Tag: eastern cape

  • Carnival

    Although part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, which also includes the cities of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, Despatch is seldom included on a person’s list of things to see. The small town, which started as a despatch point for the sending of bricks by rail to Port Elizabeth, does not have many notable attractions that would lure a person within its boundaries. However, ...

  • Kariega Game Reserve

    Kariega Game Reserve, with its untouched scenery, peaceful surroundings and natural beauty, is situated in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A Big-5 game reserve, Kariega offers a magnificent African wildlife experience, complete with all the conveniences and comforts.

  • Kwantu Private Game Reserve

    Kwantu Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province is a stunning luxury game reserve that brings together a rich natural heritage with a fascinating history. Located in the Beautiful Frontier Country, Kwantu opens up a world of magnificent flora and fauna accompanied by five-star accommodation to leave your body, mind and soul completely refreshed.

  • Shamwari Game Reserve

    South Africa's Shamwari Game Reserve is a renowned big 5 destination covering some 20 000 hectares of gorgeous wild landscape in the Eastern Cape. A malaria free private game reserve, Shamwari draws many eager tourists to its exquisite lodges. A well-recognized tourist destination, Shamwari Game Reserve has been presented with several international awards.

  • Beaches

    With soft white sand, beautiful blue waters and clear blue skies, South Africa boasts some of the best beaches in the world. The country enjoys some 2 798 kilometers of striking coastline which is dotted with warm sandy beaches and interesting rocky shorelines.

  • Eastern Cape

    Some of the most tranquil and peaceful beaches can be found along the coast of the Eastern Cape. Beaches in major cities such as Durban and Cape Town, are often overcrowded due to the number of visitors and locals trying to soak up the sun. Even though some of the popular beaches in the Eastern Cape can get crowded, there are many quiet areas along the coastline where visitors are able to ...

  • King Williams Town

    The national road (N2) leads through pleasant rural landscapes to the historical town named in honor of King William IV of Britain. King William's Town, situated on the upper stretches of the Buffalo River, originated as a mission station in 1826. During the Xhosa wars the town was proclaimed the capital of the province of British Kaffraria and during 1857, two thousand German ...

  • Uitenhage

    The charming little town of Uitenhage is situated only 38 kilometers from Port Elizabeth and 30 kilometers from the sparkling Indian Ocean. Situated in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, the city has just recently been made part of the greater Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. Not only does Uitenhage serve as the automotive hub of the Eastern Cape, but it is filled with a rich history and ...

  • Despatch

    A lonely brick chimney stands silently as a reminder of a lucrative era in the history of Despatch. Once part of a successful brickworks industry and built in 1882, the chimney now merely remains as a monument to what was a booming industry. But while one industry’s closure brought the end to an era, Despatch grew into a quaint little town on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.

  • Sundays River

    Situated less than an hour from Port Elizabeth, the tranquil and evergreen Sunday's River Valley in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is an important citrus growing area with seemingly endless stretches of lush citrus orchards, scenting the air with their blossoms and becoming heavy and colorful with fruit in the winter. The Sir Percy Fitzpatrick lookout point at Sunland and the ...