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Eastern Cape Drive – Part 3

At Cape St Francis, there is a small port with a fleet of trawlers. These boats fish for squid, which this stretch of coast is famous for, and other lovely eating fish that lives in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Around Jeffreys Bay

Predictably, we had to sample their catch, so at lunch time, we headed for the local restaurant at Jeffreys Bay, which was packed at Sunday lunch.

Around Jeffreys Bay

Their fish (a local variety of snapper) was succulent and very fresh. And like most things in South Africa, prices were very reasonable. This was about AUD $10!

Around Jeffreys Bay

Eastern Cape Drive – Part 1

We saw a little bit of the coast west of Port Elizabeth, too. It was sweeping, windy, and mainly sand dunes. Reminded me a lot of Western Australia, actually.

Around Jeffreys Bay

There were plenty of aloes growing beach-side – not surprising since this was their natural habitat.

Around Jeffreys Bay

And what’s a piece of windswept coast without a lighthouse. This one stands at Cape St Francis, about 100km to the west of Port Elizabeth.

Around Jeffreys Bay