Bird­ers Par­adise on the river’s edge

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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

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