You're spoilt for choice when it comes to our beaches. Kariega beach (a blue flag beach), Middle Beach, Shelly Bay or Boesmans beach offers something for everyone...
We have two beautiful tidal rivers - the Kariega & Boesmans - each unique in it's own way...
Our rivers are ideal for watersports like standup paddle boards, canoeing, water skiing, fishing & boating
Nothing beats early morning and late afternoon walks along our pristine beaches.
Experience the magnificence of Africa's Big 5 on a morning gamedrive. And spend the afternoon lazing on a pristine beach soaking up the sun and cooling off in the waters of the Indian Ocean...
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Welcome to the Sunshine Coast –  home to 10 rivers, 150km of unspoilt coastline, with surrounding malaria-free Big 5 Game Reserves.  The Sunshine Coast boasts the most sunshine hours in the country and the very best of “Beach & Bush”.

Follow the R72 from Nanaga in the west and wind your way through dairy, chicory and pineapple country, past spectacular dune fields at Woody Cape and ancient coastal forests at Alexandria to pristine tidal rivers and magnificent beaches on the Sunshine Coast.

The valley bushveld is unique to the Eastern Cape, and supports more species of animals, birds and insects per cubic metre than any other. Over 400 recorded species of birds make this area a Birders Paradise. There are several big 5 game reserves to choose from including the ‘’Big 7’’ Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

Other attractions include a full variety of water sports, scenic golf courses, historical trails, a variety of eco-walks and hikes, culinary delights, impressive artists and art galleries, and warm-hearted, friendly locals.

Top 40 Things To Do

·         Stroll from river to river and explore our tidal pools, caves and unusual rock formations

·         Discover Shelly Bay & Carriage Rock

·         Relax on one of our golden beaches

·         Enjoy a leisurely cruise up one of our rivers

·         Game spotting on one of our iconic rivers by boat

·         “Walk the Kwaai” – from Bushmans River Mouth to Kwaaihoek

·         Hike to historic Diaz Cross from Boknes beach

·         Enjoy a sunrise swim or walk at Middle Beach

·         Head down for sundowners at Kenton Beach

·         Enjoy an exhilarating beach horseback ride

·         Book a SUP board or kayak for some Kariega river fun

·         Go river, rock and surf or deep sea fishing

·         Get our and follow the local mountain biking routes

·         Kite surf at Cannon’s, or paddle the Kariega

·         Go sandboarding along Bushmans Beach, Kariega Beach and at Kasouga

·         Learn to surf or scuba dive in Port Alfred

·         Book a round of golf at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course or Alexandria Golf Club

·         Visit Umbono Lodge for quad-biking

·         Hike the Shipwreck Hiking & Canoe Trails, Kleinemonde

·         Book a houseboat on the Kowie River, Port Alfred

·         Book a flight on a WW2 Tiger Moth

·         Hike the nature trails at Assegaai Trails, Belton, Woody Cape & Waters Meeting

·         Go bird watching with over 400 bird species to see

·         Explore Maureen Quin’s Sculpture Garden

·         Book a class at Meshacke’s pottery studio

·         Visit Rose Deary, Tess Lovemore and our local art galleries

·         Experience our local coffee culture, bakeries and speciality shops

·         Meet the friendly locals at one of our watering holes & eateries

·         Enjoy one of our locally brewed craft beers

·         Enjoy the view from Jerry’s on the Dune, Pizzarella, The House Kitchen, BBG’s & Stanleys

·         Get pampered and unwind at one of our local spas

·         Book a day trip to Sibuya Game Reserve via boat

·         Explore Addo National Elephant Park by car

·         Book a day trip to Amakhala Game Reserve or Pumba Game Reserve

·         Book a Big 5 trail walk with Quatermains, on Amakhala Game Reserve

·         Drive the Golden Mile and discover the Poorman’s Game Drive

·         Explore the wrecks by beach along the Sunshine Coast from Fish River to Woody Cape

·         Follow the fascinating map of historical landmarks across the Sunshine Coast

·         Discover Wharf Street, Van Der Riet Street, the Small Boat Harbour and Kiddies Beach in Port Alfred and enjoy all the shops!

·         Visit the quaint village of Bathurst to see the iconic Big Pineapple, Pig & Whistle and many galleries and quirky shops.

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