Kleinemonde at a glance
Situated just 16km from Port Alfred, nestled between East London and Port Elizabeth is the charming seaside village of Kleinemonde. Characterised by a long stretch of white unspoilt sand dunes, a beach and tranquil estuaries – this little oasis found on the Sunshine Coast epitomises peace, serenity and vast natural beauty.
Kleinemonde living encapsulates the feeling of escaping from city and urban life with essential amenities including a petrol station and café - although modern facilities and first rate shopping opportunities is on offer in neighbouring towns and suburbs. There are many outdoor activities and past times in Kleinemonde, these include fishing, swimming and boating along the river or sunbathing on the beach.
Kleinemonde’s property market is predominantly made up out of residential and holiday accommodation options. With many properties located on the banks of the Kleinemonde River, they boast spectacular views of the water and lush foliage. Homes here are sought-after and modestly priced from R995 000 to R5 million.
Port Alfred (16km)
Boasting a stunning setting, mild climate, breath-taking beaches as well as world-class amenities, Port Alfred is the closest metro to Kleinemonde.
Bathurst is situated approximately 30 minutes inland from Kleinemonde, on the R67 road. Comprising the alleged oldest extant public house in the country, Bathurst is best known for the giant pineapple that is located at the edge of town.
As one of the largest towns in the Makana Local Municipality, Grahamstown is home to Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape Division and many other modern amenities and attractions.
• Port Alfred Netcare Hospital (18km)
• Port Alfred Town Clinic (20km)
• Settlers Hospital (74km)
• Settlers Day Hospital (70km)
Shaw Park Primary School
This co-ed primary school educates around eighty learners from Grade RR to Grade 7. Situated in Kleinemonde, this institution fosters an environment of safety and security where individuals have the freedom to develop their full potential. Supported by a team of dedicated and skilled personnel the success of the school is contributed to going above and beyond to make sure that each child receives the attention they need to become respectful and caring members of their communities.
Port Alfred High School (10km)
Priding itself on its family and core values of sound, holistic education Port Alfred High School endeavours to prepare each learner to face the future with confidence. With a motto that reads ‘Deeds not Words’, they place focus on honesty, integrity, commitment and loyalty. Boasting several cultural and interactive extra murals and activities including; surfing, debating, first aid and chess – this institution strives to provide the best education and care for each individual.
Other recommended schools in the area:
• Nomzamo High School (7km)
• Happy Hours Pre-Primary School (8km)
Stenden University South Africa (10km)
This unique higher education institution, located in Port Alfred, was established in 2001 and has since gained a sound repute and exemplary track record of top quality education. Their exceptional curriculum is based on their foundation of internationalisation, problem based learning, and research – allowing them to become leaders in the higher education arena.
Rhodes University (70km)
Established in 1904, Rhodes has become synonymous with high quality education and academic excellence. Located in Grahamstown, this university boasts one of the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in the country. Approximately 8000 students walk the hallways of this institution at any given time comprising domestic and international students alike. Rhodes offers students a host of different faculties, these include; Humanities, Science, Commerce, Pharmacy, Law and Education. A motto of ‘Where Leaders Learn’ is testament to the knowledgeable, skilled and professional scholars that graduate from this institution.
• Port Alfred Airport (17 km)
• Grahamstown Airport (59 km)
• Bisho Airport (76 km)
• East London Airport (92 km)
Rosehill Mall Port Alfred
This trendy establishment located in the heart of Port Alfred incorporates the beauty of its surround into their spectacular décor and design which adds to the overall shopping experience. Key stores have been carefully selected to provide maximum convenience for each shopper – boasting a myriad of facilities including; cinemas, restaurants, chain-and speciality stores. This centre holds is regarded one of the highest rated green projects of its kind and has incorporated energy saving and natural materials into its design and functionality.
Three Sisters Horse Trails
Situated approximately 5km from Kleinemonde along the R72 is the not-to-missed Three Sisters Horse Trails. This horse riding adventure and hiking trails will take visitors on a journey through secluded beaches, steep sand dunes and lush forests – following tracks through rivers, farmlands and across stunning wetlands. Choose between day or overnight trips where you can visit historical sites and stay in a seaside cottage with breath-taking views and cattle grazing around you.
Kowie History Museum
Just 17 km from Kleinemonde sits this quaint museum that is dedicated to the history of the Albany District and its early inhabitants in the 1800’s. Its collection includes an antique card index listing the names of thousands of settlers as well as the story and visuals of the mysterious Briseis shipwreck which has been attracting many divers from all over the world.
Great Fish Point Lighthouse
Erected in the late nineteenth century after a long delay, the Great Fish Point Lighthouse’s light was finally lit on the 1st of July 1989. Seated at the mouth of the Great Fish River in Port Alfred, this nautical landmark stands at 75 metres above sea level and has guided thousands of Indian Ocean faring ships over the years.
Boasting one of the largest pineapple growing areas in the country, Bathurst is home to the largest pineapple structure in the world – which is located on the outskirts of the town. Standing at nearly 17m high and comprising three storeys, the Bathurst Pineapple is made out of a fiberglass casing that covers a steel and concrete skeleton. This fruity attraction has a gift shop, spectacular views and educational tourist information and displays about the pineapple industry and the Eastern Cape.
If you are looking for a home in a tranquil seaside haven look no further, Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty has prime residential homes available in Kleinemonde. In close proximity to city centres, modern amenities and world-class educational institutions Kleinemonde is the ideal place for you and your family to enjoy a quiet village lifestyle among natural splendour. Contact our dedicated team today to find the Kleinemonde home of your dream.