"OWN YOUR OWN ISLAND"
Looking for something unique, secure, charming and extra special?
The prestigious Royal Alfred Marina was opened in 1990 and is now 22 years old. It is the most successful marina in the southern hemisphere. Waterflow is tidal. Canals are wide and deep with attractive side walls. Each and every property has waterfrontage and its own private jetty. Security is the ultimate. Electrified fence together with sophisticated cameras. Gated estate with 24 hour manned gatehouse and security patrols on water and land. This private estate covers 45 hectares and is made up of 5 islands – Lady Hamilton Isle being the only private and singularly owned island. It comprises of a consolidation of 6 even measuring 3863 sq m in total. It was designed with a boat house on the southern end and a sprawling mansion of a house in the middle with a pool and water features and a tennis court and tennis club house on the northern side. Cantalever decks, private jetties and a floating ferry connect one with life on the water and access to and from the main land. Create and build your dream home and a lifestyle of your own. Many options exist. Bearing in mind that you are dealing with 6 even one could build 2 or 3 houses and accommodate the whole family and/or friends. One could unconsolidate and give title to different owners.
The marina was developed on the estuary of the famous Kowie River in Port Alfred. Boats have access to sea or up river for approx 26 km. Deep sea fishing and boating trips are the order of the day with many a fine fish being caught off shore. Scuba diving, jet skiing, surfing, waterskiing and/or leisurely boat trips up river where one can absorb and enjoy the peace and tranquillity and beautiful natural flaura and fauna.
Port Alfred is a small coastal resort with a lot to offer. Often referred to as ‘the heart of the sunshine coast’ it boasts a pleasant moderate climate with some of the finest beaches to be found. One can walk for miles to the east or west inhaling the fresh ocean air filled with admiration of the spectacular golden dunes, rocks, little creatures of the coast, the awesome blue ocean and the frequent spotting of a shoal of dolphins and the occasional whale.
A private and public hospital, high school, 2 good shopping centres, plenty of interesting restaurants, 2 of the finest golf courses – the Royal Port Alfred (Links) and the Fish River Sun (Gary Player designed), 2 active and enthusiast bowls clubs, 2 tennis clubs, croquet, bridge and much more can suit everyone’s needs. A number of famous and affordable game reserves in close proximity. Grahamstown, the educational centre, offering 3 private schools, 3 public schools and Rhodes University is but a mere 60 km away.
Royal Alfred Marina, Port Alfred
Port Alfred was established in the early 1820s by British settlers who were moved into the area by Lord Charles Somerset as a buffer between the Western Cape and the Ama Xhosa. Originally it was two separate towns (settlers arriving on the west bank in 1820 named their settlement Port Kowie, and those arriving on the east bank named theirs Port Frances). In 1839, William Cock started to block the natural river...
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