Afrikaans name: Park Rynie
There are some beautiful beaches in the Park Rynie area
Park Rynie was established in 1857. It is named after Renetta Hoffman, nicknamed Rynie, who was wife of one of the local landowners. It is a small town and is situated just south of Scottburgh.
The beach at Park Rynie is beautiful and attracts a lot of tourists. The beaches also offer good scuba diving and fishing. The best fishing spots in the area are Granite Rocks and Rocky Bay. If you feel like spending some time away from the beach then you can take a drive inland to Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve. If you are into birding or trees then you will enjoy a walk around T.C. Robertson Nature Reserve at Scottburgh. For the more adventurous one can organise to go shark-cage diving from Rocky Bay.
During World War 1 there was a whaling station at Rocky Bay. Today all that is left is the Rocky Bay pier and the slipway which is now used by fishing boats.
If you are looking for accommodation then Caravan Cove and Rocky Bay Resort are popular caravan parks in the area. Rocky Bay Resort also offers accommodation in rustic log cabins.
Above - Park Rynie only has a few shops but Scottburgh, just down the road, has all the conveniences you need
Above - Catholic Church
Above - Park Rynie's main beach
References and further readingConolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 190
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 126
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 330
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 215
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 114