South Africa’s Eastern Cape is home to contrasting coastlines lapped by Indian Ocean waters, the mighty Drakensberg and verdant Amathole mountains as well as numerous game reserves and quirky towns. It has long drawn surfers to its Wild Coast shorelines, nature lovers to its reserves and cultural aficionados to its towns and cities.
The province sustains seven distinct biomes, from sweeping grasslands to dense thickets of grassland, allowing it to sustain a wide variety of wildlife. The sought-after Big 5 and a plethora of other wildlife can be found in numerous reserves and the famous Addo Elephant Park is a must-see on your trip. The Sunshine Coast is renowned for being the temporary and permanent home of many whale and dolphin species while the Wild Coast’s beaches and waves draw surfers and water sports enthusiasts.
Port Elizabeth, one of South Africa’s largest cities, is sprawled across Algoa Bay and offers a wealth of accommodation and activities while its airport acts as the gateway to the Eastern Cape’s reserve’s and attractions. Nearby Grahamstown is brimming with university students and attracts hordes of creatives during its annual Arts Festival – the 2nd largest on the continent. The Eastern Cape is an excellent destination to pair with a self-drive itinerary through the Garden Route.
The best things to do with kids in the Eastern Cape?
When it comes to keeping kids busy here, it’s all about the nature. From beaches to the Big 5, these are the four best things to do with kids in the Eastern Cape...
How do Eastern Cape Safaris compare to Kruger Park Safaris?
These two premier safari destinations in Southern Africa are quite different, with each offering their own set of distinct and excellent features. So, which one is for you?
Do I need malaria pills or vaccinations to travel to the Eastern Cape?
Do I need malaria pills or vaccinations to travel to Eastern Cape?
Can I self-drive the Eastern Cape? What car would I need?
One of the Eastern Cape’s greatest features is its diverse landscapes and spectacular scenery and that is best experienced when you are discovering those rolling hills in your own private car.
What are the Big 7?
Have you heard of the Big 5? Africa’s most dangerous animals to come across on foot. Well now there’s a Big 7, and they’re even bigger than the other animals...
What are the top 10 activities in the Eastern Cape?
From safaris to canopy tours to bungee jumping to some of the world’s best waves, the Eastern Cape has an abundance of amazing things to do.
What is the best time to travel to the Eastern Cape?
The Eastern Cape is an outdoor lover’s paradise with beaches, mountains and game reserves to explore, but when is it best to go?
What are the 5 best things about the Eastern Cape?
The Eastern Cape with its rolling hills and incredible landscapes is one of the best places to go for a safari in South Africa. Find out why we love the Eastern Cape in this short video…
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