The friendly town of East London is the gateway to the wild coast and the sunshine coast. It is home to the only river port in South Africa and one of the most attractive little cities along the coast.
The beaches here are some of the finest in the world, namely Nahoon Reef, which is a surfer’s paradise and host to international surfing competitions. East London’s easy accessibility to the Wild Coast, and inland to the Amatola Mountains, makes it a popular destination. Known locally as the Buffalo City, East London lies on the Buffalo River. One will find that residents are pleasingly friendly and its weather generally pleasant throughout the year.
This holiday town caters for the entire family with a natural history museum which is home to the only dodo egg in existence and remarkable exhibit of the coelacanth. Popular activities include sand-boarding on Bonza Bay’s enormous sand dunes, a visit to the Lion Park or the aquarium, Queens Park Zoo and the botanical gardens. Other things to do in the area include swimming, sailing, water-skiing, board sailing and boating which can be enjoyed all year round, while the river mouths, lagoons and gullies providing a paradise for fishermen.
East London offers a variety of accommodations establishments to choose from to meet your requirements and set the tone for your overall experience, fashionable eateries, restaurants, shopping malls and a buzzing night life.
East London is serviced by an airport with daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg.