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.

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pick-up at Purple Haze Eco Lodge

Cultural Village Tours

experience South African village life

by arrangement

3 min drive away

Art and entertainment

The Hearth of Cintsa Studio Gallery & Project Space

Atalaia Building, Chintsa Drive, Chintsa East  
10:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00   tel: +27 (0) 72 111 1804 / facebook / instagram

3 min drive away

Extreme boating with Murray

Ocean Xtreme

wave riding, whale & dolphin watching, dolphin swimming (if conditions allow)

 bookings: +27 (0) 83 486 5740 / facebook / instagram

  Schafli Road     bookings: +27 (0)  043 734 3234

Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

8 min drive away

wildlife sanctuary
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

Rehabilitation Centre

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
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Tues - Sun      bookings: +27 (0) 87 350 4309

Atalaia Building, Chintsa Drive, Chintsa East  
 10:00 - 13:00, 15:00 - 18:00   >   072 111 1804 > facebook or instagram