The Eastern Cape is the traditional home of the Xhosa people and offers the visitor a world of diversities. The Eastern Cape's interior is the arid Karoo, with its wildlife, while in contrast there is the Indian Ocean's Sunshine and Wild Coast areas.

Also within the province lies the village of Qunu where Nelson Mandela was born and raised.

Families can go on holiday at a variety of Family Resorts or on Family Safaris.

Explore the Eastern Cape

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Popular Destinations

* Tsitsikamma National Park
A region of startling beauty along South Africa's southern coastline, with the National Park encompassing its spectacular expanse. Various hiking trails like The Otter, the 200m bungi jump at Bloukrans River and much more.

* Addo Elephant Park
Home to a herd of 300 elephants, the Addo Elephant National Park allows close quarter viewing and is the most concentrated elephant reserve in Africa.

* Graaff Reinet
Graaff Reinet, set in the middle of the Karoo Nature Reserve, boasts over 300 national monuments and nearby is the Valley of Desolation, with its dramatic geological features.

* Port Elizabeth
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

* Mountain Zebra National Park
Situated about 25 km west of Cradock, a sanctuary for the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, but also home to various antelope species, caracal and over 200 bird-species.

* Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari is an African dream. A game reserve in which a multitude of plant, animal and birdlife unfold the very soul of an untamed continent, along with the most luxurious means of experiencing your safari holiday.

* East London
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.
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