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We are creating sustainable travel accommodation and a platform for responsible travelers to relax in the Redhouse village and the surrounding communities in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

We encourage responsible travelling and give travelers opportunities to actively support local communities as they travel though the Eastern Cape and South Africa.

The Redhouse village and surrounding communities are currently involved in various Music Therapy, Art, Permaculture, Conservancy, Education, Internships and Social projects. 28 towpath is located in a quiet Village, on the edge of Port Elizabeth,10km from beach,45km from Addo and other Game Parks. We hope to attract like minded musicians, artists, surfers, windsurfers, watersports people, rowers, travellers, wwoofers, warmshower cycle tourists, meditaters, music therapists, permaculture gardeners, healers, yogis and people who like good food and need swimming lessons. we support autism awareness.

Contact : markwatts80@gmail.com

Furnished House on the Riverfront

This Riverfront home is divided into 2 separate living spaces to ensure more privacy and comfort for our guests and meet current regulations. Guests can rent a 5-bedroom house that includes a spacious ensuite river facing room and a beautiful balcony room that overlooks the bird estuary and riverfront. It has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, dining space, and step area suitable for outdoor dining or braais.

Food is FREE Gardens

List your Garden. Do you have a food Garden? Connect a garden and distribute #foodisfree

Let us know if you need help identifying fruit and veg in your garden to give away or eat.

You’re invited to grab free food from our gardens. Please contact Mark

We make compost which heats the water of the shower which runs into the garden and feeds the veg, herb and fruit forest in Redhouse.

Humewood, PE, South Africa:

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The riverfront garden in Winter

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Back garden winter '19

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Addo in Winter is awesome!

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so much clover!

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Garden Route

The garden route is one of the most popular attractions South-Africa has to offer for travelers and tourists alike.

It starts from Storms river situated in the eastern cape which is fairly close to Port Elizabeth and go as far as Mossel bay, part of the western cape.

The name comes from the green and diverse vegetation found alongside all the different lagoons and lakes close to the seaside.

28towpath is a perfect location to start the journey to exploring the garden route. We also provide lots of information as to where to go when going on garden route journey.

What’s making tourists finally spend more than 5 days in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

A result of the variety of activities on offer at 28 towpath, we’ve noticed that travellers are now spending more time in PE than ever.

28 towpath offers the best of both worlds : located on the riverfront (a natural environment which offers tourists a quiet space to unwind) and 15 km from the vibrant PE down town citylife.

Many tourists simply sit back and read a book or watch the river flow by for 2 days.

Another popular day in the life of a traveller here at 28 towpath is breakfast ~ birdwatching tour on a SUP ~ catch the 11:20am train from Redhouse to PE / the start of a PE downtown walking tour of route 67 ~ lunch at the etheopian restaurant ~ mini bus to the beach front for beer at the beer shack ~ 5pm / 6pm train back to Redhouse~ potjie on stoep ~ djembe drumming around the fire pit ~ jump naked off the jetty into the river ~ Bed.

28 towpath is also involved and supports various social and environmental  upliftment projects and communities. Tourists love to go and meet the people at the heart of these projects.

And tourists love the Addo and Scotia game farm experience.

Other lekker activities include:

Windsurfing and surfing lessons

Nature walks