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If you’re looking to experience the Great Outdoors as how they were always intended to be – undeveloped, un-commercialized, and un-spoilt – then the Eastern Cape gem of Colchester is the destination for you. Just a 20 minute drive out of the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, Colchester, which lies on the banks of the Sundays River was named after the United Kingdom’s oldest city and provides the perfect refuge away from the stresses and strains of modern day life. Colchester, in addition to being away from traffic and visitor congestion and boasting a high quality of life, provides wonderful wildlife and bird viewing opportunities as well as activities to be enjoyed along the Sundays River. Visitors are encouraged to take boat cruises along the river and enjoy the soothing and idyllic environment that surrounds them or opt for a canoe trip where you can marvel at the breathtaking scenery while getting a decent work out! As mentioned already, wildlife in the area is plentiful; animals that can be viewed include the bush pig, grysbok, and bushbuck, while smaller animals featured are meerkats and mongooses. Bird watching opportunities here are equally impressive with visitors able to see colonies of the masked and Cape weavers, duck, heron, and waders; the Colchester salt pans additionally offer the chance to see the flamingo, the avocet, the Blue Crane, and the African Pied. Besides the abundant flora and fauna in the area, Colchester’s other noteworthy attribute are its sand dunes. Reported to have been in place for over 100 000 years now, these sand dunes are intriguing to all who visit Colchester and make for the perfect holiday photograph.