Situated in the Eastern Cape, south east of Grahamstown, along the banks of the Kowie River is the idyllic town of Port Alfred. Established by British Settlers in the 1820’s and named after Prince Alfred, this small town has preserved its noticeably English feel , whilst being enclosed by national parks which boast abundant and distinctly South African fauna and flowers.
The thing that makes Port Alfred so distinctive as a town is because it is found on the Indian ocean seacoast with the Kowie River dividing it. The Kowie river runs into the Indian Ocean with the river banks creating more beach like surface. Accommodation in Port Alfred, provides the guest quite a few accommodation choices with water views. Talking about water, as you can envision there is absolutely no shortage of water sports in a town such as Port Alfred. Water sports for instance boat cruises, jet skiing, surfing, canoeing, diving and swimming, just to mention a few.
This river region is additionally rich with bird life therefore bird recognizing and also other leisurely fun-based activities such as trekking, river fishing and horse riding are likewise very popular amongst those going to this harbour town. For individuals who enjoy a really good round of golf, you will be happy to learn that one of South Africa’s best golfing ranges is near by at The Fish River Sun Country Club.
In case you waiting to spot wild life, then seek out accommodation in Port Alfred and you can drive to one of the many game reserves within the region. You’ll be able to depart on a big game safari just a few kilometres away at the Addo National Park. Additionally there is a choice of going to the Woody Cape Nature Reserve or The Rivers Meeting Nature Reserve.
Heading for Port Alfred Venturing by car For anyone who is heading for Port Alfred by automobile, the GPRS co-ordinates are: 33Â° 36′ 0″ South, 26Â° 54′ 0″ East. It’s 51km from Grahamstown
Going by plane There’s an airport in Port Alfred making it a hassle-free destination to visit when driving just isn’t an alternative. Your next best airport to Port Alfred is Grahamstown airport terminal. The Grahamstown airport is positioned 51 km out of this beach front town. For more information on port alfred accommodation, go to http://www.oribihaven.co.za
Accommodation in Port Alfred There’s a extensive number of accommodation to be located in Port Alfred. Any kind of vacation accommodation you can imagine such as; hotels, b and b’s, back packers lodges, camping sites, cottages, guest houses and self-catering hotels.
The most beautiful thing about the eastern Cape in my viewpoint, besides the natural beauty is the peace and tranquility in which to enjoy that beauty in. Accommodation in Port Alfred, provides the opportunity to bathe in all of the that splendor at your own pace. No matter whether you decide to sleep late and go on a leisurely stroll to the un-spoilt beach, before lunch or before dinner. Or regardless of whether you take part in some demanding water sports in the daytime and then unwind to see the sunset while you sip on a glass of sparkling wine.