Whether you are looking for an adventure, a romantic getaway or just a break from the hustle and the bustle, Chintsa and it's surrounding area offers it all.
From long, leisurely strolls on our endless beaches, to game drives, fishing, surfing or a round of golf, you will be able to find what you need only a few minutes' drive away.
Telephone numbers for all restaurants and activities are included in our information brochure in our pods. Guests are requested to book their own activities directly with the establishment involved.
The Green Deck with its incredible 360º view of both sunrise & sunset offers an amazing opportunity for photographers. The pitch darkness also makes for excellent moon- and starscapes photography or for a relaxing sundowner or morning coffee.
Long walks on the beach are a must, but the Eastern Cape is the Adventure Province and hiking, biking, mountain biking, horse riding, surfing, kite surfing, fishing competitions, kayaking, a round of golf, game viewing, the annual Wild Coast Jikeleza Festival, market days, microlight & helicopter trips, quad biking, zip-lining, beer tasting …. all of this can be found within a 15 minute drive from the lodge.
The breathtakingly Hole in the Wall is a 3-4 hour drive away. Madiba’s village of birth, Qunu, is only 2 hours away, as is the Graham's Town Arts Festival. There is also a vibrant art scene in Chintsa. During December there’s a joyous holiday vibe all around, and we let our hair down. As for the rest of the year, you’ll find the peace & quiet here truly magical and healing.
pick-up at Purple Haze Eco Lodge
Cultural Village Tours
experience South African village life
3 min drive away
Art and entertainment
The Hearth of Cintsa Studio Gallery & Project Space
3 min drive away
wave riding, whale & dolphin watching, dolphin swimming (if conditions allow)
Schafli Road bookings: +27 (0) 043 734 3234
Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
8 min drive away
c/o Tainton & Schafli Rd bookings : +27 (0) 43 734 3055 / facebook
Tea in the Trees
10 min drive away
restaurant & community events venue market days twice a month
Cintsa Horses & The Newhampshire
horse riding on the beach
11 min drive away
Tainton Rd, Chintsa West bookings: +27 (0) 43 738 5141 / facebook
Areena Riverside Resort
12 min drive away
abseiling, ziplining, quad biking, paintball, segways
Schafli Rd bookings: +27 (0) 43 734 3055
Olivewood Golf Club
7 min drive away
18-hole golf course
Tues - Sun bookings: +27 (0) 87 350 4309