Eastern Cape DestinationsBathurst, Sunshine Coast
Halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London, Bathurst is a short 10 minutes from Port Alfred, with it's fabulous beaches, restaurants, shops and the popular Royal Port Alfred Golf Course.
Seeped in the history of the Eastern Cape's tumultuous past and personifying the essence of the brave and hardy English Settlers which while giving it a distinctly English rural feeling, it's beautiful indigenous trees such as the giant wild fig trees and the brilliantly coloured Coral trees which predominate remind one that this is still Africa. Today Bathurst brings together the past and the present, being the hub of one of the largest pineapple growing areas in South Africa.
For an in depth review of this charming town, see our article at "Explore Bathurst".