Port Alfred

Activities in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa,

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Businesses in Port Alfred, South Africa


Port Alfred is a small town located in the Eastern Cape on the banks and at the mouth of the Kowie River, precisely halfway between Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)‚Äč and East LondonPort Alfred is a popular holiday destination with sandy beaches that extend for miles.  With the Kowie’s flowing waters, Port Alfred has many activities to offer visitors.  A growing commercial and residential town, Port Alfred has a large yachting community within the harbour and a fantastic residential marina.  The river divides the town in two that is linked by a couple of bridges.

Known as the “heart of the sunshine coast” Port Alfred has a temperate climate throughout the year making it an ideal destination in and out of season.  Although a small town, Port Alfred has an international hospitality university and a world-class training facility for pilots and air traffic controllers known as 43 Air School.

Port Alfred has a range of accommodation options to suit every requirement.  From bed and breakfasts and self-catering units, to camping.  "Find Your Self Catering Holiday Home In Port Alfred" is only one of many interesting articles on the town.  There are many things to do for the whole family to enjoy.  Some of the things to do are as follows :

  • Boat cruises
  • Swimming
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Bird watching
  • Kowie History Museum
  • The Kap River Nature Reserve
  • Royal Port Alfred Golf Course

Port Alfred is host to many events throughout the year one of which is the Kowie River Canoe Trail, a 40km-long return paddle and a 12km hike.  There are annual barbecues and cycle races that also take place.  The reefs off the coast of the town provide excellent diving spots for avid divers.  The town has grown in size in the last few years however still manages to maintain its "small town vibe".  There are new shopping centres, developments and restaurants with the CBD an eclectic mix of stores and markets.       

Port Alfred offers a range of excellent restaurants to choose from. From traditional South African cuisine to seafood and international fare, there are plenty of options when it comes to places to eat in Port Alfred. Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner spot or a relaxed lunch venue, you'll find something to suit your tastes in this beautiful coastal town.

The business directory has a large list of businesses in Port Alfred, alternatively you can add your own free business listing.


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