Geography and History
Port Alfred is a popular holiday destination on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. Port Alfred lies on the banks of the Kowie River and offers stretches of sandy beach that extend for miles. Port Alfred was established by a group of English settlers in the early 1800s and, although now an active commercial and residential town, it has retained most of its English fishing village feel.
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 attracts holiday makers to its shores to come and enjoy its wonderful swimming beaches with all the water sport and fun acitivities that go along with a fun filled family holiday!
Port Alfred is situated In a totally Malaria-free area and boasts conservation and plenty of animals for visitors to enjoy. T
The warm Indian Ocean and many inland water surfaces offer endless opportunities for bathing, boating, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, angling, diving, canoeing and bird watching.
Hiking is also popular and there are many hiking trails for the more adventurous visitors!
The area boasts loads of restaurants and bars to visit if you are here on holiday.
Accommodation in Port Alfred includes luxury Guest lodges, B&B's, Self Catering and camping.
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