The Seaview area is renowned for its tidal pools which are safe to swim in and its fishing, diving and snorkelling opportunities, as well as its scenic walking trails.
Whale watching season starts from June until December and dolphins can be seen chasing waves all year round.
Virtually just up the road from the beautiful Maitland River mouth, with its incredible sand dunes, lies the quaint little village of Seaview, famed for its Seaview Game and Lion Park.
Despite the fact that one is roughly 30 minutes from the airport and the centre of Port Elizabeth, Seaview, as its name suggests, offers magnificent views of the sea from its treed hills, and a tranquil place to unwind in the area of Port Elizabeth regarded as the 'wild side' because of the miles of undisturbed sandy beach and crashing waves.
The village has its own shopping centre, bottle store & restaurants.
Restaurants in the area:
Elephant Walk Restaurant
The dizzy dolphin Pub and Grill
Seaview is still all about fishing, swimming - there is the odd little tidal pool for little ones - and snorkelling, and is as reminiscent of country living as you can get this close to a major city.
The Seaview Game and Lion Park is home to over 40 species of wildlife that include giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and monkeys - all of whom roam free - and enclosures that provide sanctuary to crocodiles, meerkat, genets, jackals and caracals - all of whom are released into the wild, if possible.
A little further afield are other game farms such as the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, or Shamwari, and the Addo Elephant Park - home of the 'big seven'.