The Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple

Towards the late 1800's pineapples were brought to the Port Alfred region from Natal on sailing vessels, and were planted by Mr. Joseph Wood on his farm "Mansfield" a few miles from Kowie. Today the Eastern Cape is home to a large and bustling pineapple growing and processing industry, which sees approximately 1,000 tons of pineapples being transported by rail from Port Alfred alone.

Perhaps one of Bathurst's most popular attractions is the large pineapple, known as The Big Pineapple, located 15 km from Port Alfred, on Summerhill Farm. The pineapple is said to be the biggest in South Africa, and possibly the world, and consists of a steel and concrete structure, covered in a glass fibre outer skin. The pineapple stands almost 20m high, and features three floors.

As visitors enter the Big Pineapple through the entrance on the ground floor, they will find a gift shop which sells a wide and interesting variety of pineapple products and souvenirs which include jams, preserves, chutney, locally made pottery and crafts, and various items of clothing. The next floor features tourist information and static displays of pineapple story, which proves to be rather interesting for younger visitors. Another level houses a continuous visual presentation on the Eastern Cape Pineapple industry, and leads up to the observation deck, which provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding farmlands and the Indian Ocean.

Accommodation Near The Big Pineapple

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The Lookout Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Port Alfred

11.5km South East of The Big Pineapple

The 3 self contained units are all elegantly furnished, luxuriously appointed, have their own separate entrances and boast magnificent views. They are fully equipped with most of the modern conveniences and the well fitted kitchenettes are a real ...

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Sleeps: 8

Marina Rentals

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

11.7km South East of The Big Pineapple

Double-storey, spacious and well-equipped self catering house on the Marina in Port Alfred. Treat yourself to a memorable getaway to the lovely Eastern Cape.

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Ripples

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Port Alfred

11.9km South East of The Big Pineapple

Ripples is a large, newly refurbished luxury self-catering property situated in a prime location on the west bank of the River Kowie, in the picturesque Eastern Cape coastal town of Port Alfred; ideally suited for group holidays, family reunions and bespo

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Sleeps: 9

1 Milkwood

Self Catering Rooms With Communal Kitchen in Port Alfred

12.5km South East of The Big Pineapple

1 Milkwood is a secure executive home in the exclusive suburb of West Beach in the coastal town of Port Alfred. Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Kellys Beachfront Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Alfred

12.8km South East of The Big Pineapple

The four units have fully equipped kitchens (stove, microwave and full-size fridge/freezer). Complimentary tea and coffee. The bedrooms has 2 extra length single beds in plus a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Top quality linen is provided.

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Shelly Beach Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Port Alfred

12.8km South East of The Big Pineapple

We offer you comfortable accommodation in 2 units, Each consisting of en-suite double bedroom, Lounge with TV and open plan fully equipped kitchen. Facilities are available for 2 extra guests per unit. The upstairs suite provides beautiful views

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Sleeps: 10

Westend

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Seafield/ Kleinemonde

21.1km East of The Big Pineapple

Pet-friendly Westend House is a nature lover's holiday home with all the luxuries in the relaxed beach village of Kleinemonde / Seafield, 15 km from Port Alfred. Overlooking the estuary and 1.4 km from the Blue Flag Beach. Perfect for family gatherings...

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Sleeps: 32 in 16 units/rooms

Sibuya Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Grahamstown

21.1km South West of The Big Pineapple

The delightfully scenic Kariega River estuary winds its way through wooded thickets and steep banks before opening out onto wide, grassy flats and sandbanks just upstream of the Indian Ocean mouth

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Sandpiper Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Seafield/ Kleinemonde

22.1km East of The Big Pineapple

Kleinemonde is a picturesque seaside hamlet situated between Port Elizabeth and East London, 15 km from Port Alfred.

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Riverside Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Seafield/ Kleinemonde

22.2km East of The Big Pineapple

This beach house consists of 6 bedrooms, of which 4 are main-en-suite. (Each room has a double bed). There is a family bathroom which boasts a spa bath, shower and a toilet as well as another separate toilet

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