• Bonzabay Beach
  • Bonzabay Sunrise
  • Bonzabay Lagoon
  • Early morning
  • Dune
  • Oyster Catcher eggs
  • Birds nests
  • Oystercatchers
  • Flame Lily
  • Cloud
  • Birds
  • Ship at sea
  • Stormy seas
  • Seagulls at sunrise
  • Winter sunrise
  • Full moon

Welcome to Bonza Bay

Bonza Bay is situated on the east coast of South Africa. It is part of Beacon Bay, a suburb of East London The seashore, lagoon and dune forest is an area of unspoilt natural beauty. It is home to a large variety of fauna and flora - and some lucky people!

What we do

We archive:

  • Bonza Bay's social and natural history
  • Observations of fauna and flora, especially birds and trees
  • Articles about conservation, crabs, dune bush, invasive alien weeds, ming pottery, oyster catchers, shipwrecks, spittle bugs, and vegetation

We also:

  • Keep records of rainfall and the water level in the Quinira Lagoon
  • Provide information to cemetery and genealogy records of people in the Eastern Cape
  • Sell books - click here to view our books

Latest news

Blacksmith Plover chicks

07 October — Blacksmith Plover chicks

Following up on Blacksmith Plover eggs found on the banks of the Quinera River last month, four chicks were hatched on Friday 4th October, three of which were photographed this morning.

Contribute to this site

We invite you to share your Bonza Bay observations, memories and photographs.
Contact us at carl@bonzabay.co.za