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The little beachside village of Gonubie, considered fondly by East Londoners as theirs, lies on the beautiful estuary of the Gonubie River just eight kilometres outside of East London, perfectly placed to act as a stopover en route to Cape Town or as a base to explore neighbouring towns of Cathcart, Stutterheim and King Williams Town.
Things are relaxed here and letting go of tension is easy when the beach and lagoon, with a beautiful tidal pool and wooden walkway - built to protect the primary dunes from human traffic - offer hours of tranquillity and sunshine pleasure. When the tide is out, the lagoon is a perfect place for exploring - collecting shells, watching water snails and birds and, particularly for families, an ideal place to while away the time. Even your need to restock the coffers is adequately met by the local Spar and with no other ‘mega’ stores on offer to ply you with their trade, things remain relatively effortless - although a shopping mall is soon expected to open its doors.
It’s no surprise that Gonubie beach enjoys Blue Flag status - the estuary coupled with the flourishing vegetation on adjacent sand dunes alone is enough to place it in a league of its own. But add to that the perfect swimming conditions and the boardwalk and it’s easy to understand how time can pass here without complaint.
Gonubie is fast becoming a ‘hot property’ spot and holiday homes in particular are popular - stay here out of season though, and you’ll easily be able to appreciate Gonubie’s beauty. There’s a flea market or two every Saturday and the annual Gonubie Festival is fun for all.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Gonubie
The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 000 hectares of conservation area made up of ten coastal reserves and two inland state ... more information
The Museum offers visitors an inspiring journey through the life of Nelson Mandela. Known affectionately as 'Madiba', he is loved and respected world-wide for his tireless energy to bring about a better life for all. Mandela has insisted that the Museum should not be a tribute dedicated to him, but should rather ... more information
Bantu Steven Biko, one of the most recognised leaders of the Black Consciousness Movement, is regarded as one of the greatest martyrs of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Born in the township of Ginsberg just outside King William’s Town, Steve Biko was to die whilst in police custody in 1977, after being held ... more information
A memorable golf course situated on the magnificent Wild Coast. World-renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, has used the dramatic coastal setting to maximum effect, designing an interesting and challenging course with some unforgettable features. Since it was opened in 1983, the Wild Coast ... more information
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