Activities at Seagulls
Seagulls boasts excellent fishing waters including Rock, Surf and River fishing. The Qolora Lagoon is fished by Salt Water Fly Fishermen. A large variety of fish are regularly taken along the Seagulls coastline, with the best fishing right in front of the hotel, which is only footsteps from the beach. Species include Bluefish (bronze bream), Galjoen (damba), Zebra (five finger bream), Kob (daga salmon), Leervis (garrick), Pignose Grunter (white steenbras)... to mention a few.
Natural bait is in abundance - sand cracker (sandprawn), Redbait, octopus, etc. Other baits are available at the hotel viz. Pilchards, squid, pink prawn.
There is a fishermans freezer available for guests to use at all times.
We have an adult pool and a kiddies pool at the hotel. The swimming beach and lagoon are a short walk from the hotel. (10 minutes)
Seagulls Hotel is situated right on the beach. Upon request, the hotel will pack a picnic breakfast or lunch for you and your family.
Trevor Wigley, a retired Transkei trader, who is exceptionally well versed in Xhosa tradition and culture and has a wide knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area conducts this trail for his own account. The trail consists of boating, walking, boating, walking up the Qolora river and through the riverine bush and forest where the birdlife is abundant. You will see and learn about the different trees and plants, and how the Xhosa people use them for muti (traditional medicine). You will pass through a big gorge which is also part of the Falklands fault. The trail takes three hours and is not onerous. Part of the fee which you pay goes to the local people who assist Trevor.
Trevor takes you to a Sangomas (traditional healers) kraal where you learn about the traditional Xhosa lifestyle and see a demonstration of how the sangoma plies her trade. You will also be treated to a display of Xhosa dancing by the children.
In 1856 - 1857, as a result of prophecies the Xhosa nation slaughtered 400,000 cattle and destroyed their crops in the firm belief that their dead ancestors would arise and bring with them new cattle and crops, and drive the white man back into the sea from whence he had come. Visit the pools of prophesy and learn the full story of how 50,000 Xhosas starved to death.