Port Alfred at a glance

Port Alfred property: A profile of Port Alfred property from a buyer’s perspective, with information on facilities and where to buy in Port Alfred.

Port Alfred Property for Sale

Spread across the banks of the Kowie River, the scenic seaside village of Port Alfred is one of the most highly sought after holiday and retirement destinations in South Africa.

Located in the warm heart of the Sunshine Coast, equidistant from the principal Eastern Cape cities of East London and Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred is a rapidly expanding vacation venue that has managed to retain its original fishing village ambience.

Its idyllic setting is largely due to a fine blend of beach, river and bush. Apart from the long, golden beaches and the navigable river that is a renowned birding hotspot, Port Alfred is within close proximity of countless game reserves including some of the most popular malaria-free big five safari destinations in the land.

Its incomparable lifestyle is aided and abetted by more than adequate facilities and amenities that include modern shopping malls, trendy boutiques, world class restaurants, quality schools and the full bouquet of medical practitioners and facilities.

Grahamstown, a major educational centre, is only 40 minutes away and offers tertiary education at Rhodes University and excellent schooling at some of the best public & private schools in the country – St Andrew’s College & Prep School, Graeme College, Diocesan School for Girls, Kingswood College, Victoria Girls Primary & High Schools and St Aidan’s College.


Highly desirable, yet affordable, Port Alfred property includes reasonably priced apartments, spacious family homes in cluster developments, guest houses, snug beach bungalows, smallholdings and some of the most opulent riverside and beachfront mansions in the world.

One of the greatest assets of the sleepy seaside village is the spectacular Royal Alfred marina which consists of five islands in the Kowie River Estuary, all linked by arched walkways. Luxury marina residences with private water frontages are amongst the most exclusive Port Alfred properties available.


Port Alfred property owners are able to enjoy a host of attractions:

  • a number of 5-star malaria-free game reserves are all within an hour’s drive and include Sibuya, Mansfield, Kariega, Nduna, Shamwari, Kwandwe, Pumba and Lalibela game reserves
  • the Fish River Sun Golf Course, ranked 30th in South Africa, and the Royal Alfred Golf Course provide challenging championship opportunities for avid golfers
  • safe, clean beaches, including the Blue Flag Kelly’s Beach offer a variety of water and beach orientated sports 


Sought after Port Alfred property can be found in: 

  • Royal Alfred Marina
  • Kleinemonde
  • East Bank
  • West Beach
  • West Bank
  • Forest Downs
  • River Side 
  • Seafield

Find out more about purchasing Port Alfred property by contacting a real partner at Jawitz Properties Port Alfred today!

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