Known as the “Heart of the Sunshine Coast,” the small town of Port Alfred is a great place to visit if you want to spend your vacation exploring the great outdoors. Port Alfred is located in the Adventure Province of South Africa and offers a wealth of fresh-air opportunities for enthusiastic tourists with beaches, rivers, parks, and even beautiful coral reefs.
Accommodation in Port Alfred ranges from hostels to luxury resorts, as well as numerous bed and breakfasts and private home rentals. Backpackers can easily find a hostel or a campground that will fit their travel needs, and those looking for a more extravagant experience can enjoy a stay at a game reserve or a holiday home.
With historic sites, museums, piers, and craft markets, the town of Port Alfred offers plenty of attractions for all kinds of travelers. Leaving the hostel, you can take a stroll down Wharf Street and visit a brewery, antique shops, fresh fish market, and more – while admiring the beautifully preserved mid-19th century architecture along this historic street.
Then, get active! Port Alfred features a huge variety of outdoor activities. Boat cruises, fishing, kiteboarding, horse riding, golf, surfing, diving, and hiking are just a few of the experiences travelers can enjoy while visiting this haven of eco-tourism.
In the evening, visit one of Port Alfred’s restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to try some excellent food and meet some friendly locals. The people of Port Alfred are social and warm-hearted, with stories to share with interested tourists.
After a flight to East London or Port Elizabeth, shuttle service is available to bring travelers down the coast to Port Alfred. Or, hire a rental car and find your hostel or hotel on your own – Port Alfred is only 150km from both airports. There are tour companies available who can guide tourists around the area, but more adventurous travelers may want to explore the Sunshine Coast on their own – and Port Alfred is a great place to start.
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