This remote and seasonal Eastern Cape village offers the beach, the bush and a tranquil vibe all year round.

An especially popular feature is the rivers which are surrounded by pristine coastal bush as well as abundant wildlife and birdlife.

The 38km Bushmans River and the 18km Kariega River are both tidal (the ocean tide comes in and out every 6 hours).

When selecting your outdoor experience please allow for some flexibility and regrouping based on weather conditions. It’s best to roll with nature on this.


Bookings: Please call Gail on 061 254 0229

The River Cruise on “ Howzit” is a special experience for early mornings or late evenings. This chilled river cruise takes between 1,5 and 2 hours and is available for a maximum of 12 people at a time. Strict safety policies apply with regard to children.

The Kariega River is usually our choice for the cruise, which starts either at the slipway or slightly up river from Cob Bay. Birding and Wildlife fanatics will be thrilled by the spectacular and exciting sights along the river bank. In summer a cool dip in the river is an option.

Guests can bring their own refreshments and are advised to pack a hat, water, sunblock, a towel, a camera, and binoculars.


Bookings: Please call Gail on 061 254 0229

The kayak trips are a firm favourite, either starting from the slipway or from further up the river at Cob Bay. This is a time based outing determined by the tide, weather and energy for the adventure.

The kayaks seat 2 people, and are easily steered. The quiet, fresh and free space you enter will bring unexpected and amazing sightings of birds and animals. Since the rivers do pass through a Big 5 Game Reserve, roaming on the banks is not recommended.

A guide can be arranged at an additional cost. Should you choose to navigate on your own, cellular signal is available for most of the way in case of emergencies.

We always have happy guests coming back from these trips.


Fishing is great in this area. Fishermen can opt for one of the two tidal rivers or the offshore experience.

Many people prefer going to Port Alfred for a seat on a deep sea boat, but guests who have their own licenced vessel, and who know the sea, can launch from Middle Beach.

The river fishing is seasonal and most of the fish caught are cob, grunter, skipjack, leevis and Kariega cracker (flatty). Mud prawn, sardine, live mullet and chokka are the most popular types of bait used.

No serious shark attacks have been reported in the area, but divers have spotted the lazy Ragged Tooth who is neither aggressive nor man-eating.