Destinations & Attractions in Sunshine Coast, in Eastern Cape

Sunshine Coast Destinations & Attractions

The gorgeous Sunshine Coast is the coastal route between St Francis Bay and East London in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The Sunshine Coast is a diverse and relatively undeveloped region. Inland lies Settler country, where the Xhosa, British and the Boers battled for the right to claim pastures for their cattle. It is also here that the 1820 Settlers arrived, effectively doubling the white population of the country.

Today, the Sunshine Coast is a watersports Mecca for all enthusiasts. In addition, it boasts some of the most unspoiled and immaculate beaches in the country.

The Sunshine CoastThe Sunshine Coast

From African safaris to adventure travel, beautiful beaches and game lodges which offer Big 5 game viewing, to the rich historical sites and scenic splendour, the Sunshine Coast is a genuine travel destination for the holiday maker. The accommodation in the area is superb and if you are looking for a quite and tranquil destination to just relax, the Sushine Coast is the perfect spot! The atmosphere in all the main spots is laid back and relaxed. In the bigger areas, there are plenty of exciting activities and attractions to suit everyone's desires.

Here in the Sunshine Coast one can experience scenic splendour, a range of thrilling water sport activities, horse riding, bird watching, hiking, 4x4 trails as well as game viewing in one of the numerous gorgeous game reserves. What is more, the Sunshine Coast boasts the magnificent "Big 5" in a malaria free environment as well as a ethnic culture with a splendid array of arts and crafts.

The Sunshine Coast may be a relatively small area, but is definitely not one to be missed. With the warm Indian Ocean and over 500km of pristine beaches, this is a very easy place to just sit back and relax. Experience tranquillity and beauty at its very best.

Alexandria

Alexandria lies en route to Bushman’s River Mouth and Kenton-on-Sea just 50 kilometres from Port Alfred, roughly halfway between Durban and Cape Town. It is described as a friendly farming community that sustains itself from ...

Bathurst

Bathurst is situated on the fringes of both the Sunshine Coast and Frontier Country, a half hour drive from Grahamstown or 10 minutes from Port Alfred. Halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London, Bathurst is a short 10 ...

Blue Horizon Bay

The peaceful, little village of Blue Horizon Bay lies comfortably between Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay, a seaside hamlet that offers beautiful sandy beaches, and scenery to match. Blue Horizon Bay lies almost precisely ...

Boesmansriviermond

Boesmansriviermond, or Bushman's River Mouth, lies just across the Bushman's River from Kenton-on-Sea. It's less in demand than Kenton-on-Sea, but is no less pretty, with plenty of holiday homes spread along the banks of the ...

Cannon Rocks

Cannon Rocks is a little seaside village just south west of Kenton-on-Sea. To reach it you've got to make a detour off the N2, along Route 72, and then a road in amongst farmland. Which brings one to its origins. Cannon Rocks ...

Cape St Francis

The little village of Cape St Francis, just outside Humansdorp past St Francis Bay and Port St Francis, is all about its beautiful white, sandy beaches and historic Seal Point lighthouse, which has stood watch since the 1800s ...

East London

A city that still manages to retain some of its old fashioned values blended with a dollop of laidback charm makes East London - the gateway to the wild coast and the sunshine coast and the only river port in South Africa - one ...

Hamburg

Just south of the mouth of the Kieskamma River, the (very) small town of Hamburg lies on the coast between the popular coastal city of East London and the as popular beach resort town of Port Alfred. As such, Hamburg is often ...

Humansdorp

The peaceful village of Humansdorp has made it onto the map, so to speak, more as a gateway to the coastal villages of Jeffreys Bay and Cape St Francis (they are but 16 kilometres and 20 kilometres from the town respectively), ...

Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay, or "J-Bay" as it is known to the locals, brings to mind surfing, sunshine and beautiful beaches - and you’d be right. Rated among the ten best surfing spots in the world, surfers from across the globe come to enjoy ...

Kariega

Located in pristine surroundings, the tranquillity and splendour of Kariega Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, is beyond doubt awesome. Sanctuary to abundant game and wildlife such as lion, elephant, leopard, ...

Kasouga

The little enclave of Kasouga lies not even 12 km east of Kenton-on-Sea, its remote beach stretching east into kilometres of sand dunes before reaching Port Alfred. Kasouga, on the banks of the Kasouga River, is a declared ...

Kenton On Sea

When you think of Kenton on Sea, you invoke a vision of beaches as far as the eye can see, unspoilt by time and consumerism, where two rivers meet and run into the Indian Ocean. Midway between Port Elizabeth and East London, ...

Kidds Beach

The little seaside village of Kidds Beach, just 30 kilometres from East London, lies on the rocky shore of the Indian Ocean, its beach an uninterrupted landscape of white sand and sea, and little else to interfere with its sheer ...

Kleinemonde

Without sounding reminiscent of a tedious marketing spiel, Kleinemonde, just 20 kilometres or so from Port Alfred between Port Elizabeth and East London, is about miles of white sandy beach, intermittent sand dunes, serene tidal ...

Mgwalana

Mgwalana River Mouth is situated about 48 kilometres from Port Alfred; a small (but growing) coastal town on the Eastern Cape coastline that has always boasted fabulous surfing waves. Mgwalana River Mouth is a large beach that is ...

Mpekweni

The little seaside resort of Mpekweni lies between the equally small villages of Hamburg and Seafield, roughly 70 kilometres south of East London. But it's close enough to Port Alfred that people with holiday homes here refer to ...

Oyster Bay

Renowned for long stretches of sandy beach and a strong emphasis on nature Oyster Bay is a wonderful place to stay amidst woods, sand dunes, river deltas, wetlands, lagoons and roaming horses. As its name indicates, Oyster ...

Port Alfred

Port Alfred, with its stretches of sandy beach that extend for miles, lies on the banks of the Kowie River. Port Alfred was established by a group of English settlers in the early 1800s and, although now an active commercial and ...

Port Elizabeth

The Nelson Mandela Metro (including Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) is the gateway to the Eastern Cape Region, its well-equipped airport and harbour linking South Africa with other national and international destinations. ...

Sibuya

Malaria Free and conveniently situated near Kenton on Sea on the Sunshine Coast, just 130 kms from Port Elizabeth is Sibuya Game Reserve. Based at the secluded Camp on the banks of the Kariega River, guests are a short boat trip ...

St Francis Bay

Touted as the country’s answer to ‘little Venice’, St Francis Bay lies just 90 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth - a series of little man-made canals and waterways that lend themselves perfectly to boating, swimming and other ...

Sunrise On Sea

Sunrise-On-Sea is an idyllic little town that may be quiet and tucked away, but certainly has no shortage of natural beauty all around it. It is situated in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, an administrative area that ...

Thornhill

The community of Thornhill is situated just outside Port Elizabeth, which is part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan in the Eastern Cape. This is a small area, and many of those inhabiting it work in Port Elizabeth or Jeffrey’s ...

Tsitsikamma

The incredibly beautiful area of land that lies between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the sea stretches west to the Bloukrans River and east to Eerste River, and is named after the San word that means ‘place of abundant water’. ...
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