Birders Paradise on the river’s edge
to mingle together, yet they also enjoy the private, quiet life that Redhouse has to offer.
The village offers a beautiful public garden, squash courts, lawn bowling green, yacht club, and rowing clubs. The University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) Rowing Club and the Grey High School Rowing Club are both based in Redhouse. Besides activities within Redhouse, there are also ample attractions and places of interest in and around the greater Port Elizabeth area to visit during your stay at Rivers Edge Guesthouse (read more here). For mountain bikers, the Swartkops river estuary with its adjacent salt-pans that surround Rivers Edge Guesthouse provide a maze of interesting trails over flat terrain during the dry season.
For birders, the Swartkops Estuary is one of the best places in South Africa to see the less common estuarine waders, terns and greater flamingo. It is an important Bird Area, with over 10 000 waterbirds in summer and is one of the “must see” birding venues in Port Elizabeth. For fishermen, casting a line from the private jetty in front of Rivers Edge Guesthouse can result in good catches, and saltwater fish species that can be hooked here include dusky kob, smallspotted grunter, white steenbras, Cape stumpnose, and Leerfish (aka Garrick). A series of surveys has accounted for 86 species of fish that commonly occur in the Swartkops river and estuary system.
For bookings call + 27 (0)72 224 9971 or email [email protected]versedge.co.za or visit www.riversedge.co.za