Eastern Cape

The second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape Province is situated between the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, and bordered by the Orange River and Drakensberg Mountains.

The Eastern Cape is an interesting place to visit. Some of the country’s most powerful political figures, like Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela, were born here and the capital city, Port Elizabeth, was a crucial center of the anti-apartheid movement.

A number of very good tour operators offer excellent township tours that provide an insight into Port Elizabeth’s role in South African history, as well as an introduction into traditional Xhosa rites and ceremonies.

Regions of the Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth

The Nelson Mandela Metro (including Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) is the gateway to the Eastern Cape Region, its well-equipped airport and harbour linking South Africa with other national and international destinations.

East London

A city that still manages to retain some of its old fashioned values blended with a dollop of laidback charm makes East London – the gateway to the wild coast and the sunshine coast and the only river port in South Africa – one of the most.

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast is an apt description of a coastal belt beset with countless little villages, each offering access to beaches, rivers, lagoons and hiking trails that stretches between the Tsitsikamma and East London in the Eastern Cape.

Tsitsikamma

The incredibly beautiful area of land that lies between the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the sea stretches west to the Bloukrans River and east to Eerste River, and is named after the San word that means “place of abundant water”.

Frontier Country

A hauntingly beautiful region, arguably the crucible of South African history, Frontier Country is a vibrant mix of all the best that Africa has to offer.

Greater Addo

Greater Addo is largely dominated by the Addo Elephant Park, the boundaries of which now extend right from the edge of Darlington Dam in the north to Colchester at the coast, incorporating the beautiful Sundays River Valley.

Karoo Heartland

Often referred to as the ‘dry heart’ of South Africa, the Karoo Heartland is but a portion of the Karoo set on the eastern periphery of the central plateau. The Karoo, regarded in the past by many as something of a desolate, barren backwater.

Baviaanskloof

Experience the rugged beauty of South Africa when you book overnight accommodation in Baviaanskloof for the whole family or as a romantic getaway for two. There is a gorge that lies in the valley, stretching for over 100 kilometres.

Amatola

The Amatola region is one of the most beautiful and diverse in the Eastern Cape. The Amatolas stretch into the hinterland just north of Grahamstown and west of Stutterheim, their slopes covered in dense natural forests of white stinkwoods and yellowoods.

Wild Coast

As its name suggests, the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape that extends between the Mtamvuna River in the north and the Great Kei River to the south, is an untamed wilderness.

Eastern Cape Highlands

Ukhahlamba, the Xhosa word meaning ‘barrier of spears’, refers to the majestic portion of the Drakensberg that dominates the northern section of the Eastern Cape, forming a border with the Free State.

2 Replies to “Eastern Cape”

  • I live in the eastern cape and I’d like to explore our province.. . Are there any establishments whereby I can use my R1000 voucher please?
    Many thanks! 🤗

    • We are currently looking for places in the Eastern Cape that would like to be part of our next destination marketing campaign. Hold onto you voucher its valid till Nov 2021 and just check back every few months and see which new places are on board

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