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Alexandria Dunefields

Alexandria Dunefields from Sundays River Mouth Guesthouse - Western Region, Eastern Cape

Alexandria Dunefields

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.

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Sleeps: 20 in 5 units/rooms
From R 900,00
Per site, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Settle Inn

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

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 .

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Sleeps: 13 in 6 units/rooms

Nukakamma River Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Colchester / Cannonville

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

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Matyholweni Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

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.

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Sleeps: 21 in 6 units/rooms

De Old Drift Guest Farm

Guest House Accommodation in Addo

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

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Conference Centre

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

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

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Spekboom Tented Rest Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Addo

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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Sleeps: 132 in 18 units/rooms
From R 305,00
Per person, per night sharing.
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Chrislin African Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

20.1km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields

Chrislin African Lodge delivers a unique experience in Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in traditionally built huts. The well appointed en-suite rooms, each with their own separate entrances are equipped with numerous practical and personal touches...

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Sleeps: 28 in 12 units/rooms
From R 175,00
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Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

21.6km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields

The five luxury chalets are found on a working citrus farm only 4km away from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park. The elegantly decorated chalets are equipped with air-conditioners which also have a heating option and en-suite ...

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms

House Haven Guest House

Guest House Accommodation in Bluewater Bay

21.7km South of center of Alexandria Dunefields

House Haven Guesthouse is right on the beach and situated in a quiet, peaceful area with unrestricted sea views, allowing long sandy beach walks. Expect a warm welcome, hearty food and exceptional service that will turn your stay into a true friendly P

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Sleeps: 11 in 3 units/rooms

Woodall Country House & Spa

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Addo

22.8km North West of center of Alexandria Dunefields

Woodall Country House lies tucked away on a peaceful citrus farm where miles of citrus trees bear fruit all winter and scent the air with blossoms in the springtime.

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