In the 'hood, Colchester as a destination

Lying on the banks of the Sundays River, just 20 minutes’ drive from the coast of Port Elizabeth, lies Colchester in a part of the country that remains largely unspoilt, surrounded by sand dunes that date back about 100 000 years. Colchester residents are proud of their history. The little town named after the oldest town in the United Kingdom, apparently rose to challenge Port Elizabeth as a ... cont.

76 Aqua Vista Crescent, Cannonville, Colchester, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to Dungbeetle River Lodge

From Port Elizabeth
Travel on the N2 in the direction of Grahamstown for about 40 kms. Pass Bluewater Bay, the Coega Harbour Development and over the Sundays River Bridge. Look out for Colchester / Cannonville turnoff. Take this road to the right. Turn right at the T junction, over speed bump and first turning left. Into Aquavista Crescent, 5th Building to left. Clearly identifiable.

From Cookhouse / Cradock
Travel on the N10 in the direction of Port Elizabeth, over the Nanaga interchange, follow Port Elizabeth sign boards. The road is now the N2. Approximately 16km further, the river and sand dunes will clearly be visible on the left hand side of the road, pass the B.P. garage and take the Colchester / Cannonville turn off to the left. Turn right at the T junction, over speed bump and first turning left, into Aquavista Crescent, 5th building to left. Clearly identifiable.

From East London / Grahamstown
Travel 90 kms on the N2 from Grahamstown, over the Nanage interchange, follow Port Elizabeth sign boards. Look out for the river and sand dunes, clearly visible on the left hand side of the road, pass the B.P. garage and take the Colchester / Cannonville turnoff to the left. Turn right at the T junction, over speed bump and first turning left, into Aquavista crescent. 5th Building to left. Clearly identifiable.

From Graaff Reinet
Travel on the R75 towards Port Elizabeth. By pass Uitenhage. Take the N2 motorway and follow Grahamstown signage. Approximately 40 km further, having passed Bluewater Bay, the Coega Harbour Development and over the Sundays River Bridge, the signboard Colchester / Cannonville will be your turnoff to the Right. Turn right at the T junction, over the speed bump and the first turning left, into Aquavista Crescent. 5th building to the left. Clearly identifiable.

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