Alexandria Dunefields from Sundays River Mouth Guesthouse - Western Region, Eastern Cape © WhereToStay
The unique Alexandria Dunefield stretches for a distance of fifty kilometers from Sundays River Mouth to Bushmans River, and is one of the largest existing active coastal dunefields in the world. Situated on the Eastern Cape's Sunshine Coast, the Alexandria dunefields cover a total area of one hundred and forty two square kilometers. The dunefield displays an average width of about two and a half kilometers, and some of the dunes are about a hundred and forty meters high. The reserve consists of both bare and vegetated dunes, and a number of bush pockets which are home to a variety of birds and small mammals which include bushpig and vervet monkey and a species of endemnic dune gerbil.
The Dunefields reserve is owned by the Lake Family, who have been farming in the area since 1899. The Lakes who farm with livestock and chicory, offer guided beach tour of the area, sharing the magnificence of the region with visitors. Experienced and knowledgeable guides provide visitors to the dunes with various explanations of the geology of the dunes, as well as the fascinating history behind early man's inhabitancy and the shell middens they have left behind. Groups participating in the dunefields tours are kept to a minimal size, and trips are not conducted too often, ensuring less of an environmental impact. In 2004 The South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism suggested that the area be recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site, and it currently sits on a Unesco waiting list for evaluation.
Sleeps: 20 in 8 units/rooms
0.1km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Big Five game-viewing on our doorstep makes the Happy Jackal in Colchester the perfect choice of luxurious accommodation. Visit the Addo Elephant Park, only 2 mins away, in our open game-viewing Landrover with our qualified & experienced game ranger.
Sleeps: 20 in 5 units/rooms
From R 900,00
Per site, per night.
0.2km East of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Settle Inn at Sundays River is situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.
On the one side, you overlook the rolling hills and new Southgate entrance, Camp
Matyholweni of the Addo National Park and on the other side the Sundays River .
Sleeps: 13 in 6 units/rooms
1.4km South East of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Sundays River, and a mere 3km from the world-renowned Addo Elephant Park, Nukakamma River Lodge awaits to welcome you.
The fast-flowing water of the Sundays River, the endless white sands of the Alexandria Dune Fie
From R 1 760,00
Per unit, per night.
2.6km North East of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Sundays River mouth Guesthouse is an AA SUPERIOR RATED wonderful self-catering Guesthouse situated on the banks of the Sundays River, in the sleepy holiday village of Colchester (38 km North of Port Elizabeth off the N2 Highway).
Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per person, per night sharing.
2.7km North East of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Beautifully fitted with a high quality king size bed, crisp white linen and freshly laundered towels. Bedside lamps for midnight reading rests on two stunning wooden bedside tables which complement our wooden cupboard, mirror frame and occasional table al
5.2km North of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Matyholweni, which means "in the bush" in Xhosa is located near the coastal town of Colchester at the Sundays River Mouth, 3km off the N2 highway, Matyholweni is easily accessible and provides a second gateway into the Park.
17.8km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields
De Old Drift Guest Farm, a short distance from the little village of Addo in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape Province and only 15min drive from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, is a welcoming farm-style Guest House offering Bed and Break
17.9km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields
The Kraal Country Estate is the gateway to Addo, 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth and 11km from the main gate to the Addo Elephant National Park.
18.3km West of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Relax, reflect, and rejuvenate at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge, situated a mere 15km’s from the famous Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park and a short 30 minutes drive from the Port Elizabeth Airpor
18.9km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields
Spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy simply being away from it all. The tents are located
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