Eastern Cape Tourism, Western Region
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Situated on a stretch of wild Eastern Cape coast, Eersterivierstrand perches above pristine, unspoilt beaches where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, or just relaxing on long stretches of white sand.
Here, in the heart of the Tsitsikamma, Eastern Cape, Eersterivierstrand is far from the maddening crowd - the ultimate Eastern Cape escape, where the soul-soothing sounds of waves breaking on the shore will help you unwind and relax.
In the remote Eastern Cape haven of Eersterivierstrand, you'll find private Eersterivierstrand accommodation at Eersterivier Self-Catering, located on a secure estate, where bushbuck roam free and fauna and flora are still in an untouched state. Another luxury Eersterivierstrand accommodation option at Heaven-on-Sea lies nestled under the indigenous white milkwood trees rich with birdlife.
The golf lover will enjoy the Fynbos Golf Club, just 2.6km from Eastern Cape Eersterivierstrand accommodation. This Eastern Cape golf course is characterized by well-defined tee boxes, tiered landing areas, and bunkers protecting spacious greens. On site you will find a beauty salon, hairdresser and a restaurant.
For a change of pace, take a lazy drive Inland towards Eastern Cape, Kareedouw (21.6km from Eersterivierstrand accommodation), and a required stop along the way is the well known, much spoken about Oudebosch Farmstall Tsitsikamma - the 'one stop shop' for the best fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and cheeses on offer. Enjoy delicious lemon meringue, milk tart and locally made speciality cheesecakes at the Coffee Shop and Beer Garden, where you can sit on the stoep in the summer sun with a cool glass of wine or beer.
Get on the R62, and just 10km away you will come to Eastern Cape, Kareedouw lying nestled between the picturesque Tsitsikamma and Zuuranys Mountains. Surrounded by a valley of fruit orchards, magnificent mountains and pristine perennial mountain streams, the awe inspiring scenery of Eastern Cape, Kareedouw is a photographers dream. This lush area of the Eastern Cape provides visitors with a variety of popular outdoor activities which include 4x4 rides through the Suurveld, Kouga and Eastern Cape Baviaanskloof Wilderness areas, canoeing on the Kouga River, camping, hiking and horse trails, and guided motorcycle tours along the well known Route 62 through the Little Karoo to Port Elizabeth.
For alternate Eastern Cape accommodation, Storms River / Tsitsikamma lies 31.8km south of Eersterivierstrand accommodation. This magical area of the Eastern Cape is often described as a wonderland because of its beauty, where visitors are spellbound by the dramatic Eastern Cape coastal scenery - rolling seas with massive, wild breakers pounding the shore; magnificent rivers winding their way from the Eastern Cape plateau down to the Indian Ocean; lofty mountains; sheer cliffs, and forests covered with a carpet of delicate fynbos.
The Storms River / Tsitsikamma Eastern Cape region is known worldwide as a photographers', hikers' and water sports paradise, with lots of adventurers on offer - hike the rugged Eastern Cape coastline, bungee jump off the world's highest bungee jump, zipline across the Kruis River, abseil Tsitsikamma waterfalls, dive among sharks, and much much more.
As a home base for your Eastern Cape Storms River / Tsitsikamma adventures, Storms River / Tsitsikamma accommodation offers the perfect opportunity to 'get away from it all'. Tsitsikamma Storms River Self Catering accommodation is situated on probably the most spectacular privately owned Eastern Cape Storms River Tsitsikamma coastal site, with breathtaking views of the wild ocean, the surrounding forest, lush pastures and the Eastern Cape mountains. For shorter stays, guests visiting the Eastern Cape can luxuriate in Tsitsikamma, Storms River Bed & Breakfast accommodation perched above a 30m waterfall overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Spoil the family and eat out at Rafters Restaurant in Storms River / Tsitsikamma, where true South African cuisine is all about pretentiousness, tradition and the serving of wholesome, honest fare prepared with the freshest, local produce. For great seafood, try the Tsitsikamma Cattle Baron for lip-smacking seafood dishes sure to satisfy, and for fun and a memory not to be forgotten, Marilyn's 60's Diner in Eastern Cape, Storms River Village, situated in the heart of Tsitsikamma, this is the new Eastern Cape landmark not to be skipped.
With its mild climate all year round, the Eastern Cape, Eersterivierstrand area is the ideal destination for adventurers and those seeking the remote peace and tranquility that only the Eastern Cape can give you.
From the ancient, indigenous Eastern Cape Tsitsikamma forests home to giant Yellowwood trees, to the jagged cliffs towering over the turbulent Indian Ocean, playground for whales, dolphins, Eersterivierstrand is a dream come true Eastern Cape holiday destination.