Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape province in South Africa guarantees an unforgettable experience. This beautiful, malaria-free province lies between the Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal and is the third largest in South Africa. It is a good destination for those looking for excitement and adventure, but also for holidaymakers who want a more relaxing holiday in nature. The province is also known as the Adventure Provence and offers adventurous opportunities all year round for the whole family! The Eastern Cape is easily accessible via one of the airports.

You can surf and walk on the beach at Cape St. Francis and Jeffrey’s Bay. Around Port Alfred you will find the Sunshine Coast with beautiful beaches where you can really enjoy the summers. Further to the north is the so-called Wild-Coast, the place par excellence to unwind, walk and enjoy the unspoilt nature along the coast.

Beautiful nature parks to visit include the Tsitsikamma National Park, Baviaanskloof and the dry Karoo. Tsitsikamma N.P. offers not only beautiful green forests with hiking trails, but also opportunities for sports enthusiasts such as canoeing, a Canopy tour or Blackwater Tubing. For the daredevils there is the possibility of bungee jumping.
Wildlife lovers can visit various parks. Both SAN parks, South African national parks, and private parks. Addo Elephant park is perhaps the most famous park in the province.
The Eastern Cape also has a number of larger towns such as Port Elizabeth and East London, both located on the coast. Graaff-Reinet is a picturesque inland town with beautifully restored old buildings in Cape Dutch style. In the interior you will also find the cultural village of Cata near Hogsback which you can visit. Also worth a visit: Cradock, King Williams Town, Hogsback, the village of Qunu where Nelson Mandela was born. On the coast you are not allowed to skip Coffee Bay, known for its ‘Hole in the Wall’.
The climate in the Eastern Cape is very varied. The western part of the province is dry with warm summers and cool to cold winters. The area between Tsitsikamma and Grahams Town has mild temperatures and more rain. Further to the east, the humidity becomes higher and there is a more subtropical climate, while inland in the winter months there is a chance of snow in the mountains.

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