9 Things To Do in Gonubie

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East London coastline Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure

Strandloper Hiking Trail

The Strandloper Trail runs from the Kei River Mouth to Gonubie - almot 60 kms of gorgeous beaches, rivers, cliff tops and coastal forests. It’s not called Strandloper (beach walker) for nothing. Most of the ... more

WHEN?
Best time to go: before the summer rains, best between Feb and May, although from July to September you might see whales.

Gonubie Beaches & Pools

Gonubie Beach

Gonubie beach (it’s proximity to East London is just 25 kilometres north of the city) at the mouth of the Gonubie River). Gonubie beach not only has a wonderful boardwalk that provides fantastic views across the ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Gonubie Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Slipway Pub and Grill

The Slipway Pub and Grill has been a long-time favorite, popular with the beach crowd due to its proximity to Gonubie beach, and because it offers a fantastic product for the whole family. Slipway has a casual ... more

WHEN?
Open daily from 11h00 to 22h00.

Kwelera Beaches & Pools

Yellow Sands Beach

Yellow Sands Beach is a fantastic and enjoyable fishing spot for anglers and those going out on a boat. There is a boat launch spot here, also suitable for ski boats. Situated next to the Kwelera River Mouth in ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

East London Farm Stalls & Markets

Lavender Blue Market

Lavender Blue Market in East London is a family friendly farmer’s market that focuses primarily on organic and natural produce from free range eggs to wonderful freshly baked goods. Many stallholders offer their ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 15h00.
Saturday mornings from 07h30 to 13h00.
Sundays from 08h00 to 13h00.

Gonubie Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking

Sunrise-on-Sea to Kwelera River Mouth Trail

Start: Sunrise-on-Sea Finish: Kwelera Mouth (or back at Sunrise-on-Sea) Duration: 6 km out or 12 km return Fitness: easy, and good for children Our tip: leave plenty of time to explore the beaches en route; ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

East London Bird Sanctuaries

Gonubie Mouth Bird Sanctuary

The Gonubie Mouth Bird Sanctuary offers visitors and locals to East London a pretty retreat from the city and an interesting peek into the avian diversity of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This part of ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

East London Water Sports

Mermaid's Pool

East London has quite a diving scene, albeit small. Two of their top dive sites are Three Sisters, and Mermaid’s Pool at Nahoon Reef (beyond the turnoff to Nahoon beach). When visibility is good this little ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours but is apparently also a popular night diving spot.

East London Water Sports

Three Sisters Dive Site

Two of East London’s top diving sites are Mermaid’s Pool, at Nahoon Reef, and Three Sisters reef, about 1 km offshore of Bonza Bay beach, up the coast towards East London from Mermaid’s Pool. You will need a ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

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Stutterheim Cultural Villages

Day Visit to Mgwali Village

Experience true Xhosa hospitality on the delightful day trip of Mgwali Village, the oldest village in Eastern Cape. Taste traditional food and enjoy the entertainment and true African culture. Visit the market ... more

WHEN?
Day tours by arrangement.

King Williams Town Museums

Amathole Museum

The Amatole Mountain Range stands tall and proud over King William’s Town in the South African province of the Eastern Cape. This part of the country is quiet, not frequented by large groups of tourist or laden ... more

WHEN?
Weekdays from 09h00 to 16h30. Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Hogsback Parks & Gardens

Hogsback Labyrinth

Enjoy spectacular views and the fresh mountain air whilst you negotiate your way around the Labyrinth in Hogsback. The "Labyrinth at The Edge" is of a design very similar to a labyrinth found in the Chartres ... more

WHEN?
Any time.

Hogsback Art Galleries

Starways Pottery & Gallery

Anton van der Merwe practices the art of flame fired pottery, perfecting the rare skills of reduction firing. He produces beautiful pots with flame flashes and lustrous glaze effects on tall vases, large platters, ... more

WHEN?
Please phone to confirm times.

Hogsback Parks & Gardens / Sight Seeing

Voice of the Earth Eco-Shrine

The Voice of the Earth Eco-Shrine is a unique outdoor garden shrine with paintings and sculpture overlooking the Hogsback mountains and Tyume Valley. Diana gives visitors a guided tour of the Eco-Shrine and her art ... more

WHEN?
Weather permitting the Eco-Shrine is open every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, Public and school holidays. Open every day in season.

Hogsback Sight Seeing / Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Mountain Biking and Cycling in Hogsback

Hogsback is a tiny area in the mountains of the Eastern Cape, nestled away from the suburban hubbub or the city buzz, approximately three hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth. It is known for its breath-taking vistas ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours on a clear day.

Stutterheim Horse Riding

Experience it on Horseback ...

Hillside Horses welcomes you to a wonderful experience which offers you a unique trail ride with dappled shaded trials, green mountain views, cooling waterfalls and pure fresh air! Situated in the small town of ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Stutterheim Museums

Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum

The Stutterheim Stationary Engine Museum is believed to have one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of restored stationary engines, all in mint running condition, in the world. The oldest gem is ... more

WHEN?
Open weekdays 9am to 4pm for visitors. Technical staff and engine demos available Tues and Wed 9am to 1pm. Special arrangement must be made prior to educational tours.

East London Nightlife & Theatre / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops / Casual Dining

Jam Sessions at Imbizo Jazz Cafe

The entertainment at Imbizo Café includes Jazz evenings with live acts on Fridays and Saturdays. A live band can be hired for group bookings subject to their request. There are also poetry evenings on the first and ... more

WHEN?
Open daily for Breakfast from 07h00 to 10h00; Lunch from 12h00 to 15h00 and Dinner from 18h00 to 21h00.

East London Family Entertainment

Join a Drumming Circle at Imbizo Café

If you are traveling in the Eastern Cape, a fun activity not to be missed is to join a drum circle and try drumming! African cultures throughout history have unified tribes through universal musical languages ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

East London Lighthouses / Sight Seeing

Hood Point Lighthouse

At a height of 19 meters, the Hood Point Lighthouse stands as tall as the pine tress that flank its masonry tower like botanical bodyguards. Smart and proud this maritime hero, decked out in the white of a naval ... more

WHEN?
Architecture - daylight best visibility.
Light - overcast conditions with poor visibility and night.

Stutterheim Hiking Trails / Forests / Walks & Hiking

Hike the Kologha Forest Trails

The Kologha Forest Trails are located in the eastern end of the Amatola Mountains which are near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. These mountains are covered in indigenous forest and montane grassland; making for ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Hogsback Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

The Enchanted Treehouse

The Enchanted Treehouse is an unusual, informal restaurant on the Main Road in Hogsback. Centrally situated, The Enchanted Treehouse is conveniently located within easy walking distance of several accommodation ... more

East London Water Sports / Family Entertainment

Snorkeling in East London

East London is a water sport mecca - every imaginable water sport is practised and catered for in the town. Here are some suggestions for the best snorkelling in East London: Glen Eden Point This is a shallow ... more

WHEN?
During daylight hours.

East London Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Country Bumpkin Restaurant

With rolling lawns, a child friendly play area, a chic rustic laid back atmosphere and delectable cuisine, Country Bumpkin has become a favourite for visitors to East London. Situated in an old farmhouse, this ... more

WHEN?
Reservations are essential.

Gonubie as a destination

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Also in the neighbourhood

Adelaide, Bedford, Cintsa, Cove Rock, East London, Fort Beaufort, Hogsback, Kidds Beach, King Williams Town, Molteno, Stutterheim, Tarkastad, Winterberg

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