Sundays River Shuttle Colchester
Your private shuttle link between Port Elizabeth Sundays River and Colchester, We offer
guests a opportunity to visit the Addo National Elephant Park,
Sundays River worlds largest dune fields and the Sundays River Valley at a affordable, safe and convenient manner,
You will find this the ideal transfer option if you would like to visit
some of South Africa's Malaria Free Game Reserves and Unspoiled
Beaches in the Eastern Cape.
Est: 2005. All
Vehicles have Legal Road Permits and Passenger Liability
Insurance, Drivers have ProfessionalDriving
Permits for your Safety and Peace of Mind.
One of our friendly drivers will collect
you from the Airport Your Hotel or Guesthouse and transfer you
to any destination in the Eastern Cape.
For Friendly, Professional, Reliable 24/7 Service Call us on 083 6111 003
The villages of Colchester and Cannonville are nestled on the
banks of the beautiful Sundays River, a few kilometres from the
river mouth where it flows into the Indian Ocean through the
majestic and world-renowned Coastal Dune Fields. Only 40 km from
Port Elizabeth, this small community boasts a wide selection of
accommodation and is the closest point of entry (five km’s) into
the Greater Addo Elephant National Park Southern Gate.
The Sunday's River is a MUST SEE, and first on one’s list
should be to experience an excursion on a river ferry which will
transport guests to the river mouth, as well as up river for 6 –
12 km. Visitors can entertain themselves as the river is
particularly well know for its excellent estuarine fishing and
abundant bird life while water-sports are superb and includes
almost all water disciplines. A host of guest houses, bed &
breakfasts and camp sites near the river provide visitors with
activities like swimming, canoeing, fishing and ferry rides.
Where it flows – bolstered by the waters of the Great Fish
River - from the Darlington Dam towards the coastal village of
Colchester, where it meets the Indian Ocean.
On this leg of its journey, the Sundays River nourishes a
magical part of South Africa: Greater Addo and the dreamy
Sundays River Valley. Here, the Khoisan called it
'Nukakanna' - 'grassy water'.
The Addo Elephant National Park is your first stop where, at
sunset, you can watch the great grey beasts drinking at Hap Oor
Dam. If you stay in the park itself, you’ll be able to get those
dawn shots that make wildlife photography so special.
Should you be travelling in the area during October, the
fragrance of orange blossoms will be everywhere.
There’s a lookout over the Sundays River Valley and its
vastness of citrus where one can pay respects to James Percy
FitzPatrick, the pioneer-author who lies buried here and who
wrote the South African classic, Jock of the Bushveld.
It is said of Sir Percy, founder of the Sundays River Valley
Scheme: 'He imagined rain in the Karoo watering the oranges that
would be served at an English breakfast table.'
Nearby is the little town of Kirkwood, which hosts an annual
wildlife festival which can also involve the competitive
spitting of kudu droppings, a kitty show and arguably the best
boerewors (sausage) in the world.
Top off your Sundays River Valley journey with a
bird-watching cruise from Colchester to the nearby dunefields.
How to get here
The Sundays River Valley begins
at Colchester, about 37km north from Port Elizabeth on
Best time to visit
Summer holiday time during
December and January is most popular since the area comes alive with fun-in-the-sun activities.
Rivers and park are less crowded and the weather is as good just
before or after the high season if crowds are not your
thing. The Sundays River Valley is great in October,
when the orange blossoms are out.
Around the area
The award-winning luxury
Shamwari Game Reserve is the perfect destination for day
visitors to enjoy a game drive. Addo Elephant National
Park tours, Grahamstown heritage tours and Schotia
Safaris for viewing Lions.
Hire a Driver for a day or
Self-drive is recommended.
Length of stay
A couple of days to take in the
wildlife and scenery.
Where to stay
A number of nice guesthouses, there are five-star game lodges at Addo
and Shamwari; and farm guest houses make an
interesting departure from traditional accommodation
Scifest - Grahamstown
Ironman South Africa
National Arts Festival – Grahamstown
Kirkwood Wildsfees - Kirkwood
Addo Rose Show (Addo)
Start of Ocean Racing Series
New Year’s Eve celebrations
Who to contact for more Info
on Port Elizabeth