Coast along SA's golden Sunshine Coast for your next road trip experience

2018-09-11 06:30 - Saara Mowlana
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Find your next road trip escape along the sunshine coast!

What better way to kick off the warmer seasons than with a road trip along South Africa's golden Eastern Cape coastline? 

Brimming with activities, this coastal route is sure to tickle and wet the palate of any nature and adventure lover with itchy feet.

Plan your next splashy road trip with an itinerary suggestion for this golden dollop below:

THE GOLDEN SUNSHINE COAST

WHAT TO SEE

Discover some of the brightest and best sights along the Sunshine Coast:

  • BIG PINEAPPLE - Live out your inner Spongebob dreams along the coast by visiting this quirky must-see. When: Daily: 09:00 - 17:00 | Where: Outskirts of Bathurst just off the R67, only 15km from Port Alfred | Cost: Price on request
  • GREAT FISH POINT LIGHTHOUSE - Get nautical and brighten up your social media feed with a few snaps of this tall beauty. When: Daylight hours | Where: Great Fish Point Lighthouse, Port Alfred | Cost: Free
  • BOILER WRECK - Weave your way on over to see the remnants of an iron boiler that sits, desolated and stunning, along the Sunshine Coast. When: Daylight hours | Where: Alongside the mouth of the Kowie River | Cost: Free

WATCH: A holidaymaker's guide to SA's Sunshine Coast

WHAT TO DO

Chase the sun from dawn till dusk with these fun activities:

  • SNORKELLING - See what lies under the sea this summer - just grab some goggles and some friends and hit the Sunshine Coast reef! When: Daylight hours | Where: Shelley Beach, Kenton-on-sea
  • HIKE THE GREAT FISH RIVER - If you're looking for a more trying or active adventure - why not take a hike... along the scenic Fish River! Where: Great Fish River Nature Reserve | Cost: From R233 p/p entry - find more information on prices here
  • KITE BOARDING - Soak up some sun and adventure with this fun and challenging activity.

WHAT TO TASTE

Appease your appetite over at these golden food nooks and crannies:

  • DIE WALSKIPPER -  When: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 12:00 - 20:00 and Sundays: 12:00 - 15:00 | Where: Clapton Beach, Jeffrey's Bay | Cost: An average meal costs about R110
  • BIG TIME TAVERNA - Munch on over for a taste of some authentic Greek cuisine along this sunny coast in St Francis Bay. When: Tuesdays - Sundays: 12:00 - 15:30, 18:00 - 22:00 | Where: Mayotte Cir, Sea Vista, St Francis Bay | Cost: An average meal costs about R115
  • THE LUNCHBOX - If you find yourself winding through Alexandria, be sure to make a lunch stop over at the aptly named Lunchbox. When: Mondays - Saturdays: 06:00 - 21:00 and Sundays: 08:00 - 20:00 | Where: Voortrekker Street, Alexandria
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VISIT: Around the Rivers: An adventurer's guide to exploring the Sunshine Coast

WHERE TO SLEEP

Drop your bags at these temporary home Sunshine drops:

  • SHIPWRECK COTTAGE - This one-bedroom cottage sits just a few steps from the beach where you can relax and unwind and be one with nature. Where: Just abour 13km from the centre of Cannon Rocks | Cost: From R630 per night
  • RIVER MEWS - Spoil yourself with a touch of golden luxury at this beautifully situated and appointed double storey holiday home - which sits on sort-after Westbourne Road, and is just a hop and a skip away from the Bushman’s River. Where: Kenton-on-sea| Cost: From R1 400 per night
  • SURFPOINT 9 - If you're looking to stay on the pulse of the next great surfing wave in Jeffreys Bay - this is the place for you. Where: Mimosa Street, Wavecrest, Jeffreys Bay | Cost: From R765 per night

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