At the heart of the ‘Sunshine Coast’ lies Port Alfred, one of the most sought-after holiday and property destinations in South Africa. This exclusive location in the Eastern Cape offers golden beaches, a friendly seaside village atmosphere and a temperate climate. Port Alfred is considered by many South Africans and international visitors to be the perfect holiday spot. 

With a restful and rejuvenating atmosphere, the variety of property options can accommodate every type of house hunter. Whether you’re looking for permanent residence, holiday home, apartment, farm or smallholding you need look no further than Port Alfred. 

Port Alfred property provides secure living in the form of the Royal Alfred Marina. This unique property development consists of five islands within a 45-hectare private estate in the Kowie River Estuary. The islands are linked by arched bridges across the canals and each property has at least 15 metres of private water frontage. Find out more about the apartments and houses for sale and rent in the Marina as well as Port Alfred’s other areas below.

Explore Port Alfred

Water sports

Water sports

Water sport enthusiasts will be in their element when they buy property in Port Alfred as will those who enjoy a spot of bird watching or just soaking up nature’s beauty. 



Looking for a challenge? Try the Kowie River Canoe Trail, a 40km-long return paddle and a 12km hike!

Kowie Museum

Kowie Museum

The Kowie Museum is a must-visit to get an overview of the town’s history. 



A short drive and you’ll be putting on a Gary Player golf course or spotting game at Shamwari.

Living in Port Alfred

Areas near to Port Alfred

Adelaide, Alicedale, Bedford, Boknes and Cannon Rocks, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gqeberha, Graaff-Reinet, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega (Uitenhage), Karoo, Kenton on Sea, Makhanda, Riebeeck East, St Francis Bay,


Port Alfred is very close to what is considered SA’s education centre, Grahamstown, so many residents send their children to school there. That said, the local Port Alfred High School is a shorter commute. 


The new Rosehill Mall and other shopping centres offer plenty of variety.


In Grahamstown there is Settlers Hospital, (Fort England Hospital) and a range of primary healthcare facilities. 

Other amenities

In nearby Grahamstown there are a host of amenities such as; Market Square Shopping Centre, Pepper Grove Mall, museums, galleries and an endless stream of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and delis.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius