Beachview is the perfect country retreat

Just a 30 min drive from the airport and 25 min from the city center, this is the perfect country retreat, ideal for a quick stop over, outdoor activities or lazy holidays.

Beachview is known for its beautiful rock formations, gullies and pools. Bottlenose dolphins are the most frequently observed dolphins and can be spotted all year round. Common dolphins are often spotted from January to June as they follow large shoals of baitfish which move past the bay.

Whale season begins in June when we see humpback whales moving along the coast as they head up the East coast of Africa towards their breeding grounds. Humpback whales can be seen in between June and early January, reaching peaks in July/August and again in November/December when they make their return journey, with calves in tow. Southern right whales can be seen from July to October as they enter the safety of the bay to give birth. Southern right whales are usually seen very close inshore they are the most frequently observed whales along the South African coast. We recommend a wildlife and whale watching cruise on Raggy Charter to provide you with a better chance of seeing the full array of marine wildlife Algoa Bay has to offer.

The endangered Oyster Catcher and the Cape Clawless Otter frequent this area. The Cape Clawless Otter breeds in the fresh water system which enters the sea nearby.

Beachview provides an ideal base for exploring this virtually undiscovered gem of the Eastern Cape. There are endless possibilities for cycling, fishing, snorkeling and walking.T he Maitland Forest Nature Reserve, Sacramento and Island nature Reserve trails are nearby.

The most popular cycle route runs past the property. Two challenging 4×4 trails are a few minutes away. The local roads are virtually empty. We have no streetlights and an extremely low crime rate. Slightly further afield are the Baviaanskloof, Garden Route and numerous Game Parks.

Facilities nearby (all distances are approximate)

Shopping Centre

Small shopping centre with a Spar, bottle store, laundrette, pharmacy - 2.5km

Baywest Mall (19.5km)

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice at Baywest Mall, the Eastern Cape's one and only destination centre, merging the likes of food, fashion and fun in a safe and modern environment. Endless entertainment is on offer at the Fun Factory between the Olympic sized Ice rink, IMAX, cine prestige and the Games Arcade -weekends will never be the same.

Situated conveniently along the N2 freeway in Port Elizabeth’s western suburbs, Baywest Mall is within easy reach for shoppers throughout the Bay and combines firm family favorites with various never before seen global brands. Read more about the Baywest Mall on their website.

Barnacles (2km)

Rustic Internationally Know venue with a stunning uninterupted view of the rocks and sea and almost daily dolphin and whale viewing. Great tasty food and friendly staff. Barnacles will become your home from home! Read more about this restaurant on their website.

Elephant Walk (9km)

Be prepared to have your taste-buds tantalized by Nadia’s unique cuisine — the very same excellent food that she has become so famous for over the past decades. Read more about this restaurant on their website.

The Grass Roof (12km)

Since opening its doors in 2013, The Grass Roof Coffee Shop and Farm Stall (on Olive Tree Farm) has become something of a Port Elizabeth landmark, what with its unique feature: a pitched roof covered in grass and wild flowers! You may actually think that your eyes are deceiving you when you drive down the Seaview Road, but that is not the case. Read more about this restaurant on their website.

Activities near Beachview

Activities in Port Elizabeth

  • Scuba diving is very popular and the diving sites in Port Elizabeth are of world-class quality with beautiful reefs, shipwrecks, fish and colorful soft coral species.
  • Raggy Charter offers Island Cruises and Sea & Sundowner Cruises are on offer in Algoa Bay which enables one to see Cape Fur Seals, numerous sea birds, surrounding shipwrecks and sometimes even pods of dolphins. Visit the St Croix Island Marine Reserve and see one of the larger breeding colonies of endangered African Penguins, Cape fun seals and whales.
  • The Metro offers the best boardsailing conditions in South Africa and provides near perfect conditions for bay and river sailing, as well as quality wave-jumping.
  • McArthur’s Baths Swimming Pool is ideally situated along Kings Beach Promenade, Humewood Beach. The complex comprises of a freshwater pool, a tidal sea-water pool, change rooms, a children’s waterchute and splash pool, as well as a snack-bar / restaurant.
  • Designed to be a “must see” attraction with a full mix of family fun, entertainment, shopping, dining and gaming, the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World has added a whole new dimension to leisure in the metro. Located in Summerstrand, the complex is set around a series of man-made lakes and beautiful gardens lit by 40 000 Tivoli lights. There are numerous entertainment venues available in the centre, such as the elegant Tsitsikamma Conference Centre; the Supersport Arena, which features a regular line-up of comedy and music acts, and the Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Apart from these attractions, the casino offers 700 slot machines and 20 gaming tables, including blackjack and roulette. Furthermore, the Boardwalk also offers a selection of restaurants, specialist shops, a Craft Workshop as well as the Starz Cinema five screens.
  • Bayworld Museum Complex is one of the major attractions and consists of museums, Snake Park and Oceanarium.
  • Nelson Mandela Bay is a serious shopper’s paradise and caters for the entire spectrum of shoppers.
  • Open air flea markets between King’s Beach and McArthur Baths in Summerstrand every Sunday and daily during peak season