South Africa has plenty of amazing cities for travellers to sample and enjoy; amongst this fine list is the Eastern Cape enclave of East London and it is truly one of its country’s most treasured gems. While not as well-known as the likes of Cape Town or Johannesburg, where East London b... read more
South Africa has plenty of amazing cities for travellers to sample and enjoy; amongst this fine list is the Eastern Cape enclave of East London and it is truly one of its country’s most treasured gems. While not as well-known as the likes of Cape Town or Johannesburg, where East London becomes popular amongst holidaymakers is with its lack of congestion and traffic. The city also retains an old-world feel, which sets it apart from its counterparts, and the refreshingly friendly hospitality on offer further accentuates it as a holiday destination of note. Another factor in making East London so popular is its geographical location: known to be the only River Port in South Africa, East London has easy access to the Wild Coast as well as the inland Amatola Mountains. For many vacationing travellers though, the main pull of this city is its immaculate pristine stretch of beach. White sand and pure blue waters, unpolluted and decadent, the beaches in this part of the world are legendary and appeal to swimmers, surfers, anglers, sun-tanners, and all other people who simply adore the beach and love hanging out there. Enjoy yachting in the marina, fishing in one of the many lagoons and river mouths, or go surfing at the surfer’s paradise of Nahoon which plays host to many competitive surfing challenges throughout the year. East London is also a family city with many terrific locations for the kids to enjoy. The Lion Park is always a popular excursion, while the Aquarium, the Queens Park Zoo, and the Museum of Natural History prove to be fun-filled and insightful. When the sun rises and the kids go to bed, its time for the adults to have some fun; there are theatres and cinemas while the casino at Bisho is literally on the doorstep where you can enjoy roulette, black jack, poker, and a number of gaming machines. A holiday to the wonderful city of East London does indeed promise to be a sojourn you won’t soon forget.