IN A NUTSHELL
How far from the big city? Just under an hour’s drive (86km) from Port Elizabeth, even though the condition of the road is terrible in places.
Facilities A Kwikspar, Absa and FNB, two doctors, two filling stations, an Agrimark shop and a liquor store (Met Eish Liquors).
Nearest hospitals The state hospital in Humansdorp (41km) and a Mediclinic in Jeffreys Bay (55km).
Nearest retirement villages Ons Tuiste in Humansdorp and Fountains in Jeffreys Bay.
Schools Gamtoos Valley Primary School in town and Nico Malan High School in Humansdorp.
Nearest Woolies Jeffreys Bay (55km).
Municipality Kouga Municipality, with a local office in town.
Big events The Citrus Festival in June, Winterberg Castrol 400 Enduro off-road motorbike race in September, Farm Bazaar for the benefit of the church in October, and the Gamtoos golf day in Hankey in November.
Patensie Tourism Tolbos Country Shop and Restaurant, corner of the R331 and Charlie Malan Street.
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