Port Alfred is a comfortable 20 minute drive from Kasouga along the R72. This sea-side resort town straddles the Kowie River and has much to offer to visitors.

Avid golfers will find a number of challenging courses in our area. Firstly, one of four Royal Clubs in the country is Royal Port Alfred Golf Club (www.RPAGC.co.za) which is highly regarded for its links like layout. One of few courses in South Africa where Springbok, Impala and other antelope look on while you’re playing your shots. Secondly, the Gary Player designed course at Fish River Sun is always in outstanding condition with a challenging layout.

43 Air School (www.43AirSchool.com) is not only an internationally renowned pilot training facility, it also offers private landing, maintenance and hanger facilities to visitors. With both Avis and Budget car rentals available in Port Alfred you could fly in for your holiday break.

A number of people operate barges on the Kowie River offering River Cruises for families or groups. You could also rent a small river boat and spend your day on the Kowie River fishing or relaxing.

Artists abound in Port Alfred and you can view and buy their work in a number of Art Galleries.

Fish River Light House is one of a dozen or so historical light houses that are also still in daily use. Well worth a visit to see its old workings as well as for the beautiful sea views.

Kowie History Museum houses one of the most complete records of the 1820 Settlers with artifact from the era. The history of the Xhosa people, which is fascinating, is being assembled.

Port Alfred offers a large variety of food options for the family.  The usual fast food operators are available such as Wimpy, Debonair’s, KFC, Steers and off-course the famous Beavers Pies as well as Wharf Street Fish Market for Fish and Chips. Restaurants include Spur, Guido’s, Ocean Basket and then our own FlyBoys, Trawlers, Halyards Hotel, The Highlander and Wharf Street Brew Pub as well as Barmuda Cocktail Bar. A number of these also offer live entertainment at various times during the week.

The historic Wharf Street boasts one of a handful of micro-breweries in the country. They are open for public tours after which you can sample their brews.

You’ll also find an interesting antique shop as well as a number of other unique shops in Wharf Street at the Trading Post.

Visit the Sunshine Coast Tourism office in Port Alfred or call them on 046 624-1235 for a complete list of attractions in the area.