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Things to do in Port Alfred

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Good reviews. The course winds its way through coastal forest and over dunes with the smell, sound and panoramic view of the Indian Ocean as background. The resident wild life include bushbuck, springbok, impala, blesbok, fallow deer, duiker and giant tortoise.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Great pizzeria and pub, with tables on the decks overlooking the Kowie Mouth and beaches. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Wharf Street is a collection of restored and in-need-of-restoration 19th-century buildings. It’s upstream from the river mouth. Here you find The Wharf Street Brew Pub with is huge dining room of exposed stone and brick, craft brew on tap. Next door is the Little Brewery with its own brewing and fermentation rooms and a bottling corner. Pop in for tasters of their pilsner and ale. The two lie in the only stone building in town and an historical landmark that functioned as a harbour master’s, a city hall, a goods store and a cinema. This was the original commercial street of Port Alfred back in the 1820s”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Visit the renowned Highlander Pub at the Royal St Andrews situated next to the Royal Alfred Golf Club. Enjoy the atmosphere, food and drink with friends and live music. For amazing food and service and upper class vibe make sure to visit this pub filled with loads of history of days gone by. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is a VERY special place to relax, eat DELICIOUS food and browse a wide range of goodies to buy. Great personal service by the chef himself! Open every lunchtime, and on special evenings. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Safe beach for swimming and suntanning. Lifeguards on duty, protected bay. Great for beginners to learn to surf. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
General Travel
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Small Shopping Mall with a Woolworths, Super Spar and a few retail outlets. Also has a Cinema.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“THE most amazing beach!!! Take your dogs, have a picnic, sit on a sand dune and contemplate the meaning of life! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Brand new premises, reliable quality food and service, great kids play area”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Beautiful old buildings and wonderful shops to visit, including an art gallery, antique furniture and the freshest fish available!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Rosehill Cinema always has a couple of movies showing worth seeing. There is also Spur right there if you would like a meal to go with your movie! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bistro
“Stunning veranda overlooking lake in centre of town! Delicious food selected from a very wide menu. Great coffee, desserts and good service! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Cuises along the River lead from the Kowie River, through the Marina then up the River to Mansfield from the little Boat harhour on the River ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“A great museum situated in a gorgeous old Railway Station. Get a sense of the area over time. View incredible collections and lots more . . . ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach
“Great pizzeria and pub, with tables on the decks overlooking the Kowie Mouth and beaches. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
“Wharf Street is a collection of restored and in-need-of-restoration 19th-century buildings. It’s upstream from the river mouth. Here you find The Wharf Street Brew Pub with is huge dining room of exposed stone and brick, craft brew on tap. Next door is the Little Brewery with its own brewing and fermentation rooms and a bottling corner. Pop in for tasters of their pilsner and ale. The two lie in the only stone building in town and an historical landmark that functioned as a harbour master’s, a city hall, a goods store and a cinema. This was the original commercial street of Port Alfred back in the 1820s”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This is a VERY special place to relax, eat DELICIOUS food and browse a wide range of goodies to buy. Great personal service by the chef himself! Open every lunchtime, and on special evenings. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Brand new premises, reliable quality food and service, great kids play area”
  • 1 local recommends
Bistro
“Stunning veranda overlooking lake in centre of town! Delicious food selected from a very wide menu. Great coffee, desserts and good service! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Visit Decadent for the best Belgian waffles in town. A cosy restaurant nestled in a quiet suburb. Drink coffee and enjoy amazing food, a lovely visit during the day when you need a break from the beach!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Enjoy a fun time out with food, drinks & live music with beautiful views of Royal Alfred Marina, Kowie River and the iconic bridge in Port Alfred. Enjoy cocktails, pizza and and a vibey atmosphere with friends and family. Not to be missed. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Gorgeous decor, delicious coffee and edible treats to eat in, take away or buy as pressies for friends.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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