Eastern Cape DestinationsSeaview, Port Elizabeth
Virtually just up the road from the beautiful Maitland River mouth, with its incredible sand dunes, lies the quaint little village of Seaview, famed for its Seaview Game and Lion Park, just 25 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth.
Despite the fact that one is roughly 30 minutes from the airport and the centre of Port Elizabeth, Seaview, as its name suggests, offers magnificent views of the sea from its treed hills, and a tranquil place to unwind in the area of Port Elizabeth regarded as the ‘wild side’ because of the miles of undisturbed sandy beach and crashing waves.
It may have its own little shopping centre and bottle store, but Seaview is still all about fishing, swimming - there is the odd little tidal pool for little ones - and snorkelling, and is as reminiscent of country living as you can get this close to a major city.
The Seaview Game and Lion Park is home to over 40 species of wildlife that include giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and monkeys - all of whom roam free - and enclosures that provide sanctuary to crocodiles, meerkat, genets, jackals and caracals - all of whom are released into the wild, if possible.