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Eastern Cape City Guide

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Eastern Cape City Guide


The Eastern Cape offers the visitor a rich variety of cities, towns and villages to visit - from the golden beaches of Port Elizabeth and East London, the arid Karoo with its towns filled with history like Graaff Reinet and Burgersdorp, the Wild Coast with its picturesque beaches and the Transkei with its Xhosa villages and towns like Umtata.

The capital of the province is situated at Bisho outside King Williams Town.






Cities and towns of the Eastern Cape:

Aberdeen | Aberdeen Accommodation
Aberdeen, situated in the delightful Camdeboo Plains of the Eastern Karoo on the N9 between Graaff Reinet and the Garden Route, offers history for the mind and peace for the soul.

Aliwal North | Aliwal North Accommodation
The town is the centre of a prosperous farming community whose main products are wool, maize, wheat, beef and dairy and its principle assets are two popular hot mineral springs.

Barkly East | Barkly East Accommodation
Small town at the foot of the southern Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape. Offering something for every outdoor enthusiast - hiking, rafting, mountain biking to skiing in winter.

Burgersdorp | Burgersdorp Accommodation
Oldest town in Eastern Cape lying in the shelter of a valley surrounded by the Stormberg Mountains.

Coffee Bay | Coffee Bay Accommodation
A misty, untouched bay haunted by the ghosts of shipwrecked sailors in the heart of the Wild Coast, with unsurpassed beauty and majestic scenery.

Cradock | Cradock Accommodation
Founded in 1814 as a frontier stronghold, the town is an important agricultural centre with traditional Karoo hospitality, close to natural sulphur springs and the Zebra National Park.

East London | East London Accommodation
Your gateway to the wild coast and sunshine coast, with its unique blend of old-world charm and modern convenience. The only river port in South Africa, with a rich cultural heritage.

Graaff Reinet | Graaff Reinet Accommodation
The oldest town, it is known as the 'Athens' of the Eastern Cape, with magnificent examples of Karoo architecture, fynbos and more monuments than any other town in South Africa.

Grahamstown | Grahamstown Accommodation
Today the city is a commercial educational and industrial centre and is known as the 'City of Saints'.

Hogsback | Hogsback Accommodation
Situated in the beautiful Eastern Cape, this reserve is dominated by three ridges said to resemble the bristle's on a hog's back. Come enjoy its indigenous forest with parrot and lourie, the great angling, waterfalls, horse-rides and various walks.

Jeffreys Bay | Jeffreys Bay Accommodation
Offering endless beaches and endless summers, it was founded in 1849 and today is a holiday and retirement resort that lies like a jewel midway between the Gamtoos and Kromme Rivers and the Kabeljous and Seekoei River Estuaries.

King Williams Town | King Williams Town Accommodation
King William's Town started as a mission station (in 1834) on the banks of the Buffalo River some 50km west of East London in what is today called the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Maclear & Ugie | Maclear Accommodation
Set in picturesque surroundings, Maclear & Ugie offer excellent facilities for a tranquil vacation, with many and various types of recreation, as well as attractions and activities

Mazeppa Bay | Mazeppa Bay Accommodation
A picturesque village on the Wild Coast, close to the Kei River and Mthatha (Umtata). Relaxed, holiday atmosphere, with various things to see and do.

Middelburg Eastern Cape | Middelburg (C) Accommodation
Surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Great Karoo, Middelburg is unique and yet similar to the average Karoo town.

Mthatha | Mthatha Accommodation
Mthatha (previously Umtata) is best known for the Nelson Mandela Museum in town and as stop-over en-route from East London to Durban.

Nieu Bethesda | Nieu Bethesda Accommodation
Old convenience stores bearing sweet jars, welcome the visitor to the sleepy town of Nieu Bethesda in a valley at the foot of the Compassberg Mountains in the Karoo - home to Helen Martin`s Owl House.

Port Elizabeth | Port Elizabeth Accommodation
Known as the Friendly City, a major seaport and tourist destination along the dazzling shores of Algoa Bay, with an unbeatable and diverse mix of eco-attractions and adventure holiday destination.

Rhodes in the Eastern Cape Highlands | Rhodes Accommodation
Voted one of South Africa's top 20 secret places by Getaway Magazine, the village lies among the highest peaks of the southern Drakensberg Mountain Range. Blessed with pristine mountain streams and rivers excellent fly fishing opportunities exist.

Somerset East | Somerset East Accommodation
A charming town bathed in history, set among Oak trees, white-washed buildings, mountain streams and waterfalls at the foot of the Boschberg Mountain

St Francis Bay | St Francis Bay Accommodation
An hour from Port Elizabeth, the village boasts a temperate climate of warm summers and mild winters, a magnificent beach providing safe bathing, nature reserves, a deep water harbour and fantastic surfing