Seeff Port Alfred covers the whole Port Alfred and Royal Alfred Marina area as well as Kleinemonde, Bathurst and Lanholm.
Port Alfred is the largest of the coastal towns between Port Elizabeth and East London and is a popular holiday and retirement resort. It offers excellent facilities including two hospitals, schools, shopping centres, two golf courses and a host of other leisure activities including tennis and bowls. It was established by English settlers in the early 1800's and lies on the banks of the Kowie River which divides the town in two. The banks are linked by bridges. Boat cruises and various hiking trails navigate the river region which is rich in indigenous vegetation, fauna and bird life.
A popular attraction is the Kowie River Canoe Trail, a 40km-long return paddle and a 12km hike where participants navigate the river to Waters Meeting Nature Reserve near Bathurst and then hike through forests famous for sheltering endangered barred owls. Water sport activities in the area including swimming, surfing, boating, water-skiing, scuba diving and fishing. About 20-minutes away, you will find the Gary Player golf course at the Fish River Sun Hotel.
Kleinemonde is about 20kms up the coast with a long white sandy beach, intermittent sand dunes, serene tidal pools and peace and quiet. The little town lies on twin rivers which, during the rainy season, flows into the sea via lagoons. Fishing, swimming and boating up the rivers are some of the attractions. The river banks are home to indigenous vegetation and ancient cycads. There are basics in the village such as a restaurant, café and a petrol station, and Bathurst is just 12kms away for other necessities. Bathurst is a quaint inland settler village, a 30-minute drive from Grahamstown and 10 minutes from Port Alfred.
Grahamstown (or Makanda as it is now known) is a main town of the Eastern Cape interior, steeped in history. It is the home of Rhodes University, one of the country's top tertiary institutions which attracts students from across the country and globe. This eclectic town is filled with history and is known by many as the "Settler City", or the "City of Saints" for its many churches. It is in the heart of "Frontier Country", with Victorian charm, a beautiful unspoiled countryside and top class educational facilities including the university and over
100 schools, including government and private schools with St Andrew's College (SAC) and Diocesan School for Girls (DSG), two of the oldest schools in South Africa.
It is also renowned for the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival which brings performers and visitors from all of the world to the town. The Festival runs for ten days with hundreds of exhibitions and performances and is a premiere showcase for South African visual arts and drama.
Grahamstown boasts a number of spectacular churches including the Anglican Cathedral of St Michael and St George. It is the only church in Africa which has the ring of ten bells. Some of the many attractions in the area include game reserves where visitors can catch a glimpse of South Africa's famous Big 5. While the town is popular with families and older people, it is a university town with a very youthful energy.
Grahamstown offers a great deal to visitors and those looking to settle or invest. Seeff has a team of local area property professionals who can assist with all your property needs.
Grahamstown/Makanda - Tel: 046 622 4690