There is plenty to see and do in the Eastern Cape and this great province makes the perfect start or end to a trip along the Garden Route. Traditional home to the Xhosa people, the Eastern Cape has borne many a well known South African politician including the late Nelson Mandela as well as Oliver Tambo, the namesake for Johannesburg’s international airport. The Eastern Cape is serviced by two small but well developed cities. East London, gateway to the Wild Coast and the Sunshine Coast, offers a balmy subtropical climate and warm swimming beaches. Port Elizabeth is well known for its fun water sports on Algoa Bay and is close to malaria free Addo Elephant National Park and the surrounding private game reserves. A number of excellent game lodges have been established in this area over the past 15 years and these reserves are now competitive alternative safari destinations to visitors. Grahamstown has an artistic flair and hosts the popular annual National Arts Festival, a fun-filled 10 day event featuring performances in arts, music, theatre as well as crafts. Further west along the coast, the relaxed seaside town of Jeffrey’s Bay attracts surfers from far and wide to try out one of the best and longest right hand surf breaks in the world.
Addo & The Eastern Cape
Camp Figtree is perched on the edge of a dramatic valley in the Zuurberg Mountains of South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
Kariega Game Reserve
The 9000 hectare Kariega Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth offers a great wildlife experience in the Eastern Cape
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve near Addo
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape near Grahamstown.
Hacklwood Hill - Port Elizabeth
Hacklewood Hill Country House built in 1898, is a Victorian Manor House set in peaceful and exclusive surroundings.
Lalibela Game Reserve near Addo
Lalibela Game Reserve's location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems.
Beach Hotel - Port Elizabeth
Situated a stone's throw from the world renowned Hobie Beach, The Beach Hotel is an ideal hotel for families visiting PE
Gorah Elephant Camp - Addo
Embark on a noble safari to Gorah Elephant Camp in the Addo area - an outpost of tented romance