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There is a good reason why the Eastern Cape is called the Adventure Province. Though Jeffery’s Bay is a household name among surfers internationally, the region is also a perfect choice for thrills of all kinds, due to its diverse topography. The Eastern Cape’s 800 km of gorgeous beaches invite every conceivable water sport, plus rock...

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Woodall Country House & Spa

Addo
7 Luxury Rooms, 3 Suites and 1 Family Suite
PPS from R 1,340
Includes Bed & Breakfast

Set amongst peaceful citrus orchards, this luxury Boutique Country House and Spa in Addo is the ideal base from which to explore the adjacent malaria-free Addo Elephant Park...


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Tenahead Lodge and Spa

Rhodes
7 rooms

Part of the River Hotels Group, Tenahead Lodge and Spa is nestled along the border with Lesotho, in a secluded region of South Africa where three mountain ranges meet, namely...


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Dio Dell'Amore Guest House

Jeffreys Bay
10 Suites
Units from R 950

Come and experience the opulence and charm of Tuscan life along the shores of the Kabeljauws River Mouth in Jeffrey’s Bay. Eight stylish rooms have each been individually...


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Singa Town Lodge

Summerstrand
12 rooms
PPS from R 648

Located close to the beach in Port Elizabeth, Singa Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel deriving its name from the mystical dragon-lion of Indonesian mythology. Nine luxury...


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Hlosi Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve
20 Rooms
PPS from R 5,435

Hlosi is a family-friendly Big 5 Game Lodge that offers a unique safari experience in the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape. Intimate and luxurious...


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Bukela Game Lodge

Amakhala Game Reserve
4 Suites and 10 luxury safari tents
PPS from R 6,190

Bukela Game Lodge is an exclusive and romantic safari destination tucked away at the top of a hidden valley. Our secluded main lodge, spacious suites and luxury tents are the...


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The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Summerstrand
57 Rooms and 1 Luxury Suite

Perfectly positioned opposite Port Elizabeth’s favourite, pristine beach in Summerstrand and adjacent to the Casino and Entertainment complex, The Beach Hotel is the perfect...


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Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve

Addo
8 Chalets
PPS from R 2,000

Hitgeheim is an exclusive thatched Lodge on a private eco-reserve, only minutes from Addo Elephant Park. Guests are warmly welcomed into this place of peace and tranquillity....


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Mills Manor - Lalibela Game Reserve

Near Grahamstown
5 bedrooms
Units from R 84,000

Mills Manor is an exclusive-use villa on Lalibela Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo. Lalibela focuses on the conservation of the...


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The Sands

St Francis Bay
5 Spacious Rooms

Rolling waves, dolphins and whales are the welcome that awaits at The Sands in St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape. An impressive white-walled thatched-roof residence with sweeping...


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La Riviera Guesthouse & Spa

Aliwal North
7 Rooms, 1 Honeymoon Room, 3 Self-Catering Cottages
PPS from R 675

On the border of the Orange River between the Free State and Eastern Cape, this exclusive guesthouse and spa offers a sanctuary for the soul. With its sublime views, crisp...


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Dune Ridge Country House

St Francis Bay
6 Luxury Double Bedrooms and 1 Family Cottage with 2 Bedrooms
PPS from R 950

Dune Ridge is an award-winning Country House nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species. Set on the outskirts of the quaint upmarket village...


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Kingston Farm

Bathurst
2 Apartments and 1 Family Unit
PPS from R 600

Kingston Farm is situated just outside of the village of Bathurst and offers guests the opportunity to relax in rural and comfortable surroundings. There is a wealth of...


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Ganora Guest Farm

Nieu Bethesda
7 Rooms and 1 Self-Catering Cottage
PPS from R 560

Ganora Guest Farm is a sheep farm situated just outside Nieu Bethesda in the foothills of the majestic Sneeuberg Range sixty kilometres north of Graaff Reinet in the Karoo...


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Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo Manor

Graaff-Reinet
5 Bedrooms

Located in Graaff-Reinet, 19 miles from the natural wonder that is the Valley of Desolation, Buccara Wildlife Reserve offers luxury accommodation and activities in the haunting...


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Buccara Wildlife Reserve Karoo Main House

Graaff-Reinet
5 Bedrooms

Located in Graaff-Reinet, 19 miles from the natural wonder that is the Valley of Desolation, Buccara Wildlife Reserve offers luxury accommodation and activities in the haunting...


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Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

Near Grahamstown
12 Waterfront Chalets and 11 Bush Chalets

Awake to sounds of the African bush as the sun rises from the morning mist, casting a sparkling reflection across the water to the edge of your private deck. In the...


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Magic Hills - Sky Lodge

Jansenville
Exclusive use villa with 7 rooms
PPS from R 21,500

Magic Hills Private Collection Game Reserve is a secret, family-owned wilderness sanctuary tucked away in a secluded corner of the Great Karoo. It is here you will find the...


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Eastern Cape travel guide

There is a good reason why the Eastern Cape is called the Adventure Province. Though Jeffery’s Bay is a household name among surfers internationally, the region is also a perfect choice for thrills of all kinds, due to its diverse topography. The Eastern Cape’s 800 km of gorgeous beaches invite every conceivable water sport, plus rock climbing, abseiling, bungee jumping and horse riding . At Storms River Mouth hikers can begin the legendary Otter Trail to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Also on the coast you’ll find the two principal cities, Port Elizabeth and East London, both small enough to feel hospitable but offering plenty of entertainment. The gorgeous Wild Coast is a short drive from East London, with cliffs and beaches more secluded than you would expect, and, with its casino, a great spot for glamorous nightlife as well.

However, travelling inland is when you realise just how full of contrasts the Eastern Cape is. Coastal scenery gives way to the wilderness of Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site. Drive further to find the bush and wildlife of Addo Elephant Park and Shamwari Game Reserve. For more surprises, keep going to the green Amatola Mountains, which in turn lead into the arid Karoo landscape. The great diversity of the Eastern Cape extends to its culture as well. Here is the birthplace of Nelson Mandela as well as the home of intriguing owl artist Helen Martin, while the dense forests of Hogsback are considered to be the inspiration for the setting of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Our absolute best on the Eastern Cape coast:

  • Jeffery’s Bay – surfing capital of South Africa, its Billabong Surf Festival in July brings a huge international contingent, and there are courses for beginners too. Along the Sunshine Coast you also find great opportunities for kite-surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing.
  • Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay – Phenomenal beaches, outstanding surfing and watersport facilities, plus some good shopping in town. A barge cruise on the canals of St Francis Bay is a brilliant way to relax while taking in villages, scenery and wildlife. Added to this you can come across penguins, seals and baboons, and hike through a fynbos reserve.
  • Wild Coast - There’s plenty to see and do around Port St John’s and Coffee Bay. See if you can find the Hole in the Wall, a small archway in the rock created by relentless wave action. The Transkei section of the Wild Coast is peaceful and rural, almost untouched. Look out for cows on the beaches!
  • Port Elizabeth – The Friendly City makes a fantastic base for a family holiday. Some of the fun things to do here are Blue Flag beaches such as King’s Beach (Blue Flag means having attained an international level of cleanliness, facilities and eco-awareness), excellent museums, oceanarium and snake park, and the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex.

Awesome choices further inland:

  • Addo Elephant Park – In this malaria-free zone you can realise your dream of seeing the Big Five, as well as the great white shark and southern right whale.
  • Owl House – in the village of Nieu Bethesda, in the Karoo Heartland, you will come across the unforgettable house where Helen Martins created hundreds of owl sculptures.
  • Valley of Desolation - From Owl House you are very close to these incredible rock formations, product of volcanic eruptions, just outside the pretty, historic town of Graaff Reinet.
  • Hogsback – overlooked by the Amatola Mountains, Hogsback is a quiet and lovely village. For years its stillness and clean mountain air has attracted artists, writers and potters to a slower life. Come here to walk at sunrise in the deep forest, go trout fishing, mountain biking and look for the Hobbit.
  • Grahamstown – This student-filled town is known the world over for its fantastic annual Grahamstown Arts Festival and for its respected Rhodes University. The Festival is a collection of fringe and mainstream theatre, music and art exhibitions – don’t miss it if you are anywhere nearby in July.