The Eastern Cape is a region in South Africa that offers a diversity of experiences. All of the splendour of South Africa can be experienced all in one region, be it a seaside escape, a Big Five safari trip, a magical outdoors getaway with waterfalls, indigenous flora and adrenaline-inducing activities or a relaxing trip to nature reserves and national heritage sites.
One of the most scenic regions, you are spoilt for choice. Evergreen forests such as the Tsitsikamma Forest and Knysna Forest will leave you lost in a fairy-tale. The rugged Baviaans Wilderness Area has many secrets to be explored and some of the world’s top surfing spots. The Eastern Cape even stretches to the Wild Coast, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg all the way to the semi-arid Great Karoo.
Whether you are an outdoors ambassador, a historian or a city dweller, the Eastern Cape has much to offer in the likes of magnificent dunes, river mouths, rock faces, longs stretches of coastline and weather that is splendid all year round. The Wild Coast offers getaways that famous Garden Route where the Otter Trail begins, starts in The Eastern Cape and travels into the Western Cape. The region is known for its genuinely welcoming and friendly residents.
Ideal for family holidays are cities like Port Elizabeth, also referred to as ‘The Friendly City’ and East London, better known as ‘The Slums’. Both cities, in addition to the cultured Grahamstown, lazy Port Alfred and historical Graaf Reinet to name but a few, all offer sophistication, nature and amazing scenery. The Eastern Cape is a popular destination for locals due to the quality of life that they provide with a perfect balance of city life and nature.
Choose from an array of Accommodation in the Eastern Cape in order to find the right experience based on the nature of your holiday. Friendly guesthouses, luxurious self-catering accommodation and hotels can easily be found in the cities. Eastern Cape accommodation offers safari lodges, guest lodges and chalets achieve elegance, comfort and tranquillity. Void of traffic and overcrowded city streets, the Eastern Cape is the ideal place to relax and refresh.