of the world"...situated 140km from East London and 155km from Port Elizabeth - most Fly-In guests prefer to fly-into PE and hire a car and tavel on the upgrade road through to Port Alfred...
We have the Kowie River for fishing and boating and have 3 Registerd Boating companies taking guests up the Kowie Rvier on open or closed boats and other boats activities - we have the annual Intervaristy Rowing Regatta held hear in September.
We have the best Golf Course on the Sunshine Coast...which is like going on your personal game walk...with Blesbok, springbok and even....tortoises...!
Port Alfred has wide open beaches are pristine and endless for those whom love going for walks.
We have many Restaurants and Bistros to choose from Fresh Seafood, Pizza's to Game options...
We have our very own International Univeristy based here and an Airschool, so if you want to fly-in you can even do that with all permissions...so there are lots of young folk year round in Port Alfred.
Other activities are the Live Thearte (dining too), arts & crafts and Musuem boasting the History of the this Lovely town. We even have our own Brewery....situated near the Threater...
We also have many spas, beauty salons for those ladies whom want to pamper themselves hile hubby is playing Golf or Fishing and malls for shopping........all information can be found at any Guest House, Shopping Centre or Tourism Centre in the heart of the Town.
Out of town we have Bathurst with there famous Farmers market..+- 12km away - Arts and crafts centres, Garden Nurseries - other Historic buildings - old Hotel & Bars and he Agricultural Museum - which is fasinating for young and old
Other activites are golfing at Fish River or taking a diving charter, horse-riding, kite-surfing, birding with registered guide. Most weekends and public holidays there is Arts and Crafts in Port Alfred in the park areas...and December is bursting at the seems with holiday makers for the annual events like music festival and famous Ox Braai, so there is entertain for all...even granny!
Port Alfred is close to several Game Reserves for a day outing of Game viewing.....so if you want it all come the the Kowie.....and experience it and much more!!!!!
17 August 2012
The perfect spot for a relaxing holiday, no matter what time of year! Port Alfred has the charm of a true Eastern Cape coastal town, with friendly people and endless beaches. The personal atmosphere and the beautifully sunny days make it a great place for a quiet retreat. The two malls make grocery shopping quick and easy and even gives the ladies the option of browsing through the boutiques.
The river is a real attraction in the town, offering plenty of activities for the active and the not-so-active. With river cruises, skiing, canoeing, paddling and river-side dining, it is definitely the place to be.
The beach is beautiful all year round, perfect for walks in the sunny winter days and lovely for swimming and tanning in the summer.
Port Alfred is close to Port Elizabeth, East London, Grahamstown and Bathurst for those looking for an excursion.
11 June 2012
Port Alfred - a small town in a beautiful setting. We have the Kowie River, the Indian Ocean with endless unspoilt beaches, a small boat harbour and the marina. You can indulge in most of your favourite outdoor pastimes from hiking to relaxing on the beach. For those with an interest in history, archaeology, geology and ornithology - amongst the other -ologies - there's something for you as well! Yes, we have some pot-holes, but Port Alfred is a town where you have access to everything you need to enjoy your holiday, and to live, amidst nature, wildlife and rural peace, with beaches and the sea at hand. What more could one want?
01 June 2012
Port Alfred is a gorgeous little town that has a little of everything to capture one's heart. Set in an area rich with settler history (just tour bathurst and the many quaint churches around us and you will know what I mean!). Port Alfred itself is a beautiful town nestled between the East and West bank of the Kowie River, a coastal town that offers great adventures like scuba diving, sea fishing, river activities like boat cruising and waterskiing. Because we are situated in the green Eastern Cape you can also enjoy neighbouring Game Reserves, Great Farm food (Eastern Cape is pineapple, beef, chicory and dairy country!) and lovely horse rides on the beach.
01 June 2012
Shopping is good, food is average.
17 April 2012
Port Alfred war einer der schönsten Orte, die wir auf unserer vierwöchigen Südafrika-Rundreise besucht haben. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt, der Strand war sauber und zum Baden einfach traumhaft. Diesen Ort können wir weiterempfehlen. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das urige Lokal "Links".
18 March 2012
Pleasant and quiet coastal and riverside town.
17 March 2012
Excellent place to have a holiday. Everything you need is available in this little town.
28 February 2012
Port Alfred grew on us as our stay evolved. I don't think the town makes enough of itself in terms of beach bars and so on, and the advertising of restaurants.
21 November 2011
Our best visits were to Warf Street Brewery and Highlander Pub.
03 October 2011
Port Alfred is a fun little town that offers a lot, especially for action junkies. Pack all your toys before leaving home. There’s great skiing and canoeing on the river, barrels that roll off the East Pier for the competent surfer, interesting reefs to dive, a good golf course and a marina to cast off from. The beaches are stunning and the locals don’t bite but are a very social bunch, especially in the pubs.
30 August 2011
Port Alfred is a peaceful place. Clean, and places are in close proximity to each other. One thing that we didn't like about Port Alfred was the roads. Not well maintained at all, especially for my partner's car that has a lowered suspension. Other than that, very friendly people and peaceful.
16 May 2011