101 Things To Do Along the Sunshine Coast Bucket List

Looking for something to do along the Sunshine Coast? We have developed a ‘bucket list’ of MUST DO items to complement any weekend or holiday itinerary. Download the list, print it and tick the items off for a jam-packed holiday!

101 Things To Do Around Port Alfred Bucket List

  1. Rent a Houseboat for a night of fishing or romancing on the Kowie – 083 461 3849
  2. Play golf at the Royal PA Golf Club – 046 624 4796
  3. Skiing and wake boarding, adrenalin-filled fun in the sun with Kowie Bunga – 060 873 5655
  4. Spoil yourself, have a full body massage at the River Spa – 046 604 3358
  5. Go on a nature walk, Port Alfred to Fish River Mouth – 082 391 0647
  6. Take the ‘poor man’s game drive’ by car, 12km west from Kenton (Ngcyo turn-off) through 5 game reserves. Ends back on R72.
  7. Get horse riding lessons or go for out-rides at Windsong Event Centre, near Kleinemonde – 083 564 0285
  8. Visit Garden Of Eaden, for the finest collection of bonsai, rocks, crystals, aloes and indigenous plants, PA – 066 598 1635
  9. Walk on the piers in Port Alfred – Mind the waves!
  10. Take golf lessons at Royal PA Golf Course – 046 624 4796
  11. Guided Stand Up Paddling Tours on the Kowie or Kariega Rivers with Kowie Bunga – 060 873 5655
  12. Go look for the Big 5 – Book an Addo National Park day trip with Outdoor Focus, PA – 046 624 4432
  13. Challenge a friend to a game of pool – Kenny’s Pub, 32 Cambell Str, PA – 079 766 6447
  14. Book a river cruise on the Spirit of Adventure at the Halyards Hotel, PA – 0861 748 374
  15.  Visit the largest bamboo farm in SA, est 34km inland, Carey – 076 152 2927
  16. Join Three Sisters Horse Trails for a horse ride on the beach! – 082 645 6345
  17. Wet your whistle at the “Pig and Whistle” in Bathurst, the oldest pub in the country – 046 625 0673
  18. Go canoeing on The Kap River, 2,5 hour Canoe Trails and a picnic after at L’Aquila Lodge and river trails – 061 477 3477
  19. Love old tractors? Visit the Bathurst Agricultural Museum – 079 987 9507
  20. Spend a day in Grahamstown, visit the Observatory and take pictures of the lovely Chapels.
  21. Bird watching with professional Anne Williams – 046 675 1976 or 083 719 4950
  22. Take the family on a self-drive or skippered Houseboat day trip up the Kowie – 083 461 3849
  23. Visit Quinn Sculpture Garden in Alexandria – 046 653 0121 or 082 770 8000
  24. Never been to a dairy farm? What a great experience for kids! Book with Carey – 076 152 2927
  25. Spend the day at Mansfield Game Reserve, just North of PA. Have a braai and swim in the pool while the kids play in the sun – 046 624 8199
  26. Bathurst is filled with history, antiquities and oddities. Do a self-guided walk, map available at Village Green.
  27. Book a Fat Bike Beach Tour, PA – EL. Jason – 072 015 8418
  28. Want to learn how to Scuba dive? Call Outdoor Focus, PA – 046 624 4432
  29. Visit Dias Cross near Boknesstrand. Walk along the bay from Boknes lagoon. Take water.
  30. Take a boat cruise up the Kowie on board the Lady Biscay – 073 162 1611
  31. Go birding in the The Kap River Conservancy, amazing riverine forest and breathtaking views of the Fish River Valley from L’Aquila Lodge – 061 477 3477
  32. Visit renowned artist Richard Pullen’s pottery studio in Bathurst, for that perfect piece – 046 625 0166
  33. Play a game of bowls at the Kowie Sports & Bowling Club – 046 624 4732
  34.  Play squash, Kenton – 046 648 1310, PA – 046 624 4532
  35. Visit Horns Up Restaurant and River Pub (December only) via boat or car, 5km up the Kariega river from the Kenton slipway.
  36. Go enjoy a Pizza on the Cliff Top Pool Deck at L’Aquila Lodge, sit next to the infinity pool’s 140m above the Kap River – 061 477 3477
  37. Book a Houseboat and 2 Slow-Tubes, and enjoy the river at a snail’s pace – 083 461 3849
  38. Go deep-sea fishing from Port Alfred with N Pursuit Fishing Safaris – 083 453 5926
  39. Learn to surf, get lessons from Shaka Surf School, PA – 082 335 4764
  40. Visit Camelot Spa for relaxing treatments or to buy a gift card, PA – 046 604 5400
  41. Play tennis, Kenton – 046 648 1378, PA – 082 329 3399
  42. Visit Bram’s on the Wharf in the historic Wharf street in PA. A must do item! 082 903 1641
  43. Bonsais and succulents galore at Blompot Kreations – 083 461 3849
  44. Book a romantic couples game drive at Mansfield Game Reserve, PA – 046 624 8199
  45. For a floating good time, visit the Sandbar floating restaurant in Bushman River – 046 648 2450
  46. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza at Guido’s, overlooking the Kowie River mouth, PA – 046 624 5264
  47. Rent a canoe and explore the Kowie – Outdoor Focus, PA – 046 624 4432
  48. Book lunch at the Ploughman Pub in Bathurst – 082 539 3662
  49. Paintball, canoeing, sunset cruise on a barge and more at Mpekweni Beach Resort – 040 676 1026
  50. Go on a mohair farm tour, an amazing experience for young and old. Carey – 076 152 2927
  51. Go for a meal, game drive or spa treatment at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve, PA – 083 616 0605
  52. Search for the Boiler Wreck from the 1884 Osborene, EST 500m from east beach parking lot, PA
  53. Movie and gaming Rentals, Coffee Shop, Internet Cafe and more at Palms Video, PA – 046 624 2182.
  54. Take a dip in the heated Port Alfred Indoor Pool, PA – 079 312 4356
  55. Windy day? Go fly a kite! Rentals at Outdoor Focus, PA – 046 624-4432
  56. See the world’s Tallest pineapple at Summerhill Farm in Bathurst – 076 152 2927
  57. Treat the family to amazing waffles and milkshakes on the beach at Wafflezone, PA West Beach parking – 046 624 5264
  58. Visit Relix & Things for all your antiquities and oddities in Bathurst – 076 349 2246
  59. Kayak along the Kariega River – kayak rental at Woodlands Kenton.
  60. Surprise the family with a day trip to Sibuya Game Reserve – 046 648 1040
  61. Book a Mani or Pedi at Enchante Beauty Salon, PA – 082 713 8305
  62. Visit Black Rock Restaurant and Fun Centre on Mansfield Private Game Reserve (15 Dec – 06 Jan). Visit by boat or by car – 046 624 8199
  63. Treat the family to handcrafted Italian ice creams and sorbets at the Lucky Bean Cafe in Bathurst – 082 853 4109
  64. Are you a keen birder? Let Kowie Bunga take you on a search for rare local birds – 060 873 5655
  65. Go visit the Great Fish Point Lighthouse, 25km east of PA.
  66. Visit the Fishing Academy for local bait advice and tackle rental – 083 482 8503
  67. Climb a tree – when last did you climb a tree?
  68. Explore the dunes at Boesmansriviermond and discover the secret Shelly Bay in Kenton, a must-do!
  69. Snorkel the Coastal Reefs & explore the resident marine life with Kowie Bunga, PA – 060 873 5655
  70. Take your dogs for a walk on the beach. Remember your leash (its law), and please clean up after them.
  71. Visit the Royal St Andrews Hotel’s Highlander Pub and Thistle Restaurant, PA – 046 604 5400
  72. Have a riverside braai at the Pig Pens near the Kowie River mouth, PA
  73. Go horse riding with Outdoor Focus, PA – 046 624 4432
  74. Rent a canoe at the Halyards Hotel and paddle or fish upriver, PA – 0861 748 374
  75. Sort out your tackle box and get some drop-shot lures and tackle from Sports n All, PA – 046 624 5498
  76. Rainy or windy? Rent a DVD from Palms Video, get some popcorn and wait for the bad weather to blow over. PA -046 624 2182
  77. Rent a Houseboat for a night of fishing or romancing on the Kowie – 083 461 3849
  78. Visit Curiosity Shoppe in Bathurst for unusual gifts and African Curios – 046 625 0066
  79. Looking for local MTB trails? Call Woodlands in Kenton on 046 648 2867
  80. Explore the caves along the train track next to the police station, PA
  81. Learn to surf, get lessons from Kowie Bunga, PA – 060 873 5665
  82. Go for a hike or drive down to Waters Meeting in Bathurst and have a picnic.
  83. Enjoy some cake and tea at the Historical Morley House – 046 625 0019.
  84. Climb one of the tallest dunes in the area, 300m east of the Kowie River Mouth. Take drinks and dune boards!
  85. Have a drink on the Halyards pool deck, PA – 0861 748 374
  86. Visit the pigeons and enjoy the food, awesome view and vibe at BBG’s, Bushmans – 046 648 3762
  87. Walk along the beach to the HUGE dunes at Kwaaihoek, West of Boesmansriviermond – take a dune board!
  88. Beat the stress of how you’re going to pay for the holiday, with a session of relaxation at the River Spa – 046 604 3358
  89. Have a picnic in the pristine Alexandria Forest, after driving ‘the Green Mile’. Start at the 4-way at Boknes strand, hook a right.
  90. Visit the Port Alfred Museum, and Bathurst Agricultural Museum with its huge collection of old tractors.
  91. Learn to sand board, rent boards from Outdoor Focus, PA – 046 624 4432
  92. Walk from Riet River to the 3 Sisters for a picnic and good fishing. It’s quite a walk, so be prepared.
  93. Watch all major sporting events on the big screens – Kenny’s Pub, 32 Campbell Str, PA
  94. Richmond House Museum – get a peek into the colonial South Africa of yesteryear – 046 624 4878
  95. Find local Geocaches, just download the App first.
  96. Knee Boarding and Disc-Go – Adrenalin filled fun in the sun with Kowie Bunga, PA – 060 873 5655
  97. Try the delicious treats at The Bakery, Kenton on Sea – 074 102 3188
  98. Float up the Boesmans River on an incoming tide.
  99. Relax at Afrika Kusini Aroma Day Spa, Kenton on Sea – 046 648 1139
  100. Horse riding on the beach with Beachcomber Horse Trails – 083 281 3322
  101. Fine dining at Kingston Farm, Shaw Park rd, Bathurst – 083 262 4813

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