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Bluewater Bay

Picturesque Bluewater Bay commands unspoilt views of Algoa Bay with golden sands and miles of beaches. Accommodation offers unsurpassed panoramic views & your hosts will provide you with tips to take advantage of the many things to do including when and where to find dolphins and whales.

Bluewater Beach is an ideal & safe spot for many outdoor activities including swimming, surfing, windsurfing, fishing, para sailing, deep sea and river boating.

There is a shopping centre with Super Spar, fuel station, gymnasium and other services which will complete your stay. The Boardwalk Casino complex, restaurants and southern beach front activities are only 15 minutes away.


Amsterdamhoek Situated on the banks of the Swartkops River estuary, this area provides magnificent sunsets, water skiing, bait collection, sailing, angling & swimming with boats launched at slipways in the Swartkops area.

The Swartkops Estuary & River Valley, with its adjacent salt pans, is one of the best places in the country to see the less common estuarine waders and terns. Sections of the river valley and estuary are proclaimed nature reserves offering trails and walks through an area that features some 10 000 water birds in summer and is one of the "must see" birding venues in the Nelson Mandela Metro.


The river edge village of Redhouse, further up the Swartkops river is reminiscent of the early colonial settlements established in the area after 1820, with activities & clubs that hark back to old times

Redhouse Yacht Club & Sailing School offers river sailing & rowing in safe & tranquil surroundings. The famous annual Redhouse River Mile swimming competition attracts competitors from far and wide, as the riverside village becomes a hive of activity & fun.

If you prefer your feet firmly on the ground, there is the Redhouse Bowling Club & Squash Courts.

St George's Strand

Nestled in a little dune valley against the sea is the tiny hamlet of St Georges Strand. Pristine dunes & beaches lead you to the sea. This beach is the traditional new years day "cleansing" site of the local indigenous people.


Swartkops is a river's edge village overlooking the Swartkops river estuary & Nature Reserve - home to the Flamingo & Aloe Trails, a photographer’s paradise. View Gulls, Flamingos, Cormorants, Mud & Pink Prawns and several Buck species.

The trails wend there way through estuary grasslands, indigenous valley bushveld and Aloe plants and climb up the escarpment, affording dramatic views of the Swartkops estuary and nature reserve. Bush pig, blue duiker & grysbok may be seen. Further upstream are the flamingo filled salt pans.












Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 19:52