Port Alfred Tourist Attractions

Port Alfred is a feature packed holiday destination so you and your whole family can enjoy a memorable stay whilst staying at Bretton Beach Crest.

  • Port Alfred's beaches! - you can walk for miles or just sit and enjoy.
  • Swimming - we are in a bay next to Kelly's blue flag beach, or enjoy our uncrowded beach.
  • Boating, skiing on the Kowie River
  • Surfing at East or Middle Beach
  • Birding - more than 100 species have been recorded at the resort, many more on the beach and surrounding areas.
  • Fishing - just in front of the cottages from the beach or rocks, at the river or organise a deep sea trip.
  • Golf at the 18 hole Royal Port Alfred Golf Club or the nearby Fish River golf course (30km) or The Belmont, Grahamstown (45km).
  • Diving and snorkelling.
  • Horse riding on the beach or farm lands
  • Canoeing up the Kowie River or a number of other rivers close by.
  • Hiking
  • Dune boarding on dune in front of cottages or very high dunes at East Beach.
  • Interesting drives along country roads - see game and historical sights.
  • Sightseeing nearby includes Bathurst, Grahamstown, Kenton on Sea, Bushman's River Mouth
  • Boknes with Dias' Cross and Kleinemond all within 60km.
  • Near malaria free game parks like Addo Elephant National Park (150km) and Sibuya, Kariega, Pumba, Lalibela, Kwandwe, Shamwari, etc., all easily accessible for a day trip.
  • Other sporting activities include squash, tennis, bowls and croquet.
  • Shopping, many restaurants and pubs.

Places and events in and around Port Alfred

Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, Mad Hatter's Golf Tournament (end April), Grahamstown National Arts Festival (end June/July), Shamwari Game Reserve, Sibuya Game Reserve, SA Intervarsity Boat Races (September), SA Schools Boat Races (December), scuba diving off Fountain Rocks, canoeing on the Kowie River or the Kap.

Or you can just relax and enjoy your stay at Bretton Beach Crest, peaceful and quiet with a superb setting in the natural coastal bush.