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Eastern Cape Visitorials

We ♥ the Eastern Cape … We’ve asked those in the know, to complete a short questionnaire highlighting their favourites about destinations in the Eastern Cape. Stop by before you travel and discover where locals go for the best cup of coffee, their favourite restaurants and shops and much more. We’re letting you in on all of their secrets …

Monday, 16 July 2012

I Love Seaview Because …

I ♥ Seaview

I ♥ Seaview

Hi, I’m Tanya from Elizabeth House in Seaview, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Seaview IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, proximity to lots of unspoilt beaches, and the dolphins and whales that come to visit us each day.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT sunset on Maitlands beach, the beach stretches for miles and it perfect for a long walk or a lazy day.  At sunset the wet sand catches all the colours of the sunset… a magical time! Don’t miss out on this special treat!

THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT any time of the day when the dolphins are coming past from the deck at Elizabeth House.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Barnacles restaurant while you drink something fizzy in the sun! Continued

Monday, 25 June 2012

I Love Maitlands Because …

I ♥ Maitlands

I ♥ Maitlands

Hi, I’m Tren from Thunzi Bush Lodge in Maitlands, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Maitlands IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful, pristine beach which is right next door to a coastal indigenous forest.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the top of the GIANT Maitland Sand dune, yes it really is BIG!

THE BEST nature PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Maitland Nature Reserve, here you can have forest or beach pictures as the reserve borders the Maitland Beach.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Maitland Mines 4×4 Estate with stunning views of the coast as well as indigenous forest. Continued

Monday, 14 May 2012

I Love Morgans Bay Because …

I ♥ Morgans Bay

I ♥ Morgans Bay

Hi, I’m Erica from Morgan Bay Hotel in Morgans Bay on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.

MORGANS BAY IS BEST KNOWN FOR beautiful beaches and family holidays.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN on the viewing deck at the Milkwood Spa, it has amazing ocean views .

THE BEST sunset PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Kranses.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the lagoon and rock pools.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO take long walks along the beach.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO watch the sea from the hotel. Continued

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

I Love Somerset East Because …

I ♥ Somerset East

I ♥ Somerset East

Hi, I’m Alan from Angler & Antelope Guesthouse in Somerset East.

Somerset East IS BEST KNOWN FOR its rural ambience and country hospitality.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Walter Battiss Art Museum; you can say you have taken a trip to Fook Island.

THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the yellowwood trees on the museum premises.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the waters edge with a big trout! Continued

Friday, 16 March 2012

I Love Graaff Reinet Because …

I ♥ Graaff Reinet

I ♥ Graaff Reinet

Hi, I’m Imelda from Beau & I in Graaff Reinet in the Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Graaff Reinet IS BEST KNOWN FOR its restored Cape Dutch buildings and Cape Malay flat roof houses in it’s serene Karoo tranquility.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Valley of Desolation during the spectacularly beautiful sunset or sunrise.

THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Stretch Court which used to be the old slave quarters, at the old slave bell, still in existence.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the rural, water rich village of Nieu Bethesda where the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church can accommodate the total population of the town. (± 50 km from Graaff Reinet.) Don’t forget to visit the world-renowned Owl House, made known by Athol Fugard’s play, The Road to Mecca. Continued

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

I Love Beachview Because …

I ♥ Beachview

I ♥ Beachview

Hi, I’m Elaine from Dolphins View Guest House in Beachview, Port Elizabeth.

BEACHVIEW IS BEST KNOWN FOR its peace, tranquility and ocean views.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Barnacles Family Restaurant in Seaview – they are famous for their seafood and steaks.  You can leave your compliments on their walls.

THE BEST romantic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT sunset when the sun sets over the sea.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Maitlands Beach, Seaview Lion Park (with a cub on your knee?) or just strolling along the coastline at Beachview, Seaview and Maitland Beach. Continued

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

I Love Kleinemonde Because …

I ♥ Kleinemonde

I ♥ Kleinemonde

Hi, I’m Marlene from Kleinemonde in the Eastern Cape.

Kleinemonde IS BEST KNOWN FOR its fantastic white beach which stretches on forever. We also have two lagoons right next to one another … fantastic for swimming, canoe rides, fishing etc.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN ON the beach on a bright sunny day, the dunes & blue sea looks incredible!

THE BEST PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Three Sisters rocks.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the biggest Pineapple in the world in Bathurst. Continued

Friday, 25 November 2011

I Love Kenton on Sea Because …

I ♥ Kenton on Sea

I ♥ Kenton on Sea

Hi, I’m Gill Pringle from Beach House in Kenton on Sea.

Kenton on Sea IS BEST KNOWN FOR its sheltered coves and pristine stretches of beach.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Carriage Rock which is an interesting landmark and commands a superb sea view.

THE BEST family PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Shelley Bay and Mermaids’ Pool.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Bushmans River mouth.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO swim at Shelley Bay.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO curl up under a mohair blanket with a good book and enjoy the view from Beach House. Continued

Friday, 18 November 2011

I Love Cintsa Because …

I ♥ Cintsa

I ♥ Cintsa

Hi, I’m Charlene Brown from Crawford’s Beach Lodge and Cabins in Cintsa on the Wild Coast.

Cintsa IS BEST KNOWN FOR its lovely clean beaches and untouched nature.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT any one of the many small and sometimes big tide pools along the long beach.

THE BEST relaxation PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN ON our lawn in front of the deluxe suites hanging around in a hammock.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS can be taken at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve not even 10 minutes away with hand raised cheetahs, and well behaved elephants. Continued

Monday, 14 November 2011

I Love East London Because …

I ♥ East London

I ♥ East London

Hi, I’m Leigh from The Rose ‘n Ale in East London on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape.

East London IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly people and lovely beaches.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Esplande as there are often dolphins surfing the waves.

THE BEST beach PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Gonubie, and Nahoon beaches.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT the lion park (where they breed white lion and you can usually play with them), the East London zoo and the aquarium, not to mention the elephant experience at Inkwenkwezi. Continued

Friday, 4 November 2011

I Love Summerstrand Because …

I ♥ Summerstrand

I ♥ Summerstrand

Hi, I’m Christine Landman from Carslogie House in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.

Summerstrand IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful beaches.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Pier because it has the most beautiful view.

THE BEST beach PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Hobie Beach or further along towards the flat rocks.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT The Boardwalk and Entertainment Centre.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO take a long walk along the promenade which stretches all along the beachfront or to play a game of golf at the Humewood Golf Course.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO visit The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Centre.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS summer, BECAUSE the beachfront is a hive of activity. Continued

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I Love Port Alfred Because …

I ♥ Port Alfred

I ♥ Port Alfred

Hi, we are Valerie and Peter from Sunshine Cottage in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Port Alfred IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the Heart of the Sunshine Coast with pristine beaches, nature trails, the Kowie River, good game reserve and deep sea fishing. Many residents are descendants of the 1820 Settlers.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN next to the old cannons on Wesley Hill.

THE BEST holiday PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the small Boat Harbour or at the river mouth.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Big Pineapple in Bathhurst only 8 minutes away and in front of the small aircraft at 43 Air School en route. Continued

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

I Love Port Elizabeth Because …

I ♥ Port Elizabeth

I ♥ Port Elizabeth

Hi, I’m Jonker Fourie (known online as Firefly) from Port Elizabeth Daily Photo in Port Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth IS BEST KNOWN FOR its friendly people, beautiful beaches and coastline, game reserves on our doorstep, diverse history and unfortunately… the wind, which isn’t anywhere as bad as people like to make it out to be.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT with a lion cub at Seaview Game and Lion Park or cheetah at Kragga Kamma Game Park.

THE BEST sunrise PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT Shark Rocks Pier or on the Donkin Reserve.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Sardinia Bay, Maitlands or around the historic buildings on the Donkin Heritage Trail.  Check out PE Daily Photo for lots of happy snaps ideas. Continued

Monday, 13 June 2011

I Love Jeffreys Bay Because …

I ♥ Jeffreys Bay

I ♥ Jeffreys Bay

Hi, I’m Mia from Moya Manzi Beach House in Jeffreys Bay on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape.

JEFFREYS BAY IS BEST KNOWN AS a surfing paradise and especially for the world renowned Billabong Pro Surfing competition in July.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Supertubes overlooking the beach and surfers. This is one of the most popular surf spots in South Africa and you will be sure to find the waves filled with locals who enjoy the surf. For those who wish to show off your skills – remember timing is everything!

THE BEST surfing PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN AT the Supertubes surf spot. Take some pics of the incredible surfing talent Jeffreys Bay has to offer – you will be able to get some fantastic action shots!
Continued

Monday, 6 June 2011

I Love Stutterheim Because…

I ♥ Stutterheim

I ♥ Stutterheim

Hi, I’m Ingrid Newbold from The Manderson Hotel & Conference Centre in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape.

Stutterheim IS BEST KNOWN FOR its indigenous forest and mountains, this small town is nestled underneath the Kologha Mountains.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Gubu Dam for an incredible backdrop, the water is incredible and has beautiful clear steams. The river is also stocked with both brown and rainbow trout.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT that are great for photo shots are in the indigenous forest and of the mountain with the sun setting behind it or of the first rays of morning lighting up the mountain. Continued

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