Cintsa East, or recently named Chintsa East, just off the N2 highway to Durban, is the southern gateway to the Wild Coast and is famous for its unspoilt beaches, rich natural environment and casual rural lifestyle. Just 40 km from East London in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, a major river harbour port city, complete with an established airport, Chintsa East serves as the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday or business stopover.
Chintsa East itself contains many attractions. Its beautiful 6km long beach with odd fishing rocky outcrops and good surfing, is flawless in every way. Whale and Dolphin sightings are a regular occurrence at various times of the year. The town also has a good offering of restaurants from the romantic to the rustic with very reasonable prices. Take away food is also available. The local country club, which welcomes all visitors, also has tennis, bowls, volleyball and an extensive library. The vibrant youth team keeps everyone entertained with social activities in the summer season. Apart from the small local stores, there is a large Shopping Center 18km away, which caters for all food/liquor, medical, banking, dining, etc needs.
Other attractions are nearby, including a local Brewery, Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve Accommodation (7km) which offers Elephant and Cheetah encounters and Game drives, Nearby Olivewood Golf Course and wine bar, Areena Adventure Resort (10km), Gonubie Golf Course (30km) and a superb Golf Course with magnificent sea views is available at Kei Mouth.
More information about Cintsa and Horizon View can be found on our 'About Us' page and our personal 'Blog' page.
Directions to Horizon View From the East London Airport, turn left and travel north east through the town, follow the N2 highway and Mthatha/Durban signs. Approximately 33kms outside East London, turn right at the Chintsa/East Coast sign (Tarred road). Travel for approx 7km and turn left at the Chintsa East/Cefani sign. Travel for 5.4km, over the hill and turn right into Dolphin Drive. Take first right into Heron Loop. All roads are tarred.