Friday, 6 November 2015

Port Alfred Attractions

A town perfect for your summer holidays: Port Alfred! Situated in the Eastern Cape, our small town is brimming with joyful vibes. There are so many fun things for you and your family to do while you stay at MyPond Hotel. Let us give you a brief tour…

Divided into East and West Beach by the tamed Kowie River. The East Beach (same side as the school) is idyllic for the avid surfer with waves formed perfectly by the reefs. And if you brought your dogs with you on vacation, this is one of the best places to take them for long uninterrupted walks, with fewest restrictions. Not recommended for swimming. The West Beach is more for the regular tourist, with a few restaurants and a cafĂ© near the pier, ideal for ice-creams or sundowners or both (you’re on holiday, relax). The Beaches on this side here have lifeguards in chosen spots, look out for the swimming chart for safety please (near the cafe parking lot). The are multiple little spots along the beach road where you can stop and go for a brisk stroll. Remember an umbrella, water, flip-flops and sunscreen!

For the more relaxed sporty tourist, we have an 18 hole golf course speckled with Springbok (for real!) Is it a nature reserve or golf course or cheap lawn maintenance? You decide! Everyone is welcome to come play a few rounds here, clubs/sticks are available to rent. 

There are so many to choose from in the nearby area, so we aren’t going to name names here (ask at the reception for some flyers, we do like to promote the locals). Lions, Zebra, Rhino, Elephants, Dung Beetles, Warthogs, Meerkats (It is the Lion King country after all), Giraffe, and of course birds galore.

Whether you are a wild one and enjoy skiing or a romantic and prefer rowboats, this river is big enough and long enough, for all of you.  Plus all water transport is available for hire at Kiddies Beach (which we forgot to mention earlier, this is ideal for children as there is a safety net to keep sharks out, tiny waves if you can call them that and the water level never rises higher than 1.5 metres.)

Best of all is the 4 star accommodation that we offer, we actually won the award for  best 4 star hotel in the Eastern Cape this year (Lilizela)! Our rooms are spacious, our staff friendly, our in-house restaurant offers superb indoor and outdoor cuisine (including room service) and we are situated besides the river. You couldn’t ask for anything more this holiday.

Trust us, your stay will be blissful.

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