Private Bush Retreat
Sebumo Tude Nature’s Lounge is a private Bush Retreat where you can find your inspiration; take some ‘time out’ and restore your senses. On 480 ha pristine Eastern Cape Bushveld awaits you an amazing birdlife and a dazzling array of botanical.
Sebumo Tude Nature’s Lounge, located at the picturesque Sunshine Coast between Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea, offers best of both worlds: Bush and Beach.
Stylish Bush Destination
Thatched chalets with private timber decks mushroom from the predominantly green bush, which may be decorated by yellow acacias in summer or orange aloes in winter.
A sparkling pool overlooking the valley invites to lounge with a good book or a ice-cold drink.
The private Fine Country Cuisine offers al fresco dining at roaring fires or romantic candle-light dinners in an exceptional ambiance.
Sebumo Tude Nature’s Lounge is all about tranquillity and good things in life, so please enjoy.
The Charm Of The Dorp
Kenton-on-Sea has a distinct sea holiday feeling to it and Port Alfred’s Marina reminds one of St Tropez in the sixties, where urbanites gather to unwind. Out of season, the town is beautifully quiet with the locals coming out of hibernation. Port Alfred’s tourist attractions are rapidly expanding, showing an increase in restaurants and shops.
The renowned Royal Port Alfred Golf Club with spectacular sea views and roaming antelope is only twenty minutes away from the Lodge and another twenty minutes drive will bring you to the Golf Course at the Fish River Sun Hotel on the banks of the magnificent Fish River.
The Home Of The Cool
In fact, the entire Eastern Cape coastline offers a magnificent array of surf experiences, with Jeffrey’s Bay and Port Alfred/ Bokness high on the list. Added to this ocean-based eco-tourism, including sightings of dolphins also making the most of those legendary tubes, whale-watching and a large number of idyllic safe-bathing beaches. Unsurprisingly with this kind of lifestyle, where each turn of the winding roads throws up another curve of golden and irresistible swell, this coastal route attracts the environmentalist, surfer or anyone else looking for a place to relax.
Over the past years parts of the province have been successful conserved with the long term view of reintroducing the Big Five. A number of Private Game Reserves offer excellent game opportunities here. In addition to this Greater Addo Elephant National Parkoffers unrivalled sightings opportunities for the elephant lover.
Each freezing July in winter, a mammoth party takes place in sleepy Grahamstown. For seven days, 100,000 people descend on the little town, intent upon being part of an arts festival like no other. The annual Arts Festival has the official programme, consisting of important theatrical productions, major art expos, top-rate dance performances and new works by all manner of local and international artists. The popular fringe festival takes all applicants wanting to perform, resulting in the streets being filled with the wild, wacky and wired.
The Eastern Cape region of South Africa is poorly understood, largely because it is overshadowed by the glamour of its neighbouring province, the Western Cape. Yet not only is the Eastern Cape host of some of the most exquisite sectors of the world-famous Garden route, on which the Stroms River mouth and thicketed Tsitsikamma Mountains can be found, but also a truly exceptional – even for South Africa – variety of irresistible lures for everyone from keen fossil hunters to hardcore surfers and the average five year-old intent on a day spent hunting for shells on the beach.
And as if that were not enough, the Eastern Cape is also the birthplace of political giant Nelson Mandela. In fact, not only is this the area home to Madiba – a word which denotes his clan – as he is popular known, but also to an awe-inspiring panoply of other truly eminent leaders and political thinkers.