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“A river older than time”
Review of Kowie River

Kowie River
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Port Alfred
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 28 December 2015

In order to review a river- which is pretty strange to say the least- is to tell a tale of a discovery in 1411 by Bartholomew Diaz- who discovered the river mouth, so many years ago on his journey up from the Cape. By 1820, the English Settlers had arrived- a harbour was built at the mouth of the river, (which failed) and gradually, modernisation took place along the banks.
The Kowie River hosts, all forms of boating, swimming, fishing and wondrously- approx., 15 to 20 kilometres upstream, the water becomes fresh- 'Waters Meeting".

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Reviewed 19 December 2015

This area is not renowned for its scenery but a trip on the Kowie River may change your opinion, fine wooded sides, then fields with cattle, then it gets narrower and gorge like. Quite shallow.

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

We only chose Port Alfred as a stopping point because we were staying inland and looking for the nearest beach.

We unexpectedly landed at the Kowie River Mouth and were pleasantly surprised by the long beautiful beaches and wild coastline. It was a little chilly to go into the water for me but I can imagine during summer it would be perfect.

Great place for a picnic lunch or stroll along the beach. If you park on the East side of the river mouth you have endless sand dunes to play around in.

There's also a guy selling some amazing biltong out of a van in the carpark...yum!

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Reviewed 17 April 2017
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