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Port Alfred – Coastal Town filled with Heritage

Established in the 1820’s, Port Alfred has been able to hold onto its rich heritage while developing into a coastal town that can accommodate visitors and offer residents a comfortable life. Located between the two major cities of the Eastern Cape, namely East London and Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred is often referred to as the heart of the Sunshine Coast. The laid back atmosphere of the town lures visitors from all over South Africa to enjoy a peaceful and fun filled holiday.

The marina and beaches of Port Alfred are extremely popular, offering visitors a wide variety of water sports including surfing, wind surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, canoeing and boating. On land, activities such as mountain biking, 4×4 tours, dune boarding, bird watching, hiking, golf and horse riding keep visitors occupied. Port Alfred is also home to one of the biggest air schools in the country, where you can enjoy aviation and aerial excursions.

For those interested in the rich history of the town, many visitors choose to explore the town on their own. Historical maps of Port Alfred are available at numerous shops in town, directing visitors to wonderful landmarks, sites and buildings such as the Kowie History Museum and the Settlers Church. Discovering Port Alfred is an adventure.