Port Alfred Beachfront Accommodation

Self-contained and self-catering holiday apartments

Self-contained and self-catering holiday apartments on the Port Alfred beachfront adjacent to the Kowie River Mouth and West Beach.
We have a selection of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, most with sea or river views, open plan living, full bathroom/s, and guest cloakroom.

Things to do in Port Alfred

Magnificent beaches that are safe for swimming, and others like East and West Beach are great for Surfing or Kite surfing.

Other sea based activities include beach walks; rock and surf angling; scuba diving, deep sea fishing charters and beach horse riding.

Waterskiing, kayaking, angling, and cruises on the Kowie River are regular activities. Other activities to take part in include golf, tennis, squash, bowls and croquet. One can even join in a yoga class or do Pilates and Power Plate to keep in shape.

It is a historic town, and rich in Settler history, hence the name of this complex. The town's Kowie History Museum has many fascinating stories and photos of "the old days" and describes how the town was built around the Kowie River, its central theme, and how it was originally intended to be the main trading town along the coast for ships seeking fresh supplies.

Great new shops offering yummy foods, and interesting and quirky homeware, have sprung up. Rosehill Shopping Mall on the outskirts of town has added a number of national chain outlets, all at great benefit to the consumer.

The town hosts numerous sporting events, such as the annual Intervarsity and Interschools rowing regatta on the Kowie River; the SA Open Surfing Championships; The Five Royals Golf Tournament, the RE/MAX Kowie Boxing Day Fun Run; the Harry Owsley Bowls Tournament; and the Pineapple Cricket Week, to name a few.

The surrounding areas to see include Bathurst, 12km inland, a colourful village with the oldest Pub in the country. It's Sunday Farmers Market is well worth a visit. Kenton on Sea and Bushman's River, 25km west of here, are little villages sharing two lovely rivers - the beaches are also wonderful here. Kleinemonde, also straddling two rivers, has a shallow blind river which is ideal for kids to play in. The Three Sisters, 3 large rock formations a few kilometres down the beach are amazing to see and a good walk from here.

The Eastern Cape is a Malaria free area and features some of the best parks and reserves in South Africa. We have approximately 30 game parks in our area, with many boasting the Big Five Experience. There are numerous 5-star, world-renowned game reserves less than an hour's drive from Port Alfred.

The passionate Sunshine Coast Tourism office is the best place for advice and information on what to see or experience in this area, contact them on +27 (0)46 624 1235 or email tourism@sunshinecoasttourism.co.za

Our stay at Settler Sands was more than wonderful - we cannot wait to go back. The accommodation was wonderful. The place was so neat it felt like a home away from home. This was really value for money and I would recommend this place to anyone.

Mandy Cornett


We are a 3 Star graded establishment with the Tourism Grading Council.