Going above and beyond

It is not only what you find on the Sardinia Bay Golf & Wildlife Estate that makes it special, but the treasures beyond its secured perimeter.

A mere three minutes’ drive brings you to the nomadic sand dune that watches over and constantly redefines one of the most scenic beaches in and around Port Elizabeth.

With lifeguards on duty throughout the summer season, this secluded swimming spot is a perennial favourite with beachgoers and surfers.

Kilometres of undisturbed coastline to the west makes it a happy hunting ground for walkers and runners while the rocky pathway to the east marks the starting point of the historic Sacramento hiking trail.

The Wurst Wagen is as synonymous with Sardinia Bay as sand and seagulls and no trip to the beach is quite complete without sampling its assortment of German-inspired takeaways and sweets.

A slight detour takes you to Heavenly Stables, where adventure beach rides on horseback are offered to novices and experienced riders.

En route, you will pass the Old Cash Store restaurant with its homely meals and country pub as well as the Apron Strings tea garden, which is neatly tucked away from the road.

Even closer to home is the Grass Roof farm stall and restaurant where healthy and organic meals are the order of the day.

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