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Visit the Sunshine Coast

Updated Monday, 18 April 2022

The Sunshine Coast is the coastal route between St Francis Bay and East London in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Sunshine Coast incorporates more then a million hectares of malaria free game reserve, and, this is one route that deserves its name.

Stretching from Port Elizabeth in the west to East London in the east, it boasts hundreds of kilometres of shining beaches that bask in sunshine. Port Elizabeth, offering diverse leisure options from water-sports to township tours, from vibrant nightlife to nature trails, is an excellent base from which to explore the coastline and the interior.

Port Elizabeth is fondly referred to as “The Friendly City”. The city offers a diverse selection of attractions as a family-fun vacation destination including eco-attractions, scenic nature trails, wildlife and cultural experiences, as well as 40 km of breathtaking coastline and beaches … More about Port Elizabeth »

East London: South Africa’s only river port city is set on the broad Buffalo River and one of the most attractive stretches of the Eastern Cape seaboard. East London’s sweeping white beaches extend for miles, unpolluted, uncrowded, unspoilt. Swimming, sailing, water-skiing, boardsailing and boating … About East London »

Papiesfontein Beach Horseride in Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay, or “J-Bay” as it is known to the locals, brings to mind surfing, sunshine and beautiful beaches – and you’d be right. Home to the Billabong Surfing Festival every July and rated among the ten best surfing spots in the world, surfers from across the globe come to enjoy the rolling surf … About Jeffreys Bay »

Picturesque Cape St Francis, named after the patron saint of sailors, is worth a visit for many reasons, not least of all its famed Seal Point Light House, built in 1873, and one of the highest stone and masonry lighthouses in the country – and it is the most southern point in the Eastern Cape … About Cape St Francis »

St Francis Bay

PortAlfred: Port Alfred, with its stretches of sandy beach that extend for miles, lies on the banks of the Kowie River. Port Alfred was established by a group of English settlers in the early 1800s and, although now an active commercial and residential town, it has retained most of its English fishing village … More about Port Alfred »

St. Francis Bay: Just 90 km west of Port Elizabeth, St Francis Bay is the millionaire’s playground of the Eastern Cape and one of the best kept secrets of the Garden Route. 50% of the town is built around a series of man-made canals and waterways – South Africa’s answer to ‘little Venice’. With 8km of river and … About St Francis Bay »

Port Elizabeth

Kenton~On~Sea: When you think of Kenton on Sea, you invoke a vision of beaches as far as the eye can see, unspoilt by time and consumerism, where two rivers meet and run into the Indian Ocean. Midway between Port Elizabeth and East London, Kenton On Sea is where the sun is rumoured … About Kenton On Sea »

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