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Mansfield Reserve

Experience the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape Bushveld at Mansfield Game Reserve. This exclusive reserve is set along the Kowi...

e: reservations@riverhotels.co.za
t: 046 624 8199
c: 084 589 4469
R67 - just outside Port Alfred on Bathurst Road

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Royal St Andrews Hotel

Located in Port Alfred, South Africa, the Royal St. Andrews Hotel has re-opened after an extensive 3 year renovation. Royal St. An...

e: reservations@rsah.co.za
t: 046 604 5400
19 St Andrew’s Road

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1820 Settlers Church

Extracts from Port Alfred River Club's Kowie Souvenir Programme d.d. 9.4.1955. Among the thick bush and sandhills on the East Bank...

Bathurst Street

43 Air School Museum

Situated off the R67 to Bathurst.   Open by appointment (Contact:  046 604 3600)   Free admission. &...

t: 046 604 3600
43 Air School, Bathurst Street

Bathurst Agricultural Museum

Situated 1km from the Pig & Whistle on the R67 to Grahamstown.   Open Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 16.00&nbs...

t: 0799879507
c: 0836274351
Trappes Road, Bathurst

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Bathurst Methodist Church

Built by Samuel Bradshaw, this church opened in 1832 and was besieged in the frontier wars. The church was originally constructed ...

Donkin Terrace, Bathurst

Bathurst Primary School

The original building, according to 1820 maps, show the land to be "Gov Camp and lot 64, leased to the school". Rev Boardman start...

Donkin Terrace, Bathurst

Big Pineapple

The big pineapple is 16.7m high and has 3 floors. It is the biggest pineapple in the world! The ground floor has a gift shop full ...

e: info@pga.org.za
t: 046 625 0515
Summerhill Farm, Kowie Road, Bathurst

Bleak House

A beautiful old Settler Home, with exquisite yellow wood floors. Built for Lt. Alexander Bisset and restored by Brigidier Nauhaus ...

t: 046-625-0995
Nico Malan Drive

Boiler Wreck

The remains of an iron boiler can be seen on east beach – from the wreck of an unknown ship dating to the early 1900s. ...

Bradshaw Mill

The birthplace of the wool industry in South Africa, this national monument was built in 1821 by Samuel Bradshaw. The original str...

c: 076 294 6516
Bathurst village

Buffalo Tug Wreck

Deliberately wrecked in 1899 by a disgruntled Port Captain, the Buffalo is one of many wrecks evident of an unsafe harbour.  ...

Chappy's Cusion Private Game Reserve

Private Game Reserve, a mere 30km from Port Alfred, Horse riding, game viewing, quad-biking,chalets, swimming pool. Hiking trails ...

e: foxytrading@lantic.net
t: 043 722 3990
c: 082 494 3025
Martindale Road

Coral Guest Cottages

Attractive upmarket self-catering apartments nestled in a tropical garden ideal for newlyweds and couples seeking their privacy. 2...

e: cynthia@coralcottages.co.za
t: 046 624 2849
Box 2427

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Grand Hotel

Built circa 1880, orginally known as the Styles Hotel, later names The Grand Hotel and now home to Stenden S.A.    The S...

Great Fish Pont Lighthouse

9 metre octagonal masonry tower painted with vertical black and white stripes, installed on 1 July 1898 and situated at Great Fish...

t: 046 675 1067
33 31 10 South, 27 06 34 East

Hards Street Wall

Stone wall in Hards Street once served as part of the fortification on Wesley hill during the Frontier War of 1846.   A ...

Heros Monument

Erected in honour of six local anti-apartheid activists who were killed by security forces between 1984-1993.  Madoda Tole Ty...

Historic Wharf Street

This is the oldest commercial street in Port Alfred.  Around 1820 Wharf Street was a dusty path beside the river, where up to...

Hunters Hoek Lodge

Surround yourself with the peace and tranquility of the African bush without the distractions of the modern world, where the only ...

t: 078 801 9149
c: 078 801 9149
approx. 43km from Grahamstown

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Kap River Reserve

Accommodation for up to 10 in a lodge, hiking trails, canoeing, abundant wild life and birds, day trips, booking essential. Phone ...

e: tourism@sunshinecoasttourism.co.za
t: 046 624 1140 ext 250
c: 082 738 4970
Outskirts of Port Alfred

Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve stretches across 9,000 ha of pristine wilderness. This malaria-free destination is home to some of the riches...

e: reservations@kariega.co.za
t: 046 636 7904
c: 083 412 8349
14km north of Kenton on R343

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Kowie History Museum

Situated at the old Port Alfred Station.   Oepn Tuesday - Saturday 9h30 - 12h30.   Established in 1982, the Kowie Museum...

e: curator@kowiemuseum.co.za
t: 071 288 8228
Old Port Alfred Station, Pascoe Crescent, Port Alfred

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Kwantu Game Reserve

Kwantu Private Game Reserve ... The Place of Gathering! Here a mystical blend of nature and history awaits you. Situated in the he...

e: reservations@kwantu.co.za
t: 041 585 2205
Sidbury region

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Links Coastal Inn

Stylish bedrooms all e/s. Full breakfast. Near beach, golf, town.. TV in lounge; SATOUR accredited. Quality assured. Finalists for...

e: info@thelinks.co.za
t: 046 624 4533
14 Wesley Hill

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Market

Built  in 1928, and remodelled in 1986, the market finally closed in  1996.  In 2004, the building was used as an A...

Methodist church

Built by Samuel Bradshaw in 1832, the original construction had a thatch roof.    The porch was added later. &...

Morley House Historical Accommodation and Tea Garden

Accommodation in a 3 bedroom self catering historical cottage or on a B & B basis in a rondavel or safari tent set in a large ...

e: morleyhouse1828@gmail.com
t: 046 625 0019
c: 078 353 6181
1521 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166

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Nature View Farm Stall

Delightful little farm stall and tea garden in the shade of large bluegum trees, near the Great Fish River mouth. Pure pineapple j...

e: info@natureviewfarm.co.za
t: 046 675 1099
c: 082 394 2185
R72 - East of Port Alfred

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Oceana Game Reserve

Oceana offers ultra-luxurious accommodation including a select group of unique guest suites in the Ocean Lodge and Private Ocean H...

e: reservations@oceanareserve.com
t: 083 616 0605
c: 083 616 0605
R72 - east of Port Alfred

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Old Mill

The mill was built in 1859 as a flour mill, now a residence.   

Old Port Alfred School

Built in 1883, it was remodelled in 1902 to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII.  The school moved to its new premises in ...

Old Power Station

Until the introduction of Escom power in the mid 60’s, the town relied on power generated by coal.   This system w...

Piers

Construction of the piers was completed in 1887.   Workers were convicts originally housed in wooden buildings on stilts...

Pig and Whistle Hotel

Old fashioned country charm and comfort. Established in 1832, this is South Africa's oldest licensed premises. Family rooms, en-su...

e: info@pigandwhistle.co.za
t: 046 625 0673
268 Kowie Road, Bathurst

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Port Alfred Hospital

Although a modern state of the art hospital today, the original buildings were a Convict Station housing workers at the Kowie Harb...

Power Magazine

The historic powder magazine was erected in 1821 and carried, as regular stock, approximately 273 kilograms of gunpowder, 7 000 ba...

Pumba Private Game Reserve

Set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and home to the magnificent big five and rare free-roaming white lion, Pumba Private Game Res...

e: gmpumba@pehotels.co.za
t: 046 603 2000
Close to Grahamstown

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Quin Sculpture Garden and Gallery

A unique experience in an enchanted garden. Visit Maureen Quin, South Africa's foremost sculptress in her studio. Her ability to c...

e: quinart@mweb.co.za
t: 046-653-0121
c: 082-770-8000
5 Suid Street, Alexandria

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Richard Pullen Open Studio

Visit Bathurst's potter in residence. Visitors are free to watch work in progress, whilst browsing through a wide range of functio...

e: richpullen@gmail.com
t: 046-625-0166
613 Kowie Road

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Richmond House Museum

Possibly a ‘daub ‘n wattle’ cottage to start with, the original house was built in 1840 and has undergone many c...

e: gordofam@iafrica.com
t: 046-624-4878
c: 082-654-4326
19 Wesley Hill

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Rosehill Mall

Port Alfred's premier mall offering a unique shopping experience. Set on the hill overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Anchor t...

e: gert@rosehillmall.co.za
t: 046-624-1436
c: 082-941-7043
R-72, west of Port Alfred

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Royal Alfred Marina

The Royal Alfred Marina, gem of the Eastern Cape’s wonderful Sunshine Coast where every home here has its own waterfront. &n...

e: marina@border.co.za
t: 046 624 4512
Port Alfred

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Royal Port Alfred Golf Club

In 1923 a visitor described the course as ?A monument to the origins of golf played on a South African links next to a southern se...

e: info@rpagc.co.za
t: 046-624-4796
Links Road, Port Alfred

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SAAF Association Garden of Rememberance

This is the only existing memorial to those who died while training at SAAF RAF training stations in the South African coast durin...

43 AirSchool

Settlers Church

Building began in 1825, and the church opened in 1827.   It was burnt down on Christmas Day in 1834, during the 6th Fron...

Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya is a magnificent, malaria-free game reserve spanning the meandering Kariega River After arriving at Sibuya’s receptio...

e: marketing@sibuya.co.za
t: 046 648 1040
Kenton on Sea

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Sister Peters Bridge

Sister Rosalie Peters was a midwife at Settlers Hospital Grahamstown and founder and matron of the ‘Albany Private Nursing&n...

St Johns Anglican Church

Oldest Anglican Church in SA. A sanctuary in the frontier wars for hundreds of settlers. Designed by Major Mitchel R.E. and built ...

t: 046-625-0464
Donkin Terrace

St. Francis Health Centre

We offer you an opportunity to enjoy a very specail and personal spa style vacation in a beautiful and tranquil environment. Relax...

e: naturecure@imaginet.co.za
t: 046-625-0927
c: 076-832-8669
East of Port Alfred

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Stenden South Africa

The only Private Higher Education Institution offering a three year B.Com Degree in Hospitality Management in South Africa. Stende...

e: info@stenden.ac.za
t: 046-604-2200
Grand Street, Port Alfred

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The Corner Gallery

A one stop shop for all your home decor and gift shopping. We exhibit charcoal drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, handprint...

e: studio@thecorner.co.za
t: 046-625-0114
c: 072-297-3060
Kowie Street

The Workshop

A stunning studio featuring an Art Gallery displaying local works, handmade furniture, handweaving, fabric art, hand spinning, pot...

e: workshopgallerycoza@gmail.com
t: 073-392-9436
Kowie Road, Bathurst

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Toposcope

The toposcope marks the spot where the 1820 Settlers locations were surveyed. 57 bronze plaques record details of settlements. On ...

Trappes Street

Vintage Car Museum

This private museum houses a collection of vintage cars and motor bikes.  Free entrance.  Contact Dave 082 453 2618

t: 082 453 2618
Hawkins Industrial Park, 91 Alfred Road

Wesley Methodist Church

Built in 1865, now home to a private school.  

West Bank Cemetry

A number of prominent people are buried in this cemetery, including William Cock of Cocks Castle Fame.   Hospital cemete...

White Gables

Built between 1832 – 1845, declared a national monument in 1985 and restored in 2007.   White Gables is now a priv...