Seafield / Kleinemonde Holidays - Eastern Cape, Amatola & Stormberg
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Seafield / Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape on the virtually untouched Amatola & Stormberg Coastal region, is truly the place to 'get away from it all'. Lying on the Eastern Cape Sunshine Coast, Seafield / Kleinemonde is synonymous with miles of white sandy beach, intermittent rolling sand dunes, sweeping Eastern Cape Indian Ocean waves and balmy tidal pools, which provide the solitude and tranquillity to bring the serenity back into your life. Surrounded by twin rivers, the East and West Kleinemonde, Seafield / Kleinemonde offers great canoeing, birding and horse riding opportunities. The unspoilt beaches are fairly flat and ideal for hiking, making it an easy walk along the Seafield / Kleinemonde beach to the Great Fish River Lighthouse, 8km to the north of Seafield / Kleinemonde. This magnificent Eastern Cape, Seafield / Kleinemonde landmark erected in 1898, replaced the crude two lamps warning system that resulted in a number of vessels being wrecked on these Eastern Cape reefs.
When looking for Seafield / Kleinemonde Self Catering Cottage accommodation, you'll find Sandpiper Cottage nestled on the banks of the Kleinemonde East River, 300m from the Seafield / Kleinemonde beach. This perfect Eastern Cape, Seafield / Kleinemonde holiday home offers a lovely wooden deck facing the river, where you can sit and enjoy the water while having lazy afternoon braai and sundowners. Seafield / Kleinemonde Self Catering Cottage accommodation at the luxury beach house Riverside Cottage is "home away from home", with horse trails and quad biking circuits within close proximity.
Lying on the banks of the Kleinemonde West River estuary with sweeping estuary views and surrounded by indigenous vegetation is Seafield / Kleinemonde Self Catering Apartment accommodation at its best. Westend House is a nature lover's holiday home, catering to the bird watcher who can enjoy canopy birding from the high wooden decks.
Ensuring convenience without losing its rural ambience, the Eastern Cape village of Seafield / Kleinemonde only consists of a grocery store for bare essentials, a bottle store for the absolute necessities, a petrol station, and the Lala Lapa restaurant, highly recommended by all for its fabulous lunch menu.
For golf lovers, the Port Alfred Fish River Sun Golf Course, is just a 10 minute drive North from Seafield / Kleinemonde accommodation. This magnificent par 72 course is an absolute 'must play', and is guaranteed to bring out the best in you.
Other things to do in and around Seafield / Kleinemonde, Eastern Cape :
- If you're looking for an Eastern Cape holiday that offers exercise, Kleinemonde West River Canoe Trail is a self guided canoe water adventure.
- Three Sisters Horse Trails is a tailor-made hiking and horse riding adventure where you can explore the Eastern Cape beaches, forests and rivers on horse back.
- The Eastern Cape Kap River Nature Reserve features a 7km long trail which leads hikers into the Kap River forest, and to the Fish River flood plain, both of which serve as ideal venues for birding.
North of the Fish River Sun Golf Course lies exclusive Eastern Cape, Fish River Self Catering accommodation exactly 5 metres from the spectacular Eastern Cape Fish River beach, with boundless sand dunes that spread for miles either side of this Eastern Cape paradise. Exclusive Fish River Self Catering Cottage accommodation at Sunshine Beachfront Cottage offers breath-taking 180 degree sea views, excellent fishing, and a shoreline where rolling oysters are a common sight.
Nearby Mgwalana River Mouth, Eastern Cape (22.7km from Seafield / Kleinemonde accommodation), is where you can truly unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. The beach at Mgwalana River Mouth is secluded and quiet, ideal for families with children who want to while away the days sunbathing and swimming. For Mgwalana River Mouth Self Catering Cottage accommodation absolutely on the beach, Mgwalana Beach House is the place for your next Eastern Cape getaway. Make sure you bring your canoes to paddle up the river, and rods to fish off the rocks and from the surf. You will also need to come to the Mgwalana River Mouth well stocked, as there are no shops or restaurants in this quiet little Eastern Cape village.
Drive 17 minutes South from Seafield / Kleinemonde accommodation to the bustling Eastern Cape holiday town of Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, known fondly as the ‘heart of the Sunshine Coast". Port Alfred's main attraction is the harbour, and the stunning Royal Alfred Marina - one of few in the world where every home enjoys private water frontage and a personal jetty.
Holidaymakers to Port Alfred will find Star Graded Port Alfred Bed & Breakfast accommodation with superb, panoramic views of the Eastern Cape ocean, the Kowie River, the Royal Alfred Marina and the colourful small boat harbour. Let the sound of the sea lull you to sleep in Port Alfred Self Catering Apartment accommodation at Wavecrest Self-Catering Suites - only 30 meters from the beautiful, safe Port Alfred beach. Port Alfred Self Catering Cottage accommodation right on the water at the Royal Alfred Marina offers fishing from its own front lawn. Port Alfred Hotel accommodation at The Halyards Hotel splendidly set along the waterfront, stands as a beacon, and an international landmark on the Port Alfred Royal Alfred Marina. This Port Alfred Hotel accommodation offers fine waterfront hospitality, and is the ideal Eastern Cape destination. For more info on these outstanding Port Alfred establishments, visit the Where To Stay Port Alfred accommodation page.
There's a plethora of places to eat in Port Edward, but for warm family dining and hearty cuisine, Guido's Restaurant in Port Alfred will tantalize you with the hearty aroma of wood-fired pizzas, succulent ribs, sizzling steaks, chicken and plump seafood, and The Butler's Riverside Restaurant boasts traditional pub grub, and adventurous dishes such as Cape salmon with banana, and bacon complimented by an enticing wine list and lively atmosphere.
Port Alfred offers so many interesting places to go, and so many wonderful outdoor Eastern Cape activities to enjoy, such as swimming, boating, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, angling, diving, canoeing, bird watching, hiking, and an all time favourite - golfing at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Course.
This magnificent 18 hole, 5800m Eastern Cape Port Alfred course offers stunning views of the Port Alfred Indian Ocean, where whales can be spotted from the tees during winter. while you play amongst the springbok, impala and guinea fowl.
Take a leisurely 20 minute drive South from Port Alfred accommodation, and further afield you will come across Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape (42.9km from Seafield / Kleinemonde accommodation), midway between Port Elizabeth and East London. Referred to as “the jewel of the Sunshine Coast”, Kenton-on-Sea lies between the mouths of the Bushmans and Kariega Rivers, with both tidal waterways offering great fishing and bird-watching opportunities. Kenton-on-Sea's Kariega Beach is blessed with magnificent natural assets, and with rolling sand dunes and fantastic rock pools, this Eastern Cape beach has been voted the best beach in South Africa.
As one of the most picturesque resorts in the Eastern Cape, Kenton-on-Sea accommodation is superlative! Visit the Where to Stay Kenton-on-Sea accommodation page for more details on these outstanding Kenton-on-Sea establishments:
- Kenton-on-Sea Self Catering Cottage accommodation with magnificent views of the Eastern Cape coastline and Bushmans River.
- Luxury Kenton-on-Sea Bed & Breakfast accommodation from which you can whale watch.
- Kenton-on-Sea Private Game Reserve accommodation on a malaria-free "Big-5" Private Game Reserve which comprises nearly 10000 hectares of pristine Eastern Cape wilderness. Keep an eye open for Sibuya Private Nature Reserve...........well worth a visit for 5-star treatment.
- Kenton-on-Sea Self Catering Apartment accommodation situated just five minutes from the Kenton-on-Sea village centre, restaurants, Kariega River, Kenton-on-Sea lagoon and main beach.
Eating out in Kenton-on-Sea:
- Bushman's Bar & Grill offers top class meals - finger licking baskets, hearty burgers, tasty ribs, matured steaks, succulent seafood and more!
- Sandbar Floating Restaurant situated on a permanently moored boat, this Eastern Cape eatery is rustic, homely and comfortable, with a menu characterized by pub fare and South African favourites.
Lying just across the Bushman's River from Kenton-on-Sea on the Eastern Cape Coast is Bushman's River Mouth, Eastern Cape - 4km from Kenton-on-Sea accommodation, and 45km from Seafield / Kleinemonde accommodation. This little Eastern Cape village is an unspoilt paradise, well situated for beach and river activities, and within easy reach of game reserves along the upper reaches of both the Bushman's and Kariega Rivers.
For those long, lazy Eastern Cape holidays, Bushman's River Mouth Self Catering Cottage accommodation situated on the Bushman's River, is ideal Eastern Cape holiday accommodation for families, providing a safe and secure environment for the young and not so young to enjoy the river and the sea in perfect peace.
The "Sunshine Coast" Eastern Cape villages of Seafield / Kleinemonde, Fish River, Mgwalana River Mouth, Port Alfred, Kenton-on-Sea and Bushman's River Mouth each offer access to exquisite Eastern Cape beaches with warm Indian Ocean waters, sheltered coves, rock pools, eco-walks, nature reserves, and friendly locals, making this region of the Eastern Cape the optimal holiday destination.