Kouga Tourism Routes

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Where is the Kouga?

Where is the Kouga?

The Kouga, a Khoi word for “place of abundance,” is part of South Africa’s Adventure Province, the Eastern Cape, and lies between the Tsitsikamma River in the west, the Van Stadens River in the east and the majestic Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area to the north.

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Annual Festivals and Sporting Events

Annual Festivals and Sporting Events

With its diverse demographics, the area offers visitors a range of activities in the cultural arena including visits to art galleries, theatres and craft programmes. Local artists exhibit their wares at a number of festivals and shows held annually within the area.

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Attractions & Points of Interest

Attractions & Points of Interest

Pristine nature reserves, a rocky shoreline and historic buildings such as the Seal Point Lighthouse all contribute to making this one of the most magical locations on the Eastern Cape Coastline.

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Activities

Activities

Holiday makers from across the globe come to enjoy the beautiful golden beaches. Excellent water-sport facilities are available in the canal systems, rivers and in the ocean. Surfers are drawn here by legendary waves, often joined by playful dolphins. Some good fishing spots can be found off the rocks. Plenty routes are available for mountainbikers, trail runners and hikers.

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Explore the Wave

Explore the Wave

Visitors can Explore the Wave Route by visiting Oyster Bay, Cape St Francis, St Francis Bay and Port St Francis, Aston Bay, Paradise Beach, Jeffreys Bay and the Gamtoos River Mouth.

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Discover our Culture

Discover our Culture

Discover the Culture by visiting Humansdorp and other points of interest throughout the Kouga.

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Experience the Valley

Experience the Valley

The Gamtoos Valley, in particular Hankey and Patensie, is the eastern gateway to the Baviaanskloof. Take the scenic R102 coming from Port Elizabeth, or the secondary R332 from Humansdorp to make the most of your journey.

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