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  • Eastern Cape

    Transkei

    The untamed Transkei is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and lies just outside of East London. It is an almost forgotten part of the country that seems to function at its own pace and without modern day influences. Many tourists and locals visit the Transkei as it provides a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.

  • Eastern Cape

    Graaff Reinet

    For anyone interested in the early history of South Africa, a visit to Graaff-Reinet is essential. It was founded in the 1770's when the first of the early farmers of trekboers (voortrekkers) settled on the banks of the Sundays River. This early frontier post faced turmoil and dissention under British rule and in 1834 a large group of trekboers decided to move away, thus initiating the ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Somerset East

    The picturesque town of Somerset East, in the Eastern Cape, was established in 1825 by Lord Charles Somerset. Its history can still be revisited at its numerous national monuments, buildings and museums, while the wildlife and nature of the surrounding landscape can be explored through a variety of activities. As a part of the Blue Crane Route, Somerset East is extremely conservation ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Grahamstown

    One of the most popular towns in the Eastern Cape is Grahamstown. Although great battles and conflict, of which the forts are reminders, shaped the history of the town, this peaceful destination today chooses to focus its energy on arts, culture and the education of its students at Rhodes University. With ample comfortable accommodation and numerous attractions for visitors to enjoy, the ...

  • Eastern Cape

    North West

    Along the North West border of the Eastern Cape Province, separating South Africa from the Kingdom of Lesotho, lie a group of quaint country towns including Lady Grey, Maclear and Elliot, with Aliwal North lying on the border of the Free State Province. With the majestic Drakensberg Mountains as an ever-constant sentinel, this area is strikingly beautiful and people appreciating the simple ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Hogsback

    Perched on the very edge of the dramatic Amatola Mountain, surrounded by indigenous forests and pine plantations, the little town of Hogsback is the stuff fairytales are made of. In winter Hogsback is often blanketed with snow, and that's when its time to kick back and cozy up in front of a roaring log fire or to take a brisk walk in the clear bracing air. Hogsback is an ...

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    Eastern Cape

    The Eastern Cape Province in South Africa is a diverse region, with varied landscapes, activities and attractions. The province is popular with tourists due to the selection of cities and luxury nature reserves that are located in the province. From dry Karoo areas to dense forests, breathtaking mountains and spectacular coastal destinations, the Eastern Cape can offer it all to visitors.

  • Eastern Cape

    Port Elizabeth

    Set on the beautiful beaches of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth has an abundance of warm water beaches, an estuary, rivers and kloofs. There are endless opportunities for surfing, angling, yachting, power-boating, boardsailing and scuba diving. On the wild side, Port Elizabeth offers malaria-free game reserves where you can view lions, elephants, black and white rhinos, buffalos, ...

  • Eastern Cape

    East London

    Affectionately referred to as Buffalo City, East London is one of the major cities in the Eastern Cape. This coastal destination is located along the south-east coast region of South Africa, in a stretch of coastline that is called the “Sunshine Coast” by locals. Its magnificent beaches, world class accommodation and unlimited number of attractions have created a strong tourism industry in ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Port Alfred

    Established in the 1820’s, Port Alfred has been able to hold onto its rich heritage while developing into a coastal town that can accommodate visitors and offer residents a comfortable life. Located between the two major cities of the Eastern Cape, namely East London and Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred is often referred to as the heart of the Sunshine Coast. The laid back atmosphere of the town ...