Eastern Cape Travel Guide

Travel articles, activities and information on places to visit and towns in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This small farming town in the Eastern Cape is close to the Addo Elephant National Park and offers a good alternative to staying in the park. As well as the nearby national park and game farms...more

Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This small, rather unprepossessing little town has one big claim to fame. It is the site of the University of Fort Hare, the alma mater of Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu...more

Bisho & King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Bisho is the capital of the Eastern Cape but it seems to be dominated by the nearby King Williams Town, which is much older. In fact, these two towns are virtually one...more

Cintsa, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This little coastal paradise is less than an hour's drive from East London and is an excellent springboard for the Wild Coast. It's a quiet little holiday town and is a marvellous resort...more

Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Coffee Bay is probably one of South Africa's hidden paradises. It is believed that the name Coffee Bay came about in 1893 when a ship full of coffee beans ran aground...more

Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Cradock, a small town in the Fish River Valley, which was founded by Sir John Cradock after the frontier war of 1812. The rich soil, plentiful water and warm climate makes this town...more

Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's provinces and has the greatest diversity of environments, cultural attractions and outdoor activities. The beaches are spectacular...more

Graaff Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This Karoo town is a little out of the way, so it's not included on most itineraries. This is a pity, as it's one of the Eastern Cape's most interesting settlements. Pretty much a cultural...more

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Grahamstown is best known as the venue of the annual National Festival of the Arts and is generally considered to be a cultural and cerebral destination. With Rhodes University...more

Ngqura, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Ngqura is in Algoa Bay; Algoa Bay was the landing place of the 1820 English settlers. Ngqura like the rest of Port Elizabeth has a variety of beaches, water activities, restaurants and hotels...more

Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nieu Bethesda really is a tiny little country town, way off the beaten track and it is only through an absolute quirk of fate that it ever became known at all. For it was here that the late Helen...more

Port Elizabeth Travel Guide, Eastern Cape, South Africa

For an overview of east coast attractions, this Port Elizabeth travel guide offers ideas and insights into the “Friendly City” plus Port Elizabeth Guest House options...more

Port St Johns, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This town at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River, on the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast, has seen many changes. It lost a lot of its lustre during the Bantustan days when it was part of the nominally...more

Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Queenstown, known as the 'rose capital of South Africa' is a town that truly comes alive in Spring. A prosperous farming district, , Queenstown is also known for its commercial...more

Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This tiny, rather insignificant town in the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape has only one claim to fame – as the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. This small town is surrounded by the lush green...more

Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This smallish city on the banks of the Umtata River was the capital of the nominally independent Bantustan of the Transkei during the apartheid era. It is the largest town in the Transkei region...more