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  • Hogsback

    Fort Mitchell

    The picturesque village of Hogsback in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is the picture of tranquility as it lies surrounded by mountains and forests. But this was not always the case, and the nearby remains of Fort Mitchell bear testimony to the fact that for a period of time in the past the area was plagued by conflict.

  • Graaff Reinet

    Museum

    Graaff-Reinet is a small town in the Eastern Cape, but with an impressive history behind it. This little picturesque town, is home to the extraordinary Reinet House Museum. The Graaff-Reinet Museum was originally built in 1811, as a Dutch Reformed Parsonage. The Cape Dutch architecture is perfectly depicted by the yellow wood floors, spacious rooms and high ceilings, and ...

  • Transkei

    Coffee Bay

    Arguably one of the most beautiful spots along the Wild Coast, the small village of Coffee Bay, South Africa, is a definite must-see. Filled with rustic hotels, lodges and bars all within walking distance of each other, this small little town has unbeatable ambience. The beautiful beaches make for the perfect place to enjoy a variety of activities while the coastal forest and shrubbery ...

  • Parks

    Mountain Zebra National Park

    Mountain Zebra National Park is beautifully situated within the Eastern Cape Midlands. The Bankberg Mountains ease into large green plains and deep lush valleys. Home to a wide variety of wildlife, and featuring the Cape Mountain Zebra, this national park is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities, though conveniently located near Port Elizabeth.

  • East London

    Zoo

    If you’re visiting East London with your children in tow, take a trip to the Queens Park Zoo and Gardens. This small but fascinating zoo houses a variety of animals to keep children and adults of all ages occupied for hours. Whether your children prefer reptiles, fish, birds or mammals, they’ll find something they like at the Queens Park Zoo. What’s more, the entry fee is kept as low as ...

  • Airports

    East London Airport

    The East London Airport was established in 1927 by Lieutenant Colonel Alistair Miller with only one hangar and just the basics, such as a petrol pump and a telephone line. Today, the airport has expanded considerably, servicing approximately three hundred and forty thousand travelers a year and has become a popular airport for tourists, as it is located near many attractions and ...

  • Languages

    Xhosa

    Xhosa is listed amongst South Africa's 11 official languages and is spoken by approximately 18% of the country's population (plus-minus 7.9 million individuals). The language is marked by the large number of click consonant sounds used. Those who speak this language typically form part of the ethnic group called the amaXhosa and refer to their language as isiXhosa. Interestingly, the word ...

  • Eastern Cape

    The Point Beach

    With a reputation for offering some of the biggest and best waves in South Africa, Jeffrey’s Bay certainly needs no introduction. There are several surf points around the town’s coastline which make for great surfing. One of these is know as the Point. One of Jeffrey’s Bay’s more average and uncrowded surf spots, Point is popular with a variety of surfers.

  • Eastern Cape

    Hobie Beach

    Port Elizabeth’s Hobie Beach is probably the city’s most popular beach. Though there are various stretches of beach around the city’s coastline, Hobie is the top swimming and entertainment beach. Complete with a pier, close proximity to an entertainment complex, a lifeguard clubhouse, public toilets, showers, swimming pools and even an esplanade, there isn’t much you won't be able to do at ...

  • Game Reserves

    Addo Elephant Park

    South Africa is certainly a wildlife mecca, and one of the best places to see Africa's largest land mammal up close is at the Addo Elephant Park. Nestled in the bushveld of the Sunday’s River region, this impressive nature reserve was originally proclaimed a protected area in 1931. At that time, only eleven elephants remained in the area and they were in desperate need of these conservation ...