Bizwani Beach Cottage
- 22 Marine Drive, Schoenmakerskop, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), 6070, Eastern Cape
The cottage is ideal for visitors wanting to be a stone’s throw from Port Elizabeth, but wishing to swap city life for the sound of the waves, big skies and panoramic seascapes. Schoenmakerskop boasts quiet swimming beaches, rock pools, fishing, a coastal reserve, beach and fynbos walks, ocean views, varied marine life and picnic spots away from the hustle and bustle of Port Elizabeth. In summer beach and walks entice, and in winter the fynbos is at its best and whales are seen regularly blowing and breaching. Directly in front of Bizwani is a pathway to a sheltered swimming spot.
The Sacramento Trail is the most popular of the trails available and is an 8 km round trip coastal walk from Schoenmakerskop to Sardinia Bay through a coastal Nature Reserve. The walk follows the coastline to Sardinia Bay, and the returns through hills of indigenous fynbos offering grand views. The area offers attractive seascapes, landscapes and, depending on the season, some remarkable displays of dune vegetation and wild flowers. At the end of the village, a bronze cannon points towards the wreck site of the Portuguese galleon, Sacramento, which floundered and sank on 30 June 1647.
- Capacity: 4 people
Check-in: 15:00 to 20:00
- Address: 22 Marine Drive, Schoenmakerskop, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), 6070, Eastern Cape
- All ages welcome