A peaceful spot
Port Elizabeth Travel Blog› entry 228 of 254 › view all entries
We spent yesterday in Port Elizabeth, and as we were staying close to the beach we didn't stray far from there. It was a lovely, warm day so we strolled along the seafront and sat on the beach for a while, watching the locals play football. We discovered a few craft stalls on the waterfront and made a couple of purchases. Our souvenir buying has increased recently as we have bought an extra bag exactly for this purpose - we are no longer lightweight travellers - not sure really whether we ever were.
So today, we got back on the Bazbus to travel further along the coast. We had a very informative driver today who told us about the area we were entering. The Transkei used to be one of the homelands created by the apartheid government, and is now apparently the poorest area of SA. At lunchtime we arrived in Cintsa, and the rest of the bus were jealous they were not staying. We were at Buccaneers Hostel, which is supposedly one of the best in SA. It is set in wild coastal forest, has exceptional sea and lagoon views and a great beach on its doorstep. Our accomodation is a secluded cottage with its own dining room/kitchen - so far it is living up to its reputation.