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Kowie River

Port Alfred, South Africa
+27 46 624 1235
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Great location on the Kowie River. A popular holiday resort centred around the sea and boating of all kinds.

Whilst there is no domestic airport, it it a longish drive (150 kms) from Port Elizabeth, Port... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael L
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London, United Kingdom
Day trip and delightful visit

Not to be missed when you are in the area. Lovely restaurants and walks. We especially enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
JennyKirkland
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MtunziniSA
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“boat trip” (2 reviews)
“bird life” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Port Alfred, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst there is no domestic airport, it it a longish drive (150 kms) from Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred has all the facilities for holidaymakers, especially around the sea and boating. A must do item is to take a boat ride up the Kowie River where...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Not to be missed when you are in the area. Lovely restaurants and walks. We especially enjoyed the front beach areafor beach walks and cafe'.

Thank JennyKirkland
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A river cruise on the Kowie is a must, if you are visiting Port Alfred. Serene, tranquil and a great way to watch the sun go down whist sipping a cocktail.

Thank judynaicker
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Awesome trips down the Kowie and the magnificent bird life is always a treat. Low tide is still problematic but worth the effort if you know the river :-)

Thank Moira_Bannister
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's a lovely holiday destination with many restaurants and lots to do. Safe and not very expensive. Lovely boat rides and day trips.

Thank HafsaPretoria
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The Kowie River has been a family tradition for years and this year was no exception. Anticipate water-skiing, boating and canoeing through the marina if you wish. A variety of bird life will inspire....

1  Thank nealandjenns
Reviewed 21 December 2016

There is a four hour trip bookable at the Halyards Hotel that takes you to Mansfield Game Reserve......you will probably see Zebra and Giraffe. It is not a Big 5 reserve...so you will not see lions/elephants.....but for 325 rand each you get 2 hours on...More

1  Thank DavidTLeicester
Reviewed 20 December 2016

When in Port Alfred make the time to take a boat or river cruise on the river. The river is also good for fishing and crab catching!

2  Thank knowtel
Reviewed 21 November 2016

we went on a boat cruise and the guy who was driving the boat was very friendly he did a great tour guide we had an amazing time

Thank nngcongconi
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Come here at least once a year when visiting from the UK. Love the place, the beaches, the restaurants and the locals ...

Thank eddieleeds1972
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