Arriving @ South Africa

After a night on the plane, we had arrived in Port Elizabeth, where we had a week before our camper was expected to arrive per ship. We spent the time exploring PE and its surroundings with a rented car.

South Africa – the rainbow nation
Maitland beach

One of our excursions took us to Jeffreys Bay, where we had a lovely seaside restaurant in good memory from 18 years ago. It still exists and the seafood was as excellent, as we remembered.

The place is called “Die Walskipper”, you sit directly at the sea with your feet in the sand, while fresh fish and seafood is grilled behind you. A place you shouldn’t miss, when coming to Jeffreys Bay!

Seafood platter for 2
Retrospect: from the family archive 2004
Retrospect: from the family archive 2004
Jeffreys Bay
Cape Recife lighthouse

Another excursion took us to the light house at Cape Recife, built in 1849 at the cape south of Port Elizabeth.

On the beach, we met a couple from Mossel Bay, which comes here to gather these ugly lumps the rough sea had washed ashore. When you cut it open, you can take out the mussel-like inside, which doesn’t taste good, but makes a fine bait for fishing. Also the seagulls try to get to it, picking it open.

Bait for fisihing

For a last drink at sunset, Barney’s Tavern was a good spot. But our favourite restaurant became “Hello It’s Me Kitchen Bar” at the Boardwalk Mall with great views and food.

More about PE on our next post!

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