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PO Box 2102, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
The holiday town of Port Alfred with a population of 25000 people, which grows drastically during the festive seasons, is home to the Royal Alfred Marina and Small Boat Harbour and is one of the older commercial fishing ports in South Africa. The port of the Kowie River, or Port Kowie, as it was known in the 1840's was established in the early 1820s by British settlers who were moved into the area by Lord Charles Somerset as a buffer between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa people. The potential of the river mouth as a port was realised when The Locust, a small brig was able to transit the mouth to offload supplies. Plans were immediately set in motion to widen and deepen the channel to allow ships with deeper draft to enter.