The Sunshine coast embraces the Nqgushwa Municipality and stretches from Port Elizabeth to East London. A large potion of the route falls within the Amathole District. The area has a subtropical climate, with temperatures in winter reaching an average of 21*C while summer temperatures climb to an average of 28*C. Leisure activities centre around the beaches, ocean and rivers as, even in winter, this region is lavishes in a mild climate. The towns and villages of Hamburg, Kayser’s Beach and Kidds Beach all offers and host watersports, adventure sports and boat trips.
There are two five -star accommodation on this route namely Mpekweni Resort works hard at giving children a great holiday experience, allowing their parents to relax and unwind; and Fish River Sun Hotel has one of the finest and testing golf course in the region that was designed by Gary Player. Both accommodation establishments offer health and beauty clinics and therapy rooms. Makanda Heritage Route forms part of the main route which runs through Double Drift Nature Reserve to Hamburg.